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Food Retailers

Instacart Invades Austin

Anyone who has ever taken advantage of Amazon’s grocery delivery services knows how incredibly convenient it is to have food supplies dropped off at your doorstep. So it makes sense that a new online grocery delivery service called Instacart, founded by Amazon alum Apoorva Mehta, would have the same ease. Read More | Comment »

10:45AM Wed. May. 28, Rachel Feit

First Look at Friends & Neighbors

Although it might be easy to miss at first glance, one of the houses along E. Cesar Chavez recently opened its doors for guests to stay awhile. Entrepreneurs Greg Mathews and Jade Place Mathews teamed up with friend Jill Bradshaw to open Friends & Neighbors, a chic boutique and café offering hand-picked accoutrements for every room of the house. Read More | Comment »

1:58PM Wed. Apr. 9, Amira Jensen

Tiny Pies Opens Retail Store

After three years of farmers' market booths and wholesale sales, the talented mother-daughter baking team of Kit Seay and Amanda Bates has found a permanent home for their Tiny Pies. Read More | Comment »

12:15PM Sat. Mar. 29, Virginia B. Wood

Kickstart Your Weekend With Noble Sandwiches

Their seared beef tongue sandwich was dubbed by Travel Channel's Adam Richman as "One of the Best Sandwiches in America." The Noble Sandwich Co. wants to keep their place in the Austin culinary world with a new locale. Read More | Comment »

3:30PM Fri. Feb. 28, Neha Aziz

Don't Forget the Chocolate!

For Cupid's sake, don't go into Friday gift-less. Valentine's Day looms, but there is still time to pick out the perfect chocolate treat for your Sweet Baboo. Read More | Comment »

1:15PM Wed. Feb. 12, Virginia B. Wood

Tiffany & Leon Want to Bake You Some Cookies

On Wednesday, Jan. 15, Austin’s own warm-cookie delivery company, Tiff’s Treats, celebrates its 15th anniversary. Presumably, owners Leon and Tiffany Chen will be partying like it's 1999. During the birthday week, Jan. 13-19, Tiff’s is offering a special deal: two dozen cookies for $15, online only, enter code 15YEARS. Read More | Comment »

2:55PM Tue. Jan. 14, Mac McCann

Whole Foods Kicks Off 2014 with New Domain Store

Whole Foods Market has had an outlet near the Domain on the drawing boards for several years but the build-out date kept getting pushed back while the homegrown natural foods giant completed stores in burgeoning Southwest neighborhoods. The opening date of the long-awaited Domain store is now set for Wednesday, Jan. 15. Read More | Comment »

4:30PM Sat. Jan. 4, Virginia B. Wood

It's About Bloody Time: Austin's First Trader Joe's Opens Today

After years of campaigning by Austinites tired of having to transport dark chocolate and turbinado-encrusted almonds and bottles of Two-Buck Chuck across state lines, Trader Joe's has finally landed in Austin. Its first of three stores opened today in Rollingwood. It is the grocer's 400th U.S. location. Read More | Comment »

11:20AM Fri. Sep. 20, 2013, Melanie Haupt

Wheatsville’s New South Location Opening Today

Wheatsville Co-op has taken the step of expanding beyond the campus area. The first, long-desired and eagerly-awaited new Wheatsville location at 4001 South Lamar will open this Friday morning, Sept. 19, at 7:30am. Read More | Comment »

7:00AM Fri. Sep. 20, 2013, Kate Thornberry

Whole Foods Market in the Domain Opens January 2014

The Whole Foods Market outlet near the Domain development in North Austin has been on the drawing board for several years. Postponed twice while the company built stores to serve the burgeoning population in the Southwest area of Travis County, Austin's fifth Whole Foods Market is finally set to come online in mid-January of 2014. Read More | Comment »

12:50PM Tue. Aug. 20, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Annual Central Market Hatch Chile Festival Kicks Off Today

To the delight of Hatchheads all over town, Central Market's annual celebration of all things Hatch chile starts today, Aug. 7, and runs through Aug. 20. The aroma of roasting chiles will fill the air and plenty of food items will be enhanced with the kick of capsicum. Read More | Comment »

2:50PM Wed. Aug. 7, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Cafe Mueller Debuts Friday, July 26

Just as they did with the Central Market concept in the Nineties, San Antonio-based grocery giant H-E-B is using Austin as the test market for a new environmentally sustainable grocery store. And when folks in the surrounding area said they wanted the new store to be a neighborhood gathering place, H-E-B listened. Read More | Comment »

5:45PM Thu. Jul. 25, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Glutard Girls Just Want to Have Fun

One hopeful side effect of giving up gluten is the reduction in carbs. Most restaurants don’t offer gluten free bread or pasta, and unless money is no object, you’re likely to cut down on starches at home. Every now and then, though, it is a true joy and relief to enjoy a dough-based treat, a little sweet to make up for all the other things you’re missing. Read More | Comment »

10:45AM Tue. May. 21, 2013, Margaret Shugart

Serious Fro-Yo Shop Opens in Westlake

What began as an idea by a couple of dudes on a trip to Hawaii years back and spurred the national frozen yogurt craze, has become a new take on the neighborhood fro-yo shop. Welcome Pinkberry to Central Texas. Read More | Comment »

2:20PM Wed. Apr. 10, 2013, Gracie Salem