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Rabbit Food Vegan Grocery

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.

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  1. For the record, I just learned of several other vegan stores in the U.S. Pangea Vegan Products has a storefront in Rockville, Maryland. Vegan Essentials had one in Wisconsin, but is closed for now, according to their website and is strictly online at the moment. There’s also Cosmo’s Vegan Shoppe in Atlanta, Georgia and Sidecar for Pigs Peace in Seattle, Washington. Hopefully I’ll get to check some of these places out someday. If any of you guys know about other vegan shops in the country, please post a comment and let me know!

  2. Thanks again for the blog post mention!

    Also, here’s my ever-growing list of vegan stores (in the US and Canada):

    http://www.rabbitfoodgrocery.com/?p=188

    :)

  3. Rhianon

     /  February 22, 2012

    Vegan Freak was only about a mile away from UNT, so I went there sometimes while I was on break. I definitely wouldn’t call it a grocery store, it’s more like a vegan convenience store. And though the staff is friendly, and you can get some moderately priced veg snacks (banana bread, cookies, chocolates), there’s still so much left to be desired. To be fair, they haven’t been open for long though. And again about the staff, they are super helpful, sweet, and chatty. I was accidentally over-charged, and I even chose to take the opportunity of returning to the store as a chance to return something I had bought there as well. They explained that as far as the product I returned went, (a very over priced lip pencil with zero pigment or staying power), it was from a random vendor they just started working with. They welcome feedback and want to sell great products.

  4. Rhianon

     /  February 22, 2012

    Also, the space is really small, so it will be tricky for them to have a great array of products. But we both know being from a place with tiny stores and great things (property is expensive in Austin, after all), that it’s doable with the right heart. :)

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