You will see the difference the moment you walk in the front door. We expanded our Produce Department (it is now the biggest in Houston) to make room for even more of what you love. It’s overflowing with organics and teeming with tropical fruit. We have mountains of mushrooms and loads of local farmers’ produce. You won’t find a selection of fruit and vegetables like this anywhere else!
As you then turn the corner into the Market you will find the addition of Dry Aged Prime Natural Angus Beef. To bring you a dining experience like the finest steakhouses, we begin with the purity and quality of source-verified Black Angus cattle from sixth generation Texas ranchers who ensure our beef is raised naturally, it is then aged a minimum of 21 days for a deep, bold flavor and undeniable tenderness.
What goes with a nice steak better than a great bottle of wine? In our opinion, not a lot. So check out the new Fine Wine Wall in the Wine and Beer Department. Full of hard-to-find, highly rated, small production wines from around the world, these are unique, specially sourced wines for collectors, fine-wine lovers, and extra special occasions. Most wines featured on the wall are available only at Central Market. Our knowledgeable wine experts are second-to-none and can guide you through our more than 200 featured labels to help you discover that must-have bottle to complete a collection or kick off a celebration.
If you are looking for something else you can only find at Central Market, then checkout the House-Made Bean to Bar Chocolate. We are now sourcing the finest, single-origin cacao beans from farms around the world and use them to craft small batch chocolate bars right inside our store! Once the cacao beans are ground, they are combined with sugar, then bars are minimally processed, allowing the unique regional flavors of the cacao to shine. We are currently featuring five distinctive bars.
Next, we expanded our grocery selection by adding more than 500 new international items to continue to serve the diverse and dynamic Houston foodie community. You’ll find a range of authentic ingredients and spices for the home cook and professional chef, alike. So whether you’re looking for a taste of home or curious to try something new, we have some of the very best food and flavors from around the world for you to choose from. As we continued to explore the international offerings we enhanced our selection of olive oils as well. We sourced olive oils from Greece and Spain to the valleys of South America to bring the world’s very best olive oils home for you. The new olive oil display showcases hundreds varieties from around the world, complete with a tasting station so you can sample selections while learning to taste like a pro. Come explore the largest selection of extra virgin olive oils in all of Texas and discover the nuanced flavors from tropical to grassy that make olive oil such an extraordinary cooking companion.
Need a pick-me-up? Enjoy an espresso made with Italian-roasted beans, or a silky nitro cold brew with an effervescent kick at the remodeled Coffee, Tea, and Smoothie Bar. Want to have a seat and savor the experience? Pull up a chair at our pour over bar and watch the barista craft your favorite drink featuring single origin micro-lot coffees roasted in our Austin-Westgate store. You can also choose from nearly 20 types of tea and real fruit smoothies with a variety of add-ins to give you the healthy boost you’re looking for. Start or end your shopping trip with a hand-crafted beverage made just the way you like it!
We can’t wait to see you in the aisles!