Many have been wondering how to safely support Austin restaurants, food trucks, bars, breweries, and the such during the novel coronavirus pandemic. While there are many organizations that are pitching in to help the community as a whole, an easy to way to help individual restaurants is to buy their stuff.
Eater has collected some of the most-wanted merchandise from robust online stores of local businesses around town. From pearl-snap shirts at Austin Beerworks to metal bat sculptures at Guero’s; floating koozies at Joann’s Fine Foods to watermelon fanny packs at Austin Eastciders; T-shirts to koozies to stickers galore, Austin restaurants have an eclectic mix of goods for all personal tastes. Don’t forget: gift cards are a great option.
Everything below is listed alphabetically. Are we missing essential merch? Let us know through firstname.lastname@example.org Doesn’t hurt to scope out holiday gift guides (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020), shipping guide, cookbooks, face masks, and wine ideas.
- North Austin brewery 4th Tap Brewing Co-op‘s got a bunch of T-shirts on sale, some with very artistic imageries of cans.
- Downtown pizzeria 40 North’s small T-shirt collection features an eager monster firing up some pies.
- West Congress brewery (512) Brewing Company has a bunch of T-shirts, caps, glasses, totes, and patches for sale.
- Forthcoming Dripping Springs bakery Abby Jane Bakeshop is selling really cute croissant pins, alongside patches, stickers, totes, and shirts.
- South Austin brewpub ABGB’s webstore includes soap made with beer, apparel (including hoodies), blankets, mugs, and more.
- In addition to the iconic tie-dye tees, Amy’s Ice Creams has toys, mugs, and candles through its online store.
- North Burnet brewery Austin Beerworks sells hats, beanies, sweatbands, masks, scarves, bandanas, socks, belt buckles, candles, bolo ties, holographic fanny packs, bar mats, signs, and many, many shirts (including one with pearl-snap buttons) in its massive online store.
- Grab an Austin pennant, T-shirts, totes, dog toys, and more from local cidery Austin Eastciders’s online store.
- South Lamar wine restaurant Aviary‘s got a T-shirt with John Stamos on it for sale.
- Salad drive-thru Baby Greens’s merch options include a baseball cap and bumper sticker.
- Order pins, hats, T-shirts, and Thermoses from San Antonio-based Bakery Lorraine.
- Rainey Street sausage purveyor and beer garden Banger’s offers a build-your-own Manmosa kit in its merch shop, alongside hoodies, tees (which come in baby sizes), socks, bandanas, growlers, and stickers.
- Highland coffee shop Barrett’s has a bunch of T-shirts and tote bags available for sale. The kool beans shirt is particularly fun.
- The multiple-location coffee shop Bennu is selling three T-shirts, including one great for iced coffee lovers.
- East Austin cafe Bento Picnic is selling a lucky cat shirt right now and branded stemless wine glasses.
- Grab a tee, tote, bandana, or koozie from all-day restaurant Better Half’s online store, likewise sibling spots Hold Out Brewing offers T-shirts, totes, and koozies; East Austin cafe Brew & Brew’s selling T-shirts, a cap, koozies, stickers, a branded growler, and even sweatshirts and rain jackets for those colder days; Rainey Street bar Little Brother/food truck Bummer Burrito offers T-shirts and stickers.
- Brunch truck Biscuits and Groovy is selling jarred jam and T-shirts from both of its locations.
- East Austin sour brewery Blue Owl Brewing’s web store features many owl-adorned items, from baseball shirts, button-ups, windbreakers, hoodies, caps, fancy packs, lunch boxes, screen-printed posters of its beers, and even tap handles
- South Austin vegetarian haven Bouldin Creek Cafe has a bunch of fun T-shirts available, featuring everything from a coffee-drinking taco to a cup of coffee, plus a coffee mug, a frog sticker, and even Black Lives Matter bumper stickers.
- Neighborhood bakery and cafe Brentwood Social House’s online store features a T-shirt, mugs, koozies, retail items, and even ready-made gift baskets.
- Neapolitan pizzeria Bufalina and Bufalina Due is selling T-shirts, hoodies, a cap, and the weekender tote bag.
- Bunkhouse, the hospitality group behind Hotel San Jose and others, is selling a line of merch, including Hotel San Jose’s recognizable colorful robe.
- Austin coffee shop and roastery Caffe Medici‘s web store is full of drinkware, totes, candles, and apparel.
- Vegan bakery Capital City is selling a very cute kolache enamel pin.
- Downtown brewery Central District Brewing has sweet shirts, stickers, and hats for sale.
- North Burnet brewery Circle Brewing is selling a bunch of shirts, tanks, hats, glasses, koozies, pins, patches, and even a fanny pack.
- While the migas hat is sold out, there are still fun T-shirts available from East Austin Tex-Mex restaurant Cisco’s.
