From liquid nitrogen ice cream to tandoori chicken wings, here are two new food trucks to try in Austin this December. Read on for details.
Spun Ice Cream
The sister duo behind Spun Ice Cream is opening a second location today, Wednesday, November 30. Find it at The Domain next to iPic Austin in Amy Donovan Plaza. The menu includes liquid nitrogen-cooled ice creams including dark chocolate, sweet cream, and vegan horchata, plus handmade waffle cones, house-made pairings, and hot chocolate made with El Rey's Venezuelan dark chocolate and Mill-King’s milk and cream.
Indian Masala Grill
With food trucks on Rainy Street and South 1st Food Center at Live Oak, family-run Indian Masala Grill recently added a third location at 3595 Ranch Road 620 South. Bee Caves, consider this your invitation to authentic Indian classics such as tikki masala, naan, samosas, and more. The trailer is open for lunch and dinner but closed Sundays.
Boasting authentic Mexican tingas, Booty Loco’s is now doling out beef, chicken, and vegan portabello mushroom tacos, plus breakfast tacos too. You’ll also find a quesadilla, homemade cookies, Mexican Coke, and occasionally off-menu items like tortas and nachos. Find the bright pink truck at 409 Jessie Street in South Austin.
What do puny-named burgers, handmade latkes, and chile con queso have in common? All are featured on the menu at the not-so-kosher food trailer Jewboy Burgers. Find it at 5020 Burnet Road next to Billy's on Burnet.
Patika Wine & Coffee
After shutting down last spring, Patika Wine & Coffee’s coffee cart recently had a soft reopening behind its coffee shop at 2159 South Lamar Boulevard just south of Oltorf. It’s serving up breakfast and lunch (think toasts, bowls, sandwiches, and pastas) from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays for now.
A new barbecue truck has taken over the space at East Sixth and Pedernales streets that was the former home of John Mueller Meat Co. Mikey Perez, a former John Mueller employee, opened M-Train BBQ, which dishes out brisket, ribs, and pull pork Thursdays through Mondays from 10:30 a.m. until sold out.
Thanks to Burma Bliss, you can try Burmese food from samosas to dumplings to a fermented tea leaf salad. The truck also features some Thai offerings (like pad thai) too. It’s parked at 343 South Congress Avenue near East Riverside Drive.
Parked at 1211 East Sixth Street near the Buenos Aires Cafe, Wild Burgers has a burger for every craving including lamb, chicken, beef, and portobello. There are plantain spiders (fritters) too. Bonus: There are reports of free Lone Star on the weekends.
Whole Foods Market's experimental food truck just relaunched as traDISH, which is inspired by global holiday favorites. The menu features bowls, potato latkes, hand pies, and more — with vegan and vegetarian options available. It will be open through December 18 at Sixth Street and North Lamar Boulevard from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Savor De Moi
East Austin has yet another taco option. The dinner-only Savor De Moi trailer is already earning a reputation for both its beef fajita and pastor tacos. It’s parked at 1211 East Sixth Street near Attayac Street.
1st Choice Mediterranean & Moroccan Food
This new cart is now slinging gyros, wraps, falafels, and hummus and pita from its halal kitchen. Find it at 422 East Sixth Street near Neches Street.
Meet your new favorite late night snack—the kati roll. Chutney Bites is slinging these wraps encased in crispy flat bread with tantalizing fillings like chicken chutney, beef chutney, and potato masala. Worth staying out for, this Indian-centric truck is parked at 403 East 7th Street and only open Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tip: Ask for extra chutney!
Bibimbap and beef bulgogi meets sushi rolls and tuna crunchy mini-tacos at Dawa Sushi, a Japanese-Korean fusion food truck at 1210 Barton Springs Road. Open for lunch and dinner. Thirsty? It serves bubble tea and coffee too.
The popular Killeen-based Krab Kingz food truck is franchising, and that’s great news for Southern-style garlicky seafood lovers in Austin. The red truck started serving up a variety of snow crab and shrimp plates with potatoes, sausages, corn on the cob and egg at 820 Blackson Avenue next to Restaurant Depot Company a few days a week. Check its Facebook page for current operating days and times.
From late nights on Rainey Street to lunch at the University Co-Op Food Court to weekends at local breweries, Turkish-inspired Shishman Kebap truck gets around. Check Facebook for its current location next time you have a craving for halal kebaps, wraps, and chicken fries. P.S. Catering's available, too.
