Earlier this week, the company took to social media to explain the situation: “San Antonio, please be patient as we work to keep up with demand! We are bringing in help ASAP! We will work through the night to make sure we have product for you!”
While co-owners Leah Drones and Javier Balderas search for new employees to keep up with demand, the pair has continued to work at perfecting their offerings and developing new menu items, such as a vegan ham and cheese sandwich that was launched by the company this week.
I worked all night, all day and doing it again tonight! Corned beef in stock for now, working on ham this evening should be available tomorrow and getting help by end of week hopefully! Thank you everyone for being patient! #vegancornedbeef – [ ] #veganmeats #veganbutcher #veganburger #vegansofsanantonio #foodiesoftexas #veganfoodies #sanantoniofoodies #whatvegansreallyeat #veganfoodshare #veganfoodporn #foodiefeature #sanantonioeats #satxfoodie #satxfood #instagood # #texaseats #instagood
Hip Peaz Vegan Eats opened earlier this year as a pop-up shop. While Drones and Balderas originally intended to steadily grow their home business throughout the year, their food was such a hit that six months later they landed a permanent spot at the vegan Munch On and Beyond Co-Op in San Antonio.
While housemade vegan meats such as deli slices of corned “beef” and “ham” are Hip Peaz’s specialty, the menu draws inspiration from both Drones’s and Balderas’s eclectic culinary backgrounds. Sushi burritos, housemade cucumber kimchi, dumplings, grits, and po’boys are also regularly featured on the menu.
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