Austin’s Amazing Food Truck Parks & Lots (2021 Guide)

With over 1,000 food trucks in Austin, you couldn’t possibly eat your way through them all. Luckily, food pods, funky trailers, and food truck parks abound, making it easy to sample the city’s diverse cuisines in one stop.

5000 Burnet

Address: 5000 Burnet Road

Open Days & Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-8pm

Eight food trucks and trailers make up this food park plus a playscape for the kids. Try Tloc’s Sonoran-style hot dogs, Taco Sweet’s vibrant ice cream tacos, or Hawaiian favorites like loco moco from the Big Kahuna truck. Each truck’s days and hours vary, so be sure to check the website for the current lineup. 

Arbor Food Park

Address: 1108 East 12th Street

Open Days & Hours: vary by truck

This BYOB East Side food park has something for everyone: Four-legged friends get their own bites at Original Dog Treat Truck Co. Come for the breakfast French toast from Shelton’s Café, stay for the tacos from Cuantos Tacos. There are lots of picnic tables and tree shade. Hours vary by truck, so be sure to check the website to plan your visit. 

The Picnic

Address: 1720 Barton Springs Road

Open Days & Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 11am-8pm

Founded on the idea of celebrating all things local, enjoy Austin favorites at The Picnic. Grab a Hot’n’Crunchy chicken cone from Mighty Cone, or try brisket tacos from Have a Taco. Cannone Gelato seves up gelato tacos filled with refreshing flavors like avocado and mango. The perfect place to visit before taking a dip in Barton Springs or exploring nearby Zilker Park.

Conscious Cravings

Mueller Trailer Eats

Address: 4209 Airport Blvd

Open Days & Hours: 11am-8pm every day

Located across from Lake Park and the historic Browning Hangar, you’ll find a group of 5 trucks in the up-and-coming central Austin neighborhood Mueller. Plant-based fans (and carnivores too) can enjoy local favorite Conscious Cravings’ modern wraps. Veracruz All Natural, run by two sisters, celebrates traditional Mexican dishes. The Stonehouse Wood Fire Grill offers grill-centric burgers, toasted sandwiches, and kabobs.

Rainey Street Food Trucks

Address: 82 Rainey Street

Open Days & Hours: Check Site and trucks

Over 20 trucks line up on Rainey Street, known for its live music and late night bars. A handful of trucks gather in a lot across the street from Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden. Here you’ll find legendary Bananarchy’s wild frozen dipped bananas. For late night eats, tuck into a spicy angry lobster roll from the Happy Lobster Truck (5pm to midnight, Saturdays), or empanadas from Four Brothers Venezuelan Food (open until 2am). The pandemic has shifted truck hours, so check before you visit.

Thicket Food Park

Address: 7800 South 1st Street

Open Days & Hours: 9am-9pm every day

Home to nearly a dozen food trucks and trailers, try a taste of Chicago at Midway Dogs, Brooklyn Breakfast shop for egg sandwiches and avocado toast, or sample the cuisine of Trinidad & Tobago with Shirley’s Trini Cuisine. Plant-based fans will love Revolution Vegan Kitchen’s Sunday brunch menu. Shaded dining areas, outdoor yoga, a community garden, and live music add color to an already delicious South Austin food park. Opening hours vary by truck, so check before you go. 

Micklethwait Craft Meats

Address: 1309 Rosewood Ave

Open Days & Hours: Thurs-Sun 11am until sold out

A vintage 1960 Comet trailer houses one of Austin’s most celebrated barbecue spots. The menu is barbecue classics (think ribs, brisket, and pulled pork), smoked sausages, and scratch-made sides like jalapeno cheese grits and chili beans. This standalone trailer isn’t part of a food truck park, but no Austin list would be complete without at least one spot for award-winning Texas barbecue.

The Waypoint 

Address: 4604 Weletka Drive

Open Days & Hours: Check their website

This family-friendly Lake Travis food park has it all: Great food, craft beer, a playground for the littles ones, yard games for the big kids, and even an off-leash dog run. Two permanent trucks call this park home — Yardbird Wing Bar and R19 Taqueria — plus two rotating trucks. Pair your meal with an IPA from Infamous Brewing. Check out the website for monthly events like crawfish boils, artisan markets, and live music.

Buzz Mill Coffee

Address: 1505 Town Creek Dr. 

Open Days & Hours: Open 24 hours

This 24-hour East Riverside community bar and coffee shop has a patio with a collection of three plant-based food trucks: Plow Burger, known for plant-based burgers and wings, Plow Bao’s vegan dim sum, and Mission Street Burrito. Popular old-school barbecue truck JNL Barbecue pops up Fridays through Sundays starting at 11am until sold out. Truck hours vary, but most open at 11am (check websites before you go). Buzz Mill also hosts an open mic comedy night every Tuesday.  

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