SXSW: Where to Get Trailer Food

A guide to the city's best mobile eateries that are cranking out everything from Italian street food to funky gourmet doughnuts.

March 2012By , and Comments

Arlo’s
Food trailer offering vegan tacos, hot dogs, and burgers
1500 E. 6th, 512-628-0608
arlostruck.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Veggie Delight

Austin Daily Press (Late Night)
Pressed sandwiches in a downtown food cart
900 Red River, 512-644-2959
austindailypress.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Late Night, Cheap Eats

Austin Frigid Frog
Hawaiian shaved ice stand
1219 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-825-6464
Follow @FrigidFrog
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth, Cheap Eats

Bananarchy
Frozen banana food cart
600 S. Lamar
bananarchy.net
Follow @Bananarchy_ATX
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth, Cheap Eats

Bella Cucina
Italian street food
3600 S. Lamar, 512-965-8197
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Big Top Dogs
New York–style hot dog cart in the heart of downtown
201 E. 6th, 512-484-0050
bigtop-dogs.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats, Late Night

Blue Dog Pizza
Stone-baked pizza
S. 1st Food Court, 603 W. Live Oak, 512-800-9186
Location: Down South
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Buffalo Bob’s Chalupa Wagon
Vegetarian chalupas
S. 1st Food Court, 603 W. Live Oak, 512-662-2801
Location: Down South
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Cheer Up Charlie’s
Homemade chocolates and vegan food cart
1104 E. 6th, 512-431-2133
Location: East Side
Categories: Trailers, Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

Chipotle
Burritos, burrito bowls, and tacos
1603 S. Congress 
chipotle.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Chubby Hug Is Happy Fun Noodle Time
Late-night noodles and vegetarian options
E. 6th & Waller, 512-323-6180
Follow @ChubbyHug
Location: East Side
Categories: Trailers, Late Night, Cheap Eats

Coat and Thai
Funky Thai food trailer
1603 S. Congress, 512-970-2154
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Conscious Cravings
Vegetarian wraps, salads, and smoothies
1311 S. 1st, 512-582-9182
consciouscravingsaustin.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats, Veggie Delight

Counter Culture
Vegan and raw foods trailer
120 E. North Loop/Ave F
countercultureaustin.com
Location: Central
Categories: Trailers, Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

Crepes Mille
Savory and sweet crepes
1318 S. Congress, 512-919-2416
crepesmille.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Cutie Pies
Award-winning pies; food cart
1600 S. Congress, 512-589-7979
cutiepiewagon.com
Follow @CutiePieWagon
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth, Cheap Eats

Dock and Roll
Seafood and Southern cooking
1503 S. 1st, 512-657-8415
dockandrolldiner.com
Location: Down South
Category: Trailers, Cheap Eats

East Side King
Quirky
1618 1/2 E. 6th
eastsidekingaustin.com
Location: East Side
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

El Primo
Tacos
S. 1st Food Court, 603 W. Live Oak
Location: Down South
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Fat Cactus
Southwestern fry breads
1318 S. Congress
fatcactusaustin.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Flip Happy Crepes
Trailer with hearty, sweet, and savory choices
400 Josephine, 512-552-9034
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth, Cheap Eats

F.N. Goode Burgers
Specialty burger cart behind Woodrow’s
2610 Guadalupe, 512-663-1146
Location: Central
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Gourdough’s
Endless choices of funky gourmet doughnuts
1503 S. 1st, 512-947-0917
gourdoughs.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Late Night, Cheap Eats, Trailers, Sweet Tooth

G’Raj Mahal Café
Fun and casual Indian; delivery available
91 Red River, 512-480-2255
Location: Downtown
Categories: Veggie Delight, Trailers, Cheap Eats

Grill Haven
Middle Eastern–inspired sandwiches
S. 1st Food Court, 601 W. Live Oak, 512-481-9769
Location: Down South
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Hey Cupcake
Cute cupcakes from an airstream; lots of flavors
1600 S. Congress, 512-476-2253
heycupcake.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth, Cheap Eats

Hey You Gonna Eat or What
Sandwiches served with a bad attitude
1318 S. Congress
heyyougonnaeatorwhat.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Holy Cacao
Sweet confections
1311 S. 1st, 512-851-2253
theholycacao.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Hot Dog King
Downtown hot dog trailer
8th & Red River
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailer, Cheap Eats

