Downtown Austin food truck Dracula’s Son specializes in a Transylvanian pastry called chimney cakes. The trailer is parked at 503 East Cesar Chavez, at the food truck park across from the Austin Convention Center.
Chimney cakes, also called kürtőskalács in Hungarian, are cakes made from a sweet yeast dough that is spun on a spit, rolled in toppings, and roasted with melted butter (they get their name from their conical shape). The chimney cakes at Dracula’s Son can be filled with whipped cream, pie filling, Nutella, or ice cream and topped with items like chocolate, graham crackers, and coconut.
The trailer also offers coffee and espresso, sodas, and milkshakes.
Dracula’s Son is owned by Bobby Truta, a Transylvania native and 17-year hospitality professional who moved to Austin two years ago and missed the popular dessert from his homeland. He ordered equipment from Europe, started selling chimney cakes at Hope Farmers Market, and recently expanded to a food trailer to be more creative with the menu.
Dracula’s Son is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.