Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Austin >
Jul 25, 2011 01:34 PM

Soda shop/market in Austin?

Anyone know which market/store/bodega whatever that has the best variety of cane sugar sodas? I know I can get Mexican Coke, Sprite, Dr Pepper and Pepsi just about anywhere, but I'm looking for a store that might carry dozens if not hundreds, similar to in Dallas.

BTW, I'm moving to Austin next week!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Welcome (soon) to Austin! I don't believe we have such a place. Central Market or Whole Foods, particularly the downtown headquarters, is probably your best bet.

    Central Market
    4477 S Lamar Blvd Ste 100, Austin, TX 78745

    1. What heyzeus212 said. You might also try Spec's if there's something in particular you are looking for. Welcome to Austin!

      2 Replies
      1. re: Optimista

        I found this googling around:

        Anybody ever been to Hyridge Grocery? I may have to check it out. That's the kind of place I'm talking wouldn't be a soda-only store, usually a cool little neighborhood grocery where the owner has a passion for sodas.

        1. re: knightro98

          Man i go right by this place all the time. Need to stop in next time and check out the beer and soda selection

      2. Cabo Bob's is a burrito joint to keep in mind. All their sodas are cane sugar and they have 7 or 8 of them (Serve yourself, inexpensive).


        Cabo Bob's
        500 E Ben White Blvd Ste D100, Austin, TX 78704

        1. The Soda Gallery is amazing-make your own six-pack! Sigh. Nothing like that here, as far as I know.

          One thought though is Big Top Candy Shop, which has an old-school soda fountain.
          Hyridge is pretty near me, I will try and check it out.

          1. there is a local business called Maine Root that bottles their own cane sugar soft drinks, fairly easy to find at most specialty groceries. Some places also have Boylan cane soda on tap. Mexican coke is usually in good supply, even at convenience stores. while I've read that Austin is technically outside the permitted distribution area, Dublin Dr. Pepper is available on tap and in bottles around town. See

            If you're looking for a specialty shop, no, not really.