8 Best South Congress Food Trucks

Posted by on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 at 4:57am.

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Austin's South Congress, or SoCo, is known and loved for its funky boutiques, retro stores, kaleidoscopic neon-lit signs, and gracious old homes.

Another standout feature of this popular neighborhood is its large selection of gourmet food trucks and trailers. Walking the sidewalks, you’ll find anything and everything, from burritos, barbecue ribs, and sweet and savory crepes to Phuket pork buns, kimchee fries, and oh so tempting tapas.

To help make sure you don't miss out on the best of Austin's tempting sidewalk fare, we’ve hunted down some of the top-rated food trucks that operate in and around South Congress.


Chi'lantro © image via 365 Things Austin

A fusion of Korean and Mexican food is the mainstay of Chi’Lantro, home of the Korean BBQ served from roving food trucks. Spicy pork, egg and cheese breakfast tacos is a great way to start the day, but the standout dish is piping hot kimchee fries, accompanied by authentic Korean, soy-glazed chicken barbecue.

Mighty Cone

Mighty cone© image via Mighty Cone

Mighty Cone serves quarter pounder burgers with chili-dusted fries and…wait for it… chicken, shrimp and/or avocado swamped with wow relish and slapped in a cone. There’s also slow-roasted pulled pork, a la the Purple Pig, and even a hot dog-cone dog, smothered with horseradish and honey mustard.


Kebabalicious© image via The Do Stuff Network

If you’re on a quest for delicious Middle Eastern food, Kebabalicious offers mainstream mezze, k-fries, zucchini fries, and beef, lamb, and chicken kebabs. It's also known for its delicious falafel, served Tel Aviv-style on the street.

Soco Burgers

Soco burgers© image via Yelp

Soco Burgers serves classic Americana, including a choice of burgers, wraps, and super-sandwiches layered with pickles, jalapenos, mushrooms, roast peppers, onion, mustard, mozzarella, and more. If you're really hungry, tackle a Lomito sandwich combo, with rib eye steak, mozzarella, ham, tomatoes, lettuce, hard-cooked eggs, and a special sauce.

Hey!… You Gonna Eat or What?

Hey you gonna eat or what?© image via The Trailer Food Diaries

This pillar-box red food truck with yellow trim offers gourmet sandwiches and homemade chips. Choose from options like Texas mesquite turkey, Lonestar BLT, or the Shiner Monte Christo; a multi-layered masterpiece with pit-smoked ham, mesquite smoked turkey, cheddar and provolone cheese, and a healthy smattering of handmade cherry and fig jelly. Yum!

Little Thai Food

Thai food

Little Thai Food offers low prices, large portions, and super spicy delicacies direct from Bangkok. Try the chicken fried rice, Panang curry, or pad kee mao for a taste of Thailand.

Burro Cheese Kitchen

Burro cheese kitchen© image via Living By The Ranch Code

Burro Cheese produces artisan grilled cheese sandwiches dressed to impress. There’s a choice of ready-made grub, or you can build your own. Only Texas small batch cheeses, scratch-made sauces, and locally produced artisan bread make the grade. Pick from provolone, manchego or aged blue, and pile on the veggies, meats, and sauces.

Gemma Love Jamaican Cuisine

Gemma love Jamaican cuisine© image via Sep Connect

Not to be left off any list of the best food trucks in South Congress, Gemma Love offers authentic Jamaican food crafted from farm-fresh ingredients. Choose from the likes of oxtail, jerk chicken, beef patty, or Ackee & Saltfish, all gluten free and accompanied by a side of crisp fried fritters.

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