Located in the Govalle neighborhood, Killa Wasi is a purveyor of locally sourced food from Chef Kati Luedecke.
Photos by John hernandez & cristina fischer
Killa Wasi opened in the summer of 2017 and is located in the heart of East Austin. Since then, Killa Wasi has been serving both quality farm fresh ingredients and exciting new healthy food to the local neighborhood.
Killa Wasi was inspired by the bustling city of Lima and represents the hip sensibilities of the surrounding area while also paying tribute to Lima's storied past. The logo encompasses four regions of Peru including the mountains, ocean, amazon, and desert - and is reflected in the Texas fused food that is served. The adorable blue bus offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-friendly items, as well as delicious meaty sandwiches, and a killer brunch. Located at Shady studios - Killa Wasi seeks to include the surrounding businesses and community in sustainable practices, mindful growth, and just a great place to hang out.
(512) 730 0253
828 Airport Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78702
(Across from the Fire Dpt.)
Closed Monday & Saturday
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Just a few articles we've been featured in!
"Just a decade ago, Austin had barbecue and Tex-Mex restaurants as far as the eye could see — and not much else. But as the city continues to rapidly expand, its food options are more diverse now than ever before. This especially applies to the recent flood of Peruvian restaurants, thanks to talented chefs working with new ingredients and ideas."
The austin chronicle
"Killa Wasi is one of the most joyfully unpretentious restaurants in Austin. Duck inside of a teal school bus parked on the south side of Airport Boulevard to find their Peruvian-inspired fare, where everything inside – from the yellow bottles of bubblegum-sweet Inca Kola to the cheery chalkboard – pops brightly with color. It's a dream of a restaurant, with an aesthetic seemingly envisioned by the hippest of fourth-grade girls."
austin women magazine
"Kati Luedecke uses every inch of her food bus -- not to be confused with a food truck or trailer -- to pack in a breadth of Central Texas influenced Peruvian cuisine."
Nominated for Food Truck of the Year 2017 - Eater Austin
"Not to Be Missed" - Austin Way Magazine
"UO Kitchen Visits: The Ladies of Killa Wasi" - Space24Twenty
"The Underground Table" Meet-Up - SXSW2017
"Teaching Old-School Restaurants New Tech Tricks" Panel - SXSW2018
"Sisters Are Cookin’ It for Yourselves" International Women's Day Highlighting Female Chefs - The Austin Chronicle
"100 Restaurants and Food Trucks Defining Austin Now" First Plates Award 2018 - The Austin Chronicle
Food Truck Educational Seminar Panelist 2018 - Texas Restaurant Association
Mobile Munchies Panelist 2018 - Culinary Arts Career Conference
Wine & Swine 2018 - Austin Food and Wine Alliance
“Exploring the Diversity of Peru” : “Sandwiches From the South” - Plate Magazine 2018
“Austin’s Finest Pumpkin Spice Creations” - The Austin Chronicle
Killa Wasi catering
828 Airport Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78702
We can't wait to connect with you on your next event! Our catering team brings you the best parts of Killa Wasi - incredible food, a fun atmosphere, and friendly customer service. We're happy to accommodate groups of all sizes at any location - with customized menus for your needs.
Please note that we offer full-service catering, but unfortunately DO NOT move the actual Bus.
Barriga llena, corazón contento!
Kati moved to Austin 10 years ago and has done everything from catering to culinary director. She started Killa Wasi to promote an inclusive and supportive work environment for women — and to bring a cuisine that is highly undervalued in Austin. Killa Wasi started out as a pop-up in 2014 and has since grown into a food bus and catering operation based in Govalle. Living and working in East Austin has encouraged her to continue growing the business to cater to an under-served area and food desert.