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Address: 4477 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78745
Phone Number: (512) 899-4300
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Activities: Shopping
Description: Huge supermarket specializing in rare foods.

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A fun time for all!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
cindycjz
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Leander, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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227 reviews 227 reviews
54 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We eat here now and then for the proximity and convenience. Way back then we ate here after church because its fairly quick, can seat a lot of people and consistent. The menu is something else. It has a lot of variety and they display some specials and they all look so good. We always have a hard time deciding.... More 

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Hradec Kralove Region, Czech Republic
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I didn't find anything extra on this place. Maybe some uncommon goods, but not so much as I expected.

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Leander, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
67 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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193 reviews 193 reviews
46 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
52 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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