Everybody knows Whole Foods. But did you know the first store opened in Austin
? Find some of the original staff still enthralled by natural food at the brand’s immense, 80,000 square-foot flagship store, at the crossroads of Lamar and Sixth Streets—very near where the first Whole Foods opened back in the day. Thronged by locals with re-usable shopping bags (plastic bags are banned in the capital city), the store also draws countless tourists. All customers enjoy the buzz, and the various cafes, wine bars, and eateries nestled in the store’s nooks and crannies. The Raw Cafe has an array of vegan, uncooked salads, entrees, and desserts.