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True to its name, Chi'Lantro features a fusion of Korean and Mexican cuisine with a mobile food service across Austin. Follow the schedule of their friendly food truck to sample their creative take on traditional flavors. As the inventors of kimchi fries, this dish is a must have with French fries topped with caramelized kimchi, seasonings and Korean BBQ. Other specialties include the Korean burger, spicy pork tacos, Seoul burrito and beef rice bowl. They also offer catering facilities for your parties and private events.
This food truck posts up at three different locations in Downtown Austin. This delicious European-Turkish food is found on street corners all over the world, why should Austin be any exception? Choose from chicken, beef or lamb shawarma, falafel, hummus or a Turkish salad. All kebabs are made fresh, and they stay open late, making for a perfect post-night out meal. If you can't find them on 7th Street, try their 2nd Street location.
With the wealth of fast food drive-thru restaurants, P. Terry's stands out for what their burgers do not have: junk. Aiming to provide fast food options made of real food, P Terry's offers freshly made burgers made from hormone-free beef and chicken, and homemade veggie burgers. All this is topped with local, organic tomatoes and served with freshly cut French fries and creamy milk shakes made with real ice cream. Even the lemonade is fresh-squeezed. The small outdoor patio provides a relaxing retro vibe very close to downtown, while the drive-thru setting means the wait time between ordering and eating is very fast.
East Side King is probably the most popular Food Trailer in Austin. It has five different locations around Austin that it posts up at regularly. The colorful, almost psychedelic truck hands out delicious Asian street food; actually, it's a blend of Asian flavors and American sensibilities, the result of which is absolutely tasty! Try the Thai chicken karaage or Por Qui buns, they're legendary. Another great feature of this little joint is that there are veggie and vegan options to choose from. Vegans from all over travel far and wide to get their hands on delectable preparations like the Home Beet Fries and Veggie Meshi. A word of caution, though, they neither accept reservations nor credit cards cards; hit the ATM before you arrive here.
In 2010, founder Mohammad Attal packed up his bags and moved to Austin from Brooklyn to start a halal food cart serving lamb and chicken over rice. After a couple of years, a permanent restaurant took the cart's place, along with an expanded menu. Today, Dig into Middle Eastern favorites like shawarma, kofta and falafel served over rice or in a wrap. So if you're on the hunt for some truly tasty Middle Eastern bites, head to Halal Bros.
Often overflowing with customers during the lunch hour, Freebirds World Burrito serves up fresh food quickly with your tastes in mind. A large staff is available to custom make burritos, tacos and quesadillas on the spot with a variety of tortilla options. Simple modern furnishings adorn the room with small tables grouped for dining. Start by ordering a regular, monster, or super-size burrito with a flour, wheat, cayenne, or spinach tortilla. Chicken and steak are offered, as well as several vegetables for creating vegetarian options. The Avo Taco is a favorite among vegetarians with fresh avocado, rice, sour cream, and cheese. Nice extras include cilantro, jalapenos, pico de gallo, roasted peppers and fresh lime juice.
Tucked away in a shopping center, Bombay Express is not your typical strip-mall fare. With a menu of tasty bites from North and South India, Bombay Express offers a spicy respite from the burgers and fries. South Indian specialties include the aloo paratha, a homemade bread stuffed with seasoned potatoes, while North Indian choices include a variety of dosas, big-as-your-head fresh crepes made from rice and stuffed with spices and fillings. Bombay Express is also one of the few restaurants in Austin to offer chaat, or Indian street snacks. Choose from samosas, fried dumplings and several types of puri, crisp bread with veggies and sauce. Can't make up your mind? On weekends, the thali provides a mind-boggling amount of small dishes for a steal.