March 9-17. Heading into its sixth season, the SouthBites® Trailer Park is excited to host the best roving restaurants from Texas and across the US. Each year welcomes back noteworthy SouthBites alumni but also showcases rising names in the ever-expanding food truck industry.


SouthBites Trailer Park - Photo by Alexa Gonzalez Wagner



SouthBites® Trailer Park

We’re excited to welcome back the 6th annual SouthBites® Trailer Park, rooted in celebration of Austin’s iconic food trailer culture and celebrating good food everywhere. This year will feature some of the best rolling-restaurants around.

The SouthBites Trailer Park is open to all badge types and the general public with the free SXSW Guest Pass.

SouthBites Market

The SouthBites Market, located within the SouthBites Trailer Park, will showcase some of the finest local and national food products as well as other consumer goods that are emerging on the market. The SouthBites Market will run March 14-17 and offer thousands of SXSW attendees the opportunity to taste and purchase many different cuisines and items.

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Roasters Village

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In collaboration with Sprudge, the Official Media Partner of Roasters Village, SXSW is excited to welcome the specialty coffee and tea industry in 2018 with the introduction of Roasters Village in the SouthBites Trailer Park. Curated to feature the top brands in the growing industry, this exhibition will run March 10-12.


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Washington State Wine presents Quesoff, a Hot Luck pop-up is a culinary exhibition where laymen and women compete against restaurants and top chefs to claim the title of Best Queso in Austin. The SouthBites Trailer Park at SXSW 2018 will feature a special “best of the best” edition of the Quesoff featuring both past winners from the annual contest as well as special guests serving up their finest offerings of this classic Austin appetizer.

Featured Food Trucks

Bodhi Viet Vegan Cuisine

Peace begins on your plate. We spread this message through tasty, homemade meat-free and meat-alternative Vietnamese cuisine. We are a group of local Buddhist nuns and volunteers who believe that wholesome vegan food is the key to a peaceful and healthy lifestyle.

Briggo Coffee Haus

Briggo is an Austin-based specialty coffee company which empowers people to create their perfect cups of coffee. By combining the best specialty ingredients with modern mobile technology, cloud computing, and robotics, Briggo is transforming the entire coffee experience. Quality, consistency, and convenience, all in a small retail footprint.

DFG Noodles

DFG Noodles is the baby of Cheryl Chin, ex-Singapore celebrity turned Steven Seagal’s chef, turned food truckpreneur serving up famous street food from Southeast Asia. DFG has become one of Austin’s favorite food trucks with a strong loyal following all over town. With a slogan like “Go ahead, get addicted,” you can expect to find authentic street food flavors that’ll blow your mind.

Four Brothers

Four Brothers is a family-owned food truck creating the best authentic Venezuelan food. The Austin community and foreigners alike are crazy for the Four Brothers’ arepas and bowls. Four Brothers…You Better Try it!

Ghost & Grits

Ghost & Grits is a fresh take on the satisfying richness of classic southern standards (slow-smoked pork butt, coarse-ground white grits, sweet iced tea) combined with the intensity of spice, flavors, and heat native to Assam, India. Edible Brooklyn hailed Ghost & Grits unique flavors as “startling novel, yet addictively familiar.” Ghost & Grits made its debut this summer at Brooklyn’s wildly popular outdoor weekly food festival “SMORGASBURG” where it emerged as a fan & vendor favorite.

Happy Lobster

In 2014, the founders of the Happy Lobster Truck decided to leave their desk jobs for their dream of opening a food truck. Their mission: Bring people together through their love of the lobster roll. From their famous lobster rolls to their gooey lobster grilled cheese, their food is sure to put a smile on your face.


Kebabalicious is a local, Austin family-run company that specializes in doner kebabs, also known as a Turkish-style wrap (flame-kissed beef/lamb, chicken, or falafel). They also offer falafel shots, hummus and K-fries.

Lick Honest Ice Creams

Lick Honest Ice Creams has been making seasonal and sustainable artisan ice creams that celebrate the flavors and culture of Texas since 2011. Lick’s milk and cream come from the grass-fed cows of a single-source Central Texas dairy. The other ingredients are sourced from across the Lone Star State and are grown naturally and responsibly whenever possible. Every component is made from scratch in Lick’s kitchen and each pint and tub is packed by hand.


mmmpanadas is brought to you by two people who love food, travel, each other, and Austin, TX. They are a locally owned artisan empanada maker that uses only the freshest ingredients to create unexpected flavor combinations. Eat them while you walk from one venue to the next and be super satisfied with the optimal nutrition and taste that is mmmpanadas. mmmpanadas are the perfect SXSW snack!

Noble Sandwich Co

Noble Sandwich Co is a local restaurant that focuses on high quality, made from scratch, made-to-order sandwiches. They also provide top notch customer service with a friendly attitude. Noble was founded in Austin during the fall of 2010 by John Bates and Brandon Martinez with the idea that you could serve real food that was made by people who care at an affordable price.

Ranch Hand

Ranch Hand was started by two Texas MBA students who believe meat from Texas ranches is too often showcased in an unhealthy way: think BBQ, Tex Mex, or cheeseburger joints. Ranch Hand flips the script and showcases Texas proteins in a healthy, sustainable way. Take their “Cilantro” bowl for example, which features ground Akaushi meatballs from HeartBrand ranch, organic avocado, organic mixed greens, watermelon radish, cucumber, black beans, grilled corn and a garnish of cilantro, served with a lime-jalapeño vinaigrette.

Tamale Addiction

In 2010, they felt the first symptoms, the urge to start their own healthy contemporary version of the traditional pre-hispanic tamales. So they experimented with Grandma’s old recipes, using only gluten-free natural ingredients with no lard or trans-fat oils. Today, Tamale Addiction honors this culinary heritage of producing by traditional ways and hand-crafting from scratch.

The Waffle Bus

The Waffle Bus is one of Houston’s top food trucks serving up sweet and savory gourmet waffle sandwiches. The Waffle Bus has been awarded Houston’s Favorite Food Truck by the 2014 My Table Magazine Houston Culinary awards and also featured on Food Network, Cooking Channel, and Insider Food.

SouthBites® Trailer Park 2017 Photos

A woman in a food truck serves up delicious food at SouthBites Trailer Park 2017
The sign at SouthBites Trailer Park at SXSW 2017
A woman is excited about her Avocados from Mexico order at SouthBites Trailer Park.
People stand in line to order from a food truck at SouthBites Trailer Park 2017.
A man eats delicious food from a food truck at SouthBites Trailer Park at SXSW 2017.
A man orders coffee from a food truck at SouthBites Trailer Park at SXSW 2017
Left to right: Jay Willingham, Merrick Ales, Jay Willingham, Randy & Jackie Smith, Merrick Ales, Nicky Lockman


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