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Central Market, Austin

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  • The concept is similar to the food company based in Austin Hall of frost where you can do shopping organic and fresh vegetables, fruit available for purchase.
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  • I had the pleasure of visiting this Central Market recently and it has changed from the original concept when it was built as the first one, in some ways good and in some ways not the best. For farmer...  more »
  • We eat here occasionally because it usually is very good. This time was a big disappointment. Even though it was busy, our order seemed to take an unusually long time to get to us. I ordered the drunk...  more »
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  • Favorite hangout for a grocery store; friendly and informative staff. Lots of fresh, nutritional, healthy choices of food and products. Nice array of fresh produce n if curious about flavor, ask one of the produce people n they will cut to let u try. Over to protein n fish department n be prepared to be swept off your feet with so many choices. The bakery is just the same, but don't forget to take a trip down the scoop-your-own nuts, coffee, candy n grains. Onward to the cheese section for smoked & cured meats plus pickled veggies from around the world plus homemade soups, sandwiches n entrees galore when what's for dinner is no longer a chore. Finally get a nice bouquet for the one u love or build your own, 3 for $10. But, if u have time to spare, pick up the next issue of Edible on the free magazine rack by the door near the cafe n enjoy a bit of live music or a dip in the sun on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Great selection of fresh, high quality produce and a great selection of delicious prepared foods. Staff is super knowledgeable about everything surrounding their products and are always more than happy to answer questions and provide recommendations. I've had many great dinners due to suggestions from the staff in their seafood section!
  • Central market is a fancy HEB - but don't worry, you can still buy the store brand here too! Prices are reasonable and while not the cheapest, the produce is typically fantastic and the selection covers the basics and beyond. We have a rule when we shop here - we have to try something new. A new brand of the same thing, a different flavour of the usual, or something new AND different. The Cafe is a fantastic bonus! I can stop in and place a to go order that gets made while I pick up a few things, or I can call ahead and have it ready to go! (their steak salad? It's the best thing)
  • Produce done right! Why isn't there one of these in every city? The diversity of produce is fan-tab-u-lous! (Do I have to snap it out for you?) The staff take their time listening and helping. The array of options is unique in a city known for options. Top notch! Love love this place.
  • Love central market! A foodie heaven. The bulk spices are the way to go! It’s hard to skip the sample in the cheese section. Great grocery store for foodies who don’t want to pay the Whole Foods mark ups.

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