For almost ten years I have lived in South Austin, certain that there is nowhere else I’d rather live in the continental US. We have the friendliest people, the most beautiful greenbelts, the best restaurants, the biggest dog park, so many great taco stands, and the most amazing swimming pool I’ve ever been too, Barton Springs. My friends and I often laugh about how we rarely go north of 12th street but there has always been one holdout in North Austin.
One reason to cross the river.
One place I could never avoid.
One place that has everything from local organic produce to buffalo popcorn tofu pizzas to-go and products like vegan chicharróns and vegan condoms.
Today the magic finally happened and after months of planning Wheatsville South finally opened! The new store is gorgeous! It’s so big and beautiful and shiny and I am just so excited that I won’t have to go to 6 stores anymore to get what I want. The new Wheatsville is right on my path on South Lamar and they open early enough for breakfast tacos and close late enough for to meet my ice cream cravings. I am just freaking stoked.
You should have seen me there this morning, beaming at everyone while I picked up my tacos and free coffee.
Meanwhile, Austin’s First Trader Joe’s also opened this morning too and Whole Foods is trying to hang on to customers with a buy one get one free local products sale.
Say what you want about Austin but we are lucky to have some awesome grocery stores. And I am so happy to never have to drive all the way across town just to get an awesome sandwich. Hallelujah.
I’m in South Austin, too, and I can’t wait to go to the new Wheatsville! Popcorn Tofu, here I come!
A similar thing occurred in NYC when Peacefood Cafe opened a downtown outpost. Never need to go uptown again for a chocolate chip cookie sandwich! If only the Met & MOMA, etc. would consider relocating…