Rabbit Food Grocery thriving a year after moving to Tarrytown's all-vegan shopping center
Four years ago, Jessica Morris and Gabriel Figueroa opened the first all-vegan market in Austin.
Rabbit Food Grocery operated on South First Street for three years before moving last March to 2425A Exposition Blvd., which is an all-vegan shopping center in Tarrytown that's also home to the popular vegan gastropub, The Beer Plant.
I used to drive by Rabbit Food Grocery all the time, but I hadn't stopped by the new location until earlier today, when I needed to buy some of the new Yellowbird Sauce mini packets, which they sell for 25 cents each.
I was happy to find a vast selection of plant-based products, from meat alternatives and dairy-free cheeses to animal-free candles, clothes and gifts. You can buy canned and jarred goods, including Loma Linda's popular meat substitutes and the San Antonio-based vegan queso, Ksogood, as well as fresh, dried and frozen products, such as jackfruit jerky, tofu sausages, Chick'n pot pies and PLOW's famous vegan tuna salad sandwich. (I tried the Chick'n pot pie and the Plow sandwich on my Austin360 Facebook livestream this week, and both were really good.)
You'll remember that Morris was one of the co-authors of "The Taco Cleanse," the 2015 cookbook that went viral for its tongue-in-cheek message about eating vegan tacos, which is also available for sale. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, and you can find out more at rabbitfoodgrocery.com.