Plenty of us were more than upset about the East Austin food trailer lot on South Congress shutting down in order for new construction to begin in its place. For years we had a single place in Central Austin to go to where you could enjoy any type of cuisine, beverage, or tasty snack while being immersed in the Downtown hustle and bustle.It was like the end of an era. We had our favorites, we had places yet to discover and we had Austin culture.
Now, we are to search for those all over Austin and hope they are open at that time or even in the correct location. However, for those too busy to look around for different places or can’t afford to show up to a non-existent location during a lunch break, there are usually a few events year round that offer a place for the trailers and trailer fans to gather in one place, once or multiple times a year. The Gypsy Picnic Food Trailer Festival is a popular event held every year with much success. Unfortunately, they are taking the 2013 year off, but you can still check out Trailer Food Tuesdays at the Long Center. Otherwise, you can check out our list of favorites at the bottom of this blog!
Trailer Food Tuesdays 2013 Schedule
On the last Tuesday of every month, The Long Center hosts an event for dozens of food trucks to offer their goodies to Austin. You can enjoy local favorites plus one different out of town guest truck per event. The Long Center is located at 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin, TX, 78704.
|August 27th, 5-9 PM
|September 24th, 5-9 PM
|October 29th, 5-9 PM
Our Favorite Trailer Food Spots
Local company and a food trailer afficianado’s best friend, Austin Food Carts is the best place to find a comprehensive guide on all things food trailer related in Austin. From locations and hours, to events and specials, these experts have Austin food trailer information down to a T. With their help, we would like to share with you our favorites from each of the major Austin areas!
Downtown Austin Food Trailers
||91 Rainey St.||Indian|
||201 West 5th St.||Latin American|
||6th & Trinity||Asian|
|Mighty Cone and Wurst Tex
||Rancho Rio Eatery (25th & Rio Grande)||American|
||Next to Little Woodrow’s on West 6th||Mexican|
||619 Congress Ave.||Middle Eastern|
South Austin Food Trailers
||1219 South Lamar Blvd.||Donuts (Dessert & Meal)|
||2113 South Lamar Blvd.||Vietnamese|
||South Austin Trailer Park||Mexican|
||809 Barton Springs Rd.||Sushi|
East Austin Food Trailers
||900 East 11th St.||Barbecue|
||Eastside Drive-in (6th & San Marcos)||Bacon, Sausage, etc.|
|East Side King
||TWO locations on East 6th St.||Japanese Fusion|
Nomadic Food Trailers
These trailers are in the general Downtown area during operating hours, but they don’t like to keep still!
||Everyone says the Kimchi Fries are to die for!||Korean Fusion|
||Specializes in gourmet tacos and sliders||Southern & Asian|
||Try numerous flavors and ice cold treats!||Ice Cream|
||This dessert favorite has SIX Austin locations – Get your cupcake fill almost anywhere!||Baked Goods|
Food Trailer Parks
In different areas of Austin you can find trailer food parks complete with numerous trailers of every sort. These parks can be your one-stop shop for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert!
|Downtown Austin Food Park||30 N I-35 Frontage Rd, 78701||Crucitas, A Touch of Fire, Dumpling Happiness & EAT Hawaiian Shaved Ice|
|The Picnic||1720 Barton Springs Rd, 78704||Mighty Cone, Tapas Bravas, Hey Cupcake, Skinny Limits, Hey! You Gonna Eat or What|
|Barton Springs Neighborhood Food Court||415 Jessie Street, 78704||Coat & Thai, Flip Happy|
|South Austin Trailer Park & Eatery
||1311 South 1st St.||Torchy’s, Holy Cacao & Conscious Cravings|
|North Austin Trailer Yard
||W. Anderson Ln & Lamar||Johnny T’s BBQ, Snarky’s Moo Baa Oink, KraK2 Gourmet Doughnuts, Genuine Joe, Big Fat Greek Gyros, The Dog House & Michi Ramen|
|Midway Food Park (Westlake)
||1905 S. Capital of Texas Hwy||Duck and Roll, One Taco & The Seedling Truck|
|Rancho Rio Eatery (West Campus)||2512 Rio Grande St||Short Bus Subs, Thai of the Town, Wurst Tex, Cow Tipping Creamery, Mighty Cone, Yummy Bowl, Stony’s Pizza, Gi Gi’s Cupcakes, Hame It Up, Velveteen Coffee|