Our Favorite Food Trucks

Like many Austinites, we are absolutely obsessed with food trucks. Not only do they supply fast and delicious food, they also provide a snapshot of the awesome diversity within our city. From Korean-Mexican fusion to gourmet donuts, there is literally an option for every taste bud. The best part is that they’re located all over town – perfect for all those random I-need-something-delicious-now-or-I’ll-get-hangry moments that we all experience from time to time. Check out our list of go-to Austin food trucks for your lunchtime inspiration. You can thank us later.

  1. Hey! Are You Gonna Eat Or What?
  2. Chi’lantro
  3. Conscious Cravings
  4. Gourdough’s
  5. Micklethwait Craft Meats
  6. Via 313

Images courtesy of: austinfoodcarts.com, 365thingsaustin.com, austinot.com, foodtrailersaustin.com and do512blog.com

Our Favorite ATX Gluten Free Spots

The ladies of Wellington Group love exploring Austin food, especially when it’s gluten free. But as you probably know, finding good gluten free restaurants can be a hassle. To simplify things for all of you GF foodies, here’s a list of our top 5 favorite gluten free spots in Austin. Happy eating!

  1. Gluten Free Buns from Hopdoddy Burger Bar
  2. Gluten Free Desserts from Better Bites Bakery
  3. Gluten Free Tartines from Blue Dahlia Bistro
  4. Gluten Free Pasta from Olive & June
  5. Gluten Free Pizza from Sagra Trattoria and Bar  

The Wellington Group Marketing and PR team are huge nerds when it comes to trying new restaurants and products around Austin. We even take time during our lunch breaks to try some of the restaurants and hotspots that are within walking distance from our office. Our recent favorite? People’s Pharmacy. We can’t seem to get enough of their locally delicious food, and seriously can’t stop drinking their green juice!

We tend to visit People’s (that’s what we call it on the PR streets) quite often to grab food or an afternoon sweet snack (Better Bites cupcakes, anyone?) But on a recent venture, something different caught our eye – a large selection of gorgeous glass bottles containing the pharmacy’s very own homemade PharmFresh juice with a cute “Drink Me” style tag that had a fun Alice In Wonderland feel. Since we do love fresh juices, we knew we had to buy a few for our office to try. We simply couldn’t resist the green juice, and boy, are we glad we tried it.

PharmFresh has a variety of different flavors, including The Love Cleanse, Winter Greens, ORACle and Beta Carrot Zing. Our favorite is The Love Cleanse, complete with cucumber, spinach, parsley, kale and celery. It really is easy drinking green. No matter which juice you choose, they are guaranteed to taste super fresh and to give you the nutrients you need to feel rejuvenated and just plain healthy!

Another great reason why we love PharmFresh is the pharmacy’s awesome recycling program – the juice comes in a super cute glass bottle (that we seriously want to keep and put fresh cut flowers in), and if you bring the bottle back after you drink it, you’ll get a refund. See, what’s not to love?

So the next time you’re looking for some fresh juice, be sure to check out PharmFresh at People’s Pharmacy. There’s a good chance you’ll see the WG ladies picking some up for ourselves!

Zilker Tree

Here at Wellington Group, “bright” is our middle name. So you can imagine how we get clap-your-hands giddy this time of year with all of the bright and beautiful lights that blanket our fair city of Austin. Here are some of our favorite bright spots for the holidays!

Trail of Lights
Going on now through December 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Zilker Park is the one, the only Trail of Lights. With free admission and local nightly performers, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t go and visit this beloved Austin tradition. Oh, and don’t forget to hop across the street and partake in another Austin tradition – a spin under the Zilker Tree. 

37th Street Christmas Lights
You know you’ve made it when there’s a Wikipedia page about your Christmas tradition! And the homes on 37th Street at Guadalupe definitely deserve it. Keeping Austin weird during the holidays since the 1980’s, this row of houses is known for it’s quirky holiday decorations and lights. Get the friends and family in the car and ooohh and ahhhh at these creative takes on Christmas decorations.

The Four Seasons Hotel Lobby
Complimentary hot apple cider and cookies? A Dr. Seuss inspired gingerbread village? Where do we sign up? The Four Seasons Hotel Austin lobby is known for its one of a kind hand-crafted gingerbread villages complete with tiny twinkling lights. This year, it’s a Gingerbread Who-Village inspired by the Dr. Seuss classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. There is also a “Welcome to Who-ville” sign and a train. We think we just heard the Grinch’s heart grow two more sizes.

Holiday Lights & Ice at Barton Creek Spa & Resort
With Skating, s’mores, games, 200,000 twinkling lights and Austin’s largest outdoor skating rink, it’s the 4th Annual Holiday Lights & Ice event at Barton Creek Spa & Resort. The ice rink is open now through Monday, January 6. Plus, a portion of proceeds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central & South Texas, benefitting local children in need.

Do you have any other Austin holiday traditions? Let us know – we’d love to hear them!