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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Beet & Lentil Veggie Burgers


Here’s a Meatless Monday recipe for you: Beet Lentil Veggie Burgers. In-season beets, fresh mint and dill (perhaps from your new potted herb plant you scored during Herb Fest), avocado, feta, and garlic come together in a burger that crisps up nicely and goes great with fries. 

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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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Ranunculus: Greek God or Gorgeous Flower?


Ranunculus (ra·nun·cu·lus) sounds like the name of a Roman emperor or Greek god, but it’s actually a brilliantly colored flower — that we just so happen to be highlighting during our Spring Bloom event, going on right now. Ranunculus have multiple layers of delicate, thin petals that make it look like an “origami masterwork*” and come in a range of colors from vibrant to pastel.

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Sunny Daffodils: Only Here for Spring


You may keep gardening books on your bedside table and rush out to your own garden, barefoot in the dewy grass, and greet spring’s first flowers like old friends. Or, maybe you don’t have a yard, much less a garden, prefer books about sea creatures, and only know that flowers make a knockout centerpiece.

Whichever way you lean is A-OK, because all you really need to know is that Central Market has flowers for every occasion and super helpful floral experts to make everything easy. And right now we have more than 20 varieties of spring flowers for you at our Spring Bloom event including an awesome assortment of Daffodils. Daffodils are seasonal flowers, so we’ll only have them for a short time. Don’t miss these classic symbols of spring! 

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Iris: Regal Flowers Fit for a King -- or a Sorority Sister


If you’re a Kappa Kappa Gamma girl like my grandma, you and the Iris (and owls and keys!) have a special connection. But, the rest of us need not worry: This showy flower, named after the Greek goddess of the rainbow, has enough love for everyone. So, be sure to include a few of these dark purple beauties in your Spring Bloom basket.  (We may even have white and yellow varieties available, too!)

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Lilies: Oh, Now You’re Just Showing Off


Lilies are no shrinking violets. These tall flowers are often floral showboats with flamboyant, trumpet-shaped flowers that come in a variety of colors, freckled petals that curl outward, and strong fragrance. They definitely want to be noticed.  

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Tiptoe Through the Tulips — and Snag a Bouquet While You're At It


We may not have windmills or wooden shoes, but we do have Tulips. And they are much easier to put in a vase on the hall table, anyhow. Come see Standard, French, Parrot, Fringed — and a new variety this year, Double, with double the petals.  Central Market’s Spring Bloom event has all the Tulips you need to brighten a room, give as a gift, decorate for a patio party, or if you’re like me, take a trip down memory lane.

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Fill Your House with Ridiculously Gorgeous Spring Flowers


Hooray! It's the kick-off of our Spring Bloom event that runs April 6-12. This is wonderful news to me because spring is hands-down my favorite time of year, and it's in no small part because of the flowers. Can you relate? Do you pull over on the side of the road and just * inhale * the scent of a flowering tree’s fleeting blooms? Does your significant other call you Hummingbird because you’re always sticking your face in flowers? Do you fill your house with colorful bouquets that bring the unmistakable smells and colors of spring indoors? Yes? Oh good! Because the joy of it all is too much not to share. And Central Market knows exactly how we feel.     

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