the trailer food diaries
On the 600 block of South Lamar just South of Barton Springs Road, you’ll find two trailers hunkered down beside each other: Bufalo Bob’s Chalupa Wagon and Bananarchy. There are lots fast food options on that intersection, but if you have a few extra minutes and want a healthier meal, give these guys a try. It’s an easy spot to bike to from Town Lake Trail and an equally close walk to Austin’s famous Barton Springs Pool. Here’s how to get a unique South Austin lunch and dessert for less than $10.
Bufalo Bob carries close to twenty chalupas on his menu, which is mostly gluten-free and low fat. He uses only range fed bison and locally, humanely raised chickens. None of his meat contains harmful hormones or anti-biotics, and all of his produce is organic.
The Cretian is my personal fave. It has hummus, flax seed meal, chopped green olives, ground bison, chopped spinach, onion, tomato and parmesan cheese. Veggie lovers might try the Istanbul which has hummus, marinated artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, flax seed meal, chopped green olives and other yummy ingredients.
When you’re done with lunch, go for a frozen dessert right next door at Bananarchy. The concept derived from the frozen banana stand featured on “Arrested Development” in May of 2009. You can build your own, by first picking a size (halfsie or whole), picking your dip (chocolate, peanut butter, vanilla or vegan chocolate) and then choosing your topping. You can also select from a variety of specialty 'nanners such as the Afternoon Delight, the Hippy Dippy or the Milly Vanilly.
Though, the chocolate covered with cinnamon has been recommended by the owners, you really can't go wrong when rounding out your meal this way.
To keep up with the Austin trailer food journey, visit www.trailerfooddiaries.com