With Austin's insanely fast growth, it's not hard to imagine that many women-owned brands are making their way to the forefront. Surely you've heard of Austin big-wigs like Kendra Scott and Katie Fang, but there are so many incredible women in Austin creating businesses that revolve around our favorite industry: food and beverage.
We've rounded up a list of women owned (fully or half owned) food and beverage brands that were founded, or are based in Austin! If you're looking to start supported women owned companies while perusing your local grocery store, than look no further that the 5 companies we are proud to feature.
Here Are 5 Women Owned Food & Beverage Brands in Austin to Support:
1. Veronica Garza & Family - Siete
Siete is a Mexican-American food brand specializing in healthier alternatives to classic Mexican foods, like chips, tortillas, and salsas. Not only are they better for you, but they're insanely delicious!
Veronica Garza founded Siete with her 6 family members (7 of them aka Siete). Along with her parents and siblings (4/7 women!) the Garza family has created an Austin food brand that is becoming a house hold name.
Look out for Siete at all your local and nationwide grocers, including H-E-B, Whole Foods, Sprouts, Randalls, Target, Costco, Walmart, Sam's Club and more!
2. Erin Link & Partner - Yellowbird Hot Sauce
Yellowbird Hot Sauce is now a household name in Texas, and has become a hit nationwide. But did you know that 1/2 of the Yellowbird founding team is female? That's right - Erin Link is the powerhouse female behind the hottest hot sauce on the market.
This hot sauce brand is truly everywhere now! You can buy it at almost every major grocery store nationwide - and it started right here in Austin, Texas. So when you're low on your classic Sriracha or Franks, consider giving Yellowbird your support instead.
Look out for Yellowbird at all your local and nationwide grocers, including Texas Hill Country Olive Co. (in store only), H-E-B, Whole Foods, Ralphs, Meijer, Gristedes, Winn Dixie, Safeway and more!
3. Hema Reddy - Crafty Counter/WunderEggs
Hema Reddy and Crafty Counter are taking the vegan world by storm. She founded the company because she wanted to create healthy, easy, and delicious vegan options for her family.
The company started with WunderNuggets, a chicken nugget alternative, but how now fully turned their focus to WunderEggs: a vegan egg alternative, and the first of it's kind.
Look out for WunderEggs and Crafty Counter exclusively at Whole Foods across the country.
4. Kimberly Lanski & Partner - Buddhas Brew Kombucha
If you live in Texas, and drink Kombucha, you've very likely had a bottle of Buddhas Brew before. To be honest, we didn't know for the longest time that this beloved beverage came from Austin!
And we were equally as thrilled to hear that one of the founders is a woman, Kimberly Lanski to be exact. It's quickly moved up on our list of favorite Kombuchas.
Look out for Buddhas Brew Kombucha at local and national retailers such as Thom's Market, H-E-B, select Whole Foods, Rouses, Fresh Market, Safeway, and more.
5. Cara Gambini - Texas Hill Country Olive Co.
We couldn't talk about women owned food brands from Austin without including the beloved CEO of Texas Hill Country Olive Co., Cara Gambini! Cara has made this small family owned business into an Olive Oil powerhouse, and we are so proud of our fearless leader!
Besides our award winning Texas extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars, we also make and sell delicious olive salads, a variety of table olives, and olive oil spice dips. With new releases every year, Texas Hill Country Olive Co. is constantly growing and evolving - and we can't wait for you to see what's in store.