Now more than ever it is important to support and buy local! Local businesses are adapting to the current environment with expanded online shopping, curbside and delivery services. Help us support and love on our Austin-area communities by shopping this list of local favorites to help them stay afloat!
Austin Food Brands
Austin Beerworks brews delicious Austin beers, including IPAs and ales that provide a bold, clean craft beer only in cans. Why Only Cans? Cans get cold faster, and the beer stays better longer; it’s better for the environment and, of course, tubing. Inside these protective metal grenades, their beer is less susceptible to degradation. The impact of recyclable cans on the environment is remarkably less than bottles.
Austin Slow Burn is an award-winning national line of quesos, salsas, jams, pasta sauce, and jerk marinade. They focus on the flavor and quality of their products with the added bonus of a slow heat. Only quality ingredients are used, and all their recipes are made in small batches so that they guarantee freshness. Made in the heart of Austin since 1994!
Beanitos Chips lives by the bean. It’s in their DNA; naturally, they are invested in doing good for people, our communities, and our planet. The new Beanitos chips you can buy today are the best Beanitos yet! Better tasting and more nutritious. The main ingredient in their chip recipe is fresh whole beans, which they proudly source from American farmers. Their black beans come from ND, MI, and NE; their white beans are from ND or NE, and Pinto is from CO, NE, and ND. They cook these beans the low and slow way (just like grandma used to) and form them into a bean masa that they use to make our chips, which now have 5g of plant-based protein and 4g fiber per serving. The chips in their bag are as close to the farm as chips can get.
Lots of Austinites can’t say enough about Bola Pizza! If you’re on the run and happen to see this in the frozen food aisle, you will not be disappointed. Bola Pizza has a nice, thin crust with toppings that cover just enough space. Very tasty, and pizza that the whole family will love!. Even though it’s more expensive than the typical frozen pizza brand, it can go head to head with a restaurant level pizzeria when served warm (even cold if there are leftovers)!
In a cozy corner of Austin known to locals as Oak Hill, Buddha’s Brew Kombucha resides. Here at the Gateway to the Texas Hill Country, they brew with traditional fermentation methods as wild as the greenbelt and creek in their backyard. They brew authentic Kombucha, handcrafted from wild, living culture strains and bottled raw, as nature intended. One of their live cultures comes from the native grapevines growing alongside their brewery! Be wild!
Rich in minerals, amino acids, and naturally occurring caffeine, their organic sparkling yerba mate is the premium pick-me-up that won’t let you down. With only 30 calories per serving, sparkling flavors that will tantalize the tastebuds, and a crash-free boost, it’s time to dump the junk and go CLEAN.
Cocina 54 Empanadas believes in nourishing food that enables people to live a good life. They believe in keeping it SIMPLE at work, home, and of course, in their food! They’ve built a company worth working for, where family and health are a priority. If you are looking for a convenient, delicious, and better for you snack, they’ve got you covered. With four incredible flavors, their empanadas are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
Cuvée started as an experiment in craft (one that continues to this day). They have their own direct trade network to ensure higher quality and more consistent access to their favorite coffee. More recently, Cuvée’s curiosity led them to pioneer Nitro Cold Brew in a widget-activated Nitro can. And then, of course, they just had to go ahead and build the world’s coolest cold brewery. The tinkering never ceases. So, what will become of Cuvée’s next big experiment? Well, you’ll know when they know! Until then, enjoy their coffee!
Deep Eddy Vodka is inspired by the oldest swimming hole in Austin, TX, a place where people come together to enjoy good times that never seem to end. Where strangers are just friends, you haven’t met yet. Deep Eddy Vodka shares that same spirit, so grab a bottle with friends and open for good times! Things have changed. Their mission to bring people together for good times hasn’t. Buy Deep Eddy online or find a bottle near you for your next virtual happy hour! And remember, please day drink (from home) responsibly!
Here’s a good good idea: someone should create a cookie dough that doesn’t have an ingredient list that looks like it was created by Walter White and Jesse in an underground lab; here it is. Good Good Cookie Dough was created in their kitchen with thoughtful ingredients you don’t have to google, with the 24k gold of flours leading the way, almond flour! FINALLY, you can feel good good about eating cookie dough!
High Brew’s premium 100% Direct Trade beans are cold-brewed over time, not heat, which amplifies their natural flavor and ensures they don’t have all the acidity of your average joe. Cold brewing their beans is not only simpler, but the uncomplicated process yields a coffee that naturally contains more antioxidants, twice the caffeine, and significantly less acid than a traditionally brewed cup of joe. The result is a refreshing, low sugar, delicious cold brew coffee that will put wind in your sail!
It’s not rocket science. A spoonful of peanut butter or a chewy pb&j can provide our bodies with the nutrients needed for an active lifestyle. But it isn’t just that. It’s the comforting taste and texture that nourishes our mind, providing a power that nothing else can accomplish in quite the same way. HomePlate Peanut Butter isn’t quite sure who has more rigid standards: professional athletes or moms and dads. Either way, their peanut butter is winning over hearts across the country, powering life’s best moments with the nostalgic taste that you love and the simple ingredients that you want.
