Spring heralds new food trucks galore, with tacos, Turkish bites, and expansions. Read on for the intel on these six trailer newcomers this month.
6th Street Tacos Y Mas
File under: "A rolling stone gathers no moss." The owner of the recently shuttered Cool Store is now operating a taco stand behind Whisler's on East 6th Street, which debuted during SXSW last month.
Paleo powerhouse Picnik has shuffled the deck a bit, shuttering the original shipping container on South Lamar and replacing it with a larger space and expanded menu. The original structure reopened on April 9 at the corner of South Congress and Gibson Street. Just in case that's not enough bone broth and butter coffee for you, the store's third location, a brick and mortar, opens at 4801 Burnet Road later this year.
Taco Flats launched a mobile operation called the Tacostream with the intention of using it for catering and promotions, but was invited by Frank Drew of Hey Cupcake! to join the lot at 1511 South Congress, and they did, just in time for SXSW. Menu offerings include tacos al pastor and gringas, which are quesadillas with trompo-roasted al pastor pork and pineapple. The Tacostream is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and until 9 p.m. on Saturdays.
Spanish-influenced Boca opened its second location at the Container Bar at the end of March. The menu centers on organic, locally sourced breakfast tacos, tapas, and fancy nachos.
Over on 12th and Chicon, Red Wraps bundles up Turkish-style street food with options for carnivores and vegans alike. Yelpers love the Red Wrap, the "unintentionally vegan" combination of cracked bulgur, tomato, Turkish spices, and sweet pomegranate sauce.
This tiny taco truck on East Sixth took over Kyoten's vacant trailer spot at 1211 East 6th Street, offering artisan tacos, flautas, and Sonoran hot dogs.