Westphalia Market is growing its business beyond just meats


Quality over quantity was the model Pat Rabroker used to build Hutto’s Westphalia Market. The family-owned and operated business was the second location for a store that originated in Lott, about 75 miles northeast of Hutto.

The Hutto store opened in December 2011, and while it’s expanding, customers will be happy to know the main feature isn’t changing.

As you walk through the door, three glass cases are off to the right, filled with sausages, pork chops, ribs, ground beef, T-bone steaks, chuck roasts and ribeye steaks.

“We have the freshest meat around,” said store manager Juan Alcala, who has been with Westphalia Market in Hutto for five years.

The expansion, toward the rear and east side of the market, will make room for more produce, more groceries and “a little more seafood,” Alcala said. “We get a lot of customers that want fresh seafood. So we will do some seafood.”

Alcala said there are plans to expand even more in the future, adding another 1,600 square feet.

“There is a push to have more items here, grocery wise and that is a big factor in what we’re doing,” Alcala said.

Along with a large selection of meats, Westphalia has locally grown, seasonal vegetables and fruit, fresh eggs, milk and ice cream, homemade breads and rolls, Amish Wedding products, party trays, cakes and pies.

Special orders are no problem for the staff of 11 at Westphalia Market.

“We will work with customers or businesses for any special orders,” Alcala said. “Our customers are the best. It’s the best part of our day, being able to talk to the customers.”

Westphalia Market
409 W. Front St., Ste. 206, Hutto
Hours: Mon. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Tue.-Fri. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-5p.m.

Westphalia Market

Seasonings, salsas, jams and noodles line one wall of the Westphalia Market. (via Joe Warner/Community Impact Newspaper)

Westphalia Market

Prime cuts of steaks and pre-made burgers are popular items at Westphalia Market. (via Joe Warner/Community Impact Newspaper)

Westphalia Market

The sausage display case is one of three as you walk in the store. (via Joe Warner/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Joe Warner
Joe Warner is managing editor of the nine Austin-Central Texas editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.
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