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After a week of chaos—empty shelves, long lines and a high demand for non-perishables—Austinites are reporting that grocery stores are starting to restock and restabilize.

While some stores are still lacking a few basics such as bread or milk, others are restocked and ready to go in produce, frozen foods and bottled water.

On Monday afternoon, the Austonia staff took to their own neighborhood grocery stores to see what is and isn't back to normal.


Here are some store updates per our own reports:

Trader Joe's, 211 Walter Seaholm Dr. Ste. 100

(Laura Figi/Austonia)

No major shortages were found at Trader Joe's on Monday, a cashier told Operations Manager John Sullivan.

Reporter Laura Figi, said the same store was low on water, bread and eggs when she visited midday on Monday.

Hancock H-E-B, 1000 E. 41st St.

(Emma Freer/Austonia)

Senior Reporter Emma Freer said that milk, eggs and meat were noticibly restocked from when she last visited the store on Saturday. She reports there were no dairy products, and capacity limits applied to many basic items.

The water aisle was about a quarter to a third stocked, but still had plenty of bottles and gallon jugs available.

Fresh Plus, 408 E 43rd St.

(Emma Freer/Austonia)

Freer said the store was partially out of stock but remained open.

Randalls, 2727 Exposition Blvd.

(Mark Dewey/Austonia)

Austonia Publisher Mark Dewey said the store is operating normally, with no line. The store is currently busy but not crowded. He found there were plenty of highly-sought items, including meat, eggs and fresh produce. Frozen pizzas, paper products and chips were sold out, while bottled water was being restocked. Limits are placed on milk with two gallons available per customer.

H-E-B, 2400 S. Congress

(Sonia Garcia/Austonia)

Austonia's Senior Producer Sonia Garcia said that most products in the store were stocked or being stocked by staff. She found the chips aisle to be the most vacant.

Southpark MeadowsTarget, 9500 S. IH 35​​

(Sonia Garcia/Austonia)

Garcia said that most non-perishables, meat and dairy products were wiped out. The only food section that looked stocked was the produce, she said.

H-E-B, 2000 Ranch Road 620 S

(Leslee Bassman/Austonia)

At H-E-B Lakeway, Austonia's Leslee Bassman said the store lacked water, while paper towels and frozen pizzas were in short supply.

CVS, 2610 Lake Austin Blvd.

(Mark Dewey/Austonia)

Dewey said that the store is out of water, breakfast foods and beer but still has health products, snacks, wine and some paper products available.

7-Eleven, 2620 Lake Austin Blvd.

(Mark Dewey/Austonia)

Dewey said that the store was well-stocked in snacks, candy and beer, but water and baked goods were limited.

Randalls, 2301 Ranch Road 620 S.

(Leslee Bassman/Austonia)

Bassman said that the store was generally stocked, including water, which had customer limits.

Target, 5300 S. Mopac

Austonia's Kristin Finan found this Target to be just as empty as the one on I-35. Canned and frozen foods shelves were almost completely empty.



Product Limits

While many stores have regained some normalcy, the following groceries have placed limits on certain products or report having limited stock as of Monday:

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