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.

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


Austin has a ban on single-use plastic grocery bags.  The city ordinance has been in effect since 2013 March 1 and was passed unanimously by the city council.  Most stores will have reusable bags available at the register, usually available for around 50¢ per bag.

External Links

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