Izzoz Tacos
Tacos and eclectic appetizers; food cart
1503 S. 1st, 512-916-4996
izzoztacos.com
Location: Down South
Category: Trailers, Cheap Eats

JMueller BBQ
Meat runs out quickly at this spot with picnic tables
1502 S. 1st, 512-229-7366
jmuellerbbq.com
Follow @JMuellerBBQ
Location: Down South
Category: Trailers

Kebabalicious (Dinner)
European-Turkish street food
7th & Trinity, 512-418-1065
austinkebab.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Late Night, Cheap Eats

Kebabalicious (Lunch)
European-Turkish street food
2nd & Congress, 512-418-1065
austinkebab.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

La Boite
Macaroons, croissants, and sandwiches in a shipping container
1700 S. Lamar, 512-377-6198
laboitecafe.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers, Sweet Tooth

La Boite
Macaroons, croissants, and sandwiches in a shipping container
1006 Congress, 512-377-6198
laboitecafe.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers, Sweet Tooth

La Casa del Fuego
Late-night taco truck
402 Lavaca
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats, Late Night

Little Sub Trailer
Sandwiches and salads next to Austin Tricyclist
923 Barton Springs Rd, 512-925-5626
littlesubtrailer.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Lucky J’s Chicken and Waffles
Southern soul food truck
E. 6th & Waller, 512-296-9914
Location: East Side
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats, Late Night

Luke’s Inside Out
Sandwiches; open late
1109 S. Lamar, 512-589-8883
lukesinsideout.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers, Late Night

Lulu B’s
Fresh, cheap Vietnamese sandwiches
2113 S. Lamar, 512-921-4828
Follow @luluB0107
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

MamboBerry
Frozen yogurt and sandwiches to cool you off
801 Barton Springs Rd, 512-992-8196
mamboberry.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Man Bites Dog
Hot dogs in a casual space
5222 Burnet Rd, 512-614-1330
manbitesdogaustin.com
Follow @MANBITESDOGTX
Location: Up North
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

The Mighty Cone
Hudson’s on the Bend offshoot; eclectic
1603 S. Congress, 512-383-9609
mightycone.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Mmmpanadas (Daytime)
Fresh artisan empanadas
2nd & Congress, 512-788-2228
mmmpanadas.com
Follow @mmmpanadas
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Mmmpanadas (Late Night)
Fresh artisan empanadas
4th & Guadalupe, 512-788-2228
mmmpanadas.com
Follow @mmmpanadas
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Ms P’s Electric Cock
Fried chicken goodness
1101 S. Congress, 512-912-7778
electriccock.com
Follow @MsPelectricCock
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Old School BBQ & Grill
Popular school bus-turned-mobile eatery’s new brick and mortar spot
1112 E. 6th, 512-947-6830
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

The Original New Orleans Po-Boy Gumbo Shop
Po-boys, gumbo, and New Orleans–style cooking
1603 S. Congress
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Osaka Soul
Japanese pizza
S. 1st Food Court, 603 W. Live Oak, 512-380-1513
osakasoul.com
Location: Down South
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Pitalicious
Meat, chicken, or vegan Mediterranean pita sandwiches
1603 S. Congress, 512-649-1975
austinpitalicious.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Short Bus
Sandwiches and subs in a mini school bus
1603 S. Congress
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Sno Beach
Huge selection of shaved ice snow cones
801 Barton Springs Rd
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

SoCo To Go
Southern comfort food in a trailer
1209 S. 1st, 512-970-8646
socotogo.com/home
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Stony’s Mobile Pizza Kitchen
East Coast pizza truck
6th & Red River, 512-287-0666
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Late Night, Cheap Eats

Texas Cuban
Hot-pressed sandwiches
1700 S. Lamar
texascuban.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Torchy’s Tacos (South Austin Trailer Park)
Cheap and tasty tacos from a trailer
1311 S. 1st, 512-366-0537
torchystacos.com
Follow @TorchyTaco
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Trey’s Cuisine
Kebabs and croquettes
600 S. Lamar, 512-234-2103
treyscuisine.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Wurst Tex
Cheap and tasty wieners from a trailer
1603 S. Congress, 512-289-1329
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

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