Kohana is reaching for the stars to be the best alternative to sugary sports drinks. A clean energy beverage that checks all the boxes for taste, convenience, health, and wellness all wrapped up in a sophisticated package.
Kosmic Kombucha is brewed with a blend of organic oolong and green teas. Their unique flavors are made with the freshest natural ingredients that add powerful nutrients needed for a healthy body. Their goal is to bring you the best that they have to offer one drink at a time!
One fine day, three friends had a revolutionary idea. Bob, Gil, and John started a hummus company. A company that danced to a different drum. A deliciously different one. They reimagined what hummus could be, and we’re glad they did. Boldly going where no bean had gone before is what they did, and what we continue to do to this day. And while the name has changed, their original vision hasn’t. Creating the boldest and flavorful hummus in the world continues to define us. They’re Lantana. Where different is deliciously celebrated. Every day.
Mighty Swell was born of a desire to create a low calorie, flavor-first alcoholic beverage. One that uses clean, premium ingredients with an effervescent kick you can bring along on any adventure. A line of session-worthy, spiked spritzers containing 5% ABV. With only 110 calories and 4 grams of sugar per can, every fruit-forward spritzer is made to be enjoyed!
People thought they were crazy when they wanted to make non-dairy ice cream with coconut milk, but they’re from Austin, so they did it anyway! They called it NadaMoo! It’s a word they made up that means “no-dairy.” It’s fun to say and even more, fun to eat! Every NadaMoo flavor begins with their top-secret, extra creamy, dairy-free coconut milk base. From there, they use some of the finest organic, certified non-GMO ingredients to create the most amazing flavor combinations you can imagine. Dairy-free desserts come in all shapes and sizes. From dairy-free milkshakes to delicious afternoon delights, they’ve got recipes for just about every occasion. Check them out!
In a world filled with “flamin’ hot” options packed with artificial ingredients, Paqui dares to be different. They believe that real heat comes from real peppers and shouldn’t be grown in a lab. From the tangy tomatillos in their Zesty Salsa Verde chips to the freakin’ hot bhut jolokia peppers, better known as ghost peppers, in their Haunted Ghost Pepper chips, they’ve got spice for everyone. As creators of the One Chip Challenge, made from real Carolina Reaper peppers, heat is what they do best. Don’t believe them? Try one for yourself!
Picnik serves gluten-free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch items, butter coffee, and bone broth, all with a focus on sourcing locally, using premium ingredients all at affordable prices! They are mostly known for their famous butter coffee! Butter coffee is a blend of organic coffee, grass-fed butter, and MCT oil; which gives you the energy you need without a coffee crash and it helps you burn fat, balance hormone levels and reduces hunger! They only ever use the highest quality ingredients, and they have the same quality standards for their butter coffee!
Pretty Thai has a strengthened passion for the food and products they create. They do not sell what they do not eat themselves. They believe in the quality and uniqueness of their sauces and spices, and they are confident that if you give Pretty Thai a try, you’ll see what they mean. Cooking brings people together! It did for them, and they are hoping it will do the same for you! Whether it be for an existing relationship, or for a new one that has yet to develop!
Born in Austin, Texas, Rev Energy Gum keeps you intensely here. Whether cramming for that big exam, roadtrippin’ with friends, or going for a run, Rev Gum is there when you need it. Portable, delicious, and sugar-free with 100 mg of caffeine in each gem.
A simple twist on the classic favorite, Steamm Espresso is steeped in raw cacao and triple filtered for a smooth chocolate finish. Lightly sweetened with a few grams of organic cane sugar, loaded with beneficial antioxidants.
SuperSeed Life is a family-owned and operated company located in Austin, TX, founded by husband and wife health coaches, Lindsey and Daniel Crouch. SuperSeed was born from one big heartfelt desire: to create delicious and uniquely healthy foods that would improve the quality of peoples’ lives. As the very first seed-based baked goods company, the foundation of their plant-based foods are seven types of organic seeds ground freshly into their proprietary flour. With a few other ultra-clean ingredients (such as organic coconut palm sugar and organic virgin coconut oil), they create delicious donuts, cookies, brownies, pizza crusts, and more. All of their items are filled with great-for-you ingredients, and they never use gluten, grain, dairy, corn, nuts, soy, or preservatives.
Tèo’s gelato may be handmade in Austin, but the way they make it is purely Italian. Their gelato maestro, Matthew Lee, trained in Italy, is bringing back the technique, recipes, and quality that you taste in every scoop of Tèo Gelato. It’s simply fantastic!
Third Coast Coffee Roasting Company is a Fair Trade, organic, and transitional coffee roasting company, importing directly from small farmer cooperatives through Cooperative Coffees. Their 25 years experience as a small batch roaster gives them the flexibility to roast to order. They are in service to their clients, ourselves, and especially their farmers.
It all started in Austin, Texas, in the mid-90s, on the very same land where we sit today. It’s been over twenty years, but they still make it in batches, use old-fashioned pot stills, and taste-test every batch to make sure you get only the best. Their process, similar to that used to make fine single malt scotches and high-end French cognacs, requires more skill and effort, but they think it’s well worth it!
