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Goodies & Bits Menu


Papa a la Huancaina

A spicy potato, egg, olive, and cheese sauce dish. Served platter style.

Salmon and Herb Cheese Bites

Cucumber slices, topped with salmon and cheese spread.

Gazpacho Shooters

Mild salsa, cucumber, and Bloody Mary mix shots.

Shrimp Cream Cheese Wraps

Shrimp and cream cheese wrapped in thin cucumber slices.

Bonanza Bean Dip (GF)

A layer of bean, avocado, sour cream, cheese, topped with tomatoes, olives, green onions, shredded cheese and lime wedges.

Shrimp Shooters

Romaine leaves, balsamic, cilantro, lemon, herbs and shrimp served in a martini or shot glass.

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Stuffed with a bacon, avocado and green onion blend.

Smoked Buffalo Wings


Smoked Brisket Roll


Caprese Toast Bites for Two

Meatball Sliders

A red sauce meatball, served on a dinner roll.

Mini Apps

Many different mini crescent roll appetizer bites on the same platter.

Salmon Martini Starter (GF)

Lemon, pepper and olive oil drizzled smoked salmon, avocado, cherry tomatoes, cucumber sticks and fresh green, served in a 6 oz. martini glass. We smoked our own salmon.

Mini Meatballs in a White Garlic Basil Sauce

Served with the sauce on the side.

Cream Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms (Veg)

Real tasty.

Spicy Shrimp Guacamole Bites

Tortilla chips topped with guacamole and grilled shrimp.

Delectable Deviled Eggs

Paprika and capers for garnish.

Shrimp Salad on Cucumber Slices

Tuna in Cucumber Cups

Tastes lovely.

Shrimp with Salsa Verde

A spicy change of pace to shrimp cocktail by using salsa made from tomatillos.

Greek-Style Garlicky Shrimp with Feta

Garlicky shrimp with parsley and feta.

Smoked Salmon Crostini

Topped with a yogurt lemon dill sauce.

Super Garlic Shrimp (GF)

Italian Meatballs in Red Sauce

Cured Meat and Cheese Platter

A variety of cheese bites.

Marinated Mushrooms (GF)

Fruit Platter

Veggie Platter (Veg)

Skillet Shrimp Veggie Sautée (GF)

Shrimp, tomatoes, garlic, cilantro, bell peppers, sweet onions, herbs and spices.


Caesar Salad

Spanish Salad

Served with our Spanish paella as a side.

Avocado Green Salad

Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad

Roasted Chicken Bell Pepper and Onion Salad

Potato Tuna Green Salad

Smoked Salmon Caesar Salad

Pulled Chicken Fajitas

Tender strips of smoked chicken, served with choice of 2 sides and flour tortillas.

Carne Guisada

Tender beef chunks and gravy, served with flour tortilla and choice of 2 sides.

Tex-Mex Migas

A savory Mexican egg concoction, served with 2 sides.

Pecan-Stuffed Chicken Breast

Browned, poached, stuffed with a hint of molasses, fennel, sweet onion, minced garlic, tarragon, pecans and house seasonings, with sauce on top. Served with choice of 2 sides and bread.

Italian Meatballs and Pasta

Served with 2 sides.

Grilled Chicken Breast with White Sauce

Served with choice of 2 sides and bread (peach BBQ sauce option).

Italian Chicken Casserole

Served with choice of 2 sides.

Mediterranean Rigatoni

Rigatoni pasta, skinless cooked chicken breast, feta cheese, grape tomatoes, olives, lemon, herbs and spices with choice of 1 side.

Country Pot Roast and Veggies

Tender beef with onions, bell peppers, carrots and potatoes, cooked to a low gravy, served with choice of 2 sides.

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Served with choice of 2 sides.

Fideuá (Spain)

A Spanish shrimp and spaghetti dish with saffron and garlic.

