Microgrocery Stores

Carla’s Fresh Market

“Fresh” isn’t just a part of the name, and Carla’s Fresh Market isn’t your average neighborhood grocery store. Owner Ariell Ilunga wants to do things differently, and to stand out from the current crop of boutique grocers popping up around Los Angeles. From their hiring practices, to the produce and products they source, Carla’s Fresh […]

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Lady & Larder

Good things come in small packages. Kittens, cupcakes, mobile phones…your neighborhood market? Enter Lady & Larder, a tiny slice of heaven located on a busy stretch of Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica. While the diminutive shop may lack the everyday essentials compared to a conventional grocery store, they more than make up for it with […]

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Sua Superette

Being from Massachusetts I grew to love quaint little town centers, which is the reason that I regularly head over to Larchmont Village on Sundays. On Sundays there is a buzz that takes over Larchmont due to the Farmers Market that is hosted there. It is where I get my flowers, my favorite candle and […]

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Soft Spirits

It was one of those rare cold and gloomy LA afternoons when we decided to visit Soft Spirits, the city’s first nonalcoholic bottle shop. While the weather outside might might have been frightful, the mood inside the boutique storefront was quite delightful. Established by Jillian Barkley in 2021 and situated on a popular stretch of […]

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Gratitude Market

In Culver City you will find a ton of shops of restaurants to explore. Walking up to Gratitude Market you are greeted by a bright seafoam façade detailed with illustrations of flowers. As you enter there is a table that sits right outside showing a sample of goods that they carry to entice folks in. […]

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The World’s 1st Experience-First Grocery Store

Did you hear? Pop Up Grocer aka PUG just opened its first not-so-temporary flagship storefront in NYC. We’ve been patiently waiting for the news. Emily Schildt (founder and CEO) has opened the permanent fixture last week on March 3, 2023. Jot this address down: 205 Bleecker Street NY, NY. Because you’ll want to check it […]

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Hi-Lo

The part of Culver City that runs along Washington Blvd. behind the old Helms Bakery is often an area that folks just drive past. However, if you take the time to explore this stretch you will find some great shops, that feel like they are there for the neighborhood – peppered amongst the office spaces, […]

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Yoboseyo Superette

Yoboseyo Superette is the newest entrant in Los Angeles’ burgeoning micro grocery scene. Located on one of the main drags in the city’s Little Tokyo neighborhood, the market’s understated storefront serves as a contrast to all the colors, textures and materials one sees when they step through the front door. In addition to food, condiments […]

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Open Market

Tucked away in a nondescript business plaza off of buzzy Wilshire Boulevard in the heart of Koreatown, you will find Open Market. It’s a bit of an odd duck compared to the other businesses, it’s warm and inviting storefront stands in contrast to the drab corporate offices that populate the business park. Not just a […]

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Gjusta Grocers

The next venture from the Gjusta Group team, who owns Gjelina, Gjelina Take Away, Gjusta Bakery, Gjusta Goods and Valle, and now both Gjusta Grocers and Gjusta Flower Shop. Taking some of the market provisions, bakery and menu items already found in Gjusta Bakery into a micro grocery store filled with not only beloved Gjusta […]

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