Two Hot Mamas has been seducing the taste buds of Central Texans since 2002. They always strive to use the freshest ingredients available and adhere to the absolute highest taste standards, which probably explains why they have won more awards in the world’s largest hot sauce festival than any other salsa company! Some of their recipes are inspired by their Central Texas roots from right here in Austin, and some are inspired by Argentina and their heritage from Coastal Mexico and Spain.
Peanut brittle isn’t just a candy or a sweet treat to be savored. It’s to be shared over conversations that make you reflect on life. It’s a symbol of love’s potential, that sweet kind of love, the unconditional kind you find in your heart for friends, family, and the quirky strangers you meet along the way. Please enjoy Uncle Ray’s Peanut Brittle and let it open you to new people, places, and ideas!
It’s simple, Wundernuggets have the essentials of a well-balanced meal and taste AMAZING! Crafty Counter believes each bite should provide maximum flavor and nutrition. That’s why they pack each delicious Wundernugget with a variety of proteins, veggies, and natural seasonings cooked right in. They totally forgot to add preservatives, GMOs, artificial ingredients, or major allergens, oops (sorry, but not sorry)! They are perfect for dinner at the table or the car, as an entrée, snack, or side; they know Wundernuggets will keep everyone in your family asking for more!
A small-batch kombucha, Wunder-Pilz, is a tasty cultured beverage produced by brewing and fermenting organic teas and herbs until the perfect balance of acidity and smoothness is reached. Wunder-Pilz is a dry, refreshing alternative to sugar-laden drinks. Wunder-Pilz is sold exclusively on tap to maintain freshness, minimize our waste stream, and to encourage reuse of existing containers. Whether you use/reuse your own bottles or theirs, you can find their product on tap in and around Austin!
Forget traditional. Let’s get wild! At Yellowbird’s Birdhouse, they fancy keepin’ it real, not watered–down. That’s why they use only the freshest, juiciest fruits and veggies nature has to offer, real food flavor with a heavy heatwave. Their spicy condiments are crafted to take you on a fiery–fresh food adventure. Saddle up! You’re in Yellowbird country!
Austin Retail Businesses
A Town opened its doors in the heart of Austin, TX. Owned by true locals, it’s important that they present their customers with a handpicked selection of unique goods. Shop Austin-themed gifts, novelty items, and t-shirts in the same space as local artwork, jewelry and accessories, and an assortment of playful novelty and gift items. They are proud to offer an array of items made in the USA, and they support many locally made goods.
Located in the heart of historic East Austin near 12th and Chicon, Altatudes features high-end women’s apparel and accessories from over 25 labels like Alexander Michael Snyder (AMS), Black Halo, Rebecca Taylor, Laura Siegel, Tracy Reese, and Austin designer Nina Means. Luxury goods are also sourced from across the globe. Altatudes shoppers will find Lack of Color hats from Australia, Nita Siri handbags from Spain, and Stine Goya shoes from Denmark, to name a few. Owner Alta Y. Alexander has carefully curated her boutique with special items that oftentimes are carried exclusively in Austin at Altatudes!
While their retail store is closed for the time being, their online team is here for you, and amandadeer.com is up and running at 100%. They are making and shipping jewelry with the utmost care and safety in mind. On January 1st, they launched free shipping on ALL domestic orders, and they’ll continue this initiative so you can order confidently and safely from home. They are so appreciative of your orders and hope you’ll be patient with them as they continue to operate and get orders out as quickly as possible during this time!
At Amberleaf, they know how frustrating it is to buy clothes that fall apart after a few uses or are no longer in style as the next year rolls around. They believe that clothes should last forever, not only in construction but style as well. Their Classic lines ensure that years from now, your dress, coat, or suit will still fit into that time period, and their excellent craftsmanship and fabrics ensure that it will still be wearable. By creating clothes that outlast trends and survive years, they hope to do their part to combat 26 billion pounds of clothes that are thrown each year in the United States alone!
Antonelli’s Cheese Shop is at the heart of Austin’s cheese scene. They have a bustling cut-to-order cheese shop where they invite you to “taste the case” in the Old World tradition. Partnering with artisans who are truly committed to managing their lands sustainably and caring for herds humanely allows them to source the finest local, domestic, and international cheese. As Austin’s first specialty cheese shop, their cheese can be appreciated in person at the shop and in restaurants across town. A decade into life as cheese experts, they could never have imagined where life would take them and are excited to continue their cheese-y journey! Even though their store isn’t open to the public, you can still take virtual cheese tasting courses and order cheese for curbside pickup!
The award-winning Articulture boutique and gardens feature hundreds of Articulture original creations of plant art, home decor, jewelry, apparel, and more. They also have a curated selection of innovative designers in garden decor, home decor, kitchenware, and all-around cool stuff! They host a robust calendar of workshops, events, and lectures as well. If you’re not lucky enough to be in Austin to visit the Articulture boutique, you can shop their online store with free delivery (within the U.S.) for all orders over $50.
Art schools are overflowing with amazing artists. ArtStartArt helps you discover them first. They’re making it easier than ever to purchase original artwork from the best student artists at top universities across the country. They believe living with art is a transformative experience that fuels the creation of even more art. Your purchase empowers a student artist to continue creating. When they create and sell work, more people are able to experience this art, and it’s this cycle they want to perpetuate. We’re all in it together; art starts with ArtStartArt.
