Austin >Restaurants > Best Wurst
6th St and San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX | Directions 7870130.267396 -97.740376
You can't go wrong with a juicy Italian or jalapeño sausage after a long night of partying. Best Wurst is the de facto place to go for a quick bite on East 6th street and they conveniently have 2 locations, one at Red River and the other at San Jacinto. Just follow the smell and look for a small line next to the carts.
If its website ticker is to be believed, Best Wurst has served roughly 8 million hot dogs since going into operation 20 years ago. This was one of the original Austin food trailers, way before it was trendy (and frankly, when food trailers were still considered a little suspect), and owner Jon Notarthomas is just the nicest man. He will chat with you at 3:00 in the morning as you nurse one of their dogs, trying desperately to avert a morning hangover -- not that I know from experience or anything. Unlike more recent wurst iterations in Austin, Best Wurst keeps its menu simple, with a classic German bratwurst, an all-beef frank, and smoked jalapeno/smoked Italian versions. Because at 3:00 in the morning, you can't possibly be expected to make too many decisions.
Eat here every day – $4.50 is a small price to pay for happiness, my friend. Bratwurst, grilled onions, and curry ketchup? What's not to love? I really hope that next time I make the trip up to Austin, Best Wurst will still be there and serving up delicious food on 6th!
Great street food – When I am out drinking ( which is probably way too often) I love to end the downtown portion of the night with some hot greasy sausage goodness at Best Wurst or Beelzebun's. Best Wurst was actually at ACL festival, and kept me going through all the dust and beer. Theese guys crank out great late-night munchies.
Editorial Review – Munchies get the better of folks queuing up for Italian sausage, bratwurst and knockwurst at this Sixth Street stand.
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