Food Truck Treasures

Keep Austin weird at these unique food trucks

Goudoughs Donuts, located on South Congress and Monroe Street, is one of Austin's unique food trucks and sells a variety of themed donuts for every customer. 

Photo Credit: Taylor Harton

Austin has a gift for keeping it weird, especially when it comes to food. The latest trend, as we all know, is food trucks. But what is Austin’s forte within this trend? Weird food trucks.

Austin is at it again, providing an eclectic and adventurous array of menus to satisfy any taste bud. Here’s a list of some of Austin’s strangest trucks, but take it from us, this list is only the beginning of what Austin has to offer.

The Peached Tortilla

Peached Tortilla has been called a flavor combination of Asian and Mexican/Southern. For example, they serve Chinese BBQ tacos and both Bahn Mi and BBQ Brisket sliders. However, the real kicker are their sauces: there are multiple, each tasty in its own way. Be sure to try at least one of them.

Chi’Lantro

Like Peached, Chi’Lantro is another food truck featuring Korean-Mexican fusion. Yelp reviewers rave about their kimchi fries. And the best part when it comes to Longhorns? They frequent the UT Austin area for dinner time, so check out their website the next time you’re thinking about a Korean burger or kimchi quesadillas.

Bananarchy

While it may seem odd, frozen bananas on a stick are actually quite the treat, and that’s exactly what Bananarchy has to offer. After you choose your size (full banana or half) you choose how to dress it with a dip and toppings. Really, it’s the time to get creative; there’s something for everyone. There are even vegan-friendly options, with offerings like peanut butter, vegan chocolate and Oreo.

The Vegan Yacht

It is not often that a Frito pie gets turned into a burrito, and then that burrito goes on to receive an award for being a greatburrito. On top of all that, how many award-winning Frito-pie burritos are also vegan? Probably just one. Check out The Vegan Yacht at Spider House, another campus-convenient spot, for this burrito and other vegan snacks.

Gourdough’s

If you have never looked at

Gourdough’s menu, it might be hard to understand how some donuts could make it onto the list, but Gourdough’s is a master of the unique and adventurous.

There’s the PB&J for the kid in all of us, a bacon donut with maple syrup to cater to the latest trend, plenty of fruit and chocolate options, and of course, donut holes. You might consider sharing with someone since the advertising doesn’t lie -- these really are “Big.Fat.Donuts.”

Holy Cacao

One word: chocolate. What started as a simple hot chocolate trailer bloomed into cake balls, floats,” drinking chocolate” and more chocolate goodies and beverages.

Its menu is perfect for dessert at any time of the year (they even have frozen hot chocolate) or simply for a cup of coffee or a latte. You can find them in the South Austin Trailer Park & Eatery with some other Austin favorites.

OMG! Cheesecakery

Steering away from the trends of cake ball popsicles and cupcakes, OMG! Cheesecakery founder Dan chose to focus on cheesecake. OMG! Cheesecakery is the place to get a “personal sized and portable cheesecake.”

He makes cheesechake in all different flavors, ranging from “avocado” to “nutella” to “blueberry lavender,” but their website advertises they can make just about anything! It might just depend on how adventurous you’re willing to be.