I don’t recommend this. I would title this How Not to Spend $350 in Your First Week in Austin, but I don’t know how to do that yet.
Apparently foodie adventures can seem budgeted while you’re doing them, you know, that skipping a glass of wine or dessert, but those $15 meals and $4 drinks can make you feel like you’re playing Are You Smarter than A Fifth Grader? once you add it all up.
It’s just, once you taste Austin, and take a bite of cake from your Hey Cupcake Michael Jackson cupcake, then you decide that Austin is the true home of the Gingerbread House, and you will find it. You know it’s there, and there’s thousands of randomly flavored candies lining the trails, and plenty of Austinites to take on any Grandma.
I’ve tried Picnik, both locations, The Steeping room, both locations, Wholly Cow, Strange Brew, Independence Fine Foods, Violet Heart, Salt and Time, Peche, Pacha, The Irish Pub, Cuvee, Cenote, and spent hours in Whole Foods and Central Market. There’s plenty of posts to come on those, but I need to take better pictures before taking that leap. I’m still figuring out this camera.
The food here is just so divine, and weird, and wonderful like all of Austin. I love the thrill behind every person you see walking around here, and how everywhere I go I make a new friend. You feel a sense of home here because the community is so in love with where they live here.
I even went to Central Market to check it out because humans have been telling me about it for ages. It. Was. Incredible. Beautiful people, which are everywhere in Austin, a kombucha I haven’t found anywhere else but Sedona, Arizona and tons of veggies and fruits you choose as much as you want of. It’s like a farmer’s market.
Today I am forcing myself to stay in, not spend anything, do some writing, and then mayyyyybe go to whole foods to get coconut milk. I need it since I already have a starter. There’s coconut milk yogurt here 😉 I love the farmer’s markets.