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About Us

Doron Ilai, owner & founder of austiNuts, Inc., grew up snacking on fresh roasted nuts, seeds, and dried fruits along the sunny shores of the Mediterranean. After earning a bachelor's degree, Doron moved across the globe to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Texas at Austin. During his time as a student in Austin, he was unable to find dry roasted nuts with the same fresh taste and crunchiness as the ones he enjoyed growing up. This insatiable craving planted the seed of creation of austiNuts, Inc. Doron began devoting his free time to developing his vision of a dry roasting nut company. He spent time overseas apprenticing with some of the best nut roasters in the world prior to opening the austiNuts retail store in 1993.

The original retail store had a kitchen and two imported custom-built traditional dry roasting ovens. Customers quickly became devotees of the same style of fresh, crunchy nuts that Doron was so fond of in his youth. The warm, friendly atmosphere and delicious edibles won over the hearts and taste buds of Austinites.

Our continuous expansion led to the birth of austiNuts Wholesale, Inc. in 2003. Housed in a 10,000 square foot facility, the plant is responsible for the manufacture and distribution of products to retailers across Texas. Notably, in 2020, we made the sad strategic decision to close the original retail store due to the pandemic, shifting all retail sales exclusively to online platforms. Our products are now shipped to hundreds of customers across the entire United States!

While we are best known for our large selection of nuts and our unique process of dry roasting, we also offer a diverse range of other products, including trail mixes, gourmet chocolates and candies, along with many unique gifts.

Today, austiNuts remains a beacon of quality and taste. We take pride in our commitment to the highest standards of freshness, ensuring that every purchase reflects an appreciation for gourmet products. Whether you're a health enthusiast or simply savor the taste of fresh dry roasted nuts, we invite you to explore and enjoy our thoughtfully crafted selections! 

 

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