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The Dish: Austin Food Trucks

May 2, 2012 / Food, Uncategorized

It’s no longer a hip, underground thing to eat off food trucks – now, it’s just hip. Any self-respecting cool cat finds themselves frequenting these on-the-go establishments, who, due to tight space and a slowly saturating market, often have to rely on some serious innovation to lure in hungry masses. In our opinion, this means food trucks often dish out more epic cuisine than their stationary counterparts!

Austin, Texas is ground zero for live music, art, culture, and now food trucks. Here, they aren’t “food trucks”, they’re food trailers. These “trailer parks” are littered all across the city between vintage shops and dive bars with every type of cuisine under the sun. We were lucky enough to sample some of the top selections during SXSW while the truck and trailer brigade was out in full force, and based on the huge number of blogs dedicated to the food during SXSW, we weren’t the only ones impressed by Austin’s dining.

Of all the food trucks, our top pick has to be the absolutely divine Korean BBQ at Chi’lantro, whose California Kimchi pork burrito kept us coming back and begging for just a little more, just a taste, please! More Asian delight was had at the famous East Side King trailers behind a few local watering holes; steamed pork buns and fusion tacos at their finest. Hey Cupcake! kept the goods coming with gigantic treats sporting names like John Lemon and Michael Jackson.

Honestly, the list of amazing, mind-blowing, simply incredible food trucks in Austin could keep us here all day. Austin already boasts itself as the Live Music Capital of the World – dare we bestow the title of Food Truck Capital as well? We dare! Don’t take our word for it; next time you find yourself in the Lone Star State, head to Austin and give your tastebuds some of the good stuff.

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  • Keith Boone

    I’m hungry now. Can’t wait to go get some.