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New Jewish Food Truck Serves Latkes on South Congress

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Jew Hungry also offers half-pound sandwiches and bagels

Latkes from Jew Hungry
Latkes from Jew Hungry
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Erin Russell is associate editor of Eater Austin, a native Austinite, and a big fan of carbs.

There’s another option for Jewish food in Austin with Jew Hungry (the name is asked like a question), a new food truck in South Austin. Parked at 3808 South Congress Avenue parked outside of bar 04 Lounge, the truck focuses on “kosher-ish” dishes.

Jew Hungry’s menu includes bagels (which were once provided by Wholy Bagels, but are, for some reason, from bakery chain Bruegger’s Bagels) with toppings, latkes, whitefish salad, and hefty sandwiches. The truck is owned by Scott Grossbard, a 21-year culinary veteran who was at Magnolia Cafe for nine years.

Grossbard told Eater there’s a half-pound of meat on every sandwich. “Sandwiches aren’t about bread and vegetables,” he says, “They’re about meat and cheese.”

A Long Island native, Grossbard started Jew Hungry because he wanted to go into business for himself and bring the food he grew up on to others. The name came from “tossing ideas around with a buddy.”

Jew Hungry is open 4 to 11 p.m. Mondays, 3 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, 3 p.m. to midnight Wednesday and Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. (closed between 3 and 5 p.m.) on Friday and Saturday.

Jew Hungry

3808 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704 Visit Website