967 Food Trucks park, 4550 FM 967, Buda, is just outside the city’s northwestern boundary, so it is not subject to the ordinance. Jerry Moncrief, owner of the park, has leased the space to two food trucks in the past few months.
Ivori Bunthanom and Ruth Musbach opened Thai 2 U there in early April. The aunt-and-niece proprietors said their truck serves authentic Thai cuisine. Its menu includes pad thai—a staple noodle dish in Thailand—pineapple fried rice and various curries.
Bunthanom said Thai 2 U uses local and garden-grown ingredients as much as possible. The food truck roasts its own peppers for bolder spicy dishes, she said.
The business catered but no longer offers that service, Musbach said.
Clint and Dana Smith opened Clintstones BBQ at the park in late May. The food truck serves barbecue sandwiches, sausage wraps and pork ribs.
But the most popular item might be the hamburgers, Clint said, adding that he uses Angus beef for the patties. He said he serves old-fashioned burgers with traditional toppings such as lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles.
Their first foray into the food service industry, the Smiths’ food truck was inspired by Clint’s love of outdoor cooking, he said.
“This all came from my passion and people coming to the house and telling me they love the food,” Clint said.
Inna Giterman opened a mobile location of the Dripping Springs-based restaurant Crepe Crazy in the courtyard behind Little Bluebird, 122 N. Main St., Buda, on July 17.
Crepe Crazy serves crepes both savory and sweet, many with a European flair. Breakfast crepes, such as the Fiesta with scrambled eggs, black beans and chorizo, are among the menu options. The business also caters weddings, birthday parties and other events.
The food truck is open Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Little Bluebird owner Margaret Goebler said.
Giterman is deaf and said she supports the deaf community in the Austin area.
"The majority of our employees are deaf because we believe in giving them an opportunity that is hard to be found out there," the company said in an email.