Austin has such a wide choice and variety when it comes to food and I did my very best to try as much of it as I possibly could when I was there. Of course you can’t go to Austin without having some barbecue but there are also so many more amazing places to eat whether it’s in a restaurant or a food truck on the side of the road. I thought I would give you a run down of the places that I went to eat because let me tell you they were all amazing and I would highly recommend them if anyone is heading to Austin. There were so many places that we went to that were so good so here’s just 6 of my favourites and then the other pictures are from other places we went to which were all amazing but if I was to write about them all we would be here for ages….
This was my first meal when I arrived in Austin and it just set the tone or the food on the rest of my trip. Self professed as the ‘best damn tacos in Texas’ and let me tell you they truly live up to their name. From their amazing queso dip to there interesting taco combinations and interesting names too it is certainly a must if you hit a taco craving. Of course don’t forget to ask for their secret menu as they always have something different for their loyal customers who ask .
There is something about a gorgues hot dog and an ice cold beer , well that’s what people tell me I can vouch for the hot dog but not the beer but anyway if they are two of your favourite things then Bangers is the place to be. Here you can get gourmet hot dogs (30 different types) made from anything from boar to duck topped with only the finest ingredients. While you enjoy your amazing hot dog you can wash it down with one of there 104 beers from places far and near, if you can’t make a decision just ask your server to pick something for you and you won’t be disappointed. With long picnic tables and a stage with live music this is the perfect place to spend a summer’s evening. They also have amazing sides from macaroni & cheese to poutine which all help compliment the sausages.
Located in a renovated bungalow on Rainey Street with fairy lights strewn all over the outdoor patio this gem not only looks amazing but the food is on point to. Serving some of the best Indian food I have ever had from Korma to Rogan Josh you’ll find something here to suit your taste. If you like Indian food this is definitely a must go place in Austin.
This food truck provides a gorgeous sweet treat for any time of the day. Churros by themselves are amazing but when you add toppings such as marshmallow, ice-cream, caramel and loads of other things it just takes them to another level. I would definitely recommend the Camp-fire which is what I had, churros coated in Graham cracker sugar, toasted marshmallows and chocolate sauce. They’ll have something to suit everyone’s taste and you will be left wanting more.
This is another food truck which as the name suggests is dedicated to grilled cheese and man do they do it well. Gourment grilled cheese with a range of cheese and breads used along with different interesting fillings. My favourite was the ‘Big Kahuna’ which was on a Hawaiian sweet roll, provolone cheese, prosciutto and a pineapple sauce which was just amazing. The perfect flavours to compliment each other to make for an amazing sandwich. This is the perfect mid afternoon pick me up to help you going until the end of the day.
Of course you can’t go to Austin and not have some barbecue. We stumbled on this place as where we were going to go was full but this was amazing. These places are based on first come first serve and when the meat is gone it’s gone which happened to the pulled pork in our case but not to worry. It was an interesting dining experience as you come in and queue for your food, a meat plate which included 2 sides and one meat or you could get a assortment of all the meats they had. Then you get it on a tray with the feeling of a canteen , pay for it and then head to the many tables laid with some sauces and of course kitchen roll to wipe up the mess that will be made. The food was amazing,I had sausage but it was a spicy smoked sausage along with a side of corn and macaroni & cheese and it hit the spot. One thing I will say is that you buy your beer in the bottle so if you are going don’t forget to bring a bottle opener or you may find yourself thinking of some creative ways to open a bottle.
Here’s a few of the other places we went to eat: