Trailer Food Diaries

Gypsy Picnic - Who are the 2011 Gypsies?

Gypsy Picnic - Who are the 2011 Gypsies?

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Fries from Conscious Cravings. Photo by Laurie Virkstis Photography
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Conscious Cravings Trailer Photo by Laurie Virkstis Photography
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East Side King Photo by Robyn Lee
Bahn Mi sliders from the Peached Tortilla
The Peached Tortilla Courtesy of The Peached Tortilla
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Spartan Pizza Courtesy of Spartan Pizza
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Bahn Mi sliders from the Peached Tortilla
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It’s Gypsy Picnic time again and we are gearing up for a faster festival experience.  The footprint of the park has been expanded from last year to make for a roomier day at the park, and that means more trailers can participate.  With close to forty trailers providing creative cuisine on a beautiful Saturday in October, festival goers will have the opportunity to purchase samples or full size meals from a variety of options.  The festival happens October 22nd and is free to attend, family-friendly (including Fido), and will have great live music along with a few shopping opportunities.  You can plan your menu ahead of time and here is a sneak peak at what you can expect to be eating:

Asian Fusion is a popular genre of trailer food.  Representing this category at the picnic will be The Peached Tortilla, Be More Pacific, Chi’Lantro BBQ, Fresh off the Truck and East Side King.  For out of this world, other-worldy fare try: Irie Bean, Trey’s Cuisine, Verts, Kebabalicious, and The Zubikhouse.  Healthy options at the festival will include: Blenders & Bowls, Conscious Cravings, Mambo Berry, Sun Farm Kitchen’s Coop.

I’m inventing a new category of food and I’m calling it ‘street-gourmet’.  If you want to try some street-gourmet sandwiches you’ll want to check out 86 This!, Rockin Rolls, Short Bus Subs, Snarky’s Moo Bawk Oink, Tenderland, and The Jalopy. 

No food festival in Austin would be complete without a variety of Tex-Mex options.  For South of the Border influenced menus, check out: Colibri Cuisine, Mmmpanadas, Sabor Colombiano on Wheels, La Fantabulous, and Torchy’s Tacos.

Needing some Cajun cuisine? Juju’s Kaboose, and Lee’s Hurricane Party will be there.  Man Bites Dog with hot dogs, Spartan Pizza with pizza slices, and Hog Wild BBQ with BBQ choices will all be bringing their picnic best.  For those with a sweet tooth, we will have plenty of options to complete your trailer-tasting experience: Bananarchy, Coolhaus, FireFly Pies, Gourdoughs, Hey Cupcake!, and Holy Cacao will all be there.

Last but not least, be sure to snag a pretzel from Tough Cookie Bakery.  They lost it all in the Bastrop fires and this is an opportunity for them to have a game-changing weekend. 

The entire event benefits the Sustainable Food Center. Besides food, there's music!

Music Schedule:

11:50-12:30: BOY
1:15-2:15: Alabama Shakes
3:00-4:00: Dale Watson
4:45-5:45: Hacienda
6:30-8:00: Delta Spirit

Stay tuned to this festival at the Gypsy picnic website and at the Trailer Food Diaries.