We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Central Market

4477 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78745
(512) 899-4300
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 50 shopping in Austin
Type: Shops
Activities: Shopping
Description: Huge supermarket specializing in rare foods.
Write a Review

26 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
49 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Love love love central market. I travel all around for work, and I have never experienced such a great grocery store. I think that by far, Austin wins when it comes to wonderful grocery shopping, but central market makes it a definite win. I love that they have a huge selection of everything. I have never gone in and not... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Having lived in Baltimore for the last year, I have been longing for Central Market. Thank goodness I can load up my suitcase with things I bought routinely in Texas but absolute cannot find in Baltimore. Please HEB, read this and expand!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Here is a grocery store that lives up to the hype, even exceeds it. Add tourist destination as well. For those who have marveled at the food halls of London, Paris, Berlin or Queen Victoria Market Melbourne, or Zabar's on the Upper West Side New York, here is a worthy competitor, the first Central Market Austin. On offer 700-800 cheeses,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Palo Alto, California
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
26 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Not to be missed as a Destination thing to do when in Austin. One can also dine in the restaurant there, and get food to go that is prepared, and food to go already assembled that is to cook for one serving and maybe up to four. This is one of the first things I want to do in Austin.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
North, South Carolina
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
36 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a cooking class coordinated by the UT Ransom Center staff in conjunction with the excellent World War I exhibit being held at the Ransom Center. Chef Louis combined humor, skill, and delicious ingredients to treat the participants to an informative class plus a wonderful lunch with traditional WWI dishes and special wines. An unusual and unique way to celebrate... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Plantation, Florida, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We went there for a snack and walked out with great food. Their bred selection was great and fresh. Then we went back again the next morning. Everything is so good and fresh. It is a better version of whole foods...

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manor, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I had family with several young children visiting from out of town, and we were looking for a place to eat that had a playground. I remembered having been to the Central Market on Lamar Blvd. before for lunch and noticed that they had a big outdoor playground. We ended up coming here and it was perfect! We had brunch... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

As fresh and varied are the products they offer, the best part of this place is just to sit back outside and enjoy the scene. From great music, to people watching, to eating and drinking something that was bought in the grocery store or at the inside restaurants, this is where you want to be, especially if you had a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albany, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

This was the first time visiting the Central Market on Lamar Blv. in Austin, Texas. It was an amazing experience. They had EVERYTHING I needed from organic foods, natural vitiamins and fresh produce. THey had a bulk section and also a wonderful wine selection. I saw things I had never seen before especially in the fruit and vegetable section. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

FUN! FUN! FUN! place to shop for groceries and eat and listen to music. Wonderful maze of aisles full of stuff from all over the world. On selected dates there are themed events that shouldn't be missed. The food is excellent...floral department is breathtaking (especially now at this time near Mother's Day) We always stop here for a meal, fresh... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Central Market also viewed


Been to Central Market? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Central Market, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing