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The 8 Best Organic Grocers In Austin

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Updated: 26 September 2016
When you think of Austin, you may think local, hipster, weird, or organic. Not only do Austinites love their local organic products, but they also love to have fun while consuming them, which explains some grocery stores offering live music, patios, and cooking classes. Take a look at some of the best organic grocers in Austin.

Natural Grocers

You can find Natural Grocers in various places throughout the United States, including three locations in the Austin area. This natural grocery store sells organic produce, herbs, personal care, and vitamins, making it a great one-stop shop for all your organic needs. The prices are very competitive compared to other organic grocers in the area.

Multiple Locations in Austin, TX, USA

Wheatsville Food Co-Op

Co-ops are a great thing in general. Instead of revenue going towards the profit of investors, it’s returned to the members of the co-op, which has seven primary principals: voluntary and open membership, democratic member control, member economic participation, autonomy and independence, education, cooperation among cooperatives, and concern for community. Essentially, you create the overall atmosphere, services, and products a co-op provides. Wheatsville Food Co-Op is no different, making it one of Austin’s top grocery stores providing mostly organic product options, including a fresh organic coffee bar.

Multiple Locations in Austin, TX, USA

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Whole Foods

Whole Foods was founded in Austin out of the desire and need for a natural foods supermarket, and it is a pioneer in providing the customer with a peace of mind that no matter what they buy, it won’t have harmful ingredients. They ban any products that contain ‘unacceptable ingredients,’ including artificial preservatives and hydrogenated fats. While on the pricey side of organic shopping, Whole Foods is a natural food store you can trust. Try visiting the large flagship store on Lamer St. in downtown Austin.

Multiple Locations in Austin, TX, USA

Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s not only has a great organic selection, but they are also affordable. They guarantee quality food without the high price tags. They often get their products directly from suppliers and don’t charge fees for putting an item on the shelf, which saves you, the customer, some money.

Multiple Locations in Austin, TX, USA

Central Market

Essentially a higher end H.E.B, Texas’ largest grocery store, Central Market offers organic products along with cooking classes, community rooms, and live music. Although it’s a large Texas chain, Central Market feels very local and down-to-earth.

Multiple Locations in Austin, TX, USA


This local grocery store in East Austin is great for locally sourced organic products. On top of guaranteed fresh food, In.gredients hosts bands for live music, cooking classes for adults and kids, a play area for kids, and outside seating to sit back and enjoy a beer.

In.gredients, 2610 Manor Rd, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 275 6357

Fresh Plus

Fresh Plus is another local hometown grocery store specializing in organic and local products you can trust. It’s also one of the oldest grocery stores in Austin, having set down their Texas roots in 1927. They have multiple locations in the city, making it possible that there’s one just around the corner from where you work or live.

Multiple Locations in Austin, TX, USA

Thom’s Market

One of the coolest little grocery stores in Austin, Thom’s Market specializes in locally sourced and specialty foods. They have a great selection of organic products, craft beers, and wine from boutique vineyards for under $20.00. Try their breakfast tacos, coconut water, and freshly brewed coffee.

Multiple Locations in Austin, TX, USA

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