Neighborhood Pop-up Grocery Project

Farm to Work Produce Boxes

To provide relief to low-income residents during COVID-19, Sustainable Food Center, in partnership with Foodshed Investors and with funding by the City of Austin, announces the Neighborhood Pop-Up Grocery pilot project.

This project will convert closed restaurant dining rooms— In areas of Austin with high barriers to food access— into neighborhood pop-up grocery markets.

Participating businesses will receive high-quality meat, dairy, vegetables, fruits, and dry goods (much of which will be purchased from local farmers and ranchers) at no cost, and then sell these products to their local community at a low price point while retaining all proceeds.

This project model allows local restaurants to generate additional revenue and retain key staff while increasing food shopping options for low-income families and supports local farmers by purchasing up food that may have otherwise gone to waste during the pandemic.

These pop-up groceries will be less crowded and require less travel than traditional full-service grocery stores, all the while keeping Austinites’ food dollars in the local economy at a critically important time. This solution aims to make it easier for low-income families to buy healthy food safely and affordably.

Pop-up groceries are available during restaurant operating hours. See below for current locations and times.

Become a Participating Business!

We're looking for additional locations! Contact Hallie Casey to learn how your business can participate.

HCasey@sustainablefoodcenter.org

Current Locations

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Casa Chapalal

Address: 9041 Research Blvd Suite 100, Austin, TX 78758

Web: https://www.mexicanrestaurant-austin.com/

Phone: 512-459-4242

Hours: 9am - 9pm

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Fish and Chicken Shack

Address: 6600 Sandshof Dr, Austin, TX 78724

Web: https://fishchickenshack.com/

Phone: (512) 465-2083

Hours: 10am - 10pm

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Sa-Ten

Address: 4917 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

Web: https://www.sa-ten.com/

Phone: (512) 840-0090

Hours: Call for hours

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Hecho en Mexico — Montopolis

Address: 2101 Montopolis Dr. UNIT23, Austin, TX 78741

Web: https://www.hechoenmexico-restaurant.com/

Phone: (737) 202-4534

Hours: M-F 10-10; Sat & Sun 9-10

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Killa Wasi

Address: 3913 Todd Ln #607, Austin, TX 78744

Web: https://www.killawasiatx.com/

Phone: 512-730-0253

Hours: Call for hours

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Sam’s BBQ

Address: 2000 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702

Web: samsbarbque.com

Phone: 512-478-0378

Hours: Wed & Thurs 10-8, Fri & Sat 10-10, Sun & Mon 10-8, closed Tues

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The Cavalier

Address: 2400 Webberville Rd. Ste A, Austin, TX 78702

Web: https://www.mrcatfishatx.com/

Phone: (512) 696-4318

Hours: Mon-Fri 2pm - 10pm, Sat 12pm-10pm, Sun 12pm-8pm

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Counter Culture

Address: 2337 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

Web: https://www.countercultureaustin.com/

Phone: 512-730-0253

Hours: Tues-Sun 12-9, closed Mon

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Mr. Catfish

Address: 1144 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78702

Web: https://www.mrcatfishatx.com/

Phone: (512) 524-2020

Hours: Mon 11-7, Wed-Thur 11-7, Fri 11-8, Sat 11-7, Sun 12-5

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Nixta Taqueria

Address: 2512 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702

Web: https://www.nixtataqueria.com/

Phone: (512) 551-3855

Hours: M - Closed, Tues-Sat - 12pm-8pm, Sun - 11am-3pm

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Big Easy Bar and Grill

Address: 1806 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702

Web: https://www.facebook.com/barandgrillbigeasy/

Phone: (512) 406-9237

Hours: Call for daily hours

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Eden East Austin

Address: 755 Springdale Rd, Austin, Texas 78702

Web: https://edeneastaustin.com/

Phone: (512) 428-6500

Hours: Wed and Sat 9am-1pm

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Hillside Farmacy

Address: 1209 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

Web: http://hillsidefarmacy.com/

Phone: (512) 628-0168

Hours: Wed- Fri 3 p.m.-9 p.m, Sat-Sun 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.