January 28, 2022

The 20 best H-E-B stores in San Antonio

The Alamo City loves H-E-B, and for good reason. The San Antonio-based grocery chain is renowned for great product selection, items tailored to Texan tastes and delivering an excellent shopping experience. The latter holds true whether you get your groceries in store or via the company's curbside or delivery services.

We know H-E-B is gets high marks overall, but which stores are the best? The Current took a look at online reviews and social media posts — and drew from our own experiences — to round up the 20 best H-E-Bs to shop at in San Antonio.

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Alon Market H‑E‑B
8502 NW Military Hwy., (210) 479-4300, heb.com/heb-store/US/tx/san-antonio/alon-market-h-e-b-102
The expansive Alon Market has a lot to offer, but is particularly well-known for its large selection of Kosher food.
Alon Market H‑E‑B
8502 NW Military Hwy., (210) 479-4300, heb.com/heb-store/US/tx/san-antonio/alon-market-h-e-b-102
The expansive Alon Market has a lot to offer, but is particularly well-known for its large selection of Kosher food.
Nogalitos H‑E‑B
1601 Nogalitos, (210) 212-2600, heb.com/heb-store/US/tx/san-antonio/nogalitos-h-e-b-699
Many of the H-E-Bs on this list can be described as sprawling, but Nogalitos adds a whole other dimension — a second story. In 2015, the Nogalitos grocery became the first multi-level market in Texas. The new, two-story H-E-B replaced the company’s oldest operating store.
Nogalitos H‑E‑B
1601 Nogalitos, (210) 212-2600, heb.com/heb-store/US/tx/san-antonio/nogalitos-h-e-b-699
Many of the H-E-Bs on this list can be described as sprawling, but Nogalitos adds a whole other dimension — a second story. In 2015, the Nogalitos grocery became the first multi-level market in Texas. The new, two-story H-E-B replaced the company’s oldest operating store.
Bandera and 1604 H‑E‑B plus!
9238 N Loop 1604 W, (210) 682-0165, heb.com/heb-store/US/tx/san-antonio/bandera-and-1604-h-e-b-plus—623
Foodies can hit up the chefs at Cooking Connection for new recipe ideas when stocking up from the store’s great selection of products, while those who want a night off kitchen duty can grab a serrano roast chicken from Flaming Bird or a pizza with the works from South Flo Pizza.
Bandera and 1604 H‑E‑B plus!
9238 N Loop 1604 W, (210) 682-0165, heb.com/heb-store/US/tx/san-antonio/bandera-and-1604-h-e-b-plus—623
Foodies can hit up the chefs at Cooking Connection for new recipe ideas when stocking up from the store’s great selection of products, while those who want a night off kitchen duty can grab a serrano roast chicken from Flaming Bird or a pizza with the works from South Flo Pizza.
South Flores Market H‑E‑B
516 S. Flores St. Ste. 718, (210) 444-1879, heb.com/heb-store/US/tx/san-antonio/south-flores-market-h-e-b-718
This downtown outpost doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of some of the behemoth locations on this list, but it still packs a punch. Located just north of the company’s HQ, the store’s size makes it easy to pick up the necessities on a quick trip. It also has a great beer and wine selection and tasty pies from in-store pizzeria South Flo Pizza.
South Flores Market H‑E‑B
516 S. Flores St. Ste. 718, (210) 444-1879, heb.com/heb-store/US/tx/san-antonio/south-flores-market-h-e-b-718
This downtown outpost doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of some of the behemoth locations on this list, but it still packs a punch. Located just north of the company’s HQ, the store’s size makes it easy to pick up the necessities on a quick trip. It also has a great beer and wine selection and tasty pies from in-store pizzeria South Flo Pizza.
El Mercado H‑E‑B
2130 Culebra, (210) 737-1027, heb.com/heb-store/US/tx/san-antonio/el-mercado-h-e-b-189
Known for its selection of Mexican food products, this H-E-B has a tortillera and carniceria on site, as well as the brand’s chicken-centric in-store restaurant Flaming Bird.
El Mercado H‑E‑B
2130 Culebra, (210) 737-1027, heb.com/heb-store/US/tx/san-antonio/el-mercado-h-e-b-189
Known for its selection of Mexican food products, this H-E-B has a tortillera and carniceria on site, as well as the brand’s chicken-centric in-store restaurant Flaming Bird.
Oak Park H‑E‑B
1955 Nacogdoches Rd., (210) 930-3707, heb.com/heb-store/US/tx/san-antonio/oak-park-h-e-b-372
