For years I’ve heard about “a little Italian market in Arcadia”. I never bothered to seek it out as I could get what I needed at an Toni’s or Pinocchio’s in Burbank. Not seeking Claro’s out earlier was a mistake I quickly learned today. Just getting out of the car I realized Claro’s Italian Market was going to be good. I wish I had not put off tracking Claro’s down as it is more of a market with a nice deli instead of the other way around. The imported foodstuffs alone is worth the visit.
I can’t imagine where else in LA you can find a better selection of olive oils, tomato, cheese, polenta and who knows what else Italian, fobby or otherwise than here. I was impressed. The prices were good to outright cheap compared to regular chain stores in the area. I’m about to be a regular there and can’t wait to sample even more of the fresh stuff as well as all the cheeses.
Details: Claro’s Italian Market. 19 1/2 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia CA 91006 626-446-0275
Turns out they have 5 stores total. Locations and more info on their web site. More pics and a little bit more on my finds today. Continue reading “Great little Italian Market in Arcadia”