You Are What You Eat
Austin's healthiest food trucks: 7 tasty trailers when you want to watch the waistline
As the hype and excitement of Austin’s culinary culture grows, the city's food truck game has never been stronger. This year, more than ever before, festival goers, tourists, and Austinites alike are pleasantly surprised at the wide selection of trailers to choose from. One exciting change that's happened over the last couple of years is that healthy food trucks are emerging onto the scene giving vegetarians, vegans, or simply those who like to eat clean, options beyond the world of fried doughnuts.
Below is our list of Austin's healthiest and most delicious food trailers you need to try.
Picnik takes the commitment to serving healthy food very seriously. With a focus on the highest quality of ingredients that make you feel good, this paleo-based trailer on South Lamar Boulevard strives to meticulously research each item used. The menu includes wraps, tacos, and bone broth, and is convenient yet fresh. The beautiful baked goods come sans gluten and white sugar, and the butter coffee is a must have.
Located at the South Austin Trailer Park, Conscious Cravings serves modern plant-based cuisine. Using homemade sauces and dressings, meatless wraps infused with a custom blend of herbs and spices will please even the most discriminating of palates. Whether you try the seitan chimichurri, pan-seared tofu, a fresh fruit smoothie, or one of the flavorful salads, you are sure to find something you love.
Arlo’s serves vegan comfort food using local, organic, and non-GMO products, and the menu is designed to satisfy both omnivores and herbivores. A healthy alternative to the usual late-night eatery, the trailer can be found on Red River Street.
Parked on South Congress Avenue, Juice Austin sources raw fruits and vegetables from local farms and co-ops, ensuring juices feature the freshest ingredients available. The menu offers an eclectic, healthy, and delicious mix of smoothies and salads. There’s nothing like cold, fresh juice on a hot day, which let’s face it, happens most days in Austin.
This South First Street trailer is a fun and delicious alternative to ice cream. By choosing a frozen banana treat and topping it with organic chocolate and crunchy granola, you have a healthy yet yummy dessert that will kill those sweet cravings for a fraction of the calories.
Blenders and Bowls
Look out for this bright yellow truck with bananas hanging across the service window. Blenders and Bowls makes organic açaí bowls — a thick blend of the Brazilian berry topped with granola, a variety of fresh fruit, and a drizzle of honey. B&B is all about superfoods like cacao, chia seeds, goji berries, and hemp for an extra pump of health and flavor. Although the location varies, you can track down B&B on Twitter or Facebook.
Mister FruitCup offers a medley of fresh fruit cups, perfect for a mid-afternoon pick me up. The cups are freshly made to order and come dressed with delicious sauces, homemade whipping cream, or fresh herbs. They also make for the perfect lunch or snack on the go. You can find the truck by following Mister FruitCup on Facebook.