When you are looking for high quality, gourmet grocery shopping in Austin, Central Market is the place to go. Even if you are a college student on a budget, the store will have something that meets the needs of your taste buds and your wallet.
Story by Andrea Ocanas
Illustrations by Carlos Villapadua
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and dessert: you name it and Central Market probably has it. When putting your grocery list together, be sure to check out all of the options offered in this local Texas grocery store.
One unique Central Market feature is its weekly specials. You can grab a three course meal from this menu without breaking the bank. Grab a bacon, avocado and tomato entreé salad for $6.99, a whole fire-roasted rotisserie chicken for $7.49 and four maple bourbon bacon cinnamon rolls for $6.99, and you will be ready to host dinner for all your friends for just $21.
Breakfast at the Market
Like any grocery store, Central Market provides all your breakfast basics: cereal, granola bars, oatmeal and much more. However, if you stop by the bakery, you can get some delicious goodies to make sure you start your day off right. Take your pick of six mini french butter croissants for $2.99, eight mini cranberry orange scones for $4.49 or four hearty pecan sour cream muffins for $6.59, and you will even have breakfast for the next morning (or maybe a midnight snack).
Lunch at the Market
If you are looking to grab your lunch and go instead of making it yourself, Central Market has a huge selection to choose from. Grab some pot stickers from the sushi section for $5.99, a chef-prepared turkey havarti sandwich for $5.99, or half of a chicken fajita wrap for $3.99 to satisfy any of your lunch cravings. Don’t forget to pick up a loaf of freshly baked bread on your way out to make your sandwich for tomorrow’s lunch.
Dinner at the Market
Another thing you can’t go wrong with is dinner. For convenience, the store offers a variety of chef-prepared dinners. Enjoy a lemon rosemary chicken dinner for one with carrots and potatoes for $7.49, a honey garlic flank steak dinner for one with a side of vegetables for $8.99, or a grilled salmon dinner for one with rice and vegetables for $8.99.
No matter the time of day, you can always find what you’re looking for at Central Market. If you go about it right, you can even come out of it with your wallet still in tact. Happy grocery shopping!