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Seeking Gourmet Stores in Austin region

travelingwith oil Jan 8, 2011 07:13 AM

Hi, I'm coming to Austin to visit Gourmet Grocery Stores that have a good selection of oils, cheeses and specialty/gourmet items. Smaller independents of most interest, will view larger ones too. Thanks, keep shining...Tom

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    Rene RE: travelingwith oil Jan 8, 2011 08:11 AM

    Con' Olio in the Arboretum


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      travelingwith oil RE: Rene Jan 8, 2011 11:28 AM

      Hey thanks so much, I'll check it out. Tom

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      karma belle RE: travelingwith oil Jan 8, 2011 08:27 AM

      Antonelli's Cheese Shop in Hyde Park.


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        travelingwith oil RE: karma belle Jan 8, 2011 11:29 AM

        Nice, I've always liked the Hyde Park neighborhood, I'll stop by. Tom

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          amysuehere RE: karma belle Jan 14, 2011 05:35 AM

          I second this. This is a foodie destination for sure. It's like 31 Flavors in that they give you a tastie-spoon for everything in the shop.

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          ridgeback RE: travelingwith oil Jan 8, 2011 03:49 PM

          There's Savory Spice Shop on W. 6th Street near Blanco.

          1. TroyTempest RE: travelingwith oil Jan 10, 2011 08:10 AM

            while not necessarily a gourmet store, phoenicia has a lot of stuff, mostly middle eastern. They have 2 locations, but their south store has more stuff.

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              travelingwith oil RE: TroyTempest Jan 13, 2011 02:29 AM

              Thanks Troy, I'll have a look. Tom

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                tim irvine RE: TroyTempest Jan 15, 2011 07:45 AM

                So does Enoteca

                1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

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                verily RE: travelingwith oil Jan 10, 2011 01:44 PM

                There's always the monster sized Central Market and flagship Whole Foods.

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                  travelingwith oil RE: verily Jan 13, 2011 02:30 AM

                  Thanks Verily, when I lived in Austin Ctl Mkt and WFs were both my go to places, looking for the smaller shops to visit. Keep 'm smiling...Tom

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                  ridgeback RE: travelingwith oil Jan 13, 2011 04:20 PM

                  Have you been to Wheatsville since the remodel? It's great - lots of high quality, local products. You don't have to be a member to shop there.

                  1. dinaofdoom RE: travelingwith oil Jan 13, 2011 05:17 PM

                    although it only has oils and vinegars, i really like con oglio at the arboretum (right near pottery barn).
                    a groupon lured me in, and i indulged in a lovely white truffle oil and vanilla balsamic.
                    my game plan is to invest in some of the citrus evoos, because they would go really well w/ lots of things.

                    1. FoieGrasHotDog RE: travelingwith oil Jan 19, 2011 06:45 AM

                      MT Supermarket on N. Lamar is a larger store, but an awesome resource for Asian and other international items (including produce) that can be hard to find elsewhere.

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