Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Shopper & Diner Report: New Silver Lake grocery promises 30-minute delivery; Atwater awaits new pub

The shelves are waiting to be stocked and the paper removed from the windows in preparation for the opening later this week of the Yummy.com store in Silver Lake.  After about a year of preparation, the small chain of grocery stores that promises delivery of online orders in 30 minutes said it will open its Sunset Boulevard store on Friday, May 24 in the former home of Natural Mind Salon, which attracted neighborhood attention and derision for a  vertical garden planted on the sides of the building.  In addition to 30-minute delivery, customers will be able to shop at the Silver Lake store and deli overlooking Polka Dot Plaza for produce,  meat, packaged organic foods  as well as beer, wine and liquor products.

In other Shopper & Diner News:

The Atwater Village Farmers’ Market this Sunday welcomes a new group of vendors: Novy Ranches, which sells grass-fed beef; Channel Island crabs from Crackin’ Crabs; Gary’s Knife Sharpening; and Salacup Farm, which returns to the market with a Asian and Filipino produce.

Hyperion Public has settled into the former Other Side, one of Silver Lake’s last gay bars, and welcomes customers with custom cocktails, buttermilk fried chicken, karoke nights and weekend basketball in the driveway, reports the L.A. Times.

Another pub, The Village Tavern in Atwater Village, looks to be opening fairly soon, says Eater L.A, which has photos of the interior. Expect craft beers to be served a few doors down from neighborhood mainstay .Club Tee Gee

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  1. Silver Lake resident

    I work on the Westside, and there is a Yummy.com near my office. I walked in once, thinking I could pick up a nice sandwich or some deli fare (like pre-made salads) — but no dice. Yummy.com is an overpriced, smaller version of a grocery store. Think a NYC bodega, but with severely inflated prices and an extremely limited selection.

    I suppose it’ll appeal to SL residents too lazy to walk or drive to Trader Joe’s or Vons — but I don’t expect it to last long.

    • That’s like walking into a Subway and leaving pissed off because you couldn’t get a gallon of milk.

    • I’m waiting to see what their selection is like. I could imagine this making us move our shopping from TJ’s to instead to a combination of the farmer’s market and this place (though we’d also have to get used to doing our shopping on bike instead of in a car).

  2. A couple years ago, I ruptured my Achilles tendon and was confined to my apartment for 6 weeks during my recovery. Yummy.com was a godsend during that time. It’s also great when you’ve got the flu and can’t drag yourself out of bed to the grocery store. I’m definitely willing to pay a little extra for the convenience.

  3. I thought they were like pink dot.

    Pink dot had a “mile high club” that was delish!

  4. Wow, what a wonderful addition to our little neighborhood! It’s really amazing how on one hand, a developer could be so sensitive to the needs of a community, while just a block away, a developer (Dana Hollister) wants to turn a beautiful church into what is being pitched as a “boutique hotel,” but is really going to be another Hollister Bar (4100 Bar, One-Eyed Gypsy, Bordello Bar, Villain’s Tavern). At $300-$425/night, you know those rooms will stay empty, but the alcohol will be flowing! Thank you Yummy.com for “adding” to our community, as opposed to just bringing more alcohol to Silver Lake.

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