Best Grocery Store - 2004
Readers' Choice: Central Market
Central Market With a full-time sommelier and a bevy of wine stewards overseeing more than 3,000 vineyard varieties, on-site cheese mongers caring for the more than 700 different products, and bakers by the dozen, you'll be well cared for at Central Market. From the colorful produce department full of exotic fruits and veggies to the incredible deli, from the cooking classes with resident and guest chefs to the take-out gourmet meals, this is a foodie fantasyland. If you like to play with your food, this is the place to be. It's shopping as entertainment, especially on weekends, when there are oodles of demos and tastings. If you can't get inspired about food at Central Market, don't bother. Who cares that you can't buy toilet paper here?