Have you visited the oldest continuously operated grocery store in Austin?
We’re talking about Avenue B Grocery & Market. This long-standing local gem has been serving the Hyde Park neighborhood since 1909, for more than a century.
Avenue B — as most Austinites simply call it — is maintained by its tenth owner, UT alumnus Ross Mason. He joined the store in 1984, and officially gained control of the business in 1986, hoping to preserve the small-town feel of the throwback market.
Many customers also enjoy the simplistic, yet delicious, menu. Some items you’ll find on the market’s menu include:
🌶️ Texas chili
🥚 Deviled eggs
🥪 Roast beef, ham, turkey, salami, and bacon sandwiches
When guests visit the store’s website, they are encouraged to “scroll to the bottom [of the website] and employ the audio gizmo if [they] want to enjoy listening to some sweet background tunes from the past.”
The grocery store, which is located at 4403 Ave. B, is BYOB and has a dog-friendly patio. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.