Many people in Austin shop for groceries at stores owned and named after the San Antonio-based HEB.  The same company operates Central Market.

Whole Foods is native to Austin, with several stores here.

Several smaller independent grocery stores and specialty stores exist, including:

Note that there exist CVS stores in Austin that are not open 24-hours.  (The downtown CVS on Congress is one notable example.)


Austin used to ban single-use plastic grocery bags. The city ordinance was in effect from March 2013 to July 2018, when Texas Supreme Court ruled  single-use carryout bag bans were not permissible under the state constitution. However, many shoppers in Austin still use reusable bags, and most stores sell reusable bags at checkout registers.

External Links

  • Bring It Austin, the official City of Austin site for the Single Use Carry-Out Bag Ordinance initiative and public awareness campaign.