Immersive art and entertainment company Meow Wolf has announced its lineup of local food and drink vendors ahead of its opening this summer inside Grapevine Mills. The café and retail store will be located at the front of the exhibit and offer grab-and-go products from 17 Texas-based and local vendors.
Meow Wolf was founded in Santa Fe in 2008 and has since opened locations in Denver and Las Vegas. Each venue creates interactive art experiences using art from local artists. The Grapevine location will be the company’s fourth and features art installations from more than 30 Texas-based artists.
Mandy Cooper, director of operations for Meow Wolf Grapevine, says the company wanted to highlight businesses based here and provide more opportunities for them to show off their products. Because Meow Wolf Grapevine doesn’t have a full-service kitchen, options were limited to vendors whose products travel easily, she says.
“Our goal is to help these vendors thrive,” Cooper says. “If you come to Meow Wolf and you enjoy these vendors, we want you to be able to go down the street or to the next city and check those vendors at their local storefront.”
Items will include plant-based jerky from All Y’alls Food, empanadas from Argentinian restaurant Del Campo Empanadas, and pastries from Hive Bakery. Some vendors, like McKinney-based macaron shop Mac & Cream, will create specialty items for Meow Wolf.
Mac & Cream owner and head baker Vi Henderson often creates detailed macarons for birthdays and holidays to sell at farmer’s markets throughout North Texas. For this past Lunar New Year, Henderson sold packs of macarons in the shapes of dragon heads, lucky cats, and rabbits.
For the Meow Wolf partnership, Henderson plans to make macarons shaped like the Meow Wolf mascot, Snaggy, a fuzzy black and pink creature with one-and-a-half horns, a grin of sharpened teeth, an “X” for one eye, and an almond shape for another.
Meow Wolf will determine Snaggy’s flavors. It could be any of what Mac & Cream offers, like chocolate, red velvet, ube, coconut pandan, or matcha.
“They are very community-driven, and that’s what really resonated with me,” Henderson says.
Other vendors include Blended Family Foods, Buzzed Bull Creamery, Celestial Beerworks, Celzo Co, GNS Foods, HTeaO Grapevine, Judy Pie, JuiceLand, Melt Ice Creams, Nikki’s Popcorn Company, Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters, Peaberry Coffee, and Purpose Tea.
Food and drinks can’t be consumed in the exhibit, but there will be a dining area if customers want to eat before or after walking through the venue. Meow Wolf is set to open this summer.
3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy., Ste. 253., Grapevine.