News & Events

Prepare your taste buds for what’s in store with updates about our newest and tastiest happenings. From new product rollouts to monthly festivals to celebrity chefs in our Cooking School, here’s where you’ll find the latest and greatest information about Central Market.

Mothers Day Gifts for the Mom Who...

Sunday is Mother's Day, and Central Market is aisle after aisle of awesome gift ideas for Mom. Just think about what she likes (Chocolate? Tea? Lobster? Peanut butter? Cheese? Local beer?) and get shopping!

And don’t forget the flowers, of course. (Add some leafy vegetables or succulents to the bouquet for an unexpected special twist.)  To get you going, here are a few ideas for the mom who… 

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It's the Last Day of Passport: Shop For Cinco de Mayo!

Passport Mexico wraps up today, but don’t be sad: with the 5th of May right around the corner, you can use everything you learned during the event to throw your best Cinco de Mayo celebration ever!

The techniques and recipes you learned at our special cooking school classes and the new products and flavors you discovered in the store are everything you need for the perfect party. 

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Keep Traditional Mexican Crafts Alive!

Barro canelo ("cinnamon pottery"), hand-carved wooden wares, baskets woven from palm fronds and textiles woven on looms. These are traditional Mexican crafts that have been sustaining communities for generations. And during Pasaporte Mexico, you can find them right at Central Market!

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Mexican Olive Oils Are a Buttery Delight

“Gird, oh country, your brow with olive…”
Olives are such a part of Mexican heritage and culture that they are mentioned in the national anthem. And, lucky for us, our southern neighbors don't just honor olives in song, they also turn them into absolutely incredible
olive oils.

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Panga Boats, Baja Shrimp & Octopus Tacos

As the sun sets into the Pacific Ocean, Mexican fishermen along the beaches of the Baja Peninsula load the last of their supplies in small Panga boats and set sail for a night of fishing as they have for generations. 

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Viva el Vino

When one of our wine buyer asks me to attend a training for a new product, I never say no, but I have to be honest and tell you when the request to attend our Passport Mexico Wine training came up, I was probably more intrigued than excited. Having never had a sip of Mexican wine before, I did not know what to expect. And let me say, these wines did not disappoint.

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Pasaporte Mexico: Your Ticket to Authentic Flavor

Join us April 20 to May 3 for an exciting culinary expedition through Mexico from the Sea of Cortés to the Yucatán Peninsula. Explore regional specialties and traditional flavors like Oaxacan style mole, capirotada bread pudding, and nopales salads made with prickly pear cactus leaves.
You’ll discover authentic Mexican cuisine like nothing you’ve experienced before!

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Have a Louisiana Weekend with Gulf Coast Crawfish

Gather your friends and family, grab the hot sauce, and cover the picnic table with newspaper: it’s time for a crawfish boil! We have the largest grade of crawfish available on sale for $2.99/lb. today through April 19. 

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