Antonelli's Cheese Shop
4220 Duval St., 512/531-9610
photo by John Anderson
You'll find a majority of American artisanal cheeses here.
- 2021: Readers Most Innovative Pivot (Antonelli’s online cheese tastings)
- 2017: Readers Best Artisan Shop
- 2013: Readers Best Artisan Food Company
Beyond the usual grocery store offerings, this Asian supermarket chain in Crescent Shopping Center also boasts a food court, bakery, and tea shop.
6929 Airport Blvd., 512/381-8899
H-E-B’s Central Market brand remains primarily known as one of Austin’s favorite grocery outlets. Yet both locations have featured our town’s favorite consumable – live music – since their inceptions. Founded in 1994 and adjacent to the Heart Hospital of Austin, the original North Lamar location puts an emphasis on family fare thanks in part to its large outdoor playscape, which sits just behind its cafe and patio stage hosting Latin music, Americana, children’s music, and Austin mainstays like Ginger Leigh, all for free.
4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1000
The vinaigrette-dressed beet and barley salad, tossed with mint and pumpkin seeds is inspired simplicity. Move on to luscious house-cured charcuterie.
2307 Hancock, 512/371-6840