Dallas' only vegan grocery store seeks new owner to avoid closing down
Dallas' only vegan grocery store is shopping for a new owner. Lucky Mouth Grocery, a grocery located in the Bishop Arts District, is seeking new ownership, or else faces closure in the near future.
According to co-owner David Miers, who opened the store with his wife Adriana Martinez Miers in 2020, the store is operating at a loss and won't be able to survive.
"The year 2022 was a hell of a struggle, and nothing has changed in 2023," Miers says. "We're receiving only 10 percent of the support we need to thrive."
Located at 196 W. Davis St., on the ground floor of the Victor Prosper apartment building, the store stocks everything from canned goods to frozen vegan shrimp to pastrami from Mrs. Goldfarb's Unreal Deli, the vegan deli meat company with financing from Mark Cuban.
They're one of the few places locally, along with Mashup Market in Denton, selling the uber-popular All Vegetarians Inc. bacon as well as Rebel Cheese from Austin.
They have a good presence facing Davis Street. But the location lacks the kind of drive-up parking that most shoppers crave, and Dallas-Fort Worth's spread-out vegan community has not made the store a regular destination.
Miers tried a few promotions including inviting vegan vendors such as Boneless Butcher to do samplings at the store, as well as a stint making vegan breakfast sandwiches. To no avail.
"We're hoping to find someone who appreciates the value of the Lucky Mouth brand and someone with the drive and resources to take the store to the next level," Miers says. "But if a new owner is not found, Lucky Mouth will probably have to close in the near future."
Inquiries can be emailed to LuckyMouthGrocery@gmail.com.
They're still open for now Thursdays-Sundays from 12-6 pm.