Departments

Every aisle is stocked with surprises.

Central Market is a wonderland for people who are really into food. Our buyers travel the world and the state to bring you delicious delights of every flavor, from the freshest local produce to the finest specialty bites.

Goods: What We Sell

These aren’t just goods. These are greats. Central Market’s full-to-bursting departments have you deliciously covered from breakfast through late-night snacks.

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Services: What We Do

We’re a full Foodie resource with a range of services for entertaining, catering, gifts, and more.

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We source our products from all over the globe. Our knowledgeable buyers pick and ship only the best of the best every day, so they’re delivered fresh to you.

Goods

We love showing off what we’ve got.

Explore aisles of extraordinary products, from hundreds of varieties of the freshest produce on Earth to just as many of the world’s tastiest cheeses. Your taste buds will never get bored.

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Baked Goods

A stroll through our scratch bakery ignites the senses, from the aromas of fresh-baked European-style breads to the showmanship of our skilled pastry chefs. At a time when most retailers are purchasing their baked goods from outside sources, we are as committed as ever to this ancient art, creating our delights in-house every day.

Breads

Find dozens of varieties of artisanal, handmade breads in our bins, many of which were refined during intensive training at the Culinary Institute of America in Greystone, California. All of our breads are crafted, baked fresh daily, and served piping hot from our tireless ovens. We’ll even slice any loaf of bread to the size of your liking.

Way More Than White Bread

Can't tell a brioche from a boule? Then check out our Bread Guide.

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Muffins, Cookies, and More

Every muffin we sell is made from scratch. We start with buttermilk batter and add premium ingredients to create can’t-find-anywhere-else flavors like balsamic-soaked strawberries and chevre; pear ginger; white chocolate apricot; and antioxidant powerhouse muffins loaded with açaí, goji, blackberries, and pomegranate. The best part? You can mix-and-match a four-pack.

We also bake specialty cookies in unique-to-us flavors like Kitchen Sink and Pretzel Logic, New York-style boiled bagels, scratch-made pies, flaky French butter croissants, hand pies, and now-famous flour tortillas in a variety of flavors.

Patisserie

Let your sweet tooth lead the way through our Patisserie, where you’ll find party-size cupcakes, crème brûlée, authentic Danish pastries, macarons, and more. We also custom-bake and decorate birthday cakes, wedding cakes, or just-because cakes, and they’re always crowd-pleasers.

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Bulk & Candy

Expand your pantry portfolio with more than 600 items available within arm’s reach, including premium flours, pastas, grains, candies, freshly roasted coffee, teas, nuts and signature nut mixes, granola, and dried beans and fruits.

Visit our spice bar and save big by getting only as much as your recipe calls for, from saffron to sage. You’ll also find the finest bean-to-bar chocolates from the world’s most famous chocolate makers and seasonal candies that make any occasion more festive. Our international chocolate buyer visits the World Chocolate Festival each year in Switzerland to source the best new sweets and chocolates from around the globe.

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Cheese

Our cheese buyers travel the world to bring you the best artisanal cheeses they can find. Much of our imported selection is rare and unknown to the United States, so there’s always a new cheese to discover, from aged Parmesans and cheddars to assorted blues and soft, layered goat cheeses. We also carry an exciting selection of locally produced cheeses. Whether you need a slice or a wheel, we can hand-cut the size you need. Just ask.

We are cheesemakers.

We make authentic, hand-stretched mozzarella daily in-store. Pair it with ripe tomatoes and locally grown basil from our Produce department, and you’ve got a perfect caprese. Or pick up an artisan goat cheese spread made with award-winning farmstead goat cheese, hand-blended with premium ingredients to create specialty flavors like balsamic onion, fig and almond, sour cherry, and tomato pesto.

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Cheese Guide

Everything you wanted to know about cheese, plus slicing, serving, and storing tips, wine and beer pairings, and some cheese-licious recipes.

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Chef Prepared

Honey garlic flank steak. Hand-cut and whipped sweet potatoes. Latin-inspired quinoa salad. Customer favorite Pam’s Pimento Cheese. Every morning, our trained chefs create dozens of our very own recipes from the highest-quality raw ingredients. Find starters, sides, entrées, and snacks for the taking.

Dinner for Two

Dinner for two is the easiest way to have a no-fuss, no-muss meal. Just heat and serve these chef-crafted meals that include entrées and sides. Be sure to ask our wine experts to help you pair your dinner with the perfect pour.

