If you are craving a unique food adventure of substance, Wasota African Cuisine may have what you desire. This unique food truck has become quite a hot spot for Austin locals who want to taste the authentic flavors of African food in a casual, outdoor setting surrounding a small food truck. From the picnic tables to the strings of lights and live music, this is truly a unique place to go for a cultural experience or date Tuesday afternoon through Sunday evening.

West African Home-style Food

Wasota African Cuisine (formerly the World Beat Café) serves up home cooked recipes from West Africa with a Nigerian influence. The majority of dishes served are vegan, and utilize fresh vegetables which are prepared daily, and are free from dairy products, gluten, and MSG. There are also some meat options available for those who desire it. From the sounds of most of the reviews, most patrons do not miss the meat, and rave about the spinach with spicy tomato sauce. The food here is spicy, yes; however it is not so spicy that one cannot taste the wonderful flavors. It is a spiciness that doesn’t overpower or linger on the tongue.

Made From Scratch with Love

The food prepared at the Wasota African Cuisine food truck is healthy and unique; truly something one cannot find in most places in the world. All of the food, including the vegan veggie burger and sandwich, are made fresh from scratch daily, with a special ingredient that is at the core of this operation: LOVE. There is a little something special in every bite here, and it seems to have paid off. The heart and the love of the food transcend through not only the dishes served, but the happy and friendly demeanor of the owner who operates it daily.

Pay After You Eat

In keeping with the root of love at the center of this business, the owner serves patrons their food first, then allows them to pay for it after they have enjoyed and are happy with it. This ensures that patrons are satisfied with the products they are being served, it also goes to show that the owner Lawrence Eguakun is not just cooking for the sake of it and turning out a product to make a profit, he has a lot of love and nurturing to share with the people of Austin, and he is doing a great job at spreading it.

Helpful Tips

Since everything is made fresh to order here, do not expect fast food service. It is always best to plan ahead of time if you are on a time crunch. Carry-out orders, or call ahead orders may be placed, and there is even an easy online delivery option on the company website. Credit cards are also accepted for those who do not have cash handy. As this is a food truck, it has moved from its original location and is now of the cross streets of Bluebonnet and S Lamar. There is no need to stress about parking, as it has a convenient private lot. One should also note that since it is a food truck, all seating is outdoors. This is the perfect place to come to if one wishes for a casual ambiance, has time to relax and enjoy the home cooked goodness of African soul food.