We offer a variety of socially-responsible, local, and organic specialties for your daily needs.
After much consideration, Other Avenues has decided to remove all Eden Foods products from our shelves, in light of their stance against the Affordable Care Act, which requires employers of more than 50 individuals to cover “all Food and Drug Administration approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for women with reproductive capacity.”
While we appreciate Eden Foods commitment to other political causes such as the non-GMO movement, we are saddened by their decision to fight against providing basic reproductive health services to their own employees, and cannot in good conscience continue to carry their products so long as they continue to oppose this fundamental right.
Thanks, in advance, for your understanding and support of our decision. We hope the inconvenience will be far greater to Eden Foods than to you.
Other Avenues Grocery Buyers
Ruger chocolate or vanilla GF wafer cookies
New to OA: JIN+JA contains veritable swirling pieces of ground cayenne, fresh ginger root, mint leaves, and lemon in a calming green tea…
Warming & balancing, this is the kind of drink – in the near future – you’ll want as you sit at our new parklet - contemplating the Outer Sunset seascape.
We’re happy to tell you that Happy Girl food is back at OA!
Happy Girl, located on the Central Coast, is deeply involved in the art of food preservation.
And they love food in a very real way.
Who wouldn’t be happy about that?
You can find local honey, zucchini bread ‘n butter pickles, honeyed pears & a few more delicious, seasonal foods on our grocery shelves…
Rancho Gordo Heirloom Beans / Prepared Hominy (Posole)
The story is this: Steve Sando opened his heirloom bean shop in Napa Valley after being fed up with using produce from thousands of miles away, or even overseas. So on the subject of beans – instead of general dried beans, what about connecting with the farmers in Mexico and importing heirloom beans, paying the farmers a fair wage to support their living? And that’s what Steve did.
What’s the big deal – beans in a bag? I could get dried pinto beans from the bin for far less money, you’re thinking. Oh, you could. But the taste would be inferior to Rancho Gordo’s New World beans! Once you eat heirloom beans, your life will have turned upside-down. You’ll eat these beans for the rest of your life.
And we haven’t even gotten to hominy (posole) yet! Posole – a staple in many Mexican stews, sides & main dishes. If you’re thinking that this is tasteless, mushy hominy from the 1950s that your mother had to eat at the dinner table, well – don’t think that. It’s glorious, delicious, tasty dried corn!
You can visit the store in Napa. You can go to the Ferry Building in the city. Or you can stop at Other Avenues – where we have a small selection in our grocery aisle. Ask us – we’ll trot you over to the Rancho Gordo subsection.
Robert Lambert‘s Hot Ginger Caramel Sauce is utterly decadent & scrumptious to the T. (Or is it S?)
We discovered, in our OA kitchen lab this afternoon, that this sauce works amazingly well hot or cold. We tried it over ice cream, but this sauce works well over so many foodstuffs.
You can find this on our Holiday shelf, across from our cheese!
We just can’t get enough of artisan shortbread/caramel Clairesquares, which makes us doubly excited to offer her brand new sweets just in time for the holidays.
Authentic Irish luxury plum pudding wrapped in satin and rich, decadent brandy butter to serve on the side.
Your taste buds will thank you.
Your waistline? Well, it’s the holidays, after all.
Find these & other seasonal treats on our Holiday shelf across from the cheese cooler!
What do you really need? Why, Dark Cherries in Merlot from Robert Lambert, of course!
Lambert sez: “Everyone’s favorite, dark cherries are paired with fruity merlot wine and ambrosial hints of raspberry, scented geranium, galangal root, bergamot, black pepper, cinnamon, vanilla and bay. For sheer complexity of flavors this is my most interesting product.”
We’ve tried this with vanilla ice cream – uh – we meant to cook a sauce with the cherries (as Lambert suggests), but the ice cream possibility, as Lambert also suggests, seemed truer to our heart. This is a new worker favorite!
See how Robert Lambert and friends make this exciting deliciousness here.
(We do sell a few more Robert Lambert products, including the Hot Ginger Caramel Sauce. Stay tuned for pics.)
Er, German fruitcake, everyone! Donna Deane (formerly Kitchen Dir. of the LA Times) has an interesting recipe for a gift of Weihnachtsstollen. Dried fruit, yeast, water…and..marzipan! And we totally have that marzipan.
It’s going to be dense. Because that’s stollen. But who needs something light during the darker months? Save the sorbet for summer. This is the season of stollen.
We suggest to experiment with other kinds of dried fruit – since we have such a wild bulk dried fruit section that will just knock your Maggie’s socks right off. (Oh yeah, we sell those Maggie’s socks, too.)
But please don’t substitute the candied citrus peel!
Wild Mountain Raw Pocket Snacks: Lavender Moon / Moon Beet
Raw Crackers: Sea Biscuit / Dandelion Detox
Chewy & full of flavor!
The Lavender Moon and Moon Beet snacks are excellent for the tricycle crowd.
Also try Wild Mountain’s tasty raw crackers: Sea Biscuit (with spirulina) and Dandelion Detox.
Look for these on our Raw Foods shelves, facing the tomatoes in Produce.