Where do you shop for organic groceries?
As the Lake Travis area continues to grow, so do the choices for grocery stores. And if organic food fits your lifestyle, then you’ll be happy with the many locations and choices available in the area.
If you’re new to town or taking over the shopping list (dad’s), we have the ideal list of organic grocery stores.
Whole Foods The Austin original started out with one small store in 1980. There are now more than 340 stores world-wide and one right here in Bee Cave at the Hill Country Galleria.
If you live on the north side of Mansfield Dam in neighborhoods like Steiner Ranch or River Place, you’ll have a tougher time choosing between the Arboretum or Bee Cave Whole Foods because they are about equal distance apart.
Whole Foods is the nation’s leading purveyor of natural and organic groceries. Here, you’ll find one of the widest arrays of natural supplements, local brand grocery items, as well as grade A organic produce, meats, and an extensive prepared food section. You can also grab a slice of fresh pizza, make a custom sandwich, or step up to the salad bar for a quick lunch stop.
The Buzz, located on the second level of the Bee Cave location, serves up coffee and a decent selection of local beer. Grab a bite, get a pint, and take a seat at a table overlooking the store. Or have a table outside and watch the Hill Country Galleria shoppers below.
H-E-B This Texas based store began back in 1905 in the little town of Kerville. They have two locations in the Lake Travis area — Bee Cave and Four Points. And with the new Lakeway Town Center location breaking ground in 2014, H-E-B will have the Lake Travis area pretty well covered.
Lake Travis area locals have asked and H-E-B listened. These guys have definitely stepped up the organic department.
You’ll find their line of Central Market Organic products mixed in with plenty of local and Go Texan brand products in almost every aisle. A large section in the produce department is dedicated to organic fruits and vegetables. You’ll also find a decent selection of bulk foods, natural supplements, and natural body care products.
Randalls Back in the 90’s, Randall’s expanded their grocery stores into Texas and now have two location in the Lake Travis area — Lakeway and Quinlan Crossing in Steiner Ranch.
Randalls carries the O Organics brand, a line of over 300 organic products developed by the store and sourced from a variety of selected growers. Both locations offer a selection of organic fruits, vegetables, frozen foods, dairy products, cleaning products, and more.
Lone Star Farmers Market You’ll be limited to shopping on Sunday afternoon between 10 – 2, but a visit to the Lone Star Farmers Market is well worth it.
You can stock up for the week with fruits and vegetables that have been grown locally. There is a good variety of prepared foods that are perfect for those busy weekdays that you don’t feel like cooking.
When you like knowing where your meat comes from, you can talk with the vendors that are offering beef, chicken, lamb, and pork. Don’t forget the farm fresh eggs!
What about all the Farm to Table options ?
Todd Hower says
Christopher, sounds like a great idea for another post!