The food trailer utopia of Austin can be overwhelming to navigate because of all the different options. Fortunately, we were limited on two criteria: it had to be delicious, and it had to have vegan food. I forgot how, I stumbled upon it, but once I read that Baton Creole had vegan beignets, I knew that we had to visit.
The beignets aren’t marketed as being vegan — they just happen to be so. Straight out of the fryer and dusted with ample powdered sugar is the best way to enjoy them. There’s not much to say about the beignets other than it’s as delicious as fried dough ever is.
What was a pleasant surprise was the savory food offered by this trailer. The trailer had me at vegan jambalaya, but then I noticed it was also deep fried. What the heck? What came out was both delicious and unique. The jambalaya was battered, stuck on a stick, and deep fried to a crispy shell perfection with a soft, hot, sticky interior. The rice and spicy tofu filling worked really well in this deep-fried form. Another plus was that it looked appetizing.
The people working in this trailer are super nice and friendly and just a pleasure to talk to, which really made our meal stand out.
Baton Creole (food trailer)
907 E 6th St, (actually in the trailer park on 6th & Wallter st)
Austin, TX 78702