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How to Eat Well at Austin’s F1 Grand Prix 2019

Choosing the best food vendors in each zone, plus more essential dining intel for Austin visitors

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F1 at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas in 2014
F1 at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas in 2014
Lacey Lynn Seymour/Seymour Spo

Formula 1 Pirelli 2018 United States Grand Prix (F1) begins this week in Austin, taking over the Circuit of the Americans (CoTA) tracks for three days from Friday, November 1 through Sunday, November 3. People flock from all over the country to the raceway destination to witness top-of-the-line cars race each other. For those who don’t necessarily care about cars, the track is also hosting major musical performances from Pink and Imagine Dragons, plus there’s that brisket sandwich-eating competition featuring Joey Chestnut.

CoTA offers a ton of food vendors during the car races, so Eater is here to help guide you to the best of the best restaurant and food trucks amidst the chains and generic choices, plus other general Austin suggestions.

Circuit of the Americas

Burro Grilled Cheese

The Austin grilled cheese truck is should be dishing out variations of its namesake cheesy dish, which should help ward off the cold weather.
Location: Grand Plaza F1 Fan Zone - Grand Plaza

Four Brothers

The Austin Venezuelan truck will probably focus on its bowls for F1, with pork, chicken, and vegetarian options.
Locations: Turn 1; Lone Star Support Paddock

Taco Baby

It’s not an Austin event without tacos, and that’s where local food truck Taco Baby steps in with Tex-Mex offerings like brisket and chicken-bacon-ranch ones, as well as veggie ones.
Location: Lone Star Support Paddock

Elsie’s Egg Rolls

The Hutto, Texas truck focuses on Filipino fare, like lumpia (eggrolls, naturally), as well as pork adobo, noodles, curry, and banana rolls for something sweet.
Location: Infield Zone

The Mighty Cone

Of course Austin event staple the Mighty Cone will be found at F1, ready with a variety of tortilla-shaped cones filled with meats, vegetables, and more. The chicken one is a solid bet.
Location: Turn 3 to Turn 8

A chicken cone from Mighty Cone
A chicken cone from Mighty Cone
Mighty Cone/Facebook

Espadas de Brazil

The Austin-based Brazilian truck will serve up grilled meats like steak, chicken and sausages, alongside gumbo, with sides of rice.
Location: Turn 3 to Turn 8

Gus’s Fried Chicken

The fried chicken chain will most likely serve its signature hot and spicy fried chicken.
Location: Turn 3 to Turn 8

Bohemian BBQ

The Jonestown, Texas-based truck will be parked at F1 with plates and sandwiches full of brisket, pulled pork sliders, ribs, and sausages, plus queso and nachos.
Location: Grand Plaza F1 Fan Zone - Grand Plaza

Chivata

Those obsessed with goat cheese should make sure to hit up this truck, where the item is used in sandwiches, empanadas, jalapeno poppers, salads, and more.
Location: Turn 12 Grandstands


Outside of CoTA

Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin will be bustling during F1 weekend, for entertaining outside of CoTA, hotels, and the pick-up/drop-off point for the shuttles. Here are some maps and guides to the neighborhood.

Elsewhere

For other such needs, from fine dining to coffee to late night bites, the following Eater maps should be able to help out.

Austin Essentials

Taco from Las Trancas
Taco from Las Trancas
Las Trancas/Facebook

Breakfast & Brunch

Drinking

Circuit of The Americas

9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617 (512) 301-6600 Visit Website

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