14 Best Austin Food Truck Parks For The Tastiest Street Food

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When you stay in Austin, you stay fed! 

Texas’s state capital is a gem for deliciously affordable food. And food truck parks Austin draw crowds with their combination of flavor and frugality.

Every neighborhood and every corner of town has food trucks. While tacos and barbeque dominate, you can sample just about every type of cuisine from around the world.

As we ate our way through the city, we discovered some of the best food truck parks in Austin along the way. 

While not exhaustive, we share 14 of the best food truck parks in Austin worth checking out. 

Find the park addresses and the food trucks to check out. Dive into Austin’s local favorite foods.

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Best Food Truck Parks: Austin

1.  North Austin Food Truck Park: 5000 Burnet Road

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Gourdough’s Big Fat Donuts Food Trailers on the Northside of Austin

This is one of the first food truck parks in we visited in Austin. At this kid- and dog-friendly food park, you’ll find great food at spots like T-Loc’s Sonoran Style Hot Dogs and Gourdough’s

The latter is a locally renowned donut shop famous for serving comfort food in the form of “big fat donuts.”

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A haven for latte lovers and treat enthusiasts – Photo credit: Neighbor Coffee & Friends on Facebook

5000 Burnet also hosts food trailers like Neighbor Coffee & Friends, which offers a signature bourbon caramel latte when you need an afternoon pick-me-up. 

They also sell buttermilk biscuits and seasonal lemon lavender olive oil cake, among other light goodies.

Budare’s is another good option. They specialize in Venezuelan specialties like cachapes which are sweet, corn-based pancakes, and arepas. Don’t forget to get to order a tropical fruit juice with your meal.

North Austin Food Trucks Park

Address: 5000 Burnet Road, Austin

Hours: Open 24/7

2. Central Austin – 11th Street and Rosewood

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The popular Micklethwait Craft Meats barbecue trailer

Micklethwait Craft Meats, one of the most popular barbecue Austin food trucks is located in this area. 

You can enjoy some of Austin’s best-smoked meats under a canopy of trees. There is outdoor seating surrounded by native Texas flowers and shrubs making it a great place to savor your delicious bbq.

In this artsy park, you’ll also find The Doughminican known for its empanadas. And, if you are lucky, you’ll also be able to try their Dominican tamales which are seasonal.

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Relax and enjoy your food – Photo credit: Kenny Dorham’s Backyard Food Court on Facebook

If you are craving Thai food, Thai Kruefha is another tasty option. Find classics like red and yellow curries, pad pak stir-fried vegetables and rice, and tom yum soup.

Micklethwait Craft Meats

Address: 1309 Rosewood Ave., Austin

Hours: Thurs-Fri, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sat-Sun, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Kenny Dorham’s Backyard Food Truck Park

Address: 1106 East 11th Street, Austin

Hours: Monn-Fri, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, Sat 11:00 am – 11:00 pm, Closed Sunday

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3. East Austin – Cesar Chavez (Vegan Food Truck Park in Austin)

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Delicious tacos de bistec – Photo credit: Oye Taquito 956 on Facebook

If you’re looking for a bite in the East Austin neighborhood stop by Oye Taquito, which is a big hit for people who can’t get enough tacos. 

You’ll find classic steak tacos or tacos de bistec and tacos al pastor topped with queso fresco, avocado, cilantro, and more. 

For non-meat eaters, The Vegan Nom is just around the corner. The Vegan Nom offers filling burritos, tacos, and nachos and uses 100% vegan ingredients. 

Gluten-free eaters are also in luck, as their entire menu is gluten-free, minus the fish and flour tortillas.

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Flavorful vegan burger – Photo credit: Nom Burgers on Facebook

When you’re not in the mood for Mexican, you can also try The Vegan Nom’s sister truck, Nom Burgers

They craft plant-based burgers and mock fried chicken. Add-ons include tempeh bacon, avocado, mushrooms, and even pretzel buns. 

Children can also enjoy a special vegan corn dog kids meal.

