In case you haven't heard, Hubbell and Hudson in the Woodlands is closing the grocery portion of its business. If you regularly picked up your gourmet goodies for your favorite upscale recipes there, you still have options. Here are some places to check out to the north of Houston to fill the void left in your cooking life by Hubbell and Hudson's changing business model.
India Gourmet Spices
25701 Interstate 45 Frontage Road
Spring, Texas 77380
If you like to cook Indian cuisine or just need some exotic spices try India Gourmet Spices. This store also sells fresh produce, rices, flours, dinner mixes and other Indian groceries. Try this store that touts over 1000 products for all of your Indian cookery needs and much more.
HEB Central Market -- Market Street
9595 Six Pines Road, Suite 1570
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
Though the HEB at Market Street is larger than the company's small-model Central Markets, it still stocks the gourmet and hard-to-find products found at Central Market. Like Central Market, HEB's Market Street store also has a large bulk bin section for purchasing flours, spices, rices, cereals and more in the exact quantities you want. This is also the closest gourmet store to Hubbell and Hudson, which is also in the Market Street shopping center.
10868 Kuykendahl Road
The Woodlands, Texas 77381
Trader Joe's is a store that does things its own way. You can find specials on the mostly store brand snacks, frozen dinners, and other foods that require little preparation before eating. This is a good store to visit if you are looking for a meal that can be ready at the table with little effort on your part in a short time, but unlike most ready-to-eat snacks and fast-cooking frozen meals, most of the products at Trader Joe's are all natural, organic or a combination of the two.