- Everyone’s favorite jam shop and bakery Confituras has plenty of edible goods on sale, from jams (duh) to butters to spices and seasonings.
- Vegan restaurant Counter Culture’s webstore includes a vibrant, thoughtful “Keep Austin Kind” shirt.
- South Austin bakery and restaurant Crema Bakeshop has a bunch of shirts on offer.
- Order a T-shirt or a branded Yeti glass from East Sixth cafe Cuveé Coffee.
- Among Cherrywood butcher shop and restaurant Dai Due’s merch options are T-shirts, camo caps, an insulated tote bag, bandanas, and a bunch of retail house-made condiments, spices, and rubs.
- Cocktail pop-up Daijoubu is selling a bunch of apparel, pins, totes, and koozies.
- Downtown bar Dirty Bill’s merch offerings include apparel and a woodgrain keychain.
- Both locations of gelato shop Dolce Neve are selling bumper stickers.
- Central Austin pizza truck Dough Boys offers two shirts: a Halloween-themed long-sleeve and a retro short-sleeve.
- Brewery/bar Draught House’s merch selection includes a T-shirt, frisbee, koozie, and cap.
- Stay fierce with the many tiger designs from Easy Tiger (tees, socks, totes, and a bandana), plus a plush tiger, growler, mugs, totes, an apron, a notebook, coasters, and many caps from its online store.
- Tex-Mex restaurant El Arroyo has four whole books of its hilarious signs, along with greeting cards and prints.
- Tex-Mex restaurant Eldorado Cafe’s merch game is strong, featuring all shorts of apparel (including cycling shirts, beanies, and hoodies), mugs, a fanny pack, and a dog toy.
- The merch selection at Austin coffee shop Epoch comprises a pretty anniversary T-shirt, a Thermos, mask, mug, and socks.
- Dripping Springs brewery Family Business Brewery is going the optimistic route with its apparel, featuring shirts declaring “glass half full” to “together with beer,” alongside hoodies, caps, scarves, koozies, stickers, glassware, and a poster.
- South Austin bar and venue Far Out is selling apparel.
- East Austin coffee shop Figure 8’s merch selection includes mugs, a pin, and bumper sticker.
- Well-known smoked meats spot Franklin Barbecue’s webstore is massive and thorough, offering everything from meat-carving knives, the iconic blue trays, its own butcher paper, meat thermometers, patches, bandanas, koozies, plus apparel.
- East Riverside bar Frazier’s merch features its lovely, long hound, from T-shirts to caps to tank tops.
- Neighborhood restaurant Foreign & Domestic offers black T-shirts with its flying pig logo through its webstore.
- Newly relocated seafood restaurant and food truck Garbo’s T-shirt is all about oysters.
- Austin cafe and coffee roaster Greater Goods is selling beanies, T-shirts, coffee spoons, pinks, stickers, and glasses.
- South Congress Tex-Mex spot Guero’s has metal hanging bat sculptures alongside tees, hats, and koozies in its online store.
- Fans of beer and hedgehogs should grab some merch from Cedar Park brewery Hedgehog Brewing, including glasses and T-shirts.
- Far southwest brewery Hi Sign Brewing’s merch shop includes hats and Yeti ramblers.
- Newer retro East Austin bar High Noon’s apparel collection includes shirts and hats, along with koozies, patches, and stickers.
- Pizzeria Home Slice has shirts, hats, glassware, socks, and a very cute beanie available online.
- Gastropub Hopfields is selling apparel (T-shirts, tanks, hoodies) and glassware.
- There are two ways to buy stuff from East Austin bar Hotel Vegas: first, Fine Southern Gentlemen offers a bunch of T-shirts (including one for sibling spot Volstead), caps, totes, face mask, and bumper sticker. Then, the bar is also selling a selection of that directly from its online shop.
- Austin coffee shop Houndstooth’s webstore features a bunch of coffee-related items, from mugs to fasks to brewing equipment, along with caps, stickers, koozies, and pins.
- East Austin Il Brutto is selling cat-adorned bananas and a cacio pepe beanie.
- Southwest Austin brewery Independence Brewing’s wide-ranging webstore includes shirts, soaps, belt buckles, koozies, vanity license plates, can openers, and, most importantly, a glow-in-the-dark hoodie.
- Anderson Mill barbecue spot Interstellar BBQ (from the owners of the now-closed Noble Sandwich Co.) has a bunch of merch on deck, from T-shirts, caps, stickes, koozies, and retail sauces.
- Hill Country brewery Jester King has loads of shirts, hoodies, glassware, and even some prints for sale.
- East Austin Mexican restaurant Joe’s Bakery is selling calendars for next year, plus check out its stock of T-shirts if available.
