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Central Market

4477 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78745
(512) 899-4300
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Ranked #3 of 59 Shopping in Austin
Type: Shops, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Huge supermarket specializing in rare foods.
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Type: Shops, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Huge supermarket specializing in rare foods.

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Leander, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We love to go to Central Market on Lamar and listen to the bands. There is a playground for the kids, and seating for adults. You can eat here too. They have an excellent restaurant that serves a different special every day. The bands are local and cover all musical types. Best of all. its free!

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Mendoza, Argentina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I recomend: HEB Central Market where you can find great food variarity and great place to have a dinner or a drink in the evening! Nice retails shop to walk around! Not to cheap.

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Ellensburg, Washington
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I was a sous chef for 4 years and have traveled around the world. I can say without hesitation that this is my favorite "store" to shop at for cooking. If you aren't a regular shopper, take a little while and explore it (it's laid out oddly that you can get a little lost your first time!). If you are... More 

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Austin, Texas
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141 reviews 141 reviews
57 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 

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Houston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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!

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Pasadena
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55 reviews 55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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 

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Palo Alto, California
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161 reviews 161 reviews
33 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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 

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North, South Carolina
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111 reviews 111 reviews
52 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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 

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Plantation, Florida, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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...

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Manor, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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