Ah, foodie heaven! Not only can you buy every imaginable edible item at these gourmet megamarkets -- fresh or frozen, local or imported -- but you also can enjoy quality vittles in the restaurant section, which features cowboy, bistro, Italian, vegetarian -- you name it -- cuisines. Moreover, prices are surprisingly reasonable. A monthly newsletter announces what's fresh in the produce department, which jazz musicians are entertaining on the weekend, and which gourmet chef is holding forth at the market's cooking school. The newer Westgate Shopping Center branch, 4477 S. Lamar Blvd. (tel. 512/899-4300), in South Austin, is as impressive as its history-making sibling north of UT.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Highly Recommended 2010