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1998 › Critics › Food

Best Human-scale Place To Buy Good Food: Wheatsville Food Co-op

Best Human-scale Place To Buy Good Food: Wheatsville Food Co-op
PHOTO BY photo by John Anderson

Don't get us started on the parking lot thing again, but suffice it to say that both Central Market and Whole Foods sort of terrify us, and going to either one of them feels like a major expedition. More often than not, we've already had all the super-sized multi-option mega-life we can handle in one day before we realize we need a bag of brown rice and a bunch of bananas. This is what Wheatsville is all about. Not too big, not too small, not too friendly, not too snooty - Wheatsville is just right, and really is a place you can swing into for a bag of groceries, like in the good old days. Plus it is the economic lifeline of a disproportionate number of Austin musicians, and it is always fun to buy yogurt from the bass player.

Wheatsville Food Co-op
3101 Guadalupe, 512/478-2667

Wheatsville Food Co-op
4001 S. Lamar, 512/814-2888,

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