It’s a South Texas food store with a dash of Euro-sophistication where Hotel Emma guests and locals alike can stock up on life’s culinary luxuries or simply enjoy a glass of wine in Brewmeister’s alley at the end of the day.



Oh, the shelves of plenty — stocked with wondrous and diverse foodstuffs, inspiring cookbooks and kitchenware you are unlikely to find anywhere else in town. Browse, sample, eat, drink, shop, savor.

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."

- George Bernard Shaw

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  • "The gourmet market inside the Hotel Emma offers a thoughtfully chosen selection of imported and artisan products, kitchen tools, cookbooks, beers and wines and a deli case filled with house-prepared salads, prepared and house-cured meats, assorted pastries, coffees (including a special Hotel Emma blend from Merit Coffee), and an array of cold and pressed sandwiches. Like everything else in the hotel, this grab-and-go market has its own sense of high-low style."

    — San Antonio-Express News
  • "For fresh salads, playful pressed sandwiches (we’re down with Brie, apple, and burnthoney), and endless riffs on that Texas treasure, the kolache, Larder is the place to be. At this refined gourmet grocery, you can eat-in and relax over a glass of Texas wine or a cup of coffee (they exclusively serve Merit brand), or select from farm-fresh snacks such as fine cheeses and tart pickles to stock up your hotel “ice box” for later. Hint: the corn and coconut pudding pop always proves a winner."

    — The Local Palate
  • "Little sister Larder, the hotel's coffee shop/bakery/boutique grocer is perfect for morning and afternoon pick-me-ups and a quick grab-and-go lunch."

    — SA Current