A new food truck serving up pizzas and sweets opened in the North Loop neighborhood earlier this fall. Feral Pizza has been parked at the Duval Market store in the North Loop neighborhood at 500 East 51st Street since September 30.
Feral’s pizzas are made with sourdough crusts, available in round thin-crust and thicker, rectangular grandma pie styles, using a brick deck pizza oven. A few of the pies are named after pop culture references, including the Elaine, a veggie pie inspired by Seinfield’s “The Big Salad” episode; and the Ankle Biter (named after an East Coast hardcore band) with jalapenos, pepperoni, and garlic. Sides of ranch, red sauce, and hot honey are available. There are also rotating house-made desserts, such as Rice Krispie treats and cookies (Oreo chunk chocolate chip, M&M chocolate chip).
Co-owners and couple Amy and Finley Hunt, who are from Arizona and upstate New York respectively, met in Prescott, AZ, where they found a street cat that they adopted, Lil’ Man, who is featured in the truck’s logo. They have been making pizza together since 2010, an moved to Austin in 2012. They realized they wanted to open their own pizzeria. Originally, they set out to try to open a casual counter-service physical space, but a food truck was the more affordable path. The couple also wanted to note that they are not related to the Hunt brothers behind Via 313.
Feral’s hours are from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Whole round pies are available via online orders, and grandma pies and round slices are available for walk-up services. There are outdoor dine-in tables.