East Austin – Cesar Chavez

Address: 1704 E. Cesar Chavez, Austin

Hours: Open daily,  12:00 pm to 12:00 am 

4. Austin Food Trucks Downtown – East 6th Food Trucks/7th Street & Red River Street

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Several food trucks are parked near 6th street to feed the revelers

On your next trip to downtown Austin, visit the food truck park at 6th/7th Street & Red River Street. 

Closed to traffic from Thursday evening to Sunday evening, this pedestrian-only zone is also known as “Dirty Street.”

This is the most famous entertainment district in town. Bar and music venues attract visitors from Congress Avenue to I-35, and there are almost always special events and live music going on.

This food truck park offers the perfect spot for quick bites and late-night snacks to keep the party going. 

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The vibrant pedestrian-only zone in the heart of the city – Photo credit: Shawarma Point on Facebook

Don’t be put off by the somewhat run-down location. While not as quaint as other Austin food truck parks, it’s conveniently located to the party scene.

You’ll find a Middle Eastern shawarma food truck called Shawarma Point, as well as BBQ and pizzeria food trailers. 

 Around the corner from Red River and 7th Street, you’ll find DittyDog, a hotdog trailer that promises to change your life. 

With options like bratwurst, chili cheese dogs, and bulgogi fries, we’re pretty sure they’ll live up to that promise.

6th/7th Street & Red River Street Food Truck Park

Address: 519 E 7th St, Austin TX

Hours: Thur-Sun, 8:00 pm to 2:30 am

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5. Mueller Park Food Truck – 4209 Airport Blvd

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Nice seating area at the Mueller Trailer Eats

Located across the historic Browning Hangar and Mueller’s scenic Lake Park is where you’ll find Mueller Trailer Eats

Coffee shop lovers will enjoy Compass Coffee which offers some of the best cold brews in town. Conscious Craving food truck serving modern vegan cuisine is another Mueller Trailer Eats staple. 

Offering vegan wraps infused with spices and herbs from around the world, even the most discriminating palates will be delighted.

One of our favorite food trucks was Veracruz All Natural which has now opened a brick and mortar location across the park. Don’t miss out on their authentic tacos and nationally acclaimed migas.

Other popular food trucks in the area include StoneHouse Wood Fire Grill which offers burgers, sandwiches, kebabs, and more. 

If you’ve got plenty of time, grab a bite and eat by the scenic lake at one of the picnic tables. There’s even a loop trail where you can walk and enjoy the open space. 

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Veracruz All Natural has now opened a brick and mortar by the park

Mueller Trailer Eats

Address: 4209 Airport Blvd., Austin

Hours: Mon-Sat, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm; Sun, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

6. 26th and Rio Grande – Austin (West Campus Food Trucks)

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Food trucks in the Campus area – Photo credit: Rancho Rio Eatery on Facebook

Popular with students and locals alike, this Austin food truck park In the West UT Campus area, features more than 10 different trucks and cuisines.

Julie’s Handmade Noodles offers Chinese delights like chicken chow mein, suan tsai rice, and noodles with meat and bean sauce. This truck is popular, so don’t be surprised if you have to wait a bit.

JP’s Pancake is a nationally-recognized truck that will give you a new appreciation for pancakes. In addition to their white chocolate chip pancakes, you can try their pancake-fried Oreos with ice cream and whipped cream. 

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Craving sweet? Go for pancakes at JP’s! – Photo credit: Jp’s Pancake Company on Facebook

Espadas de Brazil is the type of place you stop when you are beyond hungry and need some protein. Be warned their portions are large! 

Their Picanha Philly steak sandwich can be filling, as can their Chipotle chicken sandwich. They also serve sausage and french fries. They’re usually open only around dinner time, starting around 5:00 pm 

26th and Rio Grande Food Truck Park

Address: 2512 Rio Grande St.

Hours: Open daily 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm, individual truck hours vary

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7.  SoCo – South Congress Food Trucks

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Grab an Ice Cream at Amy’s on Soco after your food truck stop, an institution not to miss

This vibrant neighborhood in downtown Austin is a hip area just south of Congress Avenue. The South Congress area is a popular hangout for locals, with retro boutiques, eateries, galleries, and music venues.

Not surprisingly, you’ll find a variety of food trucks in the area. While not a food truck, Amy’s Ice Cream is an institution that must be visited. 

