El Lago holds Austin near and dear. We support the community with donations of chips and tortillas. We send our scrap to farms for feed. Our waste water initiative has cut our waste water so that we save over 10,000 gallons of fresh water a month.
If you ever drive down 5th street and see the back of our building you will see another way we support Austin. The back of our building is a pallet for local artist. We have had artist ask permission to paint on our building and we have said yes. The rules are simple; ask permission, submit ideas, no hate or violent messages. Artists need to respect the previous art on the wall. Currently our wall are full.
Now when you take the metro rail check out the El Lago side of the tracks and see the art. There is so much there that you will see something different every time.
El Lago Keeping Austin Local!
Have you ever wondered where your El Lago chips and tortillas come from? Most people don’t put a lot of thought in where their food comes from.
At El Lago we have our own corn and flour silos. These are visible in the upper left hand corner of the picture. We get Texas non GMO corn and flour delivered from local growers.
All our corn is delivered whole kernel. We soak it and grind it for our tortillas and chips. The flour is piped to the right side of the building to keep it separate from the corn.
The far right side that has the lighter roof is our warehouse. All items that do not need refrigeration are stored here. We have freezers and refrigerators in parts of the factory for items that require that.
Al this is just a stone’s throw away from downtown Austin.
Do you know where your other food is coming from? Ask them to post it on the web….
Contact us anytime!
Anywhwere : 1-800-369-9017
In Austin : 512-476-0945
Fax : 512-476-4931
1700 East 4th St
Austin, Texas 78702