Specialty food retailers thinkAustin's the place to stuff your face
Niche restaurants and food retailers are thriving in downtown and Northwest Austin.
The rise in the Austin foodie scene has led to a whole slate of new shops and expansions of current food stores.
Specialty food shops are part of an $8 billion industry that was recently listed by IBISWorld as one of the top five retail sectors for startups. The industry is expected to see a revenue growth rate of 2.3 percent this year.