Mexican Tomatillo Pork Stew

A Mexican stew served with choice of 2 sides.

Tender Brisket with Shrimp Basil Sauté

Our tender 12-hour smoked brisket topped with a shrimp and veggie herb topping. Melt in your mouth good. You heard of steak and shrimp? This is brisket and shrimp!

Smothered Chicken with Egg Noodles

Served with choice of 2 sides.

Grilled Pork Chops with Pear and Sweet Onion Pan Gravy

Served with choice of 2 sides.

Grilled Tilapia with Skillet Shrimp Sweet Peppers

Grilled tilapia with a shrimp, tomato, onion and herb topping.

Pit-Smoked Turkey with Sage Cornbread Dressing

All the trimmings with choice of 2 sides.

Skillet Shrimp with Sweet Peppers and Veggies over Saffron Rice

Skillet cooked shrimp with onions, peppers, garlic, cilantro and tomatoes, served over rice.

Grilled Salmon over Cream Spinach Mushroom

Served with choice of 2 sides and bread.

Applewood Baby Back Ribs with White BBQ Sauce

Slow smoked with applewood chunks using a herb butter mop. Choice of 2 sides and bread.

Vegetable and Bulgur Chili (Veg)

A veggie chili that comes with bread and choice of 1 other side.

Velveeta Chicken Spaghetti

Tasty and served with choice of 2 sides and bread.

Smoked Lemon Herb Chicken

Served with choice of 2 sides and bread.


Smoked Sausage, Peppers, and Veggies over Rice

Sautéed sausage in an onion, tomato, bell peppers, basil, cilantro, minced garlic, and mushrooms. Served over rice and choice of 1 side.

Chicken and Vegetable Paella

Skinless chicken breast, bell peppers, sweet onions, garlic, green beans, broccoli, sweet peas, carrots, sofrito, bomba rice, all cooked in a homemade pressure-cooked chicken stock, fused with Spanish saffron. This is served with bread, Spanish salad, and lemons.

Chicken, Sausage, Shrimp, Fish and Veggie Paella

Seasoned chicken breast, marinated shrimp, fish, sautéed sausage bits, onions, garlic, sofrito (tomatoes, garlic, sweet onions, spices ), veggies, bomba rice, saffron and homemade pressure-cooked, seasoned chicken and seafood stock. served with bread, salad and lemon.

Classic Seafood Paella

Homemade sofrito, onions, garlic, tomatoes, saffron, bomba rice, green veggies, bell peppers, cooked in a homemade seafood stock and topped with large shrimp, clams, mussels, scallops, calamari, sweet peppers, herbs and spices. Served with lemon wedges.

Shrimp and Chicken Paella

Large, wild, deveined and marinated shrimp, chicken breast strips, homemade sofrito (tomatoes, sweet onions, olive oil), homemade stock, bomba rice, garlic, onions, green beans, broccoli, sweet peppers, sweet peas, and bell peppers. This is served with french baguette bread, a Spanish salad and sliced lemon.

Shrimp and Veggie Paella

Same as our Classic Seafood Paella, but loaded with shrimp only.

Soul Food Paella

A south-in-your-mouth, non-traditional Paella, that includes a homemade pressure-cooked chicken and pork stock, beef oxtail, chicken wings, pork neckbones, smoked ham hock meat, chicken gizzards, onions, garlic, sofrito, saffron-fused bomba rice, green beans, bell peppers, broccoli and mustard greens, served with cornbread, green salad and lemons.

Vegetarian Paella

Bomba rice cooked in a homemade veggie stock with saffron, sofrito, garlic, onions, green beans, sweet peas, broccoli, carrots, bell peppers, tomatoes, sweet peppers and corn. Served with bread and Spanish salad.

Chopped Beef Sandwich

Mesquite Smoked Turkey

Pit-smoked turkey meat, served with choice of 2 sides.

Sliced Beef Sandwiches

All served on soft kolache buns, with pickles, onions and sauce.

