Cliktrips likes the beach, palm trees, mountain hikes, desertscapes, forest walks, the jungle, tropical islands, swimming pools, lake swims, rocky seaside cliffs, sunsets, soundbaths, hot tubs, the occasional cold plunge, bicycle rides, road trips, spritzes of all kinds, lots of snacks and the colors pink and green. Cliktrips also enjoys late night techno parties, balearic rooftop hangs, weird weekenders, tropical sounds, trippy disco, and dancing ‘til dawn.


Guide to Austin Food Carts for SXSW

Guide to Austin Food Carts for SXSW


Originally published March 2011 

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 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.

Chi'lantro - Korean-Mexican influenced tacos, burritos and burgers. We’re also really interested in something called Kimchi Fries.

Chi'lantro on Facebook

Chi'lantro on Twitter

Torchy’s Tacos - Traditional taco truck fare including green chile pork, fried avocado and baja shrimp tacos, plus build your own breakfast tacos.

Torchy’s Tacos on Facebook

Torchy’s Taco on Twitter

Cazamance - African influenced dishes like lamb burgers, curry vegetables with coconut reduction, and Moroccan lamb sausage with harissa.

Cazamance on Facebook

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

The Texas Cuban - Hot, Cuban style pressed sandwiches served with plantian chips.

The Texas Cuban 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

Along Came A Slider - Gourmet sliders like chicken and waffle, chicken fried guacamole, and barbacoa styles and sides of house made fries.

Along Came A Slider on Facebook

Me So Hungry - Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches, noodle dishes and fresh spring rolls.

Me So Hungry on Twitter

Colina Flora. Colares, Portugal.

Colina Flora. Colares, Portugal.

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