Two Austin vegans, Jessica and Gabriel, just started a business called Rabbit Food Grocery. It is strictly an online store for the time being, but they have plans to open a brick-and-mortar shop in the near future. While they search for the ideal location for their store, the online shop serves as a sneak preview and a chance to offer hard-to-find vegan goodies to the Austin community. You can read more about Rabbit Food Grocery here.
But seriously…an all-vegan grocery store in Austin, Texas? How cool would that be? As far as I know, there are only a handful of vegan grocery stores in the U.S. (like VeganFreak in Denton, Texas and Food Fight! in Portland, Oregon). It would be awesome to finally have something like that in my hometown. To make that happen though, Rabbit Food Grocery obviously needs our continued support.
I haven’t bought anything from them yet, but I definitely plan to soon. Especially knowing that they offer free pick-up for Austinites by delivering items to local vegan-friendly businesses (like Conscious Cravings) on specific days.
They have lots of good stuff in stock and add new items regularly. I’m especially excited about Sheese (which I first tried when I visited SAFE’s Cruelty Free Shop in Auckland, NZ). I wasn’t sure if I’d find it anywhere again, but now I know that I can get it in Austin. It sounds like their Butler Soy Curls and choco-hazelnut spread are a bit hit too. And they have a lot of vegan meats, baking mixes, gluten free items, chocolate chips, gum, and a bunch of other stuff.
Anyway, you can stay up-to-date on new items and special offers by signing up for their newsletter (at the bottom of their Web site), visiting their facebook page, or checking out this thread on the Vegans Rock Austin forum.