7 Austin Food Trucks To Try Right Now

If you’ve ever been to Austin, you know that the food truck scene is on fire! Our city is teeming with these delicious alternatives to the brick and mortar, so choosing can be difficult. The new year is right around the corner, and it’s time to work on the age-old resolution of exploring. I did a little “research” to help you get started; here is a list of 7 Austin food trucks to try right now.

Kyoten

Yes, I eat sushi from a truck. I eat it with reckless abandon and it has never once failed me! Patios and sushi are the perfect combo and Kyoten has some of the best in Austin. It’s no wonder, the chef team here has worked for Uchi/Uchiko, Nobu, Kome and Ramen Tatsu-Ya! Stop on by and enjoy their homey, spacious courtyard; it’s BYOB and dog friendly.

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Boteco ATX

Come on over to this bright yellow trailer on E. 7th Street, where you will find all the authentic flavors of Brazil. The day I went, it was like a party in the trailer park, as well as in an my aluminum bowl. On Sunday they serve the special Feijoada, a stew of beef, pork and beans. You can combine it with the Picanha Grelhada, which is a tender, juicy steak with the works (rice, beans, yucca, onions, peppers, and a fried egg). Obrigado Lauren and Fernando!

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Churro Co.

Warning, once you try Churro Co. you will be hooked! These may be the best churros that you will ever eat; the texture and flavors are PERFECT.  Our underdog crowd pleaser was the Date night – we liked the sweet and salty combination, gooey caramel and ice cream, because, well, who doesn’t love ice cream and warm crunchy churros? You can find them slinging their goodness on E. Riverside.

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Thai Kun

Thai Kun sits at Whisler’s, which has delicious cocktails and a Mezcalería upstairs. It’s a cool historic building with exposed raw stone and high ceilings, decorated with old knick-knacks and a huge chandelier.  You can eat anywhere inside the bar or on the patio, also one of East Austin’s best patios. The menu is pretty small and Chef Thai Changthong is serving what he calls O.G. Thai, meaning it’s super authentic. Do expect spicy, very spicy, no lack of flavor here, and they will warn you when you get to the window to order.

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Saigon Le Vendeur

Although they are known for their Banh Mi and Vermicelli, and I also enjoyed their spring rolls, and special curry ramen. It’s all outstanding. They have a hidden surprise waiting for you with their giant courtyard out back filled with eclectic antiques. They don’t have a website, but you can find them on E. 7th street or at their Facebook page. Grab one of their Vietnamese coffees while you are there!

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Paperboy

Extra! Extra! This new breakfast-based trailer on East 11th is serving up creative food from the very talented Chef Zechariah Perez. Their sweet and savory sandwiches, toasts and bowls are composed of unique flavor combinations that are sure to delight. Grab a hot or cold brew coffee from Tweed Coffee Roasters and chill out on their patio while you enjoy your breakfast. I loved the savory toast, and heard that the BEC is the crowd pleaser.

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Tacos Guerrero

Nothing like finding a little slice of heaven in your own backyard. Come to find out Tacos Guerrero has already been discovered by Austin Monthly in their 120 Tacos You Must Eat Before You Die, and I couldn’t agree more. Stop by and see Yolanda for some of the best chorizo, carnitas, carne asada and homemade tortillas you’ll ever have. I like to order the platter so I get a little of everything. Head to the east side (corner of Pleasant Valley and Cesar Chavez) and look for the little orange trailer mija!

7 Austin Food Trucks To Try Right Now!7 Austin Food Trucks To Try Right Now!

That sums up my lucky 7 for now. I am always looking to explore more, so please leave me comments with your “must try” food trucks. I promise to share!

Jessica Fradono

My name is Jessica Fradono and I am a food, cocktail and travel aficionado originally from Florida, who now calls Austin, Texas home. I love social media and have been posting my food and travel adventures for years. After the suggestions of several friends I started my website, thedishstance.com to share these stories with a wider audience. I am very passionate about all my home city has to offer, but I also I love to travel and see the world. I am all about exploration and and discovery; especially when it comes to eating. I believe that food tells a vivid story about the culture and always brings people together in a true, genuine way; I love to capture that through photography, documenting my adventures one click at a time. When at home in Austin, I host supper clubs regularly, encouraging friends and visitors alike to dine together and explore the all the city has to offer. I am also a Co-Founder of Kitchen Underground, a concept where we offer intimate, hands-on cooking classes and culinary experiences with writers, local artisans, chefs, and home cooks in unique locations around town. I have over 20 years of experience working in Hotels and Restaurants, and earned my BA from Florida International University's School of Hospitality Management where I was fortunate enough to attend lectures led by Julia Child and Paul Prudhomme. I also have a Masters Degree from FIU's School of Adult Education. When it comes to traveling, my favorite trip was a journey through Singapore, Bali, Bangkok and Chang Mai, where I attended an authentic Thai cooking course. I am also an active member of the Austin Food Bloggers Alliance (AFBA), an avid cook, mezcal enthusiast and photographer, and you will often find me hanging out on patios with my mini-pooch, Lola. My alter ego is an HR professional in the hospitality/travel industry.

4 thoughts on “7 Austin Food Trucks To Try Right Now

  • December 16, 2015 at 9:04 am
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    Gah! All these trucks on the east side I’ve never heard of! I did like Thai Kun, and my Thai friend was fairly impressed by their curry.

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    • December 16, 2015 at 10:16 am
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      Well, if you need a tour guide, I will take one for the team 🙂 Come on over, it’s a whole new world!

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  • March 27, 2016 at 12:35 am
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    Hello Jessica,

    My name is Robert, and my wife Kristen and I are Austin trained chefs and small business owners. Unfortunately I never contacted you prior to selling our food truck, Pretty Thai For A White Guy, back in February, but I would like to invite you to try our new venture, Pretty Thai, which is a line of specialty sauces and spices inspired by our food truck. We create unique and authentic Thai Sauces such as a “real” Sweet Chili Sauce with a nice dance of flavors, as well as a clean and simple Green Curry Powder that results in an amazing green curry. All of our products are naturally gluten-free and free of any and all preservatives, fillers, and thickeners. We are the only Thai sauce or spice product that I know of that can say that. I think you and your Thai friend would love what you can make with our products. Feel free to reach out to me if you are interested in sampling our products. Thank you and Happy Easter!

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