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Grab & Go

Take a tour of our Grab & Go case to find the freshest, healthiest, and quickest mealtime solutions, from prepacked sandwiches like our famous apricot chicken salad to family-size salads, flaky pot pies, and one-dish casseroles like baked ziti or chicken Florentine. And there’s no need to stress if you have picky palates to please; we’ve got individually packaged and quick-chilled meals, side dishes, pizzas, and more.

Chef’s Case

Find fabulous chef-prepared dishes made fresh every day with your schedule in mind. From crab cakes and kale salad to almond-crusted tilapia and lasagna al forno, enticing entrées, side dishes, salads, and specialties of the day are available in any amount you need and come with easy-to-follow reheating directions.

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Coffee & Gelato

Coffee Bar

We took a cue from the Italians when designing our coffee bars and only serve an Italian favorite, Lavazza coffee. Get your caffeine fix with our everyday drip or choose from a full line of espresso drinks, available hot or cold.

Gelato

For a cool treat, try our authentic gelato, made daily in many of our stores using fresh ingredients. Try lemon crème cookie, salted caramel, pure pistachio, fig and mascarpone – whether cup or cone, piccolo or grande, every scoop is a refreshing surprise bursting with unique flavor. Choose from an assortment of soy gelato and fresh fruit sorbettos, too.

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Dairy & Frozen

Dairy Department

Find staples like nonfat and whole milks, cream cheeses, sour creams, and eggs. Or discover new dairy dimensions with our gourmet butters, party dips, and unique juices. You won’t find a better selection of Greek yogurts, both in terms of quality and variety. We also carry a mind-boggling and palate-pleasing assortment of nondairy alternatives like soy, coconut, or almond milks and yogurts.

Frozen Department

In our store, frozen means fresh. Find ethnic specialty foods, puff pastry, veggies, broths, side dishes, and entrées, as well as gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. We also bring you the biggest selection and tastiest frozen pizzas and ice creams from our backyard and beyond, in flavors that will make you melt.

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Deli

Our deli is so much more than cured meats and sliced cheeses. The case is filled with everything from salami and smoked salmon to prosciutto and pâté. Don’t miss our olive bar or dip bar, stocked with our Anniversary salsa, famous Love Dip, and other premade party faves. And even though we offer you endless imported delicacies from Europe, we still manage to discover plenty of incredible products right here in our own Texas backyard.

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Salumeria

These delicious cured meats are a true delicacy, either layered with cheese and crisp flatbreads or served on their own. Using old-world recipes and traditional curing techniques, our curemasters create salami, soppresata, mortadella, and dozens of other types. While top-notch salumi can be hard to find, you’ll find it in abundance at Central Market.

In-House Roasted Meats

We roast our meats daily in our store, ensuring absolute freshness, amazing flavor, and top-notch quality. Choose from an assortment of savory turkey breast flavors, rich Kobe-style beef, bison, and delicious pork.

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Floral

We work directly with farmers all over the world to bring you the most beautiful bouquets possible, from fragrant roses grown at high altitudes in the Andes Mountains in Ecuador to sunny sunflowers and hydrangeas shipped directly from California.

Our experts also work with local growers who deliver within two hours of harvesting. Choose artfully arranged signature bouquets or mix and match to create a unique bunch. From Thailand to Texas, we pick only the best for you.

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Know your pansies
from your peonies

Get a green thumb with these growing and care tips, arrangement how-tos, and other useful info for all things that bloom.

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Gifts

Pamper someone special with a gift that’s far from ordinary. Our beautiful assortment of scented candles, soothing lotions, artisan soaps, and more make the perfect gift and will add a bit of Zen to any moment. We also have the wrapping paper and greeting cards to put it all together.

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Healthy Living

Do your body good at the Healthy Living department, where you’ll find the latest holistic, all-natural developments in body care, vitamin supplements, and fitness information. Find homeopathic herbal remedies; natural and organic hair, skin, and body products; sliced-to-order soaps; and Central Market’s own line of supplements.

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Meat

Central Market’s friendly, knowledgeable meat cutters recommend cuts, offer cooking tips, and trim the fat for you. Our meat counter is open-view, so you can see their work first-hand. In search of a special cut or need a kosher option? Just ask our experts.

Natural Beef, Chicken, Pork, and Lamb

We carefully select farmers and ranchers who are committed to animal welfare and environmentally conscious methods, so you can feel good about buying any meat that bears our name. The animals are raised without added hormones or antibiotics and fed a strict diet according to our own strict specifications, which means our natural beef, chicken, pork, and lamb are the best-tasting, most reliably tender meats you can serve.