This store is a lot smaller than many of the others on this list, but it makes up for it with history. The building wasn’t always home to H-E-B — it was a Handy Andy until the ‘90s. H-E-B has made some upgrades, including a metal roof, but kept the store’s midcentury charm intact.
Oak Park H‑E‑B
1955 Nacogdoches Rd., (210) 930-3707, heb.com/heb-store/US/tx/san-antonio/oak-park-h-e-b-372
This store is a lot smaller than many of the others on this list, but it makes up for it with history. The building wasn’t always home to H-E-B — it was a Handy Andy until the ‘90s. H-E-B has made some upgrades, including a metal roof, but kept the store’s midcentury charm intact.
Central Market
4821 Broadway St., (210) 368-8600, centralmarket.com/locations-san-antonio/
There’s only one location of H-E-B’s bougie sister brand in San Antonio, and it is always hoppin’. It’s more than worth battling the crowds to stock up on fancy groceries at Central Market, whether you’re looking for organic produce, top-notch craft beer or environmentally-friendly cleaning products. The store also has an extensive selection of chef-made heat-and-eat food for easy, tasty meals at home, as well as an on-site made-to-order café with sandwiches and burgers, a coffee shop and much more.
Central Market
4821 Broadway St., (210) 368-8600, centralmarket.com/locations-san-antonio/
There’s only one location of H-E-B’s bougie sister brand in San Antonio, and it is always hoppin’. It’s more than worth battling the crowds to stock up on fancy groceries at Central Market, whether you’re looking for organic produce, top-notch craft beer or environmentally-friendly cleaning products. The store also has an extensive selection of chef-made heat-and-eat food for easy, tasty meals at home, as well as an on-site made-to-order café with sandwiches and burgers, a coffee shop and much more.
Deco District H‑E‑B
2118 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 737-2047, heb.com/heb-store/US/tx/san-antonio/deco-district-h-e-b-556
People don’t just flock to this H-E-B for its flashy deco-style exterior. This location has a fuel station for those who need to gas up their cars, but is particularly convenient for VIA bus riders.
Deco District H‑E‑B
2118 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 737-2047, heb.com/heb-store/US/tx/san-antonio/deco-district-h-e-b-556
People don’t just flock to this H-E-B for its flashy deco-style exterior. This location has a fuel station for those who need to gas up their cars, but is particularly convenient for VIA bus riders.
281 and Evans Road H‑E‑B plus!
20935 U.S. Hwy 281 N, (210) 491-2400, heb.com/heb-store/US/tx/san-antonio/281-and-evans-road-h-e-b-plus—108
On top of the usual bells and whistles of H-E-B plus! stores, the 281 and Evans location has an expanded Healthy Living section and a Cafe on the Run, where you can pick up Central Market heat-and-eat meals without having to drive all the way into the city.
281 and Evans Road H‑E‑B plus!
20935 U.S. Hwy 281 N, (210) 491-2400, heb.com/heb-store/US/tx/san-antonio/281-and-evans-road-h-e-b-plus—108
On top of the usual bells and whistles of H-E-B plus! stores, the 281 and Evans location has an expanded Healthy Living section and a Cafe on the Run, where you can pick up Central Market heat-and-eat meals without having to drive all the way into the city.
Lincoln Heights Market H‑E‑B
999 E Basse Rd., (210) 822-0156, heb.com/heb-store/US/tx/san-antonio/lincoln-heights-market-h-e-b-567
This older H-E-B has a full slate of loyal regulars. It currently lacks some of features other H-E-Bs have on offer, but that might not be the case for long — last September, MySA reported that the company had filed plans for a massive $5 million renovation at the location that would expand the store’s footprint by 42,000 square feet. The renovation is scheduled to be completed in late 2022.
Lincoln Heights Market H‑E‑B
999 E Basse Rd., (210) 822-0156, heb.com/heb-store/US/tx/san-antonio/lincoln-heights-market-h-e-b-567
This older H-E-B has a full slate of loyal regulars. It currently lacks some of features other H-E-Bs have on offer, but that might not be the case for long — last September, MySA reported that the company had filed plans for a massive $5 million renovation at the location that would expand the store’s footprint by 42,000 square feet. The renovation is scheduled to be completed in late 2022.