The newest slate of food trucks hitting Austin cover Japanese, Middle Eastern, and Peruvian cuisine, along with the morning meal.
Don Japanese Food Truck
Lines are already long for the Japanese food truck on 28th and Guadalupe, which specializes in donburi. The bowl menu, which ranges from $5 to $9, comes loaded with rice, lettuce, and choice of meats and vegetables, like chicken katsu, pork belly, and tofu. It is open everyday from noon to 11 p.m., but be warned, items tend to sell out.
Breakfast is the word over at the very popular Paperboy on East 11th Street. Grab egg-filled sandwiches, toasts, and bowls paired with hot or cold coffee and stake out a spot on the patio with a newspaper.
The Middle Eastern food truck serves up halal and kosher plates and wraps, filled with beef and chicken shawarma. Sides include fresh hummus, baba ghanoush, and lentil soup made by owner Fadi Tantah’s wife.
The signature dish from the Peruvian food truck on 30th Street near Guadalupe is the ceviche, where the raw fish comes with peppers and steamed corn from the South American country, and sweet potatoes. Other dishes include beef heart, spicy chicken, stir fry beef, and pork rolls.