Serving superior ice cream, Amy’s now has more than 13 locations around the city. Their SoCo one is not to be missed. Indulge in the best ice cream as you cool off from the Texas heat.

On your way to Amy’s Ice Cream, you’ll pass a few food trailers and trucks with open-air tables to enjoy your meal. 

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You won’t miss Hey Cupcake food truck with its cupcake rooftop – Photo credit: Hey Cupcake on Facebook

For savory options, swing by PitaLicious and check out its Mediterranean fares like hummus, pita, and wraps. 

Ras Modern Indian is another mouthwatering alternative, offering Indian cuisine with a modern twist. You can munch on samosas, garlic and gluten-free naan, and a garbanzo bean bowl.

South Congress Food Trucks

Address: 1503 South Congress Avenue, Austin

Hours: Open daily 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, hours vary by food truck

Amy’s Ice Cream: Open daily, 11:30 am – 10:00 p,

PitaLicious: Open daily, 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, Fri-Sun, closes at 8:00 pm

Ras Modern Indian: Open daily, 8:00 am – 8:45 pm

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8. Downtown – Rainey Street Food Trucks

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Quiet seating area off Rainey Street

Just south of downtown Austin is a two-block row of houses, bars, and delicious places to eat.  This formerly sleepy neighborhood near the banks of Lady Bird Lake is now a local hotspot. 

As you walk up Rainey Street, you head away from the river and toward downtown, running into one set of food trucks. 

The setting here is warm and comfortable with picnic tables underneath trees.

The selection of food trucks includes Monks Momo, a must for Himalayan Nepalese cuisine. Their momo (steamed dumplings) are very popular with locals. 

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To taste Venezuelan food try the Four Brothers on Rainey Street – Photo credit: The Four Brothers on Facebook

On the other side of Rainey Street is a second set of food trucks. Here you’ll find Four Brothers Venezuelan food and Burro Cheese Kitchen grilled cheese. 

You’ll also have several options for various types of Asian cuisine as well as Mexican food, lobster, donuts, and more. 

Rainey Street

Address: 75 & 82 Rainey Street, Austin, TX

Hours: Open from 10:00 am – 3:00 am, hours vary by food truck

9. Picnic Food Truck Park – Austin – Barton Springs

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The Picnic at Barton Springs is solely dedicated to food trucks – Photo credit: The Picnic Austin on Facebook

The Picnic at Barton Springs is known by some as the best food truck park in Austin. 

Considered one of the crown jewels of Austin, Barton Springs is named for the underground springs that form pools. These make the area a favorite spot to keep cool in the Texas heat.

The Picnic at Barton Springs is the first trailer park dedicated to locally-owned food trucks. 

One highly popular food truck is The Original New Orleans Po-Boy and Gumbo Shop.

Its name is a mouthful, and so are its meals. Get a taste of the South with a crawfish po-boy sandwich, a fried shrimp platter, or chicken and sausage gumbo. 

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Colorfully painted Coat&Thai food truck – Photo credit: Coat&Thai on Facebook

Coat & Thai is another beloved truck, serving pad thai, a selection of curries, and Thai iced coffee for those especially hot days when you’re on your way to one of the Barton Springs pools.

The Picnic

Address: 1720 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 

Hours: Open daily, 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

10. The Possum Park – Vegan Austin Food Truck Park

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Take a walk in the park and enjoy the food – Photo credit: Possum park on Facebook

This small food truck park in Austin caters to vegans, but just about everyone can find something they’ll love. 

One of the most well-known is Bistro Vonish, which offers a range of delicious meals including many Czech dishes. 

They put a Texas spin on a classic Czech pastry with their Spicy Seitan Kolache and Spinach Mushroom Kolache.

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BBQ Seitan Sandwich with a side salad and a cinnamon roll – Photo credit: Bistro Vonish on Facebook

For something sweet to finish off your meal, try their rich chocolate pie or a cinnamon roll (or two .. or three!).

You also won’t want to miss stopping by the Zucchini Kill food truck. Not only do they specialize in vegan baked goods, but their food is also free from both soy and gluten. 

