A Local's Guide to

Austin's Food Trucks

Located at the awesome Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden, you have to try the beef cheeks, barbacoa, burgers, and classic Texas BBQ offerings from this Texas Monthly Top 50 BBQ joint.

Leroy & Lewis


There are lots of taco trucks in Austin, but Paprika is the cream of the crop. You can’t go wrong on their menu, but you definitely want to try the tacos de bistec and tortas when they’re available.



The best birria tacos and consomé in Austin. If you’re feeling adventurous, try their birria ramen or birria grilled cheese.

La Tunita 512


Be sure to try the tagliatelle ala vodka, ravioli, or gnocchi with pesto. All the pasta is made right there in the truck.

IL Saporis


Right next to Il Saporis, you can get pasta and dessert in one fell swoop. Choose from the long list of ice cream flavors or, a pastry like tiramisu, or an ice cream cake pop.



There’s no way you can make awesome lasagna on a food truck, right? Wrong. Artipasta is doing just that, and plenty more.



If you’ve never tried discada, or cowboy-wok cooking, Discada’s taquitos are the perfect introduction. They slow cook 24-hour marinated beef, pork, peppers, and onions and top it with onion, cilantro, pineapple, and fresh salsa.



You’ll find some of the outright best BBQ in Austin at Valentina’s, but you’ll also find it used in unique ways like brisket tacos on homemade flour tortillas with house guacamole and a side of charro beans. And don’t get us started on the breakfast tacos like the Real Deal Holyfield.

Valentina's BBQ


Skip the trendy South Austin and downtown Austin pizza joints and travel up Burnet for the best NY style pizza in the city. You’ll also want to give their Grandma style pies a try while you’re there.