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Austin City Limits Adds a Bunch of New Restaurants to Its Food Lineup

Where to find brats, chicken tenders, and burgers, after watching Billie Eilish, Childish Gambino, and Cardi B perform at the music festival

A hand holding up a burger in front of a music festival crowd
A Shake Shack burger at ACL in 2018
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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.

Austin City Limits is back again this fall, and the city’s biggest music festival released its food vendor lineup for the year. The two-weekend festival will feature big headlining musicians and bands like Billie Eilish, Childish Gambino, Cardi B, Robyn, and numerous others at Zilker Park, taking place on Friday, October 4 through Sunday, October 6, and again from Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13.

New to the lineup is historic Austin beer garden Scholz Garten, which will take up shop at the beer hall for the first time ever, serving bratwursts and pretzels. Chef Jason Dady’s first-ever Austin restaurant Chispas will be on deck with tacos, which ups ACL’s taco vendor count to three (including Torchy’s Tacos and Tacodeli). Other newcomers include Line Austin Hotel’s casual restaurant Dean’s One Trick Pony, chicken tender haven Happy Chicks, meaty truck Ranch Hand, Middle Eastern food truck Shawarma Point, and sweet miniature purveyor Tiny Pies.

Missing this year are Noble Sandwich, Trudy’s, Tino’s Greek Café, and as well as High Brew Coffee and Maine Root Beverages.

Also of note: those who bought GA+ tickets (one level higher than the regular general admission tickets) will get access to food from Tex-Mex restaurant Cisco’s, which will be found in that dedicated lounge.

While most of the vendors will be found in the main food court, several will be located in the second food court across Barton Springs Road near the southern end of Zilker Park. Check out the full list of ACL food vendors below, with newcomers noted with an asterisk (*).

Look out for Eater’s updated guide to eating and drinking at the Austin City Limits music festival sometime later this month.

Austin City Limits Music Festival’s Food Vendors for 2019

  • Scholz Garten
  • Amy’s Ice Creams
  • Austin’s Pizza
  • Bananarchy
  • Blenders & Bowls
  • Burro Grilled Cheese
  • Chi’Lantro BBQ
  • *Chispas
  • *Dean’s One Trick Pony
  • East Side King
  • Flyrite Chicken
  • GoodPop
  • *Happy Chicks
  • JuiceLand
  • Kababeque
  • Lambas Indian Kitchen
  • Lonesome Dove Western Bistro
  • Micklethwait Barbecue
  • Mighty Cone
  • Mmmpanadas
  • *Ranch Hand
  • Salt Lick BBQ
  • *Scholz Garten
  • ShadeTree Beverage Co.
  • Shake Shack
  • *Shawarma Point
  • Skull & Cakebones
  • Sno-Beach
  • Southside Flying Pizza
  • Tacodeli
  • Tamale Addiction
  • The Peached Tortilla
  • Tiff’s Treats
  • *Tiny Pies
  • Torchy’s Tacos
  • Wholly Cow Burgers

Update, 3:27 p.m.: This article has been updated to indicate that Shawarma Point is also a first-time ACL food vendor.

Update, September 6: This article has been updated to reflect that Chispas isn’t serving margaritas.

Zilker Park

2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78746