Food Trailers

Candice Gallion

Bud's fans from Shoal Creek are happy he's now established in the Mueller food trailer park. His gumbo, étouffée, red beans and rice muffaletta, and po'boys are as good as ever. – Virginia B. Wood

4209 Airport
512/586-4425
sites.google.com/site/budspoboys/

West African fusion reigns at this darling trailer. We're still dreaming of the Couscous Moroccan, packed with cranberries, parsley, tomato relish, and set on top of a hearty bed of mixed greens with cucumber slices. –Gracie Salem

4204 Menchaca Rd.
512/769-9560
www.cazamance.com

photo by John Anderson

Nate Jackson

Hometown hero Paul Qui and Motoyasu "Moto" Utsunomiya have created a dynasty, improving our favorite Eastside bars with on-site trailers offering unique menus of gourmet yet budget-friendly Asian flavors like curry buns and Broccoli Pops. –Jessi Cape

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1618 E. Sixth
512/407-8166
eastsideking.com/-liberty

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Nothing like a just-made crepe from a cute trailer to take you back to Paris. The traditional ham and Gruyère cheese with green onion is our favorite, but the Texas-style shredded pork with cheddar cheese, pickles, and Tabasco gets our attention, too. –Gracie Salem

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Owner/chefs Maria and Abderrahim Souktouri bring classic Moroccan street food to Austin, using quality ingredients like fresh vegetables and chemical/hormone-free eggs and meats. Flavorful beef, chicken, turkey, and vegetables are served on traditional flatbread. –MM Pack

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This is one of Austin's most sophisticated food trucks, serving stellar versions of Asian street food – from Vietnamese bánh mì to Japanese rice boxes to Hawaiian specialties like the astoundingly elegant spam musubi rolls. –MM Pack

4209 E. Airport
www.atxfreshoffthetruck.com

Candice Gallion

photo by John Anderson

Driving along the dusty super highways of India, you'll occasionally run into food places with shaded areas to sit, and the crowded ones will often offer exquisite food. My first sight of G'Raj Mahal transported me back. It wasn't illusory: G'Raj Mahal's food is authentic and just as good. Bonus: It's BYOB! – Wes Marshall

73 Rainey
512/480-2255
www.grajmahalaustin.com

If you have a taste for wacky sweets, you must be one of the legions of fans of these off-the-wall doughnuts, featuring fillings and toppings that range from crushed candy bars to fried chicken strips and bacon. – Claudia Alarcón

1503 S. First
512/707-1050
www.gourdoughs.com

John Anderson

photo by Mick Vann

Irascible and gifted, John Mueller smokes some fantastic barbecue from his latest venture on the Eastside. Short ribs to die for, amazing sausage, great pork ribs, wonderful brisket, and a sauce that improves all it touches. –Mick Vann

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These trucks cater mainly to late night crowds looking for something to soak up the party, and the fluffy flat bread wraps do the trick. They come packed with tender, succulent meat or falafel and abundant tangy cucumber tzatziki sauce. Lighter fare includes hummus with pita triangles and a Turk salad. – Claudia Alarcón

1720 Barton Springs Rd.
512/394-6562
www.kebabalicious.com

Perched next to the Tiniest Bar in Texas, Lucky Puccia's (pronounced poo-chah) cranks out some of the city's heartiest sandwiches on toothsome traditional bread with wood-burning flavor. Order from the menu or build your own, but be sure to try the Puccia Contadina with sliced turkey, provolone, arugula, tomato, and olive tapenade. Feeling lucky, indeed. – Gracie Salem

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The inventive, and frankly brilliant, chef Luke Bibby helms this exemplary trailer, where he dishes up gourmet "griddled" sandwiches, fascinating appetizers, and culinary whims such as homemade peppermint ice cream sandwiches and kimchi empanadas. – Kate Thornberry

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photo by John Anderson

Founded by chef John Galindo, this SoFi mobile taqueria (formerly known as Izzoz) remains my favorite among the gourmet taco trucks. Try the Padre and a side of garlic fries and thank me later. – Claudia Alarcón

1503 S. First
512/916-4996
mellizoztacos.com

This trailer is the place to go for piggy sloppy sandwiches that make you lick your fingers and dream of more. Meats are cured in-house and almost everything is made from scratch. – Rachel Feit

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Tom Micklethwait's vintage 1960 Comet food trailer is cranking out some of the best smoked sausages in the ATX, not to mention the superb pork, chicken, ribs, and brisket; among the elite of the Austin barbecue scene. –Mick Vann

1309 Rosewood
512/791-5961
craftmeatsaustin.com/

Chef Ray Tatum's porkalicious sliders and crackling meatloaf are sublime, as is his Asian fried chicken. Get a pairing suggestion from East End Wines and enjoy dining on the lovely patio. – Virginia B. Wood

1209 Rosewood
512/653-5088
www.3littlepigsaustin.com

The absolute best pizza in East Austin – and South Austin, too (see their setup at the Red Shed Tavern) – comes out of this trailer, owned and operated by Detroit natives Zane and Brandon Hunt, who have thankfully introduced me to the wonders of Motor City-style pizza. I am officially an addict. – Claudia Alarcón

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