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OK, here's my second report on raw stuff available in Austin:
-- I just noticed that Central Market has raw cashew butter in bulk for $6-ish/lb.
-- I also just noticed that that have sprouted beans (garbanzo, lentils, peas) read to go for lazy types like me.
-- CM's salad bar, besides the regular veggie stuff, had a raw veggie noodle dish today.
-- I must conclude that CM has the best fresh young coco's in town. Very fresh! Lots of water and really tender, thick flesh.
Other than that, must report that those Ugly-Ripe tomatoes are keeping me happy until mine are ready :)
Oh, and an Austin question: where is this mythical raw wrap drive-thru place I've heard about?
04-13-2005, 06:12 PM
Great info Asil....
I just picked up a pair of Young coconuts at Fiesta on I-35 last night for 1.59 each....not sure if that's a good deal or not.
I couldn't find Nama Shoyu anywhere in town...but I did find some chinese Soy sauce that is not brewed but fermented. Not sure if that's the same thing. Any idea where I can get the Nama?
My wife found a new store yesterday, as soon as I get some specifics I'll post them.....she got some "Really cool stuff" from there.
04-13-2005, 10:21 PM
I'm not there now, but I spent a WHOLE summer in Austin taking care of an aunt (she has brain cancer) and MAN do I miss it! So easy to get healthy stuff at Whole Foods and CM! And I know JUST where you're talking about ... South, yeah? By the Gold's Gym? Has the giant fruit outside that always makes me giggle?
Fuzzball -- don't know about the Nama stuff. I've never used it. Is it like soy sauce? I never really used soy products when I was cooked, so I guess I haven't been looking now that I'm raw. I guess you've already checked with the usual suspects? CM, WF, Wheatsville? What about the HEB at Hancock? Don't they have a pretty large Asian foods section? And isn't there a big, new-ish Asian market on Lamar (maybe near that huge Mercedes body shop)?
Ooo, I forgot all about Fiesta. I used to go there to get their freshly made corn tortillas. And I love the huge selection of Mexican veggies.
Do tell when you find out what store your wife liked.
Khackett -- nice to know you liked our town. I love the WF fruit/veggie "hat" too. :) Too bad you weren't here when we still had our best ever retail roof art: a huge multicolored bug over a pest control business on Lamar.
04-14-2005, 11:21 AM
I actually might be back soon (she's not doing too well)... I miss half priced books too. :P
04-14-2005, 06:23 PM
I don't live in Austin but I have visited and I remember this place as being a great source for organic produce and really amazing, raw, bulk nut butters.
04-14-2005, 06:26 PM
There is also a raw food pot luck on the first saturday of every month that is held by David Favor and his wife Yemiah. Here is their website. http://www.livefeast.com/flyer/ongoing.html
04-14-2005, 07:24 PM
Thanks for the suggestions...where exactly is Wheatsville?.,..
I'm from up north so I've never even been to the south (6th or 5th street) WF. Been to a few different HEB all over town. I've been to the Asian markets, but this product isn't really "Asian", just a raw version of Soy Sauce for flavoring.
The place she found is called "Sun Harvest Market" and is located on Rockwood lane off of Anderson Lane...there is another one on Brodie. She got some "Raw" coffe there....:??????
Khackett, I love the Half Priced books...there are about 6 of them that I drop into, but my personal favorite is the Hastings in Round Rock...they have some of the greatest books for some of the best prices in the state. I'm addicted to reading....
I believe you will notice a LOT of changes in the town (At least up north near Round Rock....)
Let us Austinites know when you are headed this way!
04-14-2005, 08:00 PM
i read on another raw board that a whole foods in austin has a raw deli?
Oh yeah, I forgot all about Sun Harvest. I remember it well from my childhood -- it was the first supermarket-type health food store we had in San Antonio. I'll have to give it another whirl.
My situation is the opposite of yours, Fuzzball. I've been a dedicated central-Austinite for 15 years and used to complain bitterly about friends who moved to the burbs. I'd ask,"Am I going to have to pack a lunch to come visit you?" A couple of years ago, we moved so far out of town, the burbs look like the city to us. So I'm still exploring this neck of the woods. RR is actually a bit closer than central Austin now -- so I'll have to check out Hastings. Where is it? BTW, have you gone to the new Half Price at 5555 N Lamar? It's unbelievable.
Wheatsville is on Guadalupe, a few blocks north of campus.
04-14-2005, 08:33 PM
I was down there not too long ago (spent my spring break with the aunt; I'm such a cool college student :rolleyes: )... in March.
And I could spend DAYS in 1/2priced. DAYS!!
04-14-2005, 08:35 PM
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