At Zucchini Kill, you can get sweets like cookies, Swiss rolls, and even cookie cakes. If you can’t make it to the Possum Park location, they’ve also got a location at 2908 Fruth St.

The Possum Park

Address: 701 E. 53rd St., Austin

Hours: Open daily from 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm, hours vary by food truck

11. Arbor Food Truck Park – Austin

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Discover flavor-packed delights at Arbor Food Truck Park – Photo credit: Arborfoodpark on Instagram

The Arbor Food Truck Park is host to several trucks serving food like burgers, fajitas, and tacos. 

For burgers, you’ll want to stop by Burgalicious, where you can find hearty burgers topped with cheese, bacon, onions, onion rings – you name it.

Get the fries loaded with just about anything you want. Wash it all down with some of their sweet tea or pink lemonade.

Meat lovers should head straight to the food truck operated by Comal Fajita House and grab some of their sizzling beef or chicken fajitas. 

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Perfect spot for taco lovers Photo credit: Cuantos Tacos on Facebook

Cuantos Tacos is the place to go if you’ve got a craving for Mexico City-style tacos. Order the barbacoa, longaniza, or carnitas tacos. For something cheesy, get a quesadilla loaded down with your favorite fillings.

Arbor Food Truck Park

Address: 1108 E 12th St, Austin, TX, 78702

Hours: Open Wed-Sun, 7:00  am to 10:00  pm

12. Buzz Mill – Riverside Food Truck Park Austin

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Great location for your Austin food adventure – Photo credit: The Buzz Mill on Facebook

When you’re in the Riverside area, pop into the Buzz Mill food truck park to refuel and relax. 

Try some Jamaican jerk chicken from Mr. Pimento. Vegetarians can order Jamaican jerk jackfruit with sides like mac and cheese and island rice. 

There are also burger and chicken sandwich options at Buzz Burger if you’re craving a sandwich.

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Jerk jackfruit from Mr. Pimento – Photo credit: Mr. Pimento on Facebook

Bat City Pies makes their pizza Detroit-style, and you also have the option to build your own with several types of meats and vegetables. 

You can also get some garlic cheese bread and their signature “Bat Bites,” which are peppadew peppers wrapped in prosciutto and stuffed with cheese.

For a lighter option, head to Bully Bagel. Load your bagel down with as little or as many toppings as you want.

Buzz Mill

Address: 1505 Town Creek Drive, Austin

Hours: Open 24/7, hours vary by food truck

13. South First Food Court – Ira and Bev’s Food Truck Park

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Tables with umbrellas in front of food trucks – Photo credit: 1311 S. 1st St. Park, Ira and Bev’s on Facebook

For Halal food in Austin, stop by Ira and Bev’s Food Truck Park, and can visit Halal Wing Kingz. 

Get a plate of wings seasoned with seasonings like lemon pepper, “sweet fire,” and barbecue. 

Indulge in some Japanese food with a hibachi plate from Highway Hibachi. You can order tofu, shrimp, chicken, or steak. 

Surprisingly, you’ll also see burritos as well as kale and butternut squash dumplings on the menu.

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El Super Taco has authentic Mexican brisket tacos – Photo credit: El Super Taco 3 on Facebook

There are plenty of tacos around, sold by El Super Taco. Their focus is on making delicious traditional and authentic Mexican cuisine, and their brisket tacos are particularly outstanding.

For dessert, stop by Bananarchy, another one of the best food trucks in Austin. No matter the season or time of day, you’ll find frozen bananas for sale at this food truck. 

Try the bananas with chocolate, peanut butter, vanilla, or vegan chocolate.

South First Food Court

Address: 1311 S. 1st St. Park, Austin

Hours: Open daily, 10:00 am to 10:00  pm

14. Thicket South Austin Food Truck Park

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Playground and seating area – Photo credit: Thicket on Facebook

Another food park that locals adore is Thicket South Austin Food Truck Park. There are over 12 food trucks with plenty of choices for hungry bellies. 

South Austin favorites also include juices and kombucha from Wonky Blends.

Italian food from Artipasta, and Jerusalem street food from Reem’s. At Reem’s, those with dietary restrictions have kosher, halal, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. 

