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By Samantha McCormack | March 22, 2017 | Food & Drink
Instead of dining at the same sit-down restaurants over and over, take your eats to the streets of Austin. No matter which type of cuisine you’re craving, these six food trucks cover it all.
Owned by a Texas native and his wife, Valentina’s serves up an authentic family-style meal. This food truck combines both Tex and Mex inspired bites for a glorious take on traditional barbeque favorites. Order a potato, egg, and cheese taco off their breakfast menu between 8 and 11 a.m; for lunch and dinner selects, choose between a classic Austin pulled pork sandwich, or its Mexican equivalent, a smoked carnitas taco covered in fiery habanero salsa. 11500 Manchaca Road, 512-221-4248
For Austinites who thought Southern-style comfort food couldn’t get any better, The Peached Tortilla will prove you wrong. All menu items, which are cooked with a bit of Asian flair, include standouts like the JapaJam burger served with a sweet tomato jam, jalapeño cheese, a fried egg, and smothered in Japanese barbecue sauce. Plus, you can’t go wrong with a side of bacon jam fries tossed with Monterey Jack cheese and Sriracha mayo to complement your meal. Multiple locations
It’s cheat day every day, thanks to this sweet and vibrant food truck. Look out for a miniature truck, serving it’s specialty mini doughnuts—but don’t let their size fool you. With numerous toppings and dipping choices to customize your treat, every bite of their handmade treats boasts intense, addictive flavors. Try the cinnamon sugar or chocolate hazelnut sweet dunked in nutella for a savory late-night snack or a midday pick-me-up. 74 Rainey St., 424-23-LUCYS
Next time you’re in need of a quick breakfast, head to Paperboy on Eleventh Street to fuel right up. This truck’s menu may be simple, but the staff uses all-natural produce and ingredients, meaning dishes change seasonally. The B.E.C. sandwich, a combo of bacon, pimento cheese, and an oozy sunny side up egg set atop a brioche bun, is certainly a crowd favorite, which is best paired with a hot coffee or cup of cold brew. 1203 E. 11th St.
This mobile joint is guaranteed to impress foodies, thanks to its tasty yet Instagram-worthy menu options. Gourdough's lets guests enjoy the best of both worlds—dinner and dessert all in one—with donut sandwiches and burgers, like the Bacon Me Crazy (a donut layered with bacon, provolone cheese, guacamole, tomato, and glazed in garlic mayo). Bonus? This food truck serves as an exclusive brunch on the weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring their must-try donut French toast. 1503 S. First St.
If you're craving a New York-style pizza, but don't want to leave the Lone Star State for a taste, you're in luck. Recently opened in two different Austin locations, Neapolitan Express is pretty much a pizzeria-on-wheels that uses open-mouth electric ovens to whip up authentic Neapolitan-style pies to eat on-the-go. Choose from an extensive list of organic individual pizzas, from classics like the margherita to creatives like their black truffle-topped pie, Il Toro di Wall Street. Third St. & Congress Ave.
photography via facebook.com/valentinastexmexbbq; facebook.com/peachedtortilla; facebook.com/lovelittlelucys; yelp.com/biz/paperboy-austin; yelp.com/biz/gourdoughs-austin; courtesy of Neopolitan Express
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