Rabbit Food Grocery a lifeline in Austin during shelter-in-place

Photo by Rabbit Food Grocery on Instagram

Saying “things have changed” because of the COVID-19 pandemic is an understatement. Going out to eat is one of those “things.”

Before, it was easy to choose where and when you wanted to go, but today’s shelter-in-place choices have been whittled down to takeout or delivery. And with every shelter-in-place day observed, our choices continue to diminish. Some restaurant owners are choosing to close their shops because of decreased demand or wanting to reduce exposure for themselves or their employees.

“Things” have become inconvenient for everyone (another understatement).

Enter Rabbit Food Grocery

Jessica Morris and Gabriel Figueroa of Rabbit Food Grocery demonstrate their core values of serving the community through giving, teamwork, creativity, service, caring and integrity. They have been working with Austin food trucks and restaurants – both closed or still open for regular business – to continue delivering the food you crave.

Shops like Bruja’s Brew and Curcuma have been stocking Rabbit Food Grocery with some of their signature dishes and products. Both Bruja’s Brew and Curcuma closed their food trucks recently responding to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Selling their food through Rabbit Food Grocery gives them an income stream they otherwise wouldn’t have.

Here’s a list of other local food truck and restaurant foods you can currently find at Rabbit Food Grocery in alphabetical order:

  • Bistro Vonish
  • Bruja’s Brew
  • Curcuma
  • Mother’s Cafe & Garden (salad dressing)
  • NadaMoo!
  • Possum Pizza
  • Sweet Ritual
  • Vegg Catering

And it’s not only food, you can also find products from Vida Green Skincare and Mouthful. Before Covid (BC), you might have found these products at events like The Wandering Vegan market but, of course, are now canceled due to the pandemic.

Tips for shopping at Rabbit Food Grocery

Shop in the store (preferred)

Visit Rabbit Food Grocery at: 2425A Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703 between 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on the weekends. For a smoother experience, please read the following tips.

Order online and pickup at the store (not recommended)

You can order online at www.rabbitfoodgrocery.com, but “there’s less selection, and the wait time could be hours or the next day” Morris cautions. “Inventory could be innacurate because in-store shoppers have priority,” she adds.

In addition, ordering online will not give you line priority. You’ll still need to wait in line to come into the store to pickup your order. Also, if you order online on the weekends, pickup won’t be available until Monday.

Final note: Rabbit Food Grocery can give you a box if one’s available, but please bring your bags to bag the items yourself. This precaution helps protect you and RFG employees.

Questions?

If you have questions about Rabbit Food Grocery’s services, or if you have a vegan food business and would like to wholesale your vegan goods through Rabbit Food Grocery, you can email them at vegan@rabbitfoodgrocery.com.

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