- North Loop restaurant JewBoy Burgers got a bunch of shirts (including a lucha-pegged one) and caps on offer.
- East Austin shop and restaurant Kinda Tropical has a whole bunch of merch available through its web store, from shirts to koozies to matchbooks to dominoes.
- East Austin patio bar Kitty Cohen’s has a bunch of fun, retro-y crop tops, tanks, T-shirts, and bandanas available for sale, plus a towel.
- Haitian truck Kreyol Korner honors its roots with its T-shirt.
- Ever quirky, East Austin smoked meats spot La Barbecue has a whole bunch of fun (and some very raunchy) T-shirts available, plus caps, masks, stickers, and koozies, available on its web store.
- Hill Country brewery Last Stand Brewing‘s got a bunch of glasses, growlers, caps, stickers, and shirts available.
- East Austin brewpub Lazarus Brewing Co. is selling hoodies, T-shirts, masks, hats, socks, and general drink-/beerware.
- Bouldin Creek wine garden restaurant Lenoir’s merch selection includes a tote and cap featuring a pickup truck and seasonal goods, as well as its retail finishing salt.
- South Austin barbecue truck LeRoy & Lewis has an array of apparel for sale, along with branded brisket meat-cutting utensils (knives, scrappers), plus bottled condiments.
- Local ice cream mini-chain Lick Honest Ice Cream’s online store has shirts and ice cream.
- Vegan pizzeria Lil Nonna’s is still selling a T-shirt.
- Clarksville Chinese restaurant Lin Asian Bar is selling branded mugs, cups, T-shirts, and masks.
- Dive bar Little Longhorn Saloon‘s got a bunch of shirts, kozies, masks, mouse pads, and more on sale.
- Merch from longtime brewery Live Oak Brewing includes glassware, apparel (including a Krampus sweater), fancy packs, bandanas, items for puppies, and pins.
- East Austin wine bar LoLo is selling branded wine glasses and a tote bag.
- East Austin bar Low Down Lounge has two shirts on offer, including a basketball-themed one.
- Get the McGuire Moorman aesthetic with items from the company’s many restaurants (Joann’s, June’s, Clark’s, Pool Burger, Lambert’s, Elizabeth Street, Josephine House, Jeffrey’s, Perla’s, and Neighborhood Sushi) via its online store, which has everything from leather coasters to matches to frisbees to floatie koozies to dog collars to towels.
- South Congress’s Meteor, a combination pizzeria/bike shop/wine bar, has everything from a Klean Kanteen to a cycling cap, along with mugs, koozies, and bandanas.
- Cherrywood Tex-Mex restaurant Mi Madre’s has a bunch of shirts (including kids sizes) and tote bags available.
- Vegan milkshake truck Milky Way Shakes is selling a really cute and simple sticker.
- Even though venerable Red River venue and bar Mohawk is still temporarily closed, its web store is up and running, selling shirts and tanks (the Defend Red River shirt is particularly apt), scarves, hats, koozies, keychains, a cute little bear enamel, ear plugs for when live concerts are a thing again, and several concert posters.
- Are you really an Austinite if you don’t have a shirt, hat, bandana, enamel pin, or tiki glasses from Central East Austin bar Nickel City?
- East Austin Mexican restaurant Nixta Taqueria’s online shop currently includes a long-sleeve shirt, a coach jacket, and retail hot sauce and salsa macha.
- MLK brewpub Oddwood Ales has a bunch of caps, glasses, a T-shirt, a bandana, and a magnet for sale.
- Downtown Southern restaurant Olamaie is selling two T-shirts, one for Olamaie and the other for its current casual embodiment Little Ola’s Biscuits, plus a koozie.
- Cute Tex-Asian bakery OMG Squee has an equally as adorable pink T-shirt for sale.
- Local burger chain P. Terry’s sells cool-looking T-shirts, hats, and bandanas. Likewise, fledgling sibling chain Taco Ranch has a nice heather cap.
- South Lamar cafe Patika is selling beans from its roasting branch Superthing.
- Pasta and cat fans will want to grab this T-shirt from Cherrywood Italian truck Patrizi’s.
- South Lamar pizzeria Phantasma is embracing its ghost kitcheness through its T-shirt.
- The webstore at Belterra Village pizzeria and bakery Pieous is stocked with T-shirts, tank tops, tumblers, and hats.
- Austin brewpub pizzeria Pinthouse Pizza’s got all sorts of T-shirts, hoodies, onesies, and a holiday sweater on deck, plus hats, glassware, koozies, disc golf putter, bandana, and even wake surfboards.
- South Austin’s Radio Coffee is selling all sorts of T-shirts, tank tops, hats, socks, bags, and mugs.
