Having just returned from premiering our film, The Bounceback at SXSW, I learned that no trip to Austin is complete without experiencing the phenomenon of the food truck.
From East Sixth Street to South Congress, you can find anything from Southern to Sengalese. And it’s way more than burgers and hot dogs.
As you can see from the Highlights I’ve posted, bold flavors and innovative cooking have elevated food truck cuisine to new heights and, in a few cases, have allowed chefs to move into traditional brick and mortar restaurants as well.
An Austin food truck Wanderlist MUST start with a visit to:
TopChef: Texas winner and former Uchiko executive chef Paul Qui runs these four incredible trucks and is currently curating a selection of 16 food trucks for SouthBites, SXSW’s first official food court.
Next stop on the food truck tour is undoubtedly the…
This is as diverse and as tasty a food truck as you will find anywhere. Get the Lamb of Love (below) or anything “bunny chow,” a type of South African bread pocket made from a hollowed-out loaf.
Now these next two are not food trucks but they do have a connection to the food truck scene and are absolutely can’t-miss Austin food destinations…
HOPDODDY’S: Right across the street from the South Congress food trucks, you’ll find the original location of Austin’s best burger joint, Hopdoddy’s. Like the food trucks, you’ll have to wait in line before placing your order, but when your burger arrives, you’ll quickly understand that it is well worth the wait.
And last but certainly not least, the culinary culmination of the food truck…