Jun 8, 2022 - Food and Drink

Where to find great smoothies in Austin

A picture of a smoothie.

A lovely smoothie from Innerbloom Nutrition. Photo: Asher Price/Axios

Always on the lookout for food trucks, I sampled a trio of eateries at a new space off South Congress.

  • Located a quarter-block from Meteor and behind the old Long's Vacuum spot, The Lawn is an astroturfed wonderland, home to a handful of umbrella-shaded tables and loveseats, and trailers selling vintage clothes, kids' toys and jewelry.

From Mexican-Greek fusion spot Ziki, I enjoyed a totally scrumptious falafel bowl with gorgeous pinkish-red beet hummus, grilled corn and toasted (almost candied) chickpeas, topped with sweet and tangy slow-cooked pork.

  • It was a meal and a half!
  • I was suspicious before the food arrived — "get freaky with Ziki" is a slogan — but the mix totally worked.
The heaping falafel bowl from Ziki.
The heaping falafel bowl from Ziki. Photo: Asher Price/Axios

At La Jeanseria Mensa, an Italian food trailer, I grabbed the tramezzino — a tasty, easy-to-eat white-bread sandwich with hardboiled eggs, tonnato sauce and capers.

  • The Roman-style pumpkin gnocchi with butter and asiago cheese is just right for kids.
  • I shed a small tear that they were out of tiramisu — never miss a chance to order tiramisu — but the hazelnut-chocolate cookies were a chewy treat.

To beat the heat, finally, I gulped an airy, vast and very successful mango smoothie from Innerbloom Nutrition, the sort of place that also serves wellness shots and avocado toast.

  • It was topped with whipped cream and a sprinkling of pecans, and the feeling was of climbing aboard a gorgeous cloud.

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