After our morning kayaking on Lady Bird Lake in Austin a month ago, we were starving. I’ve been wanting to to try some of the food truck delicacies that are becoming so famous and popular in Austin. Yet, it turns out that it’s more of a weekend thing, and since it was Monday, Plan B got kicked into action. When I was looking into details about where to find the best food carts, I saw something that caught my eye right away: “Berlin-inspired Kebap.” Could it be? One of the most popular German fast food choices right here in Austin? A real Döner? Of course I had to find it! The place that sells them? Verts. They have two locations close to campus on Guadalupe Street. The first location had run out of bread, so we walked to the next location. Yes, I was that determined to find authentic German food 😉 It’s not that often that you come across it in the US. And on the way, we were rewarded with something completely different: some really neat Austin street art. Check out my favorites below. The frog was just funny, but the two murals were really amazing. So beautiful!
After finally finding the second location of Verts tucked away in a food court on a side street, we were rewarded with a proper Döner. It was so good! Honestly, it tasted like something you’d be able to find in Germany: good bread, choice of beef/lamb or chicken, a healthy serving of shredded cabbage and other veggies, topped off with garlicky sauce. Guess where I am going next time I am in Austin?! Feast your eyes on the food we had below and you’ll understand why. And the funny thing? The guy assembling our Döner? From Germany!!
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