One food truck that stood out to Rosemary and me is Song La

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Experience the Taste of Taiwan at Song La – Photo credit: Song La on Facebook

Song La offers authentic Taiwanese street food including pork belly buns, bubble tea, and other traditional Taiwanese snacks.

The Corndog Company brings you State Fair delights with options that go beyond traditional corn dogs. All the dogs are hand-dipped and honey glazed available in mini or epic sizes.

After your meal, visit the community garden, where locals can grow their own vegetables. 

Depending on the day, you may be able to catch a yoga session or one of the many live music events that take place regularly.

Thicket South Austin Food Truck 

Address: 7800 South 1st St., Austin

Hours: Tues-Sun, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, Closed Mondays

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In Summary

The local food scene in Austin is dynamic and innovative. And, food trucks are an integral part of the city’s culinary identity. 

One could say that the city’s motto, “Keep Austin Weird”, is uniquely expressed in the food. 

Expect to find familiar foods with unusual combinations that take you on a delectable journey into unfamiliar territory.

We were never hungry in Austin, and we took great pleasure in exploring the food truck parks and the local food scene. 

So savor your adventures in this wonderful city, and enjoy high-quality foods from affordably priced food trucks.

Have you visited any of these food truck parks in Austin? Please let us know in the comments below.

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22 Comments on “14 Best Austin Food Truck Parks For The Tastiest Street Food”

  1. Food truck parks are new to me. I can’t believe there are so many in Austin. Mickletwait craft meats look like they might have something for me. And you’re right, I wouldn’t want to miss Hey Cupcake.

  2. You guys are definitely my go to for what to eat when traveling and I’m loving the Austin food trucks! I’ve flown through Austin and vowed to come back because I liked the airport (rare). Now I have the food scene covered and will definitely have mijas and grilled cheese crepes

  3. So many cool food trucks, each with delicious foods to try! I’d love to try tacos from Veracruz All Natural and ice cream at Amy’s! From your list alone, it’s clear to see that you really cannot be hungry in Austin, as you mentioned ?

  4. I loved the Austin food scene when I visited. I think I would pass on Big Fat Donuts. Really it sounds like a premonition of where the calories are going to go (straight to my behind). Those migas tacos are something I could go for. I have been missing good Mexican street food since coming to Orlando. They have taco Tuesday but it really isn’t the same.

    • You are right, the food scene in Austin is quite dynamic. The flavors are uniquely Austin and even in Chicago, where we are based, the tacos just don’t taste the same. With the big fat donuts, moderation is key. Split one and you’ll be all good. Cheers.

  5. I love food trucks but have been saddened to see the truck courts have been closing. You really put the miles in finding all these. The creativity is wonderful as each is unique. It’s such a great option for entry-level chefs and established as well, to try new menu items and get out in the community.

    • You are so right, Elaine. Some cooks do use their food trucks as “testing” grounds for future restaurant concepts. True, the flavors are wonderful and the experience amazing. A must while in Austin. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. I love this concept of food truck, especially more when they start becoming the identity of the town. I would definitely want to try some of the unusual food combinations there.

  7. Oh, this is a tasty post. I love food trucks. We found a place in Memphis that had loads of them. So good. I think that grilled cheese crepe places sounds yummy. Actually, loads of these too. You could really just hop around and get a variety. Did the donut place have a donut burger? I had my first one in Memphis and it was surprisingly good.

  8. I remember the days when food trucks had only basic foods. So great to find the diversity that is now found in food trucks. A breakfast taco at Veracruz would start the day right. I would definitely want to try the Micklethwait bbq plate. And maybe pair it with cold brew from Compass Coffee. Finish it off with home made ice cream at Ice Scrapers and I am a happy girl! The food trucks might be my go-to food choice in Austin!

  9. I love that Austin fosters the whole food-truck philosophy. Having dedicated food truck spaces like The Picnic really show how important food trucks are in Austin culture. I would love to try Migos, and Veracruz All Natural sounds like a great place to try them!

  10. Gosh, so many food trucks – I’m amazed! It’s not really my thing, though if I was picking I’d probably go for the Veracruz All Natural tacos and migas. You’ve provided a really comprehensive guide to anyone wanting to navigate the food trucks of Austin.


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