Healthy Food Trucks in Austin

By Therese Vonesh – May 1, 2022

A casual stroll down any popular street will show you that Austin is not only a hub for success but also a hot spot for something else — food trucks. Voted one of the top cities in the U.S. for food trucks by TripsToDiscover, Austin has a wide variety of meals parked all over the city for your convenience. Whether you’re craving BBQ, sweet baked goods, authentic Mexican, fresh greens and vegan, or even New England-style seafood, you won’t be left without options. Wishing you luck in deciding what you don’t have a taste for today!

Veracruz All Natural

Veracruz.

With authentic Mexican food, smoothies and juices, Veracruz All Natural came from humble beginnings. However, according to The New York Times, it now has a huge following. The two sisters and owners, Reyna and Maritza Vazquez, are immigrants from Mexico, where they first learned to create the amazing food they serve today. They also have several food truck locations, including two brick-and-mortar restaurants in Round Rock and Downtown Austin. Veracruz is known for their famous Migas taco, complete with eggs, tomatoes, onions, Monterey Jack cheese, avocado and cilantro. Located at multiple locations including Tarrytown, East Austin and Mueller. 

Plow Bao

Plow Bao

Courtesy of Plow Bao

Satisfy your vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner cravings here. Plow Bao is known for its unique and authentic Chinese buns and bao. Brunch begins at 11 a.m. and “bao after brunch” begins at 3 p.m. Try their most popular breakfast items, such as the scallion pancake wrap or the french toast bao sandwich. Located at the Buzz Mill, Riverside.

Garbo’s 

Garbos.

Courtesy of Garbo’s.

Welcome to the salty East Coast! Garbo’s serves New England-style cuisine with an Austin twist, of course. Three sisters, Heidi, Sam and Hannah, take you back to their home states by preparing both Connecticut-style (butter-poached) and Maine-style (chilled) lobster rolls. They also specialize in burgers, spicy shrimp rolls and cobb salads. Located in North Austin (with a brick-and-mortar restaurant located in Travis County).

Dee Dee Thai

Dee Dee Thai.

As their website explains, “dee” means “good” in Siamese. Dee Dee Thai serves “good good” authentic, farm-to-table, northeastern Thai food. Owned and operated by husband and wife Justin and Lakana Trubiana, Dee Dee offers the best of the best from their home garden and kitchen. They were also voted one of the top Austin food trucks by the CNTraveler. Stop by and try one of their seasonal desserts, mango and sticky rice, which is made with coconut milk-soaked sticky rice, topped off with ripe mango slices and a coconut milk drizzle. Located on Menchaca Road, South Austin.

Micklethwait Craft Meats

Micklethwait Craft Meats.

Voted one of the top 10 best Texas BBQ places by Texas Monthly, Micklethwait goes above and beyond via grill. They are open Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. until sold out. Smoked brisket, barbacoa, turkey and chicken are just a few options off the menu. Tom Micklethwait, owner and “pitmaster,” purchased and restored this vintage comet trailer to kick off his BBQ business. Located on Rosewood Avenue, East Austin.

Via 313 

VIA313.

Via 313 truly is a big rectangular slice of Detroit. If pizza is on your mind, then you’ve come to the right place! Brandon and Zane — brothers, owners and natives of Detroit — say that Detroit-style pizza is baked in huge metal trays, similar to the old ones used on the automotive assembly lines. Try their “Cadillac” pizza with gorgonzola, fig, prosciutto, parmesan cheese and a balsamic glaze. Located in Central and East Austin (with three brick-and-mortar restaurants located in Austin).

Abo Youssef

Abo Youssef.

Open at 5 p.m. and ready to serve some no-nonsense Mediterranean food is Abo Youssef. Nothing fancy or ostentatious here! Just unexpectedly good dinner and lunch specials that are always fresh. The chicken shawarma is a must or the mixed grill plate with lamb. And of course, everything tastes better with a glass of their fresh lime and mint juice. Located in East Austin.

 
 

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