Day 2 - Friday, February 22, 2019 - Austin’s Famous Food Trucks; Pastelaria São Paulo
Pastelaria São Paulo
603 W Live Oak
(512) 998 9688
One of our favorite snack foods when we travel to Brazil to visit our family is the traditional pastel. Even though we have been trying to make these favorites of Vic’s childhood for years, they are never as good as his mother, Yvonne, used to make. When Eduardo told us he had discovered this Brazilian food truck we were excited to try it!
Located in the heart of the Live Oak neighborhood in Austin, Pastelaria São Paulo serves their version of Brazil’s favorite street food out of a small truck. Decorated with the Brazilian colors of green, blue, and yellow and Brazilian flags, the food truck smells bring back recollections of “The Motherland”!
The Pastel is not widely known in the United States, (think Brazilian empanada) but the thin and crispy envelopes of fried dough with different authentic Brazilian fillings are becoming very popular in Austin. The selections at Pastelaria São Paulo include beef and cheese; ground beef, with cheese, green olives, and onions; a pizza with pepperoni, cheese, and tomato; as well as a dessert pastel featuring creamy mozzarella and guava.
Of course, we had to try several varieties. The vegetarian with hearts of palm, tomato and cheese is always one of our choices in Brazil. Gennie talked to Andre, the proprietor and he gave her several hints about making the dough and the fillings.
We ate at the picnic tables outside the trailer. Eduardo and Vic enjoyed the famous Brazilian soft drink; Guaraná Antarctica and Gennie had a Coca Cola. The pastels were yummy and well worth coming back for a second visit.
Vic had a great time talking to André as well as other people from India, Colombia, and Venezuela. What an exciting international community!
Nada como matar as saudades!!
It's fun finding good places for good food, especially when you will be there frequently. You always find interesting places wherever you go!
Oh sounds so good, brings back memories of the special foods made by my parents from their countries.
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Fun times; the food looks delish!