Guide to Austin Food Carts for SXSW
Austin’s mobile food scene is large and in charge and has really grown in recent years, so it’s nearly impossible to list them all in one place, but AustinFoodCarts.com does a pretty great job sorting through them. (They also have an iPhone application.) And as the music masses prepare to descend on Austin next week for SXSW, we thought we pull together a list of some food carts we think you might enjoy. This is by no means a comprehensive list, and if we missed anything great, please leave a comment and we’ll update the list. Also, please keep in mind that the carts tend to move around, so follow them on Twitter or Facebook to keep up with their locations.
Fried Green Tomatoes – Southern style dishes that all include fried green tomatoes like the pimento cheese sandwich (w/ fried green tomato) and shrimp remoulade, or you can order just tomatoes with a variety of dipping sauces.
Fried Green Tomatoes on Facebook
Fried Green Tomatoes on Twitter
The Mighty Cone – Serving up Hot & Crunchy “cones” of fried chicken, shrimp or avocados made with sesame seeds, almonds, chile flakes and sea salt with a side of chili dusted french fries.
The Mighty Cone on Facebook
The Mighty Cone on Twitter
Fat Cactus – Navajo Tacos are served with either chicken, beef or veggies, but we really want to try the Chilada fry bread pizza served with New Mexico red chile sauce, ground beef and cheddar.
Fat Cactus on Facebook
Odd Duck Farm to Table – Serves up locally sourced produce and meats utilizing the whole animal nose to tail. The menu changes daily based on what’s available. The chef is currently up for Food and Wine’s “The People’s Best New Chef: Southwest.”
Odd Duck Farm to Table on Facebook
Gordough’s – The craziest donuts you’ve ever tasted with ingredients like bacon, fried chicken strips, and habanero pepper jelly (not all on the same donut).
Turf n Surf Po-Boys – Farm raised fried shrimp and catfish dishes and free range chicken po’boys and various other surf and turf specialties with lots of fixin’s and sides.
Turf n Surf Po-Boys on Facebook
Sushi Box – Maki rolls, nigiri, salads and fresh, healthy Japanese food. We want to go just to see the renovated, design friendly shipping container they use as their “cart.”
Sushi Box on Facebook
Sushi Box on Twitter
Old School BBQ & Grill – Chopped brisket sammies, steak burgers, Texas jalapeno hot links, and ribs served out of an old yellow school bus.
Old School BBQ & Grill on Facebook
Old School BBQ & Grill on Twitter