For the past few years, Jessica Morris and Gabriel Figueroa have been selling vegan goods through their pop-up market called Rabbit Food Grocery.
But as of this month, they officially have their own store.
Rabbit Food Grocery, which by most accounts is Austin’s first vegan market, opened a few weeks ago at 2210 S. First St., next to Fair Bean Coffee, where they are selling grocery staples, snacks, baked goods, body care products, household and pet supplies, clothing, cards and gifts. (I say by most accounts because it’s entirely possible that there have been produce or other animal-free markets in Austin that qualified as vegan but weren’t identified as such because, well, vegan wasn’t a term until 1944.)
They have vegan Twinkies.
And some fresh produce.
And lots of unexpected things, like queso and paper towels and ceramics and vitamins.
In coming weeks, Morris says they plan to add cookbooks, a refrigerated section and even cruelty-free accessories such as wallets, socks and jewelry.
The owners haven’t set official hours yet, but the store has been open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week since its soft opening in early February.
You can find out more about the store at rabbitfoodgrocery.com.