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.

Pasta La Vista

Our Specialty Foods Buyer uncovered the perfect Foodie Find during a recent trip to Italy: Filotea Pastas, hand-packed, slow-dried egg pastas crafted by the small Italian company known for its artisan pasta.   

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Let Tea Lift You Up Where You Oolong

Turn your daily tea routine into a tea experience with Lahaha Loose Pouch Teas discovered exclusively for Central Market and now an October Foodie Find. 

Tea has been an integral part of life in China for millennia. As the story goes, tea was accidentally discovered by Shennong, a Chinese emperor and herbalist in 2737 BCE. 

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Easy Squeezy

Just think of the magic you can make with Castillo de Piñar Balsamic Reduction Vinegar.

The vinegars are made with real balsamic vinegar and specially selected Lambrusco and Sangiovese red wine grapes, and Trebbiano white wine grapes from Modena, Italy. After the grapes are aged in oak and chestnut casks, the mixture is moved to South Africa for the reduction process. 

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No Spoon? No Problem?

One taste of Traders Point Creamery Yogurts and you’ll know why these sweet treats made our list of Foodie Finds for October. 

European-style yogurts are made with no preservatives or stabilizers and are so smooth and creamy that you can drink them. Traders Point Creamery produces yogurts in this same style. 

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Confection Affection

Dragees and poppers and cubes, oh my! Not to mention bars and pretzels and animal cookies. All this chocolate-covered goodness is an October Foodie Find from Tumbador Chocolate, a small, artisan chocolate shop in Brooklyn. 

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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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