Rain Lily Farm
914 Shady, 512/636-4430
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The helves are stocked with cereals, snacks, and packaged foods – an array of items that ranges from umbrellas and toilet paper to JuiceLand beverages, eggs, milk, and ice cream. Honey and skin care products from BeeWeaver Apiaries of Dripping Springs are expected soon. A small wine selection and an impressive walk-in beer cooler, as well as a full complement of freshly made coffee beverages, make this friendly, upscale neighborhood convenience store a keeper.
1001 E. Sixth, 512/861-5002
Come in for the fresh cuts of locally sourced meats, sausages, salumi, charcuterie, and some prepared foods, including freshly-baked breads. Stay for Josh Jones' playful menus and the great craft beer selection.
1912 E. Seventh, 512/524-1383
is a small urban farm located on five acres in East Austin, three miles from the Capitol. Still family-owned and operated, the farm is ecologically sustainable, and also supplies produce to some favorite local eateries, like the Driskill Grill. They have an indoor farm stand open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm in the little green building.
755 Springdale, 512/386-8899