If you’re not yet tired of Austin restaurants touting their “organic” or “local” cuisine, then you might just enjoy The Local Yolk, an East Austin food cart that serves fried egg sandwiches. I have developed an affinity for food carts, partly because I’m a sucker for kitsch outdoor decor and partly because I think there is just a little more love in the food. Owner Shelley Speer started up The Local Yolk after she “fell in love” with the egg (her words, not mine) to promote wellness by serving up fresh healthy sandwiches.
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I am way too amused by puns. After a friend of mine told me about an Indian food cart that sits on an old car lot and is called G’raj Mahal (a playful Taj Mahal reference, get it?), I couldn’t resist checking it out myself. I have never gravitated towards Indian food, mainly because of a lack of exposure and an aversion to spicy food, so I was excited to give it another try.
I am by no means a Vietnamese cuisine expert but I know the joys of a good bowl of pho. For those of you who are not familiar with the Vietnamese noodle soup, it’s usually served with beef or chicken and rice noodles with a side of basil, lime, bean sprouts and peppers. I was first introduced to this dish in Los Angeles while visiting my parents, so I’ve been on the lookout for some good pho here in Austin. Lucky for me, I found Pho Danh after many personal recommendations and a long drive up N Lamar Blvd.
“You’ve got to be kidding me.”
This was the first thing that came out of my mouth when a friend told me about the Flying Pig donut at Gourdoughs. This delectable, heart-attack inducing monstrosity consists of a fluffy donut doused in maple syrup icing, topped with a mound of crunchy bacon. It isn’t too hard to imagine my surprise that this mythical creation actually exists.
In attempt to keep up my fading health kick, I dragged myself out of bed at 8am Saturday morning to head down to Boggy Creek Farm to buy some fresh vegetables from their farmers’ market. Driving up the small dirt road leading into the farm made me feel instantly as if I had left the craziness of Austin and entered a rural town, which was just what I needed to rejuvenate my fading detox aspirations.
By Rebecca Adams
After my thoroughly enjoyable yet highly caloric afternoon at the Gypsy Picnic, I felt the need for a detox. There truly is no better way to spend a Saturday than scarfing down Moroccan chicken followed by cake balls followed by a barbecue sandwich followed by a fried avocado cone but a girl’s got to know when enough is enough. I decided to spend my week eating as many organic, local products as possible to start my health kick. After looking into my options (and believe me, Austin has plenty), I came across Conscious Cravings, a vegetarian food cart in West Campus that I happened to miss at Gypsy Picnic in my quest for only the sinfully delicious.
The first annual Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival was a success, to say the least. Great weather, live music, tons of dogs and a big turnout were a big help but, as expected, the food stole the show. I was so overwhelmed by the massive lines that I jumped in the first one that had a foreseeable end, The Flying Carpet. The food was well-seasoned and the meat wasn’t too dry, but I definitely was underwhelmed. I knew that I wanted some good Texas bbq so after that mediocre snack, I decided to tough out the long line for 86 This. And I’m glad I did because, after a 30 minute wait, I
ate devoured one of the most amazing bbq sandwiches I have ever been served, The Famous Multitasker.
We here at Austin Eat Cetera are constantly on the lookout for the perfect sandwich. While there’s definitely no shortage in amazing local sandwich joints, my favorite has to be Food Heads. It’s easy to miss because it’s located in a house, tucked away from the drag just north of the UT campus on 34th street. I’m a sucker for quirky outdoor furniture and crafty decor so the kitsch feel of the place made me feel right at home and ready for a good meal.
- Start the morning off with donuts at Mrs. Johnson’s Bakery on Airport. I am in no way a “donut person” but I’m seriously addicted to these. I dare you to just eat one.
- Grab some fusion deliciousness at The Peached Tortilla on your way to class on 24th St. I recommend the two bbq brisket sliders and fries combo The Daily Texan agrees.