Art for the People is a boutique of visual and functional art that is located on the vibrant and quirky South 1st. Their building is easily identified by the mural of butterflies and their metamorphic journey. Deanna Worden Serra, Proprietor and Austin Art Ambassador of Art for the People, had the vision to create a space for artists of all genres. They are fervent about promoting our Austin art community. As a boutique of the arts, they have 100+ artists in the form of original pieces of art, sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, home decor, cards, prints, and fashion.
The Art of Shoes is an online retail store and shoemaking workshop in Austin, TX. The Art of Shoes is a space that lives and breathes all things shoes, serving as a studio space to educate people in the process of shoemaking and shoe design. They take small production orders are proud to make in the USA. Founded by Selena McCartney, who has over 18 years of experience working with shoes, The Art of Shoes will bring the most unique and top-quality shoes to the people of Austin!
Austin Art Garage was created to expose talented emerging artists and offer art enthusiasts, from all socio-economic backgrounds, an opportunity to invest in art created within their community. This may be your rare opportunity to acquire beautiful, locally made art early in an artist’s career while its still attainable and become a part of their story. Austin Art Garage has something for everyone, from the cash strapped college student to seasoned art collectors looking to invest in new talent. Their website is updated very frequently, so check back often!
Austin Natural Soap has been helping hands, bodies, and faces since the turn of the century. What began as a hobby, then an obsession has become a small business thanks to the faithful support of their loyal customers. In a world of anonymous industrial soap, Austin Natural Soap has created a soap that changes lives. Your skin is your largest organ, nourish it with the best soap available!
APA! Thrift is a boutique-style shop (now with two locations) that sells high quality new and gently used items for very low prices. In addition to the incredible deals on amazing finds, all net proceeds directly support the innovative lifesaving programs and animals of Austin Pets Alive!.
At Bones & Co. Pet Foods, they believe it’s up to us to do right by dog, no matter the cost. That’s why they handcraft the best, most appropriate food for dogs: Ketogenic raw. Their food is 95% meat bone and organs and 5% vegetables, vitamins, and minerals making it the most biologically and metabolically-appropriate food out there. With no preservatives, no grains, and absolutely no fillers, their food has nothing to hide. You can find their line of bones, supplements, and food in independently-owned pet stores around the U.S.
Envelope your home, your heart and your senses with scents that remind you to breathe deeply, love out loud and pause for just a moment to enjoy the rapture of a memory. Create your own ritual and illuminate it with one of Candle Daddy’s candles to soothe your spirit and ease your mind.
Browse the Chiva Pets Closer store by finding your pet size! You can find out your pet size with their Measuring and Sizes charts available in the description of all their products. 5% of their profits go to “Territorio de Zaguates,” an amazing shelter that goes beyond no-kill.
When you’re looking for a local jeweler, Austinites have trusted Copeland Jewelers since 1983. They carry the very best in designer and custom made fine jewelry, unique watches, expert appraisals, and repair. From custom pieces to vintage jewelry, they’ll help you find the right piece for any occasion!
Corazón Sagrado Collective has authentically Austin art, culture, and community. Shop Local. Support Local. GIFTS from their heart to yours!
From the trendiest styles to classic staples every woman needs in her closet, Cotone (“Cotton” in Italian) is the ultimate online boutique for all your clothing and luxurious beauty needs! They help you avoid the hassles of fast fashion by offering high quality, unique pieces you’ll be inspired to wear with confidence. Plus, they have a full range of cruelty-free cosmetics by Jentri Quinn to enhance any look! They help filter out the hype by offering easy-to-understand beauty solutions that lead to more meaningful results!
Desk Plant’s mission is to help improve your workspace to allow you to feel happier and breathe healthier air on the job. By working with low maintenance plants that have been clinically studied by major institutions around the world, including NASA, Desk Plants provides that important connection to nature indoors!
Cozumel Publishing Company was founded by the owners of El Arroyo, the Tex-Mex restaurant in Austin, Texas, that is nationally renowned for its marquee sign. Over the last 32 years, they’ve covered every food pun imaginable while never forgetting witty commentary on current events. They’ve always wanted to make a book of these signs to bring laughter to the table, so they decided to publish their first book containing some of the most liked signs. Volume one was a such a popular gift item that they decided to produce a second volume! Their store has continued to grow, and they hope to release many new volumes and other fun items in the years to come!
Elena’s Organic Products creates handcrafted soaps and skin products that are truly 100% organic and natural from start to finish. They are all produced in small individual batches several times a week to ensure the highest quality, consistency, and maximum freshness, all while using only certified organic ingredients. These ingredients include extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, and exotic oils, as well as several types of clay.
Elevé proudly lists each and every ingredient used in the formulation of their products. They created their beauty line to be nourishing, without harsh chemicals, toxins, or heavy metals, and they will never lose sight of those founding principles. To them, clean beauty is all about the ingredients. It includes products that are created using ethically sourced elements that are not suspected or proven to be toxic. These products are good for our bodies and safe for the environment. Their mission is to spread wellness through beauty.
