Picture from March 2024 Texas Monthly

Uncovering Our Past, Exploring Our Future

Imagine the joy of receiving a homemade Christmas gift, crafted with love and care. For Andrew and Daniel, this tradition has been a part of their holiday celebrations for the past 10 years. However, in fall 2019, their gift-giving journey took an unexpected turn when they discovered smoked salt in an olive oil store in Salado.

Turning a Christmas Gift into a Business

Andrew and Daniel were so impressed with the unique flavor of the smoked salt that they had created, they decided to turn into a business. With determination and a love for quality ingredients, they embarked on a journey of trial and error. They sourced salts from all over the globe, searching for the perfect grain that would set their product apart. After over a year of hard work and dedication, Texas Salt Co. was born.

From Farmers Markets to Retail Stores

Starting small, Andrew and Daniel began selling their smoked salt at farmers markets and fairs. As the demand for their product grew, they expanded to renting small spaces in retail stores throughout the area. Finally, in November 2022, they achieved a major milestone by opening their first retail store.

Salt Block at Texas Salt Co.

In early 2024, Texas Salt Co made a bold move by purchasing a prime slice of real estate in the heart of Bandera. Nestled between Bandera staples like OST, the second oldest operating restaurant in the state, and the 11th Street Cowboy Bar, The Salt Block emerged as a beacon of innovation and creativity. The Salt Block offers a unique experience unlike any other in Bandera. The property boasts a brand new retail store (Currently under construction) housed in one of the oldest buildings in the county, dating back to 1850. Visitors can sample our exquisite salts and enjoy refreshing beverages while exploring the historic charm of the building. (Fall 2024)

Stay The Night

Guests can immerse themselves in the rich history of Bandera by staying in one of our six themed short term rentals. Each rental features two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a full kitchen, providing the perfect blend of comfort and convenience. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or a family retreat, The Salt Block has something for everyone.

Visit BanderaSaltBlock.com for more info

Host Your Special Event at The Salt Block (Fall 2024)

(Currently under construction) Looking for a unique venue for your wedding or birthday celebration? Look no further than The Salt Block. Our event rental space is the perfect setting for creating unforgettable memories with your loved ones. Let the rustic charm of Bandera serve as the backdrop for your special day.

Support Local Vendors at Our Farmers Markets (Fall 2024)

(Currently under construction) On weekends, The Salt Block transforms into a vibrant hub of activity with our farmers markets. Local vendors showcase their goods, offering fresh produce, handmade crafts, and artisanal products. Join us in supporting the community and discovering the hidden gems of Bandera.

Through passion, perseverance, and a commitment to quality, Andrew and Daniel have turned a simple Christmas gift idea into a thriving business. Texas Salt Co. continues to delight customers with their unique blends of smoked salt, bringing a touch of flavor and joy to every meal.

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