In advance of opening this summer, Meow Wolf Texas announced a list of 17 local food and beverage vendors April 12 that will be part of the fourth installation of the arts and entertainment company at Grapevine Mills in Grapevine.

Almost of the vendors are from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, including some Grapevine-located businesses.

Meow Wolf’s cafe and retail store will sell grab-and-go products just inside the entrance to Meow Wolf. An application process to be a vendor ended Jan. 20.

“Our cafe is an extension of the immersive art world that is Meow Wolf Grapevine,” said Mandy Cooper, director of operations for Meow Wolf Grapevine, in a press release. “As a certified B-corporation, our goal is to provide economic opportunity that supports local-, women-, and minority-owned small businesses. We have partnered with more than 15 local food and beverage artists to bring their flavors to Meow Wolf Grapevine. If you taste something you like, you can visit and support these businesses right here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.”

Meow Wolf plans to employ more than 150 workers at its Grapevine cafe and retail store. An exact opening date has not been announced. A Santa Fe-based art collective, Meow Wolf has other locations in Denver, Las Vegas and Santa Fe. Another will be opened in Houston in 2024.

There are already some connections to Meow Wolf artists and vendors in Grapevine. Peaberry Coffee currently features Meow Wolf artist and Dallas local Will Heron on its Kiestwood Iced Coffee cans, according to a press release.

Vendors and their founding locations:
  • All Y'alls Food, Cross Roads: All Y'alls Foods is a mission-driven plant-based protein company putting a new twist on Texas protein traditions and delighting and nourishing consumers.
  • Blended Family Foods, Fort Worth: Family and food are at the heart of everything that the blended family behind the salsa and sauce company does. It strives to bring fresh flavors to their customers and help them eat well.
  • Buzzed Bull Creamery, Grapevine: Rooted in innovation, Buzzed Bull Creamery is a locally owned franchise pushing the creative envelope by harnessing the power of liquid nitrogen to serve up premium ice cream products.
  • Celestial Beerworks, Dallas: This family-owned craft brewery is a celebration of art, science, and space. The team focuses on quality, collaboration, and community involvement while bringing Texas the freshest, most delicious liquid possible.
  • Celzo Co., Austin: It specialize in making agua fresca, a refreshing, lightly carbonated vitamin-infused refreshment with an exotic flavor experience that captures the perfect combination of health and smart hydration. Locally made, Celzo Co. was created by Cat Sampson-Gomez, a Latina woman who did not want to sacrifice flavor for health.
  • Del Campo Empanadas, Fort Worth: Argentina-born Leo Gigante and Andrea Cacho share the traditional flavors of their birthplace. From their handmade, in-house baked empanadas to their delicate artisanal pastries, they aspire to deliver a unique experience that represents their Argentinian roots and culture.
  • GNS Foods, Arlington: Processing nuts for over thirty years, Great Nut Supply Co. is a family-run and woman-owned nut business located in Arlington. GNS Foods will satisfy your sweet, savory and crunchy cravings.
  • Hive Bakery, Flower Mound: This woman-owned and -operated business creates one-of-a-kind pastries with an authentic voice. Hive Bakery offers up artistry with an attitude in every bite.
  • HTeaO Grapevine, Midland: This is a locally owned franchise focused on community, exceptional customer service and offering the best Texas tea money can buy, according to the company.
  • Judy Pie, Grapevine: A tribute to the owner’s mother, JudyPie is a nostalgic sweet slice of life. It offers both sweet and savory pies just like Grandma used to make. Committed to the community, JudyPies donates fresh pies and supplies every month to the My Health My Resources community center in Fort Worth.
  • JuiceLand, Austin: JuiceLand is a locally owned juice and smoothie brand that encourages the community to embrace health, wellness and a vibrant plant-based diet. With a mission to positively impact humankind and the sustainability of the planet, JuiceLand is rapidly growing across Texas with locations in Austin, Houston, and Dallas.
  • Mac and Cream, McKinney: This modern French macaron bakery prides themself on bringing together a diverse and inclusive community through delicious and beautifully designed macarons. The bakery is inspired by both traditional French and Asian cultures, and it strives to create a unique and unforgettable experience for each customer, according to the company.
  • Melt Ice Cream, Fort Worth: Melt is a woman-led ice cream company specializing in handmade products, including tasty riffs on your favorite classic ice creams. The ice creams are made with a high percentage of butter fat to give them a depth of creaminess made with the highest-quality dairy and all-natural ingredients. All products rely on fresh fruits, cookies and jams, elevating the classic scoop of ice cream.
  • Nikki's Popcorn Co., Dallas: Nikki's Popcorn Co. has been popping one-of-a-kind popcorn flavors for over eight years. As a 100% women-owned small business, the purchases immediately impact the local community.
  • Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters, Dallas: Located in the Expo Park neighborhood, Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters strives to create a positive impact in the community by sourcing high-quality, sustainable coffee and supporting local initiatives. It also prioritizes education by offering cuppings, classes and resources to help people learn more about the world of coffee.
  • Peaberry Coffee, Dallas: Oak Cliff’s premier craft coffee shop supplies Dallas-Forth Worth with the first and only canned iced coffee. There is a flavor of Kiestwood Iced Coffee in every taste, according to the company.
  • Purpose Tea, Dallas: Empowering goodness in health and the world is the driving force behind this woman-owned beverage brand, which features a delicious and healthy brewed tea made from the purple tea leaf. Each purchase helps lift female tea workers from poverty.