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Best Neighborhood Grocery

Wheatsville Co-op

Nothing is more refreshing on Austin's blisteringly hot days than Wheatsville's cucumber agua fresca. And nothing is more edifying on a cold winter's eve than a trip to their nutritional, yet decadent, self-serve hot bar of comfort food. Then again, few stores know Austin as well as our favorite co-op. Why do you think that is? Wheatsville's buyers are community; they're an essential cog of not only their immediate North Campus neighborhood, but this entire town. They talk to customers on the floor, as opposed to being stuck in corporate offices. It's what keeps us coming back, and why so many of our readers are owners.

Wheatsville Food Co-op
3101 Guadalupe, 512/478-2667
4001 S. Lamar, 512/814-2888
www.wheatsville.coop