Though we had just had breakfast at Costanoa, we stopped at the Arcangeli Grocery Co., also known as Norm’s Market, to stock up on provisions for a beach picnic later in the day. Half the food we bought did not make it to the beach. This small grocery & deli is famous for their fresh baked breads, sauces, mustards, dipping oils and jams.
What they are most famous for is their homemade Artichoke Garlic Herb bread. Imagine a loaf of the softest bread with a flavorful, chewy crust. Now imagine about half of that loaf being filled with artichoke hearts, whole cloves of roasted garlic and herbs. Most of our first loaf was gone before we had driven the two miles back to the coastal highway.
OK, I can’t write about it anymore or I will have to go online and order a few loaves. They ship the bread partially baked and quickly, so the bread is fresh but delivery can cost more than the bread. I am waiting until I finish my jar of Arcangeli’s Horseradish Mustard before I put in my next order.
We went back the following day more more bread, pie and cheese. This time we waited until we reached Pescadero beach before digging into the bread and locally made cheese.
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