For years Austin has been known for our food truck scene. With movies like Chef and TV shows such as The Great American Food Truck Race being filmed here, Austin has been named a top city for food trucks. We have had our share of mouth changers: Chi’lantro, Peached Tortilla, and East Side King have all three been named best food truck in Austin in the past. But today who is the best? Who do we as Austinites go to for our food truck fix? Well, Ainsley and I put our list together for who we think are the top five food trucks in Austin.
This post is in collaboration with our fellow Austin bloggers. You can see a full Austin guide on favorite restaurants and places to get bacon here.
What is there not to like to about a banana on a stick? Bananarchy has hit our inner child. Growing up, popsicles were the treat of summer. Cold. Refreshing. It hit every taste bud known to man. Here the frozen banana comes covered in chocolate. There are other flavors and sundae levels of toppings. But for us, chocolate hit the mouth spot. They are opening back up at their South location pretty soon. They just announced that they will be opening a new location at space 24 twenty.
With four locations in Austin, Four Brothers is not hard to find. They have taken Venezuelan food and have made us adopt it like an orphan child into our culture. For us, the Arepas are what got our attention. Yuca fries and tequenos are also big hits. The sauce for the yuca involves cheese to bring the fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside fries to a familiar world of fried indulgence. Don’t forget to grab a slice of the tres leches. It will not disappoint.
3. Crossroads Farm to Truck
Husband and wife team Wayne and Danielle Van Steen have a secret they want to tell you. There is a food truck that truly makes everything in-house. They mean EVERYTHING. This farm to trailer food truck has daily specials and a seasonal menu that changes frequently. Read our interview with the owners here.
2. Holla Mode
Summer is right around the melt your socks off corner, and how else do you handle a Texas summer than ice cream? Holla Mode is fairly new to the food scene in Austin. There is nothing really that special about it. It is rolled ice cream. But, really its such a fascinating experience, and it isn’t all just show. The ice cream is Thai style and uses coconut milk with bright ingredients. Key lime is Ainsley’s favorite. Great for the family or just a night out with your new bumble date.
This was a no-brainer for us. Miguel is doing something that no one else in this city is doing. He knows that we love three things. We love queso, tacos, and BBQ. So Miguel gave it to us. Boy did he play to the inner fangirl. I always feel like Joey when I visit. Meat good. Queso good. BBQ good. What’s not to love? Throw in brisket chili and the amazing fajita tacos and call it a night. Side note. They are open until 10pm and yes the BBQ is still amazing that late. Thank you, Miguel. We all love you.