Tasty Tuesdays: Best Food Trucks in Austin
The Austin food scene is constantly changing. It was announced last week that a local favorite, Odd Duck Farm to Trailer, is closing. Chef Bryce Gilmore is smart to focus on Barley Swine, his brick and mortar restaurant that has gotten rave reviews nationally.
And while some other old favorites have closed, or just gone downhill, there are new trailers constantly coming onto the scene to replace them. Last week, I got to try one of them — The Seedling Truck by the people who run Royal Fig Catering.
If the goat cheese polenta with poached farm egg and mustard green pesto, or the grilled hanger steak with butternut squash sauce, arugula, and fried sweet potato are any indication, this new truck will soon be a huge hit. According to their Facebook page, they will be posting a schedule and locations by Thanksgiving.
And my new favorite trailer park is Jessie Street Eats, on Jessie Street behind Thom’s Market near Barton Springs Road and Lamar. You pretty much can’t go wrong there with Cha Thai, La Tasca, the Kitchen Window, and Tako.
There is also a new trailer park on the East Side of Austin at 12th and Waller that I’ve driven by, but haven’t checked out yet. Luckily, Ginny’s Austin has a great post showcasing all the trailers on site. Hoover’s Soular Food Trailer & Garden features two locally grown veggie trailers opened by Hoover (of local soul food fame). It also shares space with Osmo’s Kitchen, Eat Trailer, El Naranjo (I didn’t include a link because right now, their Yelp page and website have the incorrect address), and The Local Yolk.
If you love to know the latest on Austin’s food truck scene, be sure to check out Austin Food Carts, Eater Austin, Fed Man Walking, Food Trailers Austin, Tiffany Harelik’s Culture Map articles, Relish Austin, Scrumptious Chef, Texas Monthly’s Eat My Words, and Thrillist Austin.
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