AISD to open food truck at Anderson High School

The Austin school district is opening a food truck at Anderson High School later this month. Photo from AISD.
The Austin school district is opening a food truck at Anderson High School later this month. Photo from AISD.

The Austin Independent School District is getting in on the city’s food truck mania.

The district announced today that it would open a food trailer later this month at Anderson High School, 8403 Mesa Drive, “in an effort to provide students with healthy and delicious meal options in a new and innovative way.”

The Nacho Average Food Truck will be open to students and will offer a rotating menu of tacos, including barbacoa, carnitas, fish and veggie tacos. For the price of a regular school lunch, students can buy two tacos and up to three sides from options that include chili-lime melon, Mexican-style street corn, zesty black beans and chopped Mexican salad.

Students can also purchase agua frescas and Good Pop paletas a la carte. The truck’s name and artwork, as well as the courtyard where it will be located, were all created by Anderson students.

It’s worth noting that Austin is actually behind the curve when it comes to food trucks at school. Last year, Pflugerville opened a food truck at Hendrickson High School.

 

Author: Addie Broyles

Food writer for the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360.com.

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