- Cedar Park brewery and cafe Red Horn has a bunch of apparel for sale, from crewneck shirts to hoodies to dry-fit shirts to caps to beanies
- East Austin bar Shangri La’s got shirts available for in-person shopping.
- Barbecue sandwich shop Slab BBQ has tees (including one inspired by the San Antonio Spurs), hats, and stickers in its online store.
- Central East Austin restaurant’s Sour Duck has a cute cap and bread bags on offer.
- East MLK brewery Southern Heights is selling tees and caps.
- Rosedale cafe Spread & Co.’s webstore includes lots of cheese-focused goods, from physical boards, storage paper, to pins and stickers.
- South Austin brewery St. Elmo Brewing Company has minimalist t-shirts, hats, hoodies, cups, and even soaps in its online store.
- Brentwood barbecue restaurant Stiles Switch’s online shop includes T-shirts, hats, bandanas, and koozies.
- East Austin Mexican restaurant Suerte has a bunch of T-shirts, tanks, and a poster declaring its motto of “Es Gonna Be Okay,” plus there’s a tortilla cap.
- Bouldin Creek bakery Sugar Mama’s retail array includes a mug, as well as cards and candles.
- Upscale Thai restaurant Sway is selling a bunch of jarred condiments and spices, along with merch (carafes, shirts, hats).
- Vegan ice cream shop Sweet Ritual is selling really cute T-shirts, crop-tops, a tote bag, and patch through its web store.
- The retail offerings from East Sixth Tex-Mex restaurant Tamale House East include a bunch of shirts.
- Fast-casual Asian restaurant Teahaus has a T-shirt and cute dog drinking boba pin for sale.
- Bakery truck Teal House‘s got T-shirts and caps.
- West Campus restaurant Texas French Bread has T-shirts, hoodies, and tote bags within its web store.
- The merch from skyview brewpub the Brewtorium encourages people to slow down with tanks, shirts, hoodies, plus other apparel and glasses.
- The Continental Club and C-Boy’s Heart & Soul have large selections of T-shirts, hoodies, caps, pins, koozies, stickers, patches, and an assortment of posters to honor the classic Austin clubs.
- Windsor Park spot the Knomad Bar is capitalizing on its location on Corona Drive with its new T-shirts, anniversary posters, and other merch.
- East Austin bar the Liberty has branded mugs for in-person purchasing.
- Wear the popular “Get Peached” logo on your person with these tees and caps from Asian-Southern restaurant the Peached Tortilla.
- Essential cocktail bar the Roosevelt Room has a T-shirt and cap for sale, along with its physical sprawling cocktail menu, and cocktail tools from spoon-straws to large ice cube molds.
- Austin sandwich chain Thundercloud Subs’s got a bunch of retail items available, from Turkey Trot appare to glasses to regular T-shirts.
- Newcomer Central East Austin cafe Try Hard Coffee Roasters’s webstore includes some stylish goods, from a pocket T-shirt, mugs, and koozie.
- Delivery/pickup restaurant Tso Chinese Delivery has bright red punny T-shirts.
- Govalle Japanese restaurant Uroko honors the year of the mouse with its T-shirt depicting, well, a masked mouse, plus other shirts, a knife, and aprons. Likewise, sibling spots Kome and Sa-Ten has shirts, tumblers, hats, and bandanas.
- South Austin barbecue/Mexican truck Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ has a variety of black T-shirts and tanks in a range of sizes, plus hats, a bandana, stickers, a sauce, and dry rub pack for sale online.
- North Campus taco restaurant Vaquero Taquero’s webstore features T-shirts.
- Fans of Vegan Yacht will want to grab the strange and adorable enamel pin and sticker, one featuring a burrito and the other a bespectacled and mustachioed octopus riding a penny-farthing.
- Fans of Mexican restaurants and trucks Veracruz All Natural can order up T-shirts from its Mueller location.
- Detroit-style pizzeria Via 313 has sweet tees, tanks, hoodies, hats, bandanas, patches, mugs, and key tags in its online store.
- Driftwood brewery and restaurant Vista Brewing’s merch shop includes apparel, beanies, hats, bottle openers, bandanas, hoodies, tanks, socks, glassware, and leather bolos.
- Casual neighborhood restaurant mini-chain Waterloo Ice House offers a monthly changing T-shirt special, along with hats, masks, mugs, and stickers.
- East Austin bar Whisler’s is selling T-shirts (some including its iconic rabbit) and hats.
- East Austin bar and honky-tonk the White Horse has a shirt and tank-top for sale, both of which come with koozies.
- Dog park and bar Yard Bar is selling T-shirts, koozies,Yetis, and bandanas.
- East Austin bar Yellow Jacket Social Club is selling a bunch of merch through Fine Southern Gentlemen, including T-shirts, dice, shorts, tanks, caps, patches, a mask, and even a cruiser skateboard.