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Lucky's Puccias Authentic Fare

12.16.2014 by: Katie Habig
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Residing on 5th Street in Downtown Austin, Lucky’s Puccias is one of the city’s most beloved food trucks. A puccia is an authentic Italian wood-fired sandwich, and Lucky’s is the only place you will find one in Austin. Lucky’s serves up piping hot puccias, pronounced poo-chas, Monday through Friday from 11:00am - 3:00pm and stays open for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. There is plenty of open air seating for you to enjoy your puccia al fresco where you can pretend you’re in the Italian countryside.

Lucky's Food Truck {Photo Courtesy of the Lucky's Puccias Official Site}

One of the biggest draws of the food truck is the owner, Lucky. When you visit, you’ll often find him serving up his authentic Italian fare. He learned the puccia trade in Southern Italy and brought it to the states with him in 2007. What sets Lucky’s apart is the ingredients used.  All of the vegetable toppings are grown locally and are organic. Not only that, Lucky even orders some of the flour and oils directly from Italy. If that isn’t enough, the bread is made-to-order in the wood-fired oven, guaranteeing you receive a deliciously warm sandwich every time.


Fresh Made Bread in the Wood Fire Oven {Photo courtesy of the  Lucky's Puccias Official Site }

The menu is comprised of various puccias. My personal favorite is the Lucky’s Puccia, which is comprised of mozzarella, prosciutto, arugula, tomato, and basil. The combination of fresh ingredients and crispy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside bread makes this sandwich irresistable.


Lucky's Puccia {Photo courtesy of the  Lucky's Puccias Official Site }

Another popular choice is the Puccia Classica made with smoked ham, fontina cheese, mixed greens, tomato, onion, and chipotle mayo. The chipotle mayo adds a nice kick and can be added to any of the puccias. 


Puccia Classica {Photo courtesy of  Lucky's Puccia's Official Site }

The future of Lucky's is bright. Funded partially through a Kickstarter campaign, Lucky was able to fund the opening of a brick and mortar location. The West 5th Street location is set to open very soon, with the welcome addition of wood-fired pizzas. Until then, check-out the famous food truck for a one-of-a-kind experience.

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