Back in 2010 the food trailer movement was taking off around downtown Austin. And it wasn’t long after that we had our very first food trailer arrive in the Lake Travis area — Hey Cupcake! set up shop at the corner of 620 and 2222 in front of Thundercloud Subs. That shiny Airstream is still satisfying our cupcake cravings today.
A couple of years later, Hey Cupcake! brought in another Airstream and set up shop on the lot catty-corner to the Chick-fil-A in Bee Cave. Not much to speak of for variety in food trailers in the area. We were surrounded by cupcakes.
But food trailers are mobile. And that Hey Cupcake! trailer quietly rolled out of town one night and left the south-siders without a chance to stock up on red velvet cupcakes.
In early 2013, the highly anticipated Dock & Roll Diner grabbed a spot at the Southside 620 Park & Eatery. But it wasn’t long before they quietly sneaked out of town and relocated to the newly opened Midway Food Park out on 360.
Except for the original Hey Cupcake!, life in Lake Travis was without food trailers.