In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Dallas, Texas-based Central Market has sourced a diverse collection of top-rated Hispanic-owned products from around the world. These items will be showcased at all Central Market locations from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.
Central Market’s offerings include everything from Hispanic-owned wines and coffee, to gourmet chocolates, salsas and more.
Featured brands include:
Wrath Wines: Founded by Winemaker Miguel Lepe, Wrath produces site-driven Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc from its estate vineyard and properties in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Lepe was the first Mexican-American winemaker in the Santa Lucia Highlands region.
Coco Andre: A Mexican-American, woman-owned and -operated chocolate shop in Oak Cliff, Texas. Founded by mother-daughter duo, Andrea and Cindy Pedraza, Coco Andre is known for its creative Texas and Mexican Heritage-themed chocolates, including their Día de Muertos chocolate skulls and chocolate cowboy boots.
LLamaLand: Founded by Lisa and Isamel Petrozzi in Houston, Texas, LLamaLand features 100 percent organic, plant-based cereals and fruit spreads made from superfoods based around a Peruvian diet.
Caramelo Tortillas: Made in Lawrence, Kansas, Caramelo Tortillas was founded by Ruben Leal, who is known for his highly sought-after duck fat and pork fat tortillas.
Teddy V Patisserie Cookies: Owner Elisia Velasquez began her cookie business, which is named after her Lhasa Apso dog, at her local farmers market in Austin, Texas. Each colossal chocolate chip cookie is 7 ounces and has exactly 125 chocolate chips.
Vuelve a la Vida: Born and raised in Oak Cliff, Texas, Micaela Sanchez began crafting red and green Michelada mixes which is a Mexican staple, hair-of-the-dog beer concoction. She named her company “Vuelve a la Vida,” which means “come back to life.” Sanchez added Chamoy to her product lineup. offering an updated version of a fan favorite fruit-based topping.
Central Market is also celebrating the flavors of Hispanic Heritage Month in its Virtual Cooking School Series. Customers will learn how to make meals while learning new techniques and hearing stories from experts in Hispanic cuisine. Classes are offered with cooking kits for pickup or virtual-only tickets with a shopping list sent prior to class for those who choose to shop for themselves.
Class information as well as selected profiles of the highlighted brands may be found here.
This celebration is a part of Central Market’s Be the Change initiative, which pledges to advance equality and inclusion across Texas. Be the Change provides tools and support for Central Market partners, suppliers and community allies. To amplify diverse voices, Central Market is sharing these stories and highlighting their products as well as services.