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Real pit smoked and served on a kolache bun with sauce, pickles, onions and a side of slaw.

BBQ Chicken Quarters

Old fashioned, slow-smoked BBQ chicken quarters

Lockhart Sausage Sandwich

1/4 pound sausage served on a fresh baked kolache bun with sauce, pickles and onions.

BBQ Plates

Grilled Pork Chops

Seasoned, thick, center-cut pork chop, charcoal- or wood-smoked

Fried Whole Chicken Wings

Comes with choice of 2 sides and bread.

Smothered Beef Kidney and Gravy

Smothered in an onion, bell pepper gravy and slow simmered (old school).

Meatballs and Brown Gravy

Smothered meatballs with onions, bell peppers, herbs, spices, cooked in a homemade brown gravy. Served with a choice of 2 sides and bread.

Smothered Turkey Wings

Tender turkey wings, cooked to a low gravy with onions, garlic, bell peppers, spices, carrots and served with choice of 2 sides and bread.

Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

Thick homemade beef meat sauce with onions, bell peppers, herbs, garlic and tomatoes served with bread and choice of 1 side.

Beef Chile con Carne

Homemade beef chile, with Mexican herbs and spices, Served with choice of side, crackers or bread.

Beef Oxtail

A generous amount of trimmed, pressure-cooked savory “fall off the bone tender” seasoned oxtail, sweet onions, bell peppers, herbs and spices cooked to a thin gravy and served with choice of 2 sides and moist yellow cornbread (lift these with a spoon, a fork will not cut it!)

Beef Stew and Cornbread

Hearty, and made from scratch with tender beef, lots of veggies, cooked to a low gravy and served with cornbread.

Beef Tips and Rice

Tender beef and veggies in a brown gravy, served over rice. Choice of 1 side.

Charcoal Grilled Chicken Wings

Whole charcoal grilled or fried chicken wings. Served with choice of 2 sides and bread.

Chitterlings Old School

Super cleaned, pressure cooked to a perfect tender with herbs, spices, onions, bell pepper that ends with a thin gravy. Served with choice of 2 sides and cornbread. A delicacy!

Louisiana Gumbo and Rice

Hearty shrimp, sausage, chicken, onions, celery, bell peppers, garlic in a seafood stock and homemade roux. Served with veggie rice, bread and choice of 1 side.

Fried Fish

Tasty strips of catfish, tilapia, or pangasius fried to a golden brown

Pigs Feet Tender

Super tender, seasoned, pressure-cooked pig knuckles, onions, herbs, bell pepper, minced garlic, served with your choice of 2 sides.

Pork Neck Bones and Cabbage

Tender seasoned neck bones with sweet onions, bell peppers and celery. Served with cabbage and cornbread.

Smothered Steak and Onions

Seasoned, choice cut, skillet seared and oven smothered. Served with 2 sides and choice of bread.

Roasted Eggplant Parmesan Casserole (Veg)

Served as an entree with choice of 2 sides or with spaghetti and choice of 1 side.

Curried Vegetables and Garbanzo Beans with Potatoes (Veg)

An Indian flavored vegetarian entree, served with choice of 2 sides.

Squash and Bell Pepper Casserole (Veg)

Served as a vegetarian entree meal, with choice of 2 sides and bread.

Cauliflower Mac N Cheese (Veg)

Seasoned Vegetables and Egg Noodles

An entree served with choice of 2 sides and bread.

Hearty Veggie Noodle Soup (Veg)

Various thick and hearty veggies, with noodles, cooked in a veggie stock and served with choice of 1 side and bread.

Meat Sauce with Tomatoes and Roasted Garlic Pasta (GF)

All gluten-free seasonings, pasta, meat sauce, and veggies served with choice of 2 sides.

Bonanza Bean Dip Platter (GF)

A multiple layered dip with beans, sour cream, green onions, olives, cheeses, avocado, herbs and lime wedges, served pan or platter style.

