Purchasing with bitcoin in Austin, Texas is growing ever more optioned; from food trucks to books to even firearms. We traveled around the city looking to spend 100 mBTC (0.1 BTC = $70) Here is what we found.
The biggest challenge was not finding the locations or processing bitcoin transactions but finding businesses that were open on a Saturday morning. Scroll to the bottom for a map of all businesses accepting bitcoin in Austin.
Central Texas Gun Works
321 W Ben White Blvd #203
Bitcoin enthusiasts can purchase firearms, ammunition and more at Central Texas Gun Works. The store hosts a variety firearm safety classes for certification. We purchased a handgun cleaning kit for 16.66713 mBTC or $11.92. The merchants were more than excited for a chance to accept bitcoin as payment.
Little Lucy’s Mini Donuts
74 Rainey St.
Known mostly for it’s bars, Rainey Street is also home to an entire lot full of unique food trucks. In the mix is Little Lucy’s Mini Donuts. Difficult to miss, the hot pink truck sits right at the entrance of the lot.
Art of Tacos
75 Rainey St.
Right across the street from Little Lucy’s is Art of Tacos. Reading the reviews on the food trucks Facebook page, it’s clear that the truck has earned it’s name. Bring your bitcoins and stop by for lunch.
Havi Hair – Barber and Salon Services
2525 W. Anderson Lane
Inside the Gallery of Salons Havi Hair accepts bitcoin in exchange for salon services.
Brave New Books
1904 Guadalupe St.
Located directly across from the University of Texas at Austin Campus is “the underground bookstore of Austin.” Brave New books is home to many events, speakers, book groups and more.
The Unconventional Oven
2201 S. Lakeshore Blvd.
Although difficult to find, The Unconventional Oven is worth the stop if only to see the unique truck. Covered completely in chalk board paint, the art on the truck has been built on over time. Bring along your bitcoin wallet, enjoy a slice of pizza and take in the scenery down on Lakeshore Blvd.
La Canasta Market
207 Sonny Dr. Leander, TX 78641
Like any market, consumers can purchase bread, eggs, and milk. Unlike any market, the small shop accepts bitcoin. Known mostly as a great place to stop for a quick bite to eat, the market boasts its friendly atmosphere and charm. Although a bit outside of Austin, the drive is worth the experience.
A map of where you can spend bitcoin in Austin.
| Art of Tacos |
Taco trailer on Rainey Street. Walk-Ins welcome.
| Austin Peace Studio |
Yoga Studio in North Austin.
| Brave New Books |
A bookstore just across from the UT Austin campus.
| Capital Coin and Bullion |
Dealer for precious metals, coins, and bullion.
| Central Texas Gun Works |
Bitcoin enthusiasts can purchase firearms, ammunition and more at Central Texas Gun Works.
| Havi Hair |
Barber and Salon Services
| Human Solution Office Furniture |
Ergonomic chairs and Office Furniture
| La Canasta Market |
A bit outside of Austin, a food market to buy everything from bread to eggs to milk.
| Little Lucy's Mini Donuts |
Donuts, small bags, big bags. Lots of donuts. Melt-in-your-mouth tasty donuts.
| The Unconventional Oven |
While you wait for your pizza, draw on this food truck with chalk.
| Vista Ridge Family Dentistry |
Time for a checkup! A dentistry in Ceder Park accepting bitcoin.
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