Faraday’s is your playground for cooking advice, all engaging to help build your confidence in the kitchen. Their team is always available to help you focus on your food aspirations and desires. Faraday’s vision is to share all discoveries about food! They’re your source for high-quality, unique kitchen knives, cookware, bakeware, cooks tools, blenders, juicers, espresso makers, BBQ grills, gourmet foods, and more! As a seller of household goods, they’ve been designated an Essential Business by the City of Austin and Travis County. There are three ways to do business with Faraday’s today, and it’s all about your safety. In-store, online, or over the phone.
The French and I’s mission is to create limited quantities of handcrafted goods and for dogs and their human companions. Everything they produce is human-grade, meaning they don’t make anything they wouldn’t wear as humans for our furry loved ones. They take pride in what they do. Everything is handcrafted in their workshop minutes away from Austin, TX! Today, they design and manufacture everything in house, and their goal is to do everything they can to play a larger role in the resurgence of American manufacturing.
Game Over Videogames is dedicated to the LOVE of classic video games, systems, and accessories from Atari to Xbox. At Game Over, they BUY, SELL, and TRADE all used video games, and in the process, they give gamers a top-quality, one-stop-shop for all of their classic gaming needs, modern console games/consoles/accessories. They buy and sell online nationwide from their warehouse in Texas, and they ship to customers anywhere across the entire USA and Canada!
Across the globe, selfless volunteers dedicate resources to help operate rescue, aid, and relief organizations, all with a simple shared hope of enabling a second opportunity. Get Wagging was created to support those efforts. Together, they can inspire social and charitable impact, one collar at a time!
Gourmande Girls, owned and distributed by The Foxy Rose, LLC, is dedicated to bringing you cruelty-free, luxurious cosmetics at prices that will only make people think you spent a fortune. Their specialties are rich, pigmented eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks, lip glosses, and beautiful face products for all skin tones and ethnicities. Don’t just be girlie, be gourmande!
Cooking at home for your pup or considering it? Making fresh food is the ultimate expression of love and care for your furry companion, but it takes up significant time. At Grocery Pup, they take out the hassle of cooking and kick it up a notch with their exclusive sous-vide cooking method! Feel secure in knowing that their eats are formulated by a board-certified vet nutritionist, made in a USDA human-food facility, and sous-vide cooked to maximize nutrients and deliver a flavor BOOST dogs love!
Haley Lebeuf Jewelry is made for women, by women. They believe that community and positivity reign supreme. That is why they care so much about how your jewelry is made and the experience you have wearing it. A portion of your online purchase is donated directly back into our community to make it a stronger, more vibrant place.
Hannah seeks to capture moments of authenticity and share them through her creations. Each piece is an expression of a moment in her life. A dance party on Frenchman Street in New Orleans. A night camping in the Big Thicket of East Texas. Traveling with friends across unknown parts of America in search of inspiration and freedom to be her truest self. Her work is an attempt to capture those treasured moments and eternalize them to share with others. She hopes each piece brings you a small amount of the feeling she felt in the moment that inspired her. Hannah lives and works at her studio in Austin, Texas, where she lovingly fabricates each design by hand.
Kris and Kelley Denby, a husband and wife team, are living and creating in La Grange, Texas. Since 2012, they have been designing and bringing new life to under-appreciated and discarded wood, whether it’s a reclaimed Texas wall hanging or a one-of-a-kind custom panel. No matter what they’re working on, they try to bring this ethos of sustainability to every hand-crafted wall hanging.
Every Kendra Scott piece is intricately and artfully designed at their state of the art studio in Austin, Texas. Kendra and her team created the Design Lab of their dreams complete with casting, 3D printing, and an extensive product and material library. The design studio offers a unique space to create, innovate, and be inspired. 50% of all proceeds from their Everlyne Bracelets will directly support the Feeding America® network of food banks, empowering children to live their brightest and healthiest lives by providing nutrition to those who face hunger while schools are closed.
Koko’s Guide To Austin is a pocket-sized travel guidebook to eating and drinking your way through Austin, TX, with Austin’s top food blogger, A Taste of Koko. Jane Ko launched A Taste of Koko in 2010 featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways from Austin. A Taste of Koko has been voted Best Local Blogger in Austin by the Austin Chronicle and has been featured in O Magazine, InStyle Magazine, OWN TV Network, and The New York Times.
Lammes Candies Since 1885, Inc. is dedicated to providing great service and a wonderful shopping experience to their customers. With five stores throughout the Austin area, Lammes employees are willing and able to go the extra mile to deliver excellence and mouth-watering confections to their customers. Worldwide Shipping Available!
Since arriving at the Austin art scene in 2003, Limbo has grown from an unassuming pop-up shop on South Congress to one of the most recognized storefronts in Austin’s bustling SoCo shopping district. Limbo Jewelry is crafted with the highest quality materials and processes available. They believe the instant classic feel of their designs will stand the test of time in durability and style. With attention to detail, every piece is hand-crafted in their Austin, Texas studio. They solder, fabricate, and forge semi-precious and precious metals with care.
