New Food Truck in Austin: Happy Grilled Cheese

What’s your go-to drunk food? You know what I’m talking about…that food that you always crave after a night out with friends when you’ve had a few beers. For me, it’s always carbs + cheese. Pretty basic, yep, but a hot slice of cheese pizza or a big greasy cheeseburger or a melty grilled cheese sandwich will always hit the spot when I’m buzzed. 

Now, I was obviously not buzzed when  went out to check out this new food truck yesterday (it was 11 am when I stopped by…) but I couldn’t help but thinking how these grilled cheese sandwiches are the ultimate indulgent comfort food. These, my friend, are the reason why I no longer do hard-and-fast New Years resolutions related to food. Life’s too short to give up cheese.


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The Happy Grilled Cheese is the newest food truck to open up in Austin! I stopped by to meet the owners and taste a few menu items. Here’s what to you need know about The Happy Grilled Cheese: 

  • It’s a restaurant based in Jacksonville, Florida and this food truck is the first Austin location. The owner has roots in Austin!
  • They’re parked in the 5000 Burnet food truck park right next to JewBoy Burgers, those tasty burgers I keep talking about. Stop by with a friend and try both trucks during one visit! 
  • Grilled cheese, tomato soup, and sides galore for all of your cheesy cravings. Gosh this stuff is good! 
  • They make their own kettle chips. Puhlease get an order of them, loaded with queso, chorizo, pico and bacon. You’ll thank me. 

The Happy Grilled Cheese food truck in Austin

The Happy Grilled Cheese food truck in Austin

The Happy Grilled Cheese food truck in Austin

^ Loaded Kettle Chips with queso, bacon, pulled pork, and jalapeños. I really need this to be one of the food options at ACL Fest next year. It would be so good at a music festival, right?! 

The Happy Grilled Cheese food truck in Austin

^ Papi Cheese-o: 3 cheeses, chorizo, mac & cheese, pico, jalapeños, and avocado. This is the sandwich on the menu that was made specifically for the Austin food scene! Everything else came from the original restaurant menu. 

The Happy Grilled Cheese food truck in Austin

^ OMG Melt: 3 cheeses, mozzarella sticks, mac & cheese, bacon, tomato soup drizzle. Did I just find a sandwich that has mozzarella sticks and mac & cheese on it?!?! Yes. Yes I did, and it’s freaking fantastic. 

Go stop by and tell them I sent you! I mean…stop by once your January Whole 30 challenge is over… 😉 

The Happy Grilled Cheese | WEBSITE | 5000 Burnet Rd, Austin TX 

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