I love my neighborhood: California Market

californiamarket-facade.jpgI think I’ve mentioned before just how great I think California Market is. I can walk there, and they have a terrific selection of both Asian and western foods for low prices.

I prefer to buy my produce from local farmers. I think it is healthier to eat in-season fruits and veggies that have not been treated with pesticides, and I think it is better for the environment that the food travels less than 100 miles to get to me. Blah, blah, blah. Sometimes I forget an ingredient and buy it at California Market. Yesterday I was making a coconut milk-based curry sauce and I needed ginger and limes. I was also out of onions, though I didn’t need them for the curry.

Four limes, two white onions, and a piece of ginger the size of my palm? $1.89. For serious.

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7 Replies to “I love my neighborhood: California Market”

  1. It’s right around the corner from me too, but I find too often that they are missing one thing I need on my list, so I end up having to go to Vons anyway.

    There is another place around there and the name escapes me right now, but I guess it’s like korean food Famima!!. Have you been there?

  2. I also love my neighborhood + california market, but if I’m going during the day, I hit up Assi Plaza on 8th and serrano – only open until 11, but closer to me and there are large containers of marinating barbecue meat + cheap hot-pot ingredients big enough for 2 or 3 eaters.

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