Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Guide to South Austin Food Trailers

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Welcome to the South Austin Trailer Guide, part of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance's 2015 City Guide! This post is a roundup of food trailers/trucks in South Austin with permanent locations; I am (mostly) focusing on the area bordered to the north/south by Town Lake to William Cannon and east/west by IH-35 to Mopac.

Please remember with trailers, they can move! They might be at a weekend event, and then back in their regular spot during the week. Some are amazing at keeping up with their social media, and kudos to them! Many are weather-dependent, and even personnel dependent, e.g. only one person can run the food line, so if that person is sick or injured, the trailer may not be open. Hours can vary so check their social media or website.  

They are all small, local businesses, so please show them your love! Trailers listed by geographical area. Apologizes for those who I have inadvertently overlooked; please add in the comments section below.

Along South Congress (from the river heading south)

Along South Lamar

The Picnic -- 1720 Barton Springs Road

South Austin Social -- 415 Jessie Street

Bouldin Creek Food Court -- 1207 S. 1st Street

Torchy's Trailer Park -- 1311 S. 1st Street

Next to Elizabeth Street Cafe -- 1503 S. 1st Street

Across from Elizabeth Street Cafe -- 1502 S. 1st Street
  • 40 North -- Great Neapolitan-style pizza! This was a special with butternut squash + caramelized onions.
    40 North Pizza
  • Regal Ravioli -- They are one of my favorite trailers; here's the roasted beet ravioli with pecan pesto; I also LOVE the sweet potato gnocchi with bolognese sauce.
    Regal Ravioli

Next to La Mexicana -- 1906 S. 1st Street

South First Food Court (at Live Oak) -- 603 W. Live Oak
  • Bananarchy -- frozen banana desserts (they're seasonal though, roughly March thru November)
  • Crepe Up Delicious -- sweet and savory crepes
  • Gravy-- biscuits and gravy (almost as good as my own biscuits!)
    Gravy trailer
  • Mama Mal's -- Italian 
  • Snolabs -- shaved snow desserts (also seasonal)
  • Tommy Want Wingy -- chicken lollipops (wings) with choice of sauce
    Tommy Want Wingy
  • El Primo -- directly across S. 1st @  2101 South 1st. -- tacos

South First and Oltorf  -- 504 W. Oltorf Street
  • Cheke's Takos -- tacos
  • Pie Plante -- pies; I've only had their coconut cream pie, but it was heaven!
  • The Flying Carpet -- Moroccan souk food; the owners have become friends of mine, and their food is delicious and unique. They also have indoor space where you can eat, and it's available as a rental for private events (they've got a great catering menu!). Pictured below is the Moroccan: beef kefta with scrambled egg, and a savory tomato sauce. Don't forget the L'afrique sauce for your wrap or fries!
    The Flying Carpet trailer
    The Flying Carpet trailer

Along Barton Springs Road

The Barn -- 6218 Brodie Lane

The Midway Food Park -- 1905 S. Capital of Texas Hwy (360)

Manchaca Road