Marinated Meats, Sausages, and Signature Burgers

In addition to being delicious, our signature marinated meats, handmade sausages, and hand-formed burgers are real time-savers. With signature flavors like herb Dijon or orange honey habañero, our marinated meats – chicken breasts, pork tenderloin, and sirloin for fajitas – please even the most persnickety palates. Plus, we use a vacuum tumbler to marinate our meat, so it stays tender and juicy.

Our in-store sausage-meisters start with the freshest cuts of chicken and pork, then add signature seasonings to create breakfast selections like maple blueberry, mild or spicy Italian pork, customer favorites like chicken feta spinach, and so many more. Beef and turkey burgers also are made by hand daily and get the Foodie stamp of approval. Think ancho pepper Jack, Cajun cheddar, and turkey with Gorgonzola and cranberry.

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Roasting Guide

Learn about roasting fundamentals and how you can become a master of savory, slow-cooked goodness.

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Grilling Guide

Cooking with an open flame, it’s the oldest method – and it’s still the best. Take a look at our grilling tips.

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Produce

Explore acres of freshness with more than 700 varieties of climate-controlled produce from around the globe, including 150 varieties of seasonal organics. We work directly with our growers to stock our shelves with only the freshest fruits and veggies. Our expert buyers source as much local produce as possible. Daily deliveries ensure freshness, and, once tested by our dedicated inspectors, produce goes right out to the floor.

Freshly squeezed juice.

Looking for an easy and delicious way to up your daily intake of fruits and veggies? Our chefs create more than 50 varieties of pure, raw juices in four categories – citrus, apple, wellness, and cocktail – and up to 20 are freshly squeezed and available on any given day. Choose from Foodie favorites like apple beet carrot or our signature green juice. Now that’s refreshing.

Prep-less produce kits.

Our chefs wash, slice, dice, mince, and measure our produce daily to create our time-saving, prep-less produce kits. Get the fresh ingredients you need with none of the work.

Herbs

Give your dish a pinch of panache with our fresh-cut herbs. We have the best organic bunched herb program in the nation. We buy from a local grower in Rice, Texas, and up to 10 varieties are cut and delivered fresh to our stores daily. They’re perfect for garnishing a dish for that extra oomph. You can even grow your own; just pick up a plant in our Floral department.

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Seafood

With our more than 100 varieties of saltwater and freshwater fish and shellfish, the world of seafood is your oyster. Shipments are flown to Texas up to six days a week from places all over the world, including Hawaii, Ecuador, and Maine. We buy only from strictly regulated fisheries committed to sustainable practices, and we inspect each piece at the door. Whenever possible, our fish has been out of water only 48 hours prior to arrival. Then our fishmongers expertly cut fillets and steaks from whole fish for amazingly fresh results.

Seafood Shortcuts

Let our seafood experts steam or marinate fillets, steaks, and whole fish while you shop. Get everything you need in our Fresh Catch Kits package that includes fish, precut veggies, and seasonings. We also carry plenty of marinated and stuffed seafood, ready to cook or simply heat when you get home. Or roll by our sushi bar, where our sushi chefs are rolling your favorite sushi daily.

Saltwater Tanks

Want a really fresh meal? Pick your lobster or crab from specially crafted saltwater tanks. We get shipments from Maine and Canada three to four times a week, and we can steam them on-site if you’d like.

HACCP Approved

We’re proud to be one of only two retailers in the country to adhere to the rigorous standards of the United States Department of Commerce’s Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan. This means we are inspected by the city, state, and USDC. The quality control for our seafood handling and processing is under the most sanitary conditions.

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Seafood

Get a grip on cooking gills.

Dive headfirst into your next meal with tips and tricks from our seafood guide.

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Snacks & Staples

Pump up your pantry with gourmet olive oils, exotic spices, whole-grain mustards, specialty pasta sauces, sweet and savory salsas, and barbecue sauces that’ll add kick to any dish.

Here’s where you’ll also find superior snacks like chocolate-covered pretzels, gourmet popcorn, and chips made from more than potatoes. We also stock a wide array of specialty granolas and gluten-free foods for those with special dietary considerations. A lot of what you’ll find in these aisles is unique to Central Market, and we continuously bring in new and exciting specialty foods to keep our selection fresh.

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Household Goods

We recognize the importance of getting kitchen essentials in as few trips as possible, so we stock dish soap, food storage bags, plastic wrap and foil, and paper towels – many in eco-friendly brands – so you can clean up with a conscience. Plus, you can stock up on other kitchen necessities like storage containers, utensils, mixing bowls, spatulas, and cookie cutters.

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Wine & Beer

You don’t need to know anything about wine to find the perfect bottle.

