The Gypsy Kit has become a major player in the local scene with their live music, great drink specials, wine selection, and incredible food. The last few months have been big for them as they opened their third physical location with Gypsy Kit FIT offering healthy food options down town. Owner Tagan Couch took a few minutes out of her crazy schedule to share with us the beginings of Gypsy Kit and her plans for their rapidly expanding future.
You have just opened your third Gypsy location in Wichita Falls. Tell us that story.
We started with a food truck in Austin back in 2012. That lasted about a year. When we opened in Wichita Falls we learned that there were different policies than Austin and we had to have a kitchen first before we could bring the food trailer into Wichita Falls, so we opened the Gypsy Kit Cafe at the Hamilton Building. We opened our second location, Gypsy Uncorked, in February. We have live music there at least one night a week. There is room inside when the weather is bad but we have the music out on the front patio.
And the newest location, Gypsy Kit FIT?
Right after we started doing this I was working out with Body Back. It’s a Fit4Moms program which is another local business. I have a pretty stressful job and work a lot of hours so I wasn’t working out as much as I wanted to. On top of that I was not eating well. After I started working out with them I realized that I needed to change my diet with more whole foods and veggies so we started to serve that out of the downtown cafe location and people would order the healthy lunch options over the phone but then when they showed up temptation would set in and they would end up buying a burger and fries so I was left with the phone order just sitting there. Then our property owners contacted us about a vacant spot that they had across the street where Subway used to be and we decided that would be a perfect location for us to keep ready to eat healthy meal options as well as a smoothy and protein shake bar.
What are the hours of Gypsy Kit FIT?
Monday through Friday 10am-6pm and on Monday evenings we will have a nutritionist on location to help you build your own meal. We’ll be open until 7 on Mondays for that and on Wednesdays we’ll have workshops with local experts from around town that will talk about different wellness aspects. I have one person lined up to talk about reiki, which is energy healing. Another person will come in and talk about yoga, a nutritionist will come in and talk about diabetes, meal planning, all kinds of stuff.