Vegan doughnuts are coming back, thanks to Wheatsville Co-Op. The community grocery store is breathing life into the shuttered vegan-friendly Red Rabbit Cooperative Bakery by bringing back its bakery operation, as originally reported by Austin Business Journal. The new vegan doughnuts will be found in grocery store’s bakery on Saturday, October 10, but will not be called Red Rabbit. Instead it will be referred to as the store's branded baked goods.
Wheatsville bought all of Red Rabbit’s old machinery and recipes, as well as hired some former bakers, in order to recreate its vegan magic. While there aren’t any cream pie doughnuts, there will be four flavors available: glazed, chocolate iced, maple pecan, and apple fritters, as well as doughnut holes.
Red Rabbit’s North Loop trailer opened in 2013, but shut down last year to focus on production. The five-year-old bakery itself closed this past summer. In the meantime, leftover doughnuts were available at the co-op until it ran out.