Food Truck Summer in Austin

Austin is known for being weird. One of our favorite weird things to do here is eat great food out of trucks. Here’s a list of some of my favorite Austin food trucks. Feel free to comment on which one is your favorite or let me know if I missed one.


For something to cool you off:

  1. Casey’s New Orleans Snowballs: A tried and true family favorite, this is the place to cool off during Austin’s scorching summer. Their melt-in-your-mouth snow goes well with any flavor, but Casey’s is known for their Grandma’s Nectar Cream.

  2. Frozen Yogurt Inspirations: The only self-serve frozen yogurt truck in Austin, this is not to miss. Their yogurt is made with local, non-fat Bulgarian style yogurt and they also serve local coffees and teas.

  3. Cow Tipping Creamery: With soft serve ice cream made with fruit purees, fresh herbs, coffee and hand-chopped nuts, you can’t turn down this cold treat. Be sure to try one of their creative stackers, like their “From Texas, with love,” which includes Dr. Pepper cherry sauce, honeyed pecans and frito saltine toffee.


For a meal:

  1. Kebabalicious: If you’re thinking shish-kebabs, you’re wrong; at Kebabalicious you’ll find delicious Turkish-inspired street food. Try the classic beef & lamb kabob for your first visit, but you’ll be back for more.

  2. Biscuits & Groovy: For classic southern breakfast with buttermilk biscuits and gravy, you can’t miss The Aretha Franklin, The Donna Summer or The M. C. Hammer.

  3. Four Brothers: For some of the best Venezuelan food in Texas, stop here. You know it’s local when they’re only on Twitter. Try the traditional arepas and empanadas.


For a taco:

  1. Torchy’s: Damn good tacos. That says it all. Torchy’s started as a trailer in Austin and has moved on to Texas-wide fame with storefronts around the state. Try their fried avocado taco and be ready for your tastebuds to scream in joy.

  2. The Vegan Nom — Rockin’ Vegan Tacos: You’ll never even miss the meat at this all vegan trailer. Try the Gracias Madre with cilantro-lime crema sauce on top for a new definition of chorizo.

  3. The Peached Tortilla: Can’t decide if you want Southern comfort or Asian? No worries, just stop by the Peached Tortilla for Asian inspired tacos. The Banh Mi throws two cultures together with Vietnamese braised pork belly and spicy sriracha mayo inside a taco.


For something sweet:

  1. Gordough’s Big. Fat. Donuts: Prepare yourself to gorge on giant doughnuts. Gordough’s is known for filling doughnuts with a little bit of everything. Try the Flying Pig with maple syrup icing and bacon.

  2. The Holy Cacao: These divinely delicious cake balls are not to be passed up. Be sure to try their Brass Balls if you want to enter peanut butter heaven.

  3. Hey Cupcake!: Craving that classic cupcake? Look no further. You can’t go wrong with anything from The Standard to the Michael Jackson (chocolate with cream cheese icing) to the John Lemon.


If you’re looking for somewhere to stay while visiting, check out this review I wrote for Hipmunk. Enjoy your summer eating!