It’s in Austin, the Thicket food park, so you’re looking at a day trip to start with and kid friendly means packing up the kids and hitting the road for some play time and good eats.
Food trucks are all the rage right now. People can affordably create their own micro sized mobile restaurants and hash out a nice living. Though The Killeen, Belton, Temple area have food trucks they don’t really have a “space” for them and by space I mean maybe a nice park to take the kids, let them play, whilst the parents enjoy a nice selection of food. We found just that in Austin at the Thicket.
Right down 35, and a little to the left on (whatever street) is a hidden little Thicket of trees encroached by a circle of food trucks. Choices range from Italian, Thai, fusion, Mexican, southwestern, vegan and just coffee. We settled on Revolution Vegan Kitchen, a stylish, hipster-esk, vegan food truck parked on the entrance side of the community.
Rather than wait for us to decide on food, Miles runs straight to the play set while we walk the inside of the food Choices range from Italian, Thai, fusion, Mexican, southwestern, vegan and just coffee. We settled on Revolution Vegan Kitchen, a stylish, hipster-esk, vegan food truck parked on the entrance side of the community.
Looking over the 100% plant based menu we decided to sample most of it…as any good foodie should.
First up we’re the “notzarella” sticks. Beautifully made to be as close to the appetizer favorite as can be, maybe not as gooey but passed the test of out 3 year old, whom didn’t know the difference.
Then came the Mac & Cheese, one of the kids Neal items. Gooey and sticky just like you would expect, with a near spot on cheese flavor this was definitely Miles favorite of the afternoon.
Now when I say we sampled the menu, I do mean we sampled. I ordered two street tacos the carnitas and the Carne Asada which were good and as expected for vegan tacos with the Carne Asada taking the win, definitely worth a try and definitely the more “meat like” of the two.
Mary also ordered a burger (possibly her favorite food) the Vaquero burger to be exact.CheeZ, bacun, onion rings, and BBQ sauce inside of a wheat bun. Stacked up high like a beef burger it was tasty.
Finally we moved on the what I think was the winner of the day and worth the drive on its own. The Munch Wrap Supreme. Modeled after the Taco Bell crunch wrap, this version was stuffed to the max with “ground beef” lettuce tomato pico, and of course a cheez sauce, on a corn tostada wrapped in a flour tortilla. I took one bite and instantly knew our food choice for the afternoon was the right one. We topped it all off with a Mexican Coke from a different food truck.
We sat under a cedar tree with a blanket spread for the baby to play enjoying our food while Miles and his new friends played. Keep in mind that while we decided on the vegan option, there were many other trucks there that had no vegan food at all. With The Thicket only being right down the road in Austin on South 1st street we decided that this place deserves for us to pack up the kids and visit more often, we hope you decide to as well.
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