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.

Raaka Chocolate Bars Rock


See what we did there? “Raaka,” Finnish for “raw,” is pronounced “rock-uh.”

Not that the Brooklyn-based chocolate makers have any Finnish connection. The word sounded good to founder Ryan Cheney, who got in to the sweet world of chocolate while living in a yoga ashram in Thailand.

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We have Flavor Down Cold


In stores now: Our new Cold Pressed Juices!

We’ve changed the way we make our fresh juices!  You will still find the bounty of flavor-filled juices you love. Only better. The color, texture, nutrients, and taste – especially the taste – are all kicked up a notch by a process called Cold Pressed that keeps our fresh juices as near-to-nature as possible. But first things first:

What is Cold Pressed?

"Cold pressed" basically means "crushing without heat." The process extracts juice by first crushing, then pressing more juices, oils, and tannins from fruits, vegetables, and herbs.  Cold pressing generates almost no heat—an important difference from standard juicing. 

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Pazazz Apples Are The Newest Star in Our Produce Department


We're excited about the new apples now available in stores—Pazazz apples. 

Our Produce Buyers found these reddish-green (or greenish-red) beauties in Washington State and knew they would make a delicious addition to our wide array of apples.

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Leafy Greens Do a Body - and a Recipe - Good


Leafy greens are an easy way to add a healthy dose of nutrients to your diet. They’re chock-full of good things like fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They also happen to be a wealth of flavor for dishes from sandwiches to sauces. 

Here’s a quick tutorial on the bunches of leafy greens we're showcasing during our Find Your Fresh event, including some fun ways to use them, their health benefits, and some recipes.

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Fresh From The Kitchen


I have always believed that the best recipes highlight what is special about seasonal ingredients. And this time of year is the best time to add more citrus, greens, and grains to your table.

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Ready. Set. Find Your Fresh!


Are you really into fresh food? Are you known to hang out in salad bars? Does even your music list have a spring mix? If you're like us, and the answer's "yes," then join us for Find Your Fresh January 7 through January 20 when we're going all out to find new ways to help you add more fresh food into your everyday life.  

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Get the Skinny on Everything From A to Zinc


If your resolution list includes a new you, join us for Vitapalooza and save 25% off a huge selection of vitamins and supplements through January 6! We want to make sure you have what you need to fulfill your health goals in 20145.

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Our Fab Five Wine Sale is On!


Just in time for your New Year's Eve parties (or for your post-holiday cellar re-stock), we are again hosting our Fab Five wine sale, today through December 31. Simply put, you can save up to 25% on all wines with a price ending in "5." This means that you can choose from over 200 carefully selected, diverse wines that you won't find anywhere else in Texas.

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Make the Season Bright


The holidays are the perfect time to add a little bit extra to your doorways, mantels, or tables, and really capture the magic of the season.  With that in mind, I sat and chatted with Sarah Dyer, our floral buyer, about decorating trends and how to intermix new elements into classic Christmas decor.

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