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.

Making the Central Market Anniversary Cookbook


A little more than a year ago, we started talking about creating a new cookbook to be part of our 20th anniversary. Over the next nine months, we read through countless recipes, nitpicked over fonts, photos, colors, and spent a lot of time double checking we spelled everyones name correctly. Making the 20th Anniversary Cookbook, was a blast, and now that the books are in stores, we thought you might enjoy some of the behind the scene photos and notes from making the book.

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Celebrating Twenty Years of Loving Food


Central Market has always been a different sort of grocery store, starting with our globe-trotting team of Partners who were given the mandate to discover and taste the fresh market bounty from around the world. With the passion and perseverance of this pioneering team, our first Central Market opened on a unique bit of Austin land in 1994, and a food revolution was born.

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Dairy Good


When I was a kid, yogurt was simple, I had the choice of a few basic fruit flavors or plain. Oh how life has changed, I walk through our dairy section today and am amazed by the flavors and varieties of yogurt that we carry.

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Baked (So) Goods


We've always been proud of our freshly baked scones, but now they're even better! And these rich, buttery, and tender-textured scones are available in sweet and savory flavors perfect for breakfast or brunch.

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Super-samic


As the name implies, QO Superdense Balsamics are denser than some typical vinegars, and the higher the density, the better the quality. Think more syrup-like and less like water.

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Best of Hatch 2014


We know for a fact, the chiles that we get from Hatch, NM, are pound for pound the best around. And we get really excited to add Hatch peppers to a slew of product, but today we're ready to name the best of the best. Below are our 2014 favorite Hatch products, from new and exclusive products to our tried and true favorites.

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19 Years and Still Reigning Champs


Ladies and gentlemen... let's get ready to roast 'em! Don’t miss Central Market’s Annual Hatch Chile Festival, 19 years and still the world heavyweight chile champion. Festivities begin August 6th and we will be showing off our pepper prowess until August 19th.

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DFW Restaurant Week Reservation Day


August is just around the corner, and if you are an avid Dallas / Fort Worth diner like I am, you know that means DFW Restaurant Week is also quickly approaching. Official dates are August 11-17, but today is Reservation Day, so get your fingers ready to click and call your favorite spots around town before they fill up.

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Crushing on Fleurie


How many songs have been written about the carefree and fun-filled nature of summertime? School’s out forever, the fish are jumping and that Summer fling didn’t mean a thing, but, ohhh… those Summer nighhhhhhhiiiiiiiiights! Should I tell you more, tell you more? Well, what I can tell you about is a red wine that perfectly captures the flirty, fun spirit of summer. Get ready to have a summer crush with a wine named Fleurie.

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