Hey Austin foodies and families! Looking for a fun way to explore the culinary delights of the city while keeping the kiddos entertained? Look no further than Austin Food Trucks! With its eclectic mix of flavors and cuisines, food trucks offer a unique dining experience that’s perfect for families looking to spice up their mealtimes.

Austin is renowned for its diverse food truck culture, with clusters of trucks scattered throughout the city, offering everything from traditional Tex-Mex to gourmet doughnuts. One of the best parts about food trucks? They often set up shop in outdoor areas with ample space for kids to run around and play while waiting for their food.

So, how can kids enjoy Austin’s food trucks to the fullest? Here are a few tips and tricks for a family-friendly food truck adventure:

  1. Get Creative with Cuisine: Encourage your little ones to try new foods from different cultures. With so many options available, they can expand their taste buds and discover new favorite dishes.
  2. Embrace the Outdoor Vibes: Many food truck parks offer outdoor seating areas with picnic tables or grassy lawns. Let the kids stretch their legs, soak up the sunshine, and enjoy a picnic-style meal al fresco.
  3. Interactive Dining Experiences: Some food trucks offer interactive experiences like DIY taco assembly or build-your-own ice cream sundaes. Let the kids get hands-on with their food and unleash their inner chefs!
  4. Sweet Treats Galore: Don’t forget to save room for dessert! Austin’s food trucks are famous for their delectable sweets, from artisanal cupcakes to gourmet popsicles. Treat the kids (and yourself) to a tasty indulgence.
  5. Live Music and Entertainment: Many food truck parks host live music performances or family-friendly events on weekends. Check the schedule and plan your visit to coincide with some entertainment for an extra dose of fun.
  6. Support Local Businesses: By patronizing food trucks, you’re supporting small local businesses and entrepreneurs. Teach your kids about the importance of community and the value of supporting local artisans and chefs.
  7. Food Truck Food Tour: Turn your food truck outing into a mini culinary adventure! Create a scavenger hunt or checklist of different types of cuisine to try, and see how many you can tick off together.

Austin food trucks and food lots to try:

Fieldhouse at Cross over- The Fieldhouse has a huge outdoor patio with soccer, sand volleyball, pickleball, a stage, and a playground! There are several food trucks to choose from here as well.


Southfork Fun Food and Brew– Georgetown’s food truck park with shady seating, a playground, a bar, live music, and of course food trucks.

The Good Lot in Cedar Park has several food trucks, a shady beer garden, and a cute little playscape for the kids.


Bouldin Acres is in a great location, close to downtown and Zilker. The patio and playground are both shady, and they even have mister fans blowing on really hot days. The food truck here features smoked BBQ, giving you a true Texas treat.


Thicket Food Park is a shady spot with food trucks that surround a play area for kids. The playscape is tucked away from the parking lot but is not fenced in.

Littlefield’s is a charming place in nestled in an Austin neighborhood. Veracruz is the taco truck here, and they have some of the best tacos in all of Austin. Kids will love to play on the turf hills.


Donut NV-DonutNV is a mobile, interactive food truck concept where our party experts ensure your next event is SWEET!

Taconmaye Mexican Food Truck-Great place to bring the whole family, has a play scape, and is dog friendly.


Patrizi’s- is a family-run Austin food truck, they make some of the best handmade pasta in Austin, and it’s parked in east Austin in a great big space where kids can run around. It’s the best!

Shaved Ice Island is an Austin based business that serves creative gourmet shaved ice recipes as well as time-tested flavors that everybody loves.

Remember to be mindful of dietary restrictions and preferences when choosing food truck options, and always prioritize safety and hygiene. With these tips in mind, you’re all set for a delicious and memorable food truck adventure in Austin!

What are some of your favorite Austin Food Trucks? Share your recommendations and family-friendly dining experiences in the comments below! 🍔🍕🍦 #AustinEats #FamilyFun #FoodTruckFrenzy



  1. Check out the newest shaved ice truck in town. Fairy Freeze is at 620 and Lakecreek, under a big oak tree and fairy garden. We are also mobile and opening a storefront in Hutto in a matter of weeks.


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