Mandola's Italian Kitchen
4700 W. Guadalupe #12, 512/419-9700
This market/restaurant from Houston's Mandola clan attracts crowds with imported Italian deli meats and cheeses, fresh-baked rustic breads and pastries, and homemade gelatos and sorbettos. Enjoy well-selected wines by the bottle or the glass and prepared foods to eat in the cavernous, crowded dining room or to take out.
It's all good
Virginia B. Wood, July 13, 2006
- 2019: Readers Italian
- 2018: Readers Italian
- 2007: Critics Best Homegrown History (Mandola's Italian Grocer's Wall of Fame)
- 2006: Critics Best Italian Renaissance (Austin's Pizza and Gelato Explosion)
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
You'll find a majority of American artisanal cheeses here.
4220 Duval St., 512/531-9610
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