Hey!..You Gonna Eat or What?
A relatively new truck run by a husband and wife team, where just about everything is made onsite; the chef showed me the potato that would soon become the chips to accompany my sandwich. They're gaining a following for the Shiner Bock beer-battered Monte Cristo served with a side of homemade cherry and fig jam, but my favorite sandwich was the fried green tomato BLT. Somehow it was light despite the inclusion of crispy bacon and poblano pepper aioli.
Wurst Tex sources their sausages from a variety of purveyors, and thus have something for everyone—bratwurst, vegetarian sausages, wild game, and even rattlesnake and rabbit for the most adventurous.
The duck and bacon sausage was smoky and rich, topped with perfectly grilled onions and mild sauerkraut on a sesame seed bun. There are four choices of mustard and a curry ketchup to choose from, but a simple spicy brown mustard is a good pick.
Ms. P's Electric Cock
Located just north of the two major food truck courts on South Congress, this trailer specializes in fried chicken made with local, free-range birds. Despite the comical name, Ms. P's serves serious food. Dark meat lovers will appreciate the focus on spicy wings and drumsticks fried in peanut oil.
The satisfying macaroni and cheese is topped with crispy bread crumbs, herbs, and drizzled with truffle oil. As someone who is cautious about truffle and cheese combinations, I'm happy to say that the subtle truffle flavor adds complexity to the dish without overpowering it.
This Indian-inspired truck is a good alternative to the greasy foods that dominate food truck menus, and there are plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. Go for the huge crispy dosa with one of the vegetable fillings complemented by their chutneys.
David's Lockhart Barbecue
So you want some Texas barbecue, but you don't want to stand in line at Franklin's? While not a substitute for actually going to the storied barbecue temples of Lockhart, this truck serves decent smoked meats. David, who just this month moved his operation from nearby San Marcos to Austin, makes falling-off-the-bone tender pork ribs and serves smoked sausage from the legendary Kreuz Market.
Another reliable option right on South Congress with a large menu of sweet and savory crepes. They specialize in unusual fillings like BBQ Brisket, Panang Curry, and Korean Bulgogi, as well as standard ham & egg filled crepes. I was most intrigued by the Pork Floss crepe seemingly modeled after the rousong stuffed buns of Singapore. Filled with finely shredded sweet dried pork, mayonnaise, and Sriracha sauce, this crepe is like a meaty and spicy dessert.