On Our Counter

We’re always trying new local products. Take a look at what our staff is enjoying this month.

Teddy V. Cookies

We can’t get enough of these chocolate-chip cookies. Not only are they a commanding size, but they’re shockingly soft on the inside. Made by local baker Elisia Velasquez, their unique shape was inspired by her visit to the Levain Bakery in New York City, known for its mountainous desserts. The cookies are made with fresh, local eggs, and are available with walnuts if you want a little crunch. To grab a dozen or six, visit Teddy V. Pâtisserie at the Texas Farmers Market at Mueller, or order online.



Yellowbird sauce brings the smokin’ hot party dress to our favorite dishes. What started as a small operation selling a popular habanero sauce at the farmers markets has now expanded to include a variety of flavors, such as serrano, blue agave Sriracha and ghost pepper. Fun fact: The name of the sauce was inspired by birds, because they can’t feel the heat of chili peppers while chowing down—just like us southern spice lovers! Find the sauces around town at Wheatsville Co-op, Whole Foods Market and Royal Blue Grocery.

512-838-3300 | yellowbirdsauce.com

Hops & Grain crowler

It’s always a treat to visit the Hops & Grain taproom in East Austin, and especially now, because we can take some crowlers home with us! Thanks to the brewery’s new canning machine, visitors can go to their taproom and sample some (or all) or their beers, pick their favorites and take them to go. The crowler holds two pints of beer and, once opened, will last a couple days in the fridge. We recommend trying their Zoe Pale Ale, 78702 Kolsch and Haze County Double IPA. Cheers to good beer!

512-914-2467; 507 Calles St. | hopsandgrain.com

Tiny Pies

Tiny Pies is a popular local spot for sweet treats, but did you know they make savory pies as well? Their Farmers Market Pot Pie is filled with a mix of fresh, seasonal vegetables from local growers like Johnson’s Backyard Garden and Oak Hill Farms. Pie fillings vary from week to week based on what’s harvested right then, but over the past few months, we’ve enjoyed combos such as hearty potatoes and mushrooms, bright squash, bell peppers, kale, carrots and more! Tiny pies, big comfort.    

512-460-9697; 2032 S. Lamar Blvd. | 512-916-0184; 5035 Burnet Rd. | tinypies.com

By Darby Kendall • Photography by Nathan Beels