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Austin City Limits Music Festival Adds Tacodeli Tacos to the Food Lineup

Concert fuel with Micklethwait Craft Meats barbecue, Frank hot dogs, and Noble Pig sandwiches

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Eating at Austin City Music Festival in 2017
Eating at Austin City Music Festival in 2017
Katrina Barber
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

The city’s biggest music festival, Austin City Limits, is back again next month. For two October weekends, people will flock to Zilker Park to see headlining musicians and bands like Paul McCartney, Childish Gambino, Metallica, and Chvrches. To fuel up for all of that dancing, standing, and swaying, the festival released its complete food vendor list, with an almost entirely Austin focus, for both weekends.

New to the ACL Music Festival’s food lineup this year are Tacodeli with tacos (which is interesting given the presence of Austin’s other homegrown taco chain Torchy’s too); Frank, known for its hot dogs, sausages, and waffles; essential sandwich restaurant the Noble Sandwich Co., healthy options from Blenders & Bowls, and fried chicken sandwiches from Flyrite Chicken.

Surprisingly, Austin’s favorite local burger chain P. Terry’s isn’t returning, leaving Wholly Burgers and out-of-town-based Shake Shack as the festival’s burger chain options (an ACL rep noted that Lonesome Dove will serve burgers as well) . Neither are last year’s newcomers Austin’s Popcorn and Peli Peli.

That second food court found near the southern end of Zilker Park, which was added last year, will remain. Check out the full list of ACL food vendors below, with newcomers noted with an asterisk (*).

ACL Music Festival takes place from Friday, October 5 to Sunday, October 7, and then again from Friday, October 12 to Sunday, October 14. Look out for Eater’s updated guide to eating and drinking at the festival sometime later this month.

Austin City Limits Music Festival’s Food Vendors for 2018

  • Amy’s Ice Creams
  • Austin Pizza
  • Bananarchy
  • *Blenders & Bowls
  • Burro Grilled Cheese
  • Chi’lantro
  • East Side King
  • *Flyrite Chicken
  • *Frank
  • GoodPop
  • High Brew Coffee
  • JuiceLand
  • Kababeque
  • Lamba’s Indian Kitchen
  • Lonesome Dove Western Bistro
  • Maine Root Beverages
  • Micklethwait Craft Meats
  • The Mighty Cone
  • Mmmpanadas
  • *The Noble Pig
  • The Peached Tortilla
  • The Salt Lick
  • Shade Tree Organic Lemonade
  • Shake Shack
  • Skull & Cakebones
  • Sno-Beach
  • Southside Flying Pizza
  • *Tacodeli
  • Tamale Addiction
  • Tiff’s Treats
  • Tino’s Greek Café
  • Torchy’s Tacos
  • Trudy’s
  • Wholly Cow

This article has been updated to reflect more first-time food vendors at ACL.

Zilker Park

2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78746