Just tell our wine experts what you’re cooking, and we’ll give you our recommendation. Our staff travels to the world’s best wineries in search of unique wines to drink, and we offer them at the most competitive prices. We also carry wine selections unique to Central Market that are as affordable as they are sippable.

Wine Guide

Sniff, swirl, and sip like a sommelier.

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In the mood for something
a little more stout?

Turn to our beer section. With more than 350 varieties of domestic and imported beers, many from microbreweries from Texas only available in Central Market, you’re invited to take one down and pass it around.

Beer Guide

Expand your hop-rizons

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Services

Going beyond your grocery list.

Our aisles are filled with the freshest goods, but our services are just as plentiful. Wow any crowd with our catering services, floral arrangements, or custom-made cakes and pastries. For a truly unforgettable gift, ask our experts to build a bountiful basket.

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Bakery

Make the cake the center of your next celebration with a scratch-made, hand-decorated cake from our expert bakers. We can also bake bite-sized treats such as cupcakes, tartlets, and specialty pastries to satisfy more than one sweet tooth. If there are wedding bells in your future, meet with us about the big day’s dessert.

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Catering

Get fresh food and ideas from our catering specialists. From business lunches to big birthday bashes, there’s no event we can’t handle.

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Cooking School

These are classes you won’t want to skip. Join our Foodies, cooking school instructors, and visiting world- renowned chefs for expert lessons on everything from knife skills to the latest cooking techniques.

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Floral

The best complement to our food is our flowers. When you set the table for your next event, start with a specialty centerpiece or custom flower arrangement, delicately handcrafted by our expert florists. We have more than 100 varieties of fresh flowers available in-store every day, sourced from growers throughout the United States and in Texas. We also fly in flowers from Thailand, Holland, and Ecuador. We deliver!

Planning a wedding?

Stop in and smell our roses, tulips, peonies, or daisies so we can create a beautiful bouquet for your big day.

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Floral Guide

Get a green thumb with these growing and care tips, arrangement how-tos, and other useful info for all things that bloom.

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Gift Baskets

Give a gift full of greatness with Central Market’s gourmet gift baskets, created by our in-store experts. From the coffee lover to the organic foods devotee, we have gift baskets in all shapes and sizes for anyone on your list. Choose from our assortment of premade baskets, or ask us to help 
build a custom creation to
fit any taste or budget.

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Gift Boxes

The gift that fits every Foodie. Purchase gift cards online or in-store for the Foodie in your life, and they can be used for any product in our aisles or a cooking class.

Buy now >

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Services

Going beyond your grocery list.

Our aisles are filled with the freshest goods, but our services are just as plentiful. Wow any crowd with our catering services, floral arrangements, or custom-made cakes and pastries. For a truly unforgettable gift, ask our experts to build a bountiful basket.

Close -

Bakery

Make the cake the center of your next celebration with a scratch-made, hand-decorated cake from our expert bakers. We can also bake bite-sized treats such as cupcakes, tartlets, and specialty pastries to satisfy more than one sweet tooth. If there are wedding bells in your future, meet with us about the big day’s dessert.

Contact Us >

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Catering

Get fresh food and ideas from our catering specialists. From business lunches to big birthday bashes, there’s no event we can’t handle.

Learn More >

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Cooking School

These are classes you won’t want to skip. Join our Foodies, cooking school instructors, and visiting world- renowned chefs for expert lessons on everything from knife skills to the latest cooking techniques.

See Schedule >

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Floral

The best complement to our food is our flowers. When you set the table for your next event, start with a specialty centerpiece or custom flower arrangement, delicately handcrafted by our expert florists. We have more than 100 varieties of fresh flowers available in-store every day, sourced from growers throughout the United States and in Texas. We also fly in flowers from Thailand, Holland, and Ecuador. We deliver!

Planning a wedding?

Stop in and smell our roses, tulips, peonies, or daisies so we can create a beautiful bouquet for your big day.

Contact Us >

Floral Guide

Get a green thumb with these growing and care tips, arrangement how-tos, and other useful info for all things that bloom.

Download PDF >


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Gift Baskets

Give a gift full of greatness with Central Market’s gourmet gift baskets, created by our in-store experts. From the coffee lover to the organic foods devotee, we have gift baskets in all shapes and sizes for anyone on your list. Choose from our assortment of premade baskets, or ask us to help 
build a custom creation to
fit any taste or budget.

Find a store >

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Gift Boxes

The gift that fits every Foodie. Purchase gift cards online or in-store for the Foodie in your life, and they can be used for any product in our aisles or a cooking class.

Buy now >

GiftCards