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.

Know Your Figs

California figs are here! When you stop in to pick up shrimp before the end of our shrimp event, make a stop in Produce and look at the wide variety of sweet and delicious figs we have for you. New to figs? Here's a guide to types, flavors, and even a little history. 

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Two Scoops of Texas-Made Treats

Show your Texas pride this summer by indulging in one of the fine, local frozen treats we’re carrying at Central Market. We have 7 ice cream, gelato, custard, and sorbet varieties for you to enjoy during our Sundae Fun Day event. So come by for a cool taste of Austin, Houston, and the DFW! (And don't forget today's ice cream social at your store!)

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Make Easy, Homemade Organic Ice Cream

Referred to by the New York Times as one of the “most compelling” products at the Fancy Food Show in New York, Naia Home Cranked Ice Cream Mix brings simple, homemade organic ice cream right to your kitchen. 

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Provolone Piccante

Have you seen the large, almost teardrop-shaped yellow cheese hanging in the middle of our Cheese department lately? The big, segmented shape is called a mandarone, which means “large tangerine.” And when you walk past it in your store, that will make complete sense: It looks like a (super) giant cheese tangerine.

But it is actually Provolone Piccante, a delightful cheese with a profile everyone can enjoy. It's an Italian cheese we have brought to you from the city of Vescovato, in the province of Cremona, southeast of Milan. And it's exclusive to Central Market!

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Do Yourself A Favor: Try Martin House Brewing Company

If you’re a DFW native and craft beer enthusiast, there’s no doubt you are familiar with the beer genius flowing forth from the Fort’s wild boys, Martin House Brewing. Founded by longtime pals Cody Martin (Evil Beer Genius), David Wedemeier (Marketing & Sales Wizard), and Adam Myers (Mister Fix-it, and Tap-handle Forger), this may just be our favorite Texas brewery, here in Southlake! So come on in and look for Martin House brews on our shelves. You don't want to miss these! 

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Local DFW Brews In-Store for You!

As a beer buyer, I am always looking for what's new, unique, and local to our community.  I love introducing shoppers to beers that are brewed and bottled in our backyard. It has been very exciting lately with new craft breweries opening locally all around us, and I'm excited to introduce you to some during Beer Fest! 

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Try Something New from Real Ale Brewing in Blanco, TX

Real Ale Brewing in Blanco, Texas, has been brewing top qualty craft beers since 1996 with as little processing as possible. It starts with water from the nearby Blanco River and the highest quality ingredients. Then they take the time to allow all the unique characteristics of the ingredients to shine. Real Ale believes doing less to the beer actually creates more complexity, aroma, and flavor. It is unfiltered, unpasteurized, and they never use preservatives or artificial colors.

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Cool Off With Specialty Summer Brews

During Beer Fest we’re celebrating summer with a variety of light beers, including three specialty brews that might be new to you: sours, saisons, and sessions. We even have ciders for folks looking for crisp refreshment without the bitterness of beer.

So let's jump in to what makes each of these beer styles so special! 

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GQ: Vietnamese Iced Coffee Ice Cream is “Transcendent”

Have you already picked up a bottle of Caphin Vietnamese iced coffee from your Central Market or made your own? Wasn’t the chilled blend of strong coffee, chicory and condensed milk just amazing? Now imagine that fabulous Vietnamese iced coffee flavor…in an ice cream. Shut. Up. I know. Ridiculous. And it exists. Right there in your Central Market freezer, thanks to the lovely ladies of Phin & Phebes.  

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Cold Brew Coffee: What It Is & Why You Need It

It’s iced coffee weather, which means it’s high time you figured out this whole cold brew coffee thing. Then you can stop watering down hot coffee with melty ice cubes and start enjoying full flavored iced coffee, perfect for a hot Texas day.   

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