A culture once notorious for strangely fried foods at fairs has been making waves in the health food scene. So toss aside that Twinkie and follow along as expert Megan Adams Brown, CHC (Certified Health Coach) takes you on a tour of Austin’s healthy food trucks that are oh-so-tasty, too.
For healing foods packed with flavor, visit Curcuma. When superfood nourishment is your goal, this is your tasty answer!
We loved the kitchari bowl, zucchini pesto bowl, raw pecan taco, iced golden milk latte, and charcoal lemonade. Snap Kitchen even picked up her kitchari bowl, it was so popular.
2324 E. Cesar Chavez — Website
2/ Ranch Hand
For paleo and keto friends, try Ranch Hand for healthy ranch-to-food-truck organic meats, plus a plethora of veggies!
After starting this as a project at UT Business school, Quentin Cantu and Brian Murphy found the demand for real food on campus so high, they decided to try out the business “for real.”
Competing on Texas Shark Tank, they developed a loyal brand of followers by serving up clean dishes packed with flavor and satisfaction.
Bonus: They also feature crunchy and savory vegan bowls!
6214 N. Lamar Blvd. — Website
3/ ATX Food Co.
Go to ATX Food Co. when you’re craving vegetables, as a bouquet of color and texture awaits you. Locally sourced vegan ingredients are prepared with light, healthy oils to let the natural flavors lead the dish and taste buds.
You must try the tacos and salads for lunch, and the omelettes and pancakes for breakfast.
517 S. Lamar Blvd. — Website
4/ Trill Taqueria
For the taco connoisseur (so, basically any Texan), this delicious menu will delightfully surprise your senses while remaining nutritious.
The Trill Taqueria team crafts their own corn tortillas using the ancient technique of nixtamalization. Tacos are stuffed with nutrient-dense kobocha squash, sunchoke, and Brussels, and seasoned with tasty herbs.
3307 Oak Springs Dr. — Facebook
5/ Bruja’s Brew
Looking for a happy hour infused with longevity? Ditch the booze and consider a kombucha flight. These organic, unique kombucha flavors are crafted with fresh fruit and herbs.
It wouldn’t be happy hour without a snack, right? No worries! There are plenty of delicious tapas to snack on, like organic popcorn, and chips and fresh-made salsa.
1403 E 7th St. — Website
Meet the Expert
Megan Adams Brown, CHC built her health coaching practice around adding as many nutrient-dense foods to one’s diet as possible, which naturally crowds out the bad stuff.
“I like to think I’m the health coach I wish I had when I was changing my diet after being diagnosed with an autoimmune condition. Most diets have a lot of rules, which only set you up to later rebel. That’s why I like to take the opposite approach I call “No Rules Nourishment.” Instead of focusing on the rules, aka all the things you can’t eat, I focus on adding in as much of the nourishing good stuff as we can.”Megan Adams Brown, CHC
From individual health coaching programs to DIY online courses, including the 7-Day RESET and Dinner in 10, Brown’s common-sense approach feels like a perfect fit for anyone looking to tweak their health through food.
Food Selection Quick Tips
Brown suggests the following tips as you’re selecting your next meal:
- Look for bountiful veggies with attention to how they are prepared.
- Where your food comes from matters! Is it local, organic? Do they serve high-quality grass-fed beef?
- What cooking oils are they using? Olive or coconut oils are best.
- Strive for 80-20 rule. Eat healthy 80 percent of the time, and don’t stress about the other 20.
Visit Brown’s website for more allergy- and health-conscious recipes and services, or try her free 3-Day meal plan.
@theAustinot wants to know:
What’s your favorite healthy food truck in Austin?