Wheatsville Food Co-op, Austin

I guess I needed a break this week, but I still haven’t finished posting all my stuff from Austin! One of the last stores we visited was the Wheatsville Co-op. They have all kinds of cool vegan stuff, but the main reason I wanted to go there was for one special item…

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Magic Vegan Bacon Grease! Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very exciting, recipes coming soon! But as I said, there were other great things. For example,

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Neat, a meat replacement made with nuts – gluten and soy and junk free. I like to make my own nut-based meat subs, but I bought a package just to try it out.

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Faux cheesy stuff. Parma is also nut-based, and really good on salads, although I don’t think it actually tastes like cheese. Maybe I should’ve grabbed one of each flavor. Next time!

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A faux meat I’d never seen before. Anyone tried it?

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They had a huge variety of veggie burgers made with all kinds of vegetables, legumes, grains, and seeds. It was very impressive. I didn’t get to try any since it was so near the end of my trip and I couldn’t bring them home, but I just loved the Hot Dang brand packaging. Maybe one day they’ll be available in GR.

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Various sweets, many of them vegan.

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Cupcakes! I bought some, I will tell you more about them later.

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Vegan empanadas from Mmmpanadas – we saw their food truck at the farmers market.

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Vegan Tofu Po’Boy sandwich made in the Wheatsville deli.

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And of course, even more kombucha. I tried the Kicken’ Kombucha because of the cool bottle.

I saved all my receipts so I could add up how much money I spent on food during this trip, then I decided maybe it’s better not to know. I mean, it doesn’t count when you’re on vacation, right?! I still have a bunch of stuff to share with you. Hopefully this coming week I’ll get through all the items I’ve tried so far, interspersed with a few recipes I’ve been meaning to post for ages.

Are there any items you’ve seen so far that you wish were carried in a store near you?

7 thoughts on “Wheatsville Food Co-op, Austin

  1. “A faux meat I’d never seen before. Anyone tried it?”
    We have tried this and really like it. We have found it at our local Mustard Seed Market. And I think we have seen it at our local chain Giant Eagle. I believe it to be a clean brand – non GMO – organic – etc. It was taste tested on a morning show and no one could tell the difference between the faux and the real meat dishes. We like the Gardein brand too but I don’t know if the community has determined if it is a clean brand or not. Do you know?

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