Chicken Potato Soup (GF)

Potatoes, celery, carrots, broccoli, mushrooms, green beans, garlic, skinless chicken, gluten-free seasonings, all cooked in a homemade chicken stock.

Chicken Breast Avocado Salad (GF)

Avocado, cucumber, lettuce, spinach, broccoli, carrots, boiled egg, with a gluten-free vinaigrette and topped with smoked chicken breast.

Italian Kale and White Beans

Vegan entree served with green salad.

Corn and Tomato Sauté

Whole kernel corn and cherry tomatoes, sautéed in olive oil, with shallots, thyme, seasoning, and served with a green salad.

Chunky Mushroom Veggies over Pasta

Tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, minced garlic and mushrooms served with pasta and choice of 2 sides.


Mashed Potatoes

Red Beans and Rice

Smoked meat, rice and bean mix.

Broccoli - Rice Casserole (Veg)

Spanish Tortilla

Made with sweet onions, eggs and potatoes.

Broccoli Ziti

Marinated Mushrooms

Green Bean Fusili

Spinach with Bacon and Onion

Lemon-Buttered New Potatoes (GF)

Macaroni Salad

Oven-Baked Buttered Candied Yams

Mushrooms and Bell Pepper Sauté

Mexican Rice

Made with chorizo, onions, tomatoes and garlic.

Black-Eyed Peas

Cooked with smoked meats.

Broccoli Cauliflower Carrot Medley (GF)

Lightly seasoned steamed veggies, plain or brushed with butter and minced garlic.

Apple Coleslaw (Veg)

Steamed Herb Buttered Carrots

Baked Beans

Mustard or Collard Greens

Cooked with smoked meats.

Seasoned Cabbage with Bacon

Cooked with smoked meats.


Green Beans

Cooked with smoked bacon.

Mac n Cheese

Our best seller.

Pinto Beans

Cooked with smoked meats.

Homemade Potato Salad


Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake

Sweet Potato Pie

Homemade Peach Cobbler

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Fresh baked.


Tea by the Gallon

Green Tea Bottles

Arizona green tea.

Tea by Glass or Cup

About Goodies & Bits

Marvin & Estella Elam put as much love, enthusiasm, and care into their service as they do in their delicious food, so of course, everyone in Austin absolutely adores Goodies & Bits. This sweet Texas couple has combined the most marvelous flavors of soul food and barbeque, resulting in a masterpiece of a menu, with every item made from scratch. Their paella is positively tasty and has even won multiple awards, and is worth a trip to this truck on it’s own. But just you’ve gotta come out to chomp down on the other local favorites, like their chopped beef sandwich with juicy, tender beef saturated in their robust and tangy homemade BBQ sauce. Their Louisiana gumbo & rice is incredibly delightful, with big, hearty shrimp, sausage, chicken, and veggies, all stewed in their seafood stock and homemade roux. And don’t forget to indulge in their ever-so-popular oooey gooey mac n’ cheese, red beans & rice, and black eyed peas. For all this scrumptiousness, and much, much more, be sure to visit this lovely team and get your Goodies & Bits fix soon!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Goodies & Bits do catering, and are they available on my date?

Yes, Goodies & Bits is registered for catering and/or vending events on Roaming Hunger. In terms of availability, we don't manage their calendar. The best way to find out if they're available is to fill out your event information and see if they respond.

Is Goodies & Bits available in my city?

Goodies & Bits serves Austin and surrounding areas. Keep in mind that for catering, they may add a travel fee if it's outside of their normal travel radius.

What type of food does Goodies & Bits serve?

Goodies & Bits serves the following cuisine types: BBQ, Soul Food, Seafood, Comfort Food, Savory, Vegetarian

What types of services (equipment) does Goodies & Bits have?

Goodies & Bits has the following types of services: Trailer

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