Lip Service XO is the brainchild of MAKEUP ARTIST and Texas native, Billy Mercer. While living in Brooklyn, Billy felt there was a need to take people’s usual glam sessions to the next level. How did he do that? By taking them from a salon to the comfort of their very own home. So, he packed his bags (and dogs) and headed back home to Austin in 2014 to launch a beauty concierge service. After coming in with a bang and winning “Best of AUSTIN” awards, it was time to take things to the next level once again.
This searchable platform connects customers to local businesses’ gift-card sales pages. It costs nothing for businesses to have their page listed on the website. Those who don’t already have a gift card sales page get free enablement support to set one up through Shopify or Square. This will help businesses without previous online sales capability quickly stand it up. Purchasing from your local favorites on LocalSupportCard.com will generate immediate revenue for your favorite businesses helping them to bridge the gap until we can all celebrate in person.
Lovejay Beauty is Austin’s first retailer dedicated solely to natural beauty. They aim to inspire beauty from the inside out. They offer a thoughtfully curated selection of the most effective, safe, and eco-friendly natural products and services. They believe that nature holds the keys to beauty and healing; thus, they take a purist approach to ingredients. Each product on their shelves has been hand-selected to highlight nature’s most luxurious and effective ingredients in their pure form while minimizing synthetic ingredients, even synthetic ingredients deemed “safe.”
Michael Schembri has earned a solid reputation as an accomplished graphic designer with over 26 years of experience. Michael’s expertise includes working on a wide range of industries, spanning from non-profit organizations to Fortune 500 companies. He specializes in corporate identity, print, illustration, and web graphics, a skill for which he graduated in Rome and Toronto. In addition, his previous work includes logo, media, and apparel for Harley Davidson, The NFL, 94′ FIFA World Cup, GM, John Deere, Chrysler, Lexus, Honda, Bell, Reebok, Body Shop, and Ford. It was his love for the “Live Music Capital of the World” that led Michael to create a unique artistic style that illustrates Austin’s pulsing energy through stunning combinations of popular landmarks and musical elements on canvas prints which transform offices and homes. For the month of April, receive 50% off on LOGO DESIGN and 20% off on all graphic design services.
Modern Redux traces its origins back to Redux Vintage, a shop the owner opened in 1992 when they left their job in retail store design with Barnes & Noble. Starting in a tiny storefront, they soon operated out of multiple locations as a dealer of Mid-20th Century Modern furnishings. Redux Vintage was one of only a handful of outlets in Central Texas for post-war modern furniture and decorative arts at the time. Then, as now, they was dedicated to the preservation, rehabilitation, and re-popularization of great modern design.
MYSOLMAT started with an idea: to encourage purpose, passion, and direction in everyday life through innovative and inspiring products and a robust community of motivators. Family-owned and Texas-bred, MYSOLMAT sells artisan designed, high-quality, and cute yoga mats that stand out in a crowd and add an element of fun to your workout. You don’t need to be a professional yogi or a fitness fiend to use their products, MYSOLMAT is made for everyone!
Nina Berenato Jewelry is the first fashion retail business in Austin, Texas, to earn the city’s highest sustainability honor as a Platinum Green Business Leader, going toe to toe and surpassing billion-dollar companies. All their products are made from recycled and refined metals sourced from United Precious Metals Refinery in Miami, FL. United has a commitment to both their environmental and Fair Wage responsibility. None of their products contain animal products and are 100% cruelty-free. Their production and manufacturing are done locally, reducing our energy imprint and ensuring safe and fair conditions for their workers.
PASSPORT launched in the Spring of 2014 as a vintage shop on Etsy. In the Summer of 2016, Passport Vintage opened its first location in Austin, Texas’s East Side (now located in Central South Austin). PASSPORT is constantly inspired by new music, art, and travel. They are not purists in their curation and prefer pieces to evolve and gain new life as they are worn by the people they are discovered by. They focus on 60s through 90s styles and aren’t afraid to modify pieces to fit modern needs. It’s better to modify jeans to fit today’s aesthetics and get them sold, therefore recycling the denim, than to preserve it and leave it unworn. There are definitely special pairs that ought to be preserved, but for the bulk of denim, their focus is to give them new life!
Founded by Perri Beathard in 1997, PerriBerri is a multi-channel retailer specializing in women’s clothing, one-of-a-kind children’s items, jewelry, and home decor. What started out as a favorite baby shower gift, became a business that has grown to become the largest specialty retailer of Barefoot Dreams products in the country. PerriBerri has continued to expand beyond gifts for baby and now offers women’s apparel, accessories, and other “must-haves” coveted by celebrity moms and fashionistas everywhere!
RIMIX is a line of effective, high-quality, easy-to-use beauty essentials, formulated with care, to accommodate your active lifestyle. They’re founded and operated by a team of makeup artists-turned-entrepreneurs with a unique perspective on the beauty industry. Each product is paraben-free, cruelty-free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and ethically manufactured in the USA, Canada, or Germany.
