Central Market North
4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1000
Hours: Daily: 8am-10pm.
Cafe: Sun.-Thu., 7am-9pm; Fri.-Sat., 7am-10pm.
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.
Family-friendly Halloween event with costume-making, treats, arts & crafts, dancing, a photo booth, and live music by White Ghost Shivers. Sat., Oct. 27, 5-8:30pm. Free.
These days Austin's oldest surviving grocery offers a bountiful menu of hot and cold sandwiches, an array of fresh salads, and hearty soups in the fall and winter.
4403 Avenue B, 512/453-3921
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
The sandwich selection ranges from traditional deli to wraps and pita pockets, including special menu sections dedicated to heart-healthy and kids' choices. No corn syrup here!
1000 E. 41st #940, 512/453-8666