Take A Bite Out Of Austin's Food Carts

By Wendy Papasan | Things to Do in Austin

Apr 17

Food carts and food trucks have stolen the culinary scene in recent years around Austin. They add interest and modern ambiance to the city, not to mention delicious cuisine! Take a look at the list below to learn more about some of our city’s best-rated meals on wheels.

Austin Food Cart

Regal Ravioli

For your home-cooked Italian food fix, head to Regal Ravioli at 504 West Oltorf Street. This food truck offers some of the best pasta in Austin, complete with a variety of five made-from-scratch sauces each day. Customers can mix and match pastas and sauces to create their own unique dish, and each order is accompanied by a slice of their delicious, crusty bread. Regal Ravioli has convenient parking and on-site seating, and their customer service is both fast and friendly.

Gourdough’s

If it’s an early-morning sugar rush or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up that you’re looking for, Gourdough’s unique fried pastries won’t disappoint. Located on 1503 S 1st Street, this doughnut shop is unlike any you’ve ever visited before. Offering menu favorites such as the “Naughty and Nice” sugar and spice doughnut and the “Mother Clucker” doughnut topped with fried chicken and honey, Gourdough’s creative and funky bakers make the best sweet treats in town.

Shorty’s Burgers and Fries

Located along 201 W. 5th Street, Shorty’s is a favorite stop on the late-night food truck scene. If you’re craving a midnight snack after a night out on the town, you can’t go wrong with one of Shorty’s specialty burgers or Kimchi fries. These juicy burgers are 100% Angus beef, and you can spice them up with piles of jalapeños, crispy bacon or a drizzle of Shorty’s special sauce. If you aren’t the burger type, try a perfectly-cooked pork belly slider sandwich instead. Shorty’s has something to satisfy every palate.

The Peached Tortilla

If you’ve never tried taco fusion cuisine, head to downtown Austin for the amazing Asian-French fusion at The Peached Tortilla. This amazing food truck menu offers Hawaiian-inspired favorites like crunchy catfish tacos, Vietnamese braised pork belly sliders and a BBQ brisket taco that will keep you coming back for seconds. The unique flavor combinations at The Peached Tortilla are unmatched in the city, and the friendly staff can help you choose the best homemade sauces to complement your order. Visit their website to see times and locations as the trailers move around.

Man Bites Dog

If you’re looking for the familiar, comforting taste of a great American hot dog, Man Bites Dog is the food truck for you. Don’t expect a run-of-the-mill ballpark hot dog here, however. Located in 2 locations (5222 Burnet Road & their bricks and mortar location at 3005 South Lamar), the Man Bites Dog menu invites you to discover new flavor combinations on an old favorite. Try the “Buffalo Hottie” for a hot dog topped with bleu cheese and buffalo wing sauce, or enjoy “The Cuban” with its ham and Swiss cheese topping. The food truck on Burnet features convenient parking and even an enclosed eating area for rainy days.

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