Roux Saint James creates intention-based botanical compounds focusing on botanical perfume made from all-natural ingredients that are meant to be a healthier and more therapeutic alternative to conventional perfumes. Their philosophy is a multi-level approach that merges high perfumery, aromatherapy, and a little bit of spirituality with the goal of spreading good intentions and promoting overall well-being. They believe in the power of intention as the root of our actions. They formulate with materials that reinforce the intention of each compound, focusing on scent as the tool of communication. They hope to elicit a conversation while providing a sense of well-being, which is their biggest intention.
RUMEE was founded with one objective: to empower women to stand out, while giving underprivileged girls an opportunity to step up. Each pair is hand-embroidered and, thus, has its nuances. Your shoes are bold, glamorous, and uniquely you. Perfect for when you’re at work, brunch with friends or at a party. It is for the woman who lives in her shoes. In India, embroidery is a cherished family tradition, and for the artisans, it’s not just work, it’s part of the family!
The designs and inspiration for this line all come from designer Shira McManus. Completely self-taught, jewelry design has always been second nature to Shira, who has been designing and creating jewelry since she was sixteen. In 2011, ready to turn her beloved hobby into a full-time gig, Shira quit her day job and hasn’t turned back since. Now living in Austin, TX, with her hubby and babies Luna and Bear, her home serves as a constant creative influence on her ever-evolving designs. The Shira Melody collection can now be found in over 300 retailers nationwide.
Owner Melanie Clapp is a native Texan that found her way back to Austin after many years in Los Angeles. Melanie has been a designer since the mid 90’s. She started in the clothing and jewelry business with accounts such as Urban Outfitters and Warner Bros. Retail. She then found her passion was in home remodeling and interiors in Los Angeles, Nashville, and Austin. Her interiors have been recognized by AIA Austin and Tribeza Interior Design tour. Side Street Home is a long time in the making and has found it’s home in a small old Texas building on a quaint street off of Lake Austin Blvd. in Austin, Texas.
At Slow North, they intentionally craft all-natural, botanical products made to complement whole living. A family business, Slow North emerged from the belief that all home goods, whether luxury or necessity, should be made with clean and safe ingredients. With purposeful intentions, positive energy, and a passion for quality, they create beautiful products for everyday living in a happy environment. Slow North candles contain only pure essential oils, often referred to as the “life force” of plants, which can provide unique and varied therapeutic benefits.
When you subscribe to The Steeping Room’s monthly tea club, you’ll receive specially curated tea selections every month, based on the type of subscription you choose. For $30/month they’ll ship the teas to you with a short guide to the teas! Members will have access to special discounts and products that are only available for the tea club. Join now – you can cancel anytime you need. All monthly tea club shipments will be sent on the first of the month.
Succulent Native is an unconventional succulent and cactus boutique, and they love what they do. Their goal is to create unique and gasp-invoking arrangements that allow even the black-thumbs around us the ability to care for their own small patch of green!
Terra Toys is a locally owned toy store in business since 1978. They began by making hand-crafted, beautiful wooden toys. Today they have over 12,000 SQ feet of toys from around the world! Terra Toys has essential service authorization from the City of Austin as a resource for child education, development, and care. They offer curbside pick up and personal shopping!
They make classic, baked-to-order cookies, and brownies straight from the oven. Since 1999, the concept has been simple: warm cookies delivered! Tiff’s Treats offers additions such as milk, ice cream, and special occasion packaging to compliment that special moment. Today, Tiff’s Treats employs over 1,200 people and has multiple retail locations in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Nashville, Charlotte, and Atlanta. You can place an order for pick-up, delivery, or gift delivery. Visit cookiedelivery.com for same day or future orders!
Toy Joy has been Keeping Austin Fun since 1987! Voted TOP TEN toy store in the WORLD-USA Today. Loaded with toys and collectibles for all ages, they are co-located with their own sweet shop concept Yummi Joy. THINK FUN! KEEP AUSTIN SWEET! Although they aren’t open to the public, they’re available for curbside pickup at their Hyde Park location and shipping options! They’re offering phone and email-based concierge shopping: reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them!
WhichCraft Tap Room is a family-friendly place to enjoy craft beer. They feature a friendly and knowledgeable staff, an extensive selection of packaged beer including a large mix n’ match singles wall, and a draft wall featuring 30 rotating taps. WhichCraft Tap Room also features a full coffee menu, serving pour-overs, cold brew, and espresso drinks. Start the day with Tacodeli tacos or grab a hot panini for lunch or dinner.
From therapeutic-grade essential oils to soothing Vitamin E, Wondercide natural flea and tick spray is chock full of amazing things pets, and their people love, and bugs hate! An added bonus? It comes in four great fragrances: Cedar, lemongrass, peppermint, and rosemary!
Haven’t had a chance to stock up on groceries yet? Or looking to spice up a weekday meal? Let’s support our local restaurants and businesses as Austin deals with the impacts of the COVID-19 virus. On March 17th, Mayor Adler announced all Austin restaurants must close in-restaurant dining until May 1st. However, many of these restaurants are still offering take-out and delivery meals! Check out our updated list of local Austin hot spots to enjoy for pick-up or delivery!
Businesses Giving Back
Andiamo is here to support and feed your family by bringing their fresh meals to your door! They’re offering a special menu with FREE delivery or curbside pickup. They also have handmade pasta by the pound and Andiamo signature bread to go! Their specially curated wine list features some of Italy’s most spectacular natural wines. You can continue to have great Italian wines by ordering them to go and for delivery. Receive 5% off list price of individual bottles, or 10% off case price! Wine is available to-go with these discounts as well!
