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Yes, this is where you get our magical Popcorn Tofu. Yes, you can get it by the pound or in a Po-Boy. And yes, it has its own Facebook page.

Our deli counter is both traditional and uniquely Wheatsville. We will custom make you anything from a sandwich to a No-Ice Smoothie. Every day we make the prepared dishes you can see (and sample!) at the counter. Based on your feedback, we’ve got some favorites in heavy rotation and make everything else based on seasonal availability or because we’ve got a crazy craving.

If you just want to Grab and Go our Hot Bar is the place to pick up breakfast tacos, home-made soups, salads or one of our hot entrees. Between the deli and the hot bar you could eat three meals a day here and never dirty a dish at home.

Frosty Summer Sippers

Summer is here! and boy are we thirsty. Luckily the Deli has you covered with tried and true thirst quenching favorites and some new additions as well. Firstly the most exciting thing for us is the addition of the self service beverage fountains along with the coffee and tea urns. Getting your favorite summer beverage is now faster and easier than ever! So what are these awesome drinks and why do we love them so much?

Iced Coffee Toddy
I like to call this "the secret to success". We cold brew a special blend of roasts for 24 hours; giving it a smoother taste, more caffeine and a lower acidity level which makes it easier on your tummy. It's a great way to start your day with a charge.

Our special blend of Ginger, Orange Juice, Raw Sugar, Fresh Lemon and Lime Juice along with Cloves and Cinnamon make this beverage as nourishing as it is delicious.

Cucumber Agua Fresca
The name says it all! This is a simple blend of Agave, Cucumbers and Fresh Lime Juice. Agua Frescas are a great choice on these hot and muggy Austin summer days.

Watermelon Agua Fresce
  With watermelon in season it only seemed logical to craft an Agua Fresca with this delectable treat. Again, keeping it simple we combine Watermelon, Agave and Lime Juice and boom we have magic!

Hibiscus Mint Tea
Brewed in house, this is a refreshingly floral beverage. Did you know that Hibiscus actually contains properties that cool your body down when it is hot?

Unsweetened and Sweetened Black Tea
Whether you prefer your Black Tea sweet or unsweetened i think we can all agree that this beverage is a summer staple in the South. We brew our unsweetened Black Tea in house and the good folks at Moonshine are providing us with Sweet Tea, just add a lemon wedge and you're instantly on your front porch in a rocking chair.

Whichever your favorite becomes or already is, we in the Deli are committed to have all of these beverages ready and waiting to be enjoyed so come on by to the Deli and get refreshed!


Wheatsville Classic: Popcorn Tofu

When I first started working at Wheatsville, about 10 years ago, we were regularly making Southern Fried Tofu (SFT)  but really struggled with the demand. In order to make the process more efficient, one of my cook’s came up with a wet batter – this way the battering process was one easy step. What he didn’t know at the time was that he was only creating another great item that people were going to love as much, and eventually more, than SFT. This was the beginning of Wonko’s Popcorn Tofu, rightly named after the cook who created it.

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