Food trucks are what keep Austin running, and here are seven new ones to hit up. There are different takes on comfort food from Lady Luck and Fraiche, street corn from Austin City Corn, and more.
Owned by Lynzy Moran of Baton Creole and Virginia Pharr, Lady Luck serves pub food with a Southern kick. There’s bangers and mash, smoked and beer battered wings, brisket cracklings, and the alluring-sounding Stoner Delight. It's been part of East Side dive bar Hard Luck Lounge, which was previously The Office, since May.
12th Street Bakery
With a social bend, Samantha Herod, who previously worked for Baked by Amy’s and Thai Fresh, opened her bakery truck in late July. She will hire and train at-risk students and children from East Austin in September. It is part of the new food trailer park on Chicon Street run by nonprofit Mission Possible Austin. There will be baked goods like croissants and and turnovers, and desserts like cakes and cookies.
Micklethwait’s meat empire expanded with the new deli trailer next door to the barbecue spot. Sandwiches like Ruebens, ham, and chicken make up the menu, along with hot dogs and sides.
Fraiche opened in June by owner/chef Kristen Schafbuch, a former pastry chef who previously worked in Sorrel Urban Bistro in Houston. Her Austin venture focuses on slightly more upscale seasonal comfort food. Two kinds of grilled cheese, a lamb burger, tater tots, and more make up the menu. Keep track of its roving location on Twitter.
Opened earlier this spring at the Historic Scoot Inn, Hot Mess dishes up unfussy food. Aside from burgers and tacos, check out the signature dish: a jumble of meat, mac and cheese or baked potato, cheese, and sauces.
Austin City Corn
Corn is the word at the food truck that opened in mid-June on 1631 Barton Springs Road. The elotes come in cups with hot sauce, sour cream, and other add-ons.
The Latin and Asian trailer, open since May, offers up fusion bites like Chinese chicken empanadas and crispy chorizo wontons. On the drinks side, both Mexican and Peruvian sodas are available. Bandwagon often moves around so keep track of its location on Twitter.