Andiamo, the North Austin Italian restaurant, which is serving meals and selling groceries to customers, is also selling gift cards for $20, with all of the proceeds going to meals to feed staff at local hospitals. Each donation raises money for bread and pasta dishes to be delivered to the medical workers.
Blenders & Bowls is the product of the combined passions of two best friends, Erin and Kara. In 2010, these adventurous and free-spirited girls moved from Hawaii to Austin. It didn’t take long for them to fall hard for the “live music capital of the world,” but something was missing, Açaí, the Brazilian superfruit that makes you feel super good! What started as a mean craving for an açaí bowl led to the creation of Blenders and Bowls. The smoothie shop has started a GoFundMe campaign to send 1,000 smoothies to healthcare workers.
Pieology didn’t set out to create just another create-your-own pizzeria. They’re here to nourish and inspire, to serve creativity, and celebrate people coming together to connect. It’s a bigger vision. One filled with purpose. For pizza, people, and passion! They are giving customers the chance to feed first responders with their care packs, which include four 11.5-inch build-your-own artisan thin pizzas, one cheese bread, and one family-size dessert. Cost is $50, and customers can order online at pieolo.gy/sendlove.
Quyen B, the popular local macaron baker in Austin, doesn’t keep her recipes a secret! She shares her tips for baking macarons, choux au craquelin, and occasionally Japanese cheesecake on her Instagram page, @quyenbmacarons. During these tough times, she is donating macarons for her Instagram followers to pick up and donate to healthcare workers and grocery store employees. If you are interested in participating, you can contact Quyen through her Instagram page.
Please help Roppolo’s make a difference as their staff of men and women working on the frontline of this worldwide pandemic are going to hospitals daily, dropping off over 600 pizzas per week to help feed and support hospital staff. Roppolo’s Pizzeria has been and will continue to provide free pizza to their area hospital employees, including doctors, nurses, and staff. Help them defer some costs and to expand their daily deliveries to as many as possible. Any size donation will help make a difference!
Bacon smoking, butter churning, vegetable pickling, pig roasting, mayonnaise making, vinegar infusing, bread baking, and seasonal eating are all things that have become synonymous with the Royal Fig brand. While Royal Fig Catering is Austin’s best farm-to-table scratch kitchen, delicious locally sourced food is just the beginning! Their transparent pricing ensures that you won’t be caught off guard with unforeseen fees down the road.
They are selling meals and groceries to customers and also giving customers the chance to order soups online for healthcare workers. When you visit royalfig.com/curbside, click on “Buy soup for a healthcare worker” to do so for $9. They are delivering twice a week to COVID-19 testing sites and hospitals.
Over the years, Scholz Garten has grown with the Austin community. From hosting a celebration for the University of Texas football team’s first undefeated season in 1893 to being honored by the 1966 Texas legislature with House Resolution #68, which recognized Scholz Garten as “a gathering place for Texans of discernment, taste, culture, erudition, epitomizing the finest tradition of magnificent German heritage in our State.” Today Scholz Garten remains a favorite spot for liberals and conservatives, UT fans, music lovers, and families to enjoy traditional German food, raise their glasses and say, Prost!
Right now, they are focusing on our hard working health care workers. By ordering their ready-to-go meals, deli meats, dairy, bread, or produce, you’re helping Scholz Garten take care of our health care heroes. 20 percent of its sales will go to organizations helping with the response to the pandemic, including Dell Medical Center and Ascension Seton Medical Center.
Taco Man 512 is giving all of Austin, TX, the best Mexican eats on the streets! Not only do they have authentic meals on board, but they’ve also updated the classics for the modern food and restaurant scene, incorporating vegan nachos and fresh fruit aguas frescas on a full-bodied menu built to satisfy. To give back, Taco Man 512 is delivering sponsored box lunches to Austin area hospitals. They have created a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for donated meals. Visit facebook.com/snappysnacksmobilecatering for information on their campaign.
After living it up as a fancy executive chef, Mike Rypka decided to take his head full of ideas elsewhere and chase his dreams. He soon found them in Austin with a newly-acquired food trailer and a red Vespa scooter. Rypka started personally handing out his award-winning salsa and chips, inviting everyone to stop by the trailer to give his tacos a try, and next thing you know, Torchy’s was born! Whenever Mike heard his customers holler, “Damn, these tacos are good!” he’d add those tacos to the restaurant’s permanent menu. Soon, “Damn Good” became a rallying cry, and the taco dream grew and took on a life of its own, resulting in long lines of newly-indoctrinated taco junkies ready for some Damn Good tacos!
Torchy’s donates tacos, time, and resources to causes they’re passionate about. Whether it’s cancer research at MD Anderson, childhood enrichment at Make-A-Wish Foundation or addiction recovery at Phoenix House, they believe in leaving the world better than we found it. In fact, a portion of the profits from every Taco of the Month goes towards these causes. On top of that, they’ve partnered with Austin FC to provide lunch for health care workers at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center.