After the food coma on the first day of the Austin Food Trip, it was nice to be well rested for Bold Food Tour Day 2 of awesome eats!
We met at the lobby at 10AM and had an entire day trip of eating around some of the best restaurants and food trucks in Austin, Texas.
Austin Day 2 Food Trip Itinerary
Best Austin Food Trucks Tour
We kicked off Bold Food Tour Day 2 of the Austin Food Trip with a Food Truck Tour with Austin Eats Food Tours in the morning. Led by tour host Caron, we went to five different food trucks each with a unique offering.
The food truck culture here is the biggest I’ve seen so a trip to Austin is not complete without checking out the food trucks.
Some fun facts I learned during the tour: there are about 700 food trucks in Austin, and most of them are not roaming food trucks because the city has so many designated food trailer parks where the food trucks can permanently reside. Also, a lot of them are BYOB (Bring Your Own Booze)!
Learn more about Austin Eats Food Tours here
First stop of the food truck tour was Torchy’s Tacos, one of the oldest food trucks in Austin which started in 2006.
We had the ever popular Migas breakfast taco made with scrambled eggs, crisp corn tortilla strips, green chiles, avocado, pico de gallo & shredded cheese. served with tomatillo sauce on flour tortilla.
We also got to try the famous Chips & Salsa at Torchy’s Tacos!
The story behind this was when Torchy’s was first starting out, the owner was outside the street handing out free Chips & Salsa to attract customers. Once they had a taste of it, they were hooked!
This was the best chips & salsa I’ve ever had!
One of our tourmate, Amelia, ordered The Democrat Taco (not included in the Bold Food Tour) since it was recommended by her friend.
This was made with shredded beef barbacoa topped with fresh avocado, queso fresco, cilantro, onions & a wedge of lime. served with tomatillo salsa on a fresh corn tortilla.
Website / Address: 1311 S 1st St, Austin, Texas 78704, United States
Next stop on the Food Truck Tour was was Boteco Food Truck for some Brazilian street food. Owners Lauren and Fernando’s mission is to bring the laid-back Brazilian vibe to Austin.
They actually play Brazilian music at the food truck which makes you want to just hang out and chill… or dance.
Did you know? On February 1, 2016, Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila Alves dined at Boteco to celebrate Camila’s birthday!
We got to try their Picanha Grelhada, which are grilled top sirloin steak with rice beans, Brazilian pico de gallo, farofa (toasted yucca flour) and caramelized onions.
Website / Address: 1209 E 6th St suite a, Austin, Texas 78702, United States
The first Texas barbecue this Austin Food Trip was with La Barbecue food truck., considered as one of the best BBQ restaurants in Texas.
We arrived around noon and there was a long line-up already which can go more than 2.5 hours. Luckily, with Bold Food Tour, we didn’t even have to wait in line, making us feel like VIPs.
Did you know? La Barbecue Founder LeAnn Mueller is the daughter of legendary Texas barbecue icon Bobby Mueller of Louis Mueller Barbecue in Taylor, Texas. Louie Mueller is her grandfather.
We got to feast on Brisket, Pulled Pork and Sausages. Suffice to say, these were the most flavourful briskets I’ve had!
Travelling Foodie Tip: There’s free beer Friday through Sunday!
Website / Address: 2027 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, Texas 78702, United States
Lucky’s Puccias and Pizzeria
Stop #4 of the Austin Food Truck Tour was Lucky’s Puccias & Pizzeria, a restaurant which started off as a food truck. Puccias (pronounced Poo + Chah) are wood fired Italian sandwiches which originated from Puglia, Italy.
At Lucky’s, puccia is brought to you by Lucky the Breadmaster who learned how to make puccia in the city of Taranto in Southern Italy.
We all shared two orders of the Lucky’s Puccia which consists of prosciutto, mozzarella, tomato, arugula, chipotle aioli.
Website / Address: 1300 E 6th St, Austin, Texas 78702, United States
Last stop in the Austin Food Truck Tour was Gourdough’s Big. Fat. Donuts. for desserts. Gourdough’s came into Austin’s food truck scene in 2008 and since then has opened bars which serve both donuts and booze.
Did you know? Gourdough’s was profiled on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations in the summer of 2010.
We shared four donuts because one do-nut eat just one.
Website / Address: 1503 S 1st St., Austin, Texas 78704, United States
Regal Ravioli (CLOSED)
Regal Ravioli is an extra stop we did because that’s just how foodies in this Bold Food Tour roll. While we were waiting for our donuts from Gourdough’s, tourmate Adrienne saw the food truck across the street.
Upon finding the owners came from her hometown in New Jersey and knew her gold standard for ravioli, Severino, she had to try them.
She ordered the Cheese Ravioli: ricotta, mozzarella, asiago, lemon zest, fresh basil with with marinara sauce.
Address: 1201 Bastrop Hwy bldg a, Austin, Texas 78742, United States
The only non-eating activity in the Austin Bold Food Tour but still related to food is the visit to Weige Knives.
Owner Travis Weige gave us a tour of the knife-making setup in his garage and gave a demonstration on how Weige Knives are made.
Their current waiting list is 16 months for customers to get a knife.
Every knife is unique and only produced once, except steak knives.
Did you know? Anything fiber can be made into a knife handle.
Learn more about Weige Knives here.
After the Weige Knives demonstration, there was free time until dinner. What do a group of foodies do? Head to Prohibition Creamery.
We saw Prohibition Creamery during the Food Truck Tour at Boteca. We actually wanted to check it out that time but they were closed so we decided to come here after the Weige Knives demo.
Prohibition Creamery combines two popular indulgences, alcohol and ice cream, into one intoxicating handcrafted ice cream. With a background in science and technology, owner Laura graduated from Penn State University’s 120-year-old ice cream program and started infusing spirits into ice cream.
I enjoyed the Tiramisu Boozy Ice Cream.
Website / Address: 1407 E 7th St, Austin, Texas 78702, United States
Dinner for Austin Food Trip Day 2 was at the acclaimed Olamaie, one of the best restaurants in Austin founded by Chef Michael Fojtasek and Grae Nonas, who were named Food and Wine Best New Chefs in 2015.
Olamaie brings five generations of Southern food created with Chef Michael and Grae’s love for vintage cookbooks and Southern cooking.
Chef Fojtasek created a special family-style meal just for the Bold Food Tour that contains all of the most famous Olamaie dishes, paired with wines chosen to highlight the food. It was such a feast and a great way to end the night!
Before the actual tasting, we started off with cocktails and amuse-bouche
For cocktails, I got The French School because the Creole shrub ingredient sounded interesting to me.
First course was appetizers, paired by choice either white or rose wines. I chose the rose wine from Donkey and Goat Winery.
We were served Olamaie’s popular Off-Menu Biscuits, which were the best biscuits I’ve ever had!
Second course was entrees, paired with Cabernet Sauvignon from Buehler Vineyards.
FL Red Snapper: Carolina Gold Rice, hickory smoked roe, herb fumet
The last and third course was desserts.
Website / Address: 1610 San Antonio St, Austin, Texas 78701, United States
MAP: Austin Food Trip Day 2
Austin Food Trip Day 2 with Bold Food Tour showcased some of the best things to do, restaurants and food trucks in Austin!
Huge thanks to Bold Food Co. for sponsoring this post! As always, all thoughts/opinions are 100% my own.