Foodie Finds

What exactly are Foodie Finds? It’s simple: unique and tasty products that we’ve searched the world over, so you can expand your tastes and experience Foodie-friendly items exclusive to Central Market. Check out this month's issue of Foodie Finds to discover what's in store.

Better with Age

Our Deli Experts hand-selected Prosciutto Tanara produced by the Tanara family, who have been in the business of producing authentic Prosciutto di Parma for decades using hands-on selecting and curing methods.  This Prosciutto is aged 30 months, to create its traditional, homemade flavor, melt-in-your-mouth moisture, and feather-light tenderness. 

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Tea Time Meets Dessert Time

Mario Leite’s Tea-rrific! Ice Creams started as an experiment with an ice cream maker, a love of tea, and newfound free time, and now the smooth, soothing treats are an October Central Market Foodie Find. 

Leite’s artisan ice creams begin with hormone-free, farm-fresh creams, non-fat dry milk, cage-free eggs, and organic evaporated cane juice. 

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A Breadth of Fresh Gruyère

Our Cheese Partners traveled to Monroe, Wisconsin, where the most authentic Swiss-style cheeses are made using old-school methods, to select Grand Cru Reserve especially for our October Foodie Finds.  

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Butter Up

We can describe Kouign Amann (pronounced “kwee nwa-man”), an October Foodie Find, in just a few mouthwatering words: Sweet, puffy, buttery, flaky, tender, and decadent, fresh-baked to a golden brown and best served warm from the oven.

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Fall for Our New Crop of Apples

Whether you like them candied on a stick, in pies, ciders, sauces, or sautéed, fall is the season for apples. We’re proud to offer more than 25 varieties of apples in our Produce department – more than anyone in Texas – but we’re over the harvest moon about our exclusive crop of new apples this season.

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Vine of the Times

There’s a great story behind “Mortgage Lifter” Heirloom Pasta Sauces, an October Foodie Find, that is made from scratch at Beekman 1802 Farms in Upstate New York. The sauces’ name comes from a bit of good fortune at the hands of a green thumb. In 1929, farmer Marshall Cletis Byles paid off his mortgage in full when he sold the seeds for his award-winning heirloom tomatoes. 

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Texas Tango

Of course this genuine, Texas-made, August Foodie Find we love has a genuine Texas story we love. And it begins in church. The original Two Hot Mamas met in the pews of an Austin church a few years back and discovered their shared love for salsa. It wasn’t long after that they began dicing veggies in their own kitchens, creating unique salsas and dips for friends and family. 

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Tell 'Em You Baked 'Em

Homemade doesn’t necessarily have to mean homemade by you. Leave that to Matt’s Cookies and Fig Bars, an August Foodie Find. With more than 40 years’ experience, Matt’s treats are so moist and fresh, you’ll swear you just grabbed one straight the oven.

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Taste in Color

Rediscover some of your favorite snacks, meats, and sweets with just a drizzle of Compagnia Del Montale Balsamic Vinegar, an August Foodie Find from Italy.

Saying Compagnia Del Montale balsamic is “from Italy” is a little like saying Tex-Mex comes “from the United States.”

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No Secrets in This Sauce

Just all natural, 100% Italian ingredients – fresh herbs and spices, garden vegetables, aged cheeses – for an August Foodie Find full of old-world flavor and tradition at its finest.

Our Specialty Food Buyer discovered the award-winning Casina Rossa Pasta Sauces in Abruzzo, Italy, where the sauces are handcrafted in small batches in the Casina Rossa kitchens focused on creating organic sauces.

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