Gambino’s Gourmet Exchange
Get your alligator bites, boudin balls, and dirty rice here! In the same lot as Dawa Suishi & Kimchi at 1210 Barton Springs Road, you’ll find Gambino’s Gourmet Exchange. At this Creole and Southern-inspired food truck everything is housemade including the pickles and hot sauce.
Budare’s Venezuelan Food
Hey Rosedale, traditional Venezuelan food has arrived. The menu at Budare’s Venezuelan Food ranges from arepas (savory corn patties) to cachapas (fresh corn "pancakes" stuffed with cheese) to sides like black beans and fried plantains. End your meal with arroz con leche. Previously stationed on East 6th Street and Rainey Street before that, the red food truck recently relocated to 5000 Burnet Road.
Sandwiches by Brown's
South Lamar brick and mortar Brown’s Bar-B-Que recently opened a new concept on wheels, Sandwiches by Brown's. As the name not-so-subtly suggests, the truck offers smoked meat sandwiches (brisket, pulled pork, and sausage) only. So if you’re looking for stand alone barbecue, look elsewhere. Find the truck in the new food trailer park called 1606 East, located on East 6th Street next to shuttered Qui.
ATX Jamaican Grill
Jerk chicken. Curry chicken. Stewed oxtail. For authentic Jamaican dishes, head to ATX Jamaican Grill at 2201 South 1st Street (look for colorful Jamaican flag-inspired truck). And yes, it serves the soft drink Ting too.
Cold Cookie Company
The brainchild of two local business owners (Eddie Windwillow of Longhorn Chicken and William Marsden of Glassmith truck), Cold Cookie Company—parked at 2512 Rio Grande Street—calls West Campus home. Fill up on Austin Scoops ice cream, house-made cookies, and plenty of toppings too. Check out the daily milkshake specials.
Machine Head Coffee
Far South Austin neighborhoods, caffeine has arrived—just look for Machine Head Coffee’s 1970 Ford Brothers’ bread truck parked at 4917 South Congress Avenue. It keeps the love local serving Austin-based Wild Gift Coffee, Evergreen Chai, and Blackbird Bakery goods. Even the cream-on-top grass-fed milk is sourced from Texas-based Mill-King. Non-dairy milk alternatives and house-made syrups available.
After relocating from Orlando, Pepa’s Arepas now calls 1403 East 7th Street home, where it serves up arepas—savory corn patties that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The truck features a rotating menu of the popular street food from Venezuela and Columbia with non-traditional globally influenced fillings like in the La Koreana with grilled marinated bulgogi beef, kimchi-cucumber slaw, Korean aioli, romaine, and julienned green onions. Check Facebook for the current schedule.
Curious about on-trend ingredients like activated charcoal, cashew milk, and tumeric? Stop by plant-forward food trailer Curcuma to get a taste. Inspired by Ayurveda, the menu includes black lemonade, golden mylk ice cream, smoothies with Kombucha, kitchari bowls, and more. Find it at 603 West Live Oak Street.
Art of Tacos
Art of Tacos, the Rainey Street taco truck, opened up a second roaming truck, letting customers build their own tacos, burritos, burrito bowls and quesadillas. Plus, Mexican Coke and desserts from The Celia Jacobs Cheesecake Experience are also on the menu.
In The Coconut
It’s an island cafe in a food truck with In the Coconut. The menu features tropical, Creole, southern cuisine like po-boys, shrimp and grits, and tacos with creative options like a pineapple sriracha sauce. Breakfast includes the Good Morning Love Breakfast plate that comes with fried chicken, a freshly baked biscuit, house-made honey butter, and pineapple pico. The truck is parked at 2125 East Cesar Chavez Street .
Tikiyaki Hawaiian Grill
Ahola Tikiyaki Hawaiian Grill, a truck that specializes in generous portions of Hawaiian plate lunches including teriyaki chicken and steak, katsu, Kalua pork, shrimp, and veggies served with rice and macaroni salad or a green salad. This is your chance to try the essential Hawaiian comfort food loco moco (hamburger patty + sticky rice + fried egg + gravy ). Find the truck at 1500 Cuernavaca Drive.
A taco truck called Top Tacos is now parked at 11200 Research Boulevard because you can never have too many taco trucks, right? With a focus on authentic Mexican tacos, the menu includes a breakfast taco, veggie poblano taco, sirloin tacos, plus chicharron prensado-pork belly and chicken fajitas options.