Food Abundant at ACL Food Trucks

By Tiffany Young

It’s festival season in Austin right now and we’d be remiss not to mention the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Although it may not be my very favorite music festival in this great city, it *is* still a pretty good one, if you don’t mind crowds, port-a-potties and being really sweaty. But, hey, it’s not in September anymore!

This year’s lineup was pretty amazing. But the question is: What kind of food matches these artists?

Fun./Jimmy Eats World/Vampire Weekend/The Nationals/Ms Mr/Passion Pit/Noah & the Whale/Phoneix and many more …

So glad you asked. While this year I focused mainly on staying hydrated (lemonade, lemonade and more lemonade from various vendors as well as Sweet Leaf Tea), a girl gets a little hungry when they’re dancing so much.


This year, I ate:

Franks Veggie dog with cole slaw—Pretty amazing. I wanted chili, but it had meat in it.

From Frank's
From Frank’s

Vegetarian Kimchi Fries—Delicious. Wouldn’t change a thing.

Kim chi fries

Avocado Jalapeno Bahn Mi—Eh. This needed a little less peanuts for my taste and the sweet vinegary sauce I’m accustomed to, but it did the job.

avacodo jalepeno bahn mi

A Falafel—Not bad, but I definitely prefer Kebabalicious if given the choice.


There were a lot of trailers I wanted to eat from, but there’s only so many meals you should eat in a three-day time period. Next up: Fun Fun Fun Fest. I hope to see everyone at the November festival! Until then: listen to great music, eat great food and create community.