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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2022’s Food Lineup Includes Southern Restaurant Hoover’s and Bagel Shop Nervous Charlie’s

Partake in tacos, barbecue, and chicken cones while watching the Chicks, SZA, Lil Nas X, Kacey Musgraves, and Paramore perform at the city’s biggest music festival

Fried chicken pieces in a white cardboard cone being held up in front of a metal trailer.
A chicken cone from Mighty Cone.
Jackie Lee Young for ACL Fest 2021
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 Music Festival (ACL) is coming up again this fall, taking place over the course of two weekends in October, with musical performances by big bands and musicians such as the Chicks, SZA, Lil Nas X, Kacey Musgraves, and Paramore. As per usual, the festival also involves a lot of food vendors from local Austin restaurants, trucks, and other such businesses, all of which were announced yesterday through a poster.

First-timers include Southern restaurant Hoover’s Cooking, bagel shop Nervous Charlie’s, barbecue truck LeRoy & Lewis’s loaded fry truck Mama Fried, Chinese fast-casual restaurant Bao’d Up, Sawyer & Co.’s taco restaurant De Nada Cantina, Red River Tex-Mex restaurant Pelons, and Portland-based Voodoo Doughnuts (which does have an Austin location).

It makes sense that beer garden and German restaurant Koko’s Bavarian is showing up at ACL for the first time since co-partner Jesse Herman is involved with C3 Productions, the Austin-based concert/events company that puts on the festival. (Both Herman and chef Tim Love are also cooking at C3’s other big Austin event, the Austin Food & Wine Festival, later this year.)

East Austin casual bar and restaurant the Cavalier is stepping in in place of its offshoot New Orleans-ish Wicky’s Walkup (which served last year). San Antonio chef Jason Dady slightly swapped his ACL projects from Wing Dady last year to Nacho Dady & Wings this year (presumably adding nachos to the chicken wings mix).

Notably, the larger Austin-based taco chains — Torchy’s and Tacodeli — aren’t on the list, but barbecue truck Micklethwait Crafts Meats (which is also at the festival) is bringing its taco-offshoot Taco Bronco again this year, plus De Nada and Pelons (see above)

This is the festival’s second year during these COVID-19 times, the 2020 event was canceled. For 2022, there are no COVID-19 safety measures this year. Last year, attendees were required to show proof of either vaccinations or negative tests within three days of attending.

ACL Music Festival takes place from Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9, and then again from Friday, October 14 through Sunday, October 16, at Zilker Park. Three-day passes are already sold out, but individual daily tickets are still available.

ACL Eats 2022 Lineup

* denotes newcomers

  • Amy’s Ice Creams
  • Austin’s Pizza
  • Bananarchy
  • Bao’d Up*
  • Blenders & Bowls
  • Burro Cheese Kitchen
  • The Cavalier
  • Chi’lantro
  • Come & Take It Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
  • De Nada Cantina*
  • East Side King
  • Flyrite Chicken
  • Four Brothers Venezuelan Kitchen
  • GoodPop
  • Happy Chicks
  • Homie Fries
  • Hoover’s Cooking*
  • JuiceLand
  • Kababeque
  • Koko’s Bavarian*
  • Lambas Indian Kitchen
  • Lonesome Dove
  • Mama Fried*
  • Micklethwait Craft Meats
  • The Mighty Cone
  • Mmmpanadas
  • Nacho Dady & Wings*
  • Nervous Charlie’s*
  • The Original Black’s Barbecue
  • Pelons Tex Mex*
  • Shawarma Point
  • Skull & Cakebones
  • Sno-Beach Sno-Cones
  • Southside Flying Pizza
  • Taco Bronco
  • Tiff’s Treats
  • Tiny Pies
  • Voodoo Doughnuts*
  • Wholly Cow Burgers

Amy's Ice Creams

3100 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 851-2697 Visit Website

Tiny Pies

1100 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 460-9697 Visit Website

Lonesome Dove Austin

123 West 6th Street, , TX 78701 (512) 368-2821 Visit Website

Bao'd Up

1911 Aldrich Street, , TX 78723 (737) 717-3002 Visit Website

The Cavalier

2400 Webberville Road, , TX 78702 (512) 696-4318 Visit Website

Southside Flying Pizza

1224 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 433-6695 Visit Website

Hoover's Cooking

2002 Manor Road, , TX 78722 (512) 479-5006 Visit Website

Austin's Pizza

2324 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705 (512) 795-8888 Visit Website

Burro Cheese Kitchen

75 Rainey Street, , TX 78701 (512) 767-2810 Visit Website


802 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 243-7874 Visit Website


603 W. Live Oak (South First St.), Austin, TX 78704 (512) 522-9316 Visit Website

Taco Bronco

1309 Rosewood Avenue, , TX 78702 Visit Website

Koko’s Bavarian

4715 East 5th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 428-4177 Visit Website


1324 North Shepherd Drive, , TX 77008 (281) 975-0129 Visit Website

Flyrite Chicken

2129 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 284-8014

Black's Barbecue

215 N Main St, Lockhart, TX 78644 (512) 398-2712 Visit Website

Skull & Cakebones

3991 U.S. 290, , TX 78620 (512) 348-8346 Visit Website

Nervous Charlie's

5501 North Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78751 (512) 366-5305 Visit Website

The Mighty Cone

1720 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78704 512 383 9609 Visit Website

Micklethwait Craft Meats

1309 Rosewood Avenue, , TX 78702 (512) 791-5961 Visit Website

Wholly Cow Burgers

3010 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 394-8156 Visit Website

Tiff's Treats

1806 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 473-2600 Visit Website

East Side King

2310 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 383-8382 Visit Website

Sno-Beach Hawaiian Shaved Ice

412 Sterzing St, Austin, TX 78704 Visit Website

Four Brothers ATX

1720 Barton Springs Road, , TX 78704 (512) 554-5650 Visit Website


120 East 4th Street, , TX 78701 (737) 300-2120 Visit Website

Happy Chicks

214 East 6th Street, , TX 78701 (512) 469-0002 Visit Website

Voodoo Doughnut

3715 Washington Avenue, , TX 77007 (346) 802-3138 Visit Website

Blenders and Bowls

3736 Bee Cave Road, , TX 78746 (512) 584-8800 Visit Website

Zilker Park

2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78746

De Nada

4715 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas 78702 512-615-3555 Visit Website