Markets, Long Beach
Wild Oats Market is relatively new to the Long Beach area and is the perfect place to stop on the way to the beach to grab unique and healthful picnic items. Wild Oats strives to provide organic foods and the freshest picked fruits and vegetables.
The market has a deli and coffee shop on the end perfect for sanwhiches or a latte on the go.
Great selections of side dishes as well.
What to buy: The Guacamole Salsa has big chunks of avocado and lots of onion....don't forget the breath mints.
Every Sunday morning from 9-1 I make my trek to the outdoor Farmer's Market where I purchase a weeks worth of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, flowers and fresh baked breads.
Seafood and handmade sauces and pastas are also available.
What to buy: The best free range eggs I have ever eaten anywhere in the world! When I arrive home I usually make an omlette filled with fresh veggies.
Be sure to pick up some fresh pita bread. I can think of few other bread products with only 70 calories that tastes so wonderful.
For the martini fans among us... do not pass up the Vermouth soaked olives sold by the Adams family.
What to pay: The prices are cheaper and the quality is incomparable.
Thrifty one are you? If visiting Long Beach and in search of excellent deals on vintage and good quality thrift store clothing as well as various knick-knack items, you'll be delighted strolling down 4th St. Are you a So Cal local looking to find unique furniture, various home items and art pieces? Head down 4th Street, between Cherry and Junipero to shop and explore "Retro Row", an emerging commerce avenue of the L.B.C.
Some standouts shops:
inommi- 2226 E. 4th St.
Replay- 2220 E. 4th St.
Songbird- 2240 E. 4th St.
La Bomba- 2222 E. 4th St.
East 4th Skate- 2120 E. 4th St.
PORT- 402 St. Louis Ave.
Hawleywood's- 2234B E. 4th St.
Sneaky Tiki- 2234A E. 4th St.
Xscape- 2236 E. 4th St.