Austin has a new CBD store, coffee shop, and bakery, serving CBD-infused baked goods and coffee with CBD drops. Flamingo Hemp is now open within downtown Austin music venue Flamingo Cantina at 515 East 6th Street. It opened right before SXSW on Wednesday, March 6.
The edibles, from local catering company Keep Austin Baked, are made with Flamingo’s own CBD-infused coconut oil. There are muffins, scones, chocolate chip cookies, gingerbread lollipops, chocolate-covered espresso bean clusters, etc., all infused with between ten to 25 milligrams of CBD per serving. There’s also a coffee menu with drip, espresso and iced coffees with optional CBD shots.
The items make use of cannabidiol (CBD), which is the cannabis compound without tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), aka the psychoactive component of marihuana (read: it doesn’t get you high).
Flamingo Cantina owner Angela Tharp decided to open Flamingo Hemp as a way of providing CBD items for its health benefits. The shop also sells hemp CBD oils, salves, vapes, lip balms and glosses. The hemp is sourced from an organic farm in Colorado.