The Downtown Long Beach area has several new dining options—but their signage will be hard to find, since they’re all located inside a new ghost kitchen and food hall in the city’s East Village neighborhood.
Once a staple farmers market vendor, the health and wellness-oriented fermented foods shop and bakery has found a permanent home in Lakewood.
The new acai business, Koolberry, specializes in fruit acai bowls but also offers decadent milkshakes jam-packed with toppings.
Popcorn World, an Indiana-based snack shop, dreamed up hundreds of flavors of popcorn. A licensee plans to set up shop in Bixby Knolls this June. Be sure to give the Orange Dreamsicle flavor a try.
Intense coffee drinks with a skater vibe and horror theme are coming to Bixby Knolls later this month when Rad Coffee opens its third SoCal location.
Winters is in the final stages of preparation for his new space and anticipates Speak Cheezy will see its first round of customers mid-April.
To owner Andrew Nishimoto a coffee shop invokes creativity and collaboration. Whether it’s a business wanting to grow its footprint or a regular neighborhood group that wants to plan its next gathering, he encourages it all.
A first of its kind, Partake is comprised of 25,000 square feet of old building converted into nine individual kitchens ranging from 370 to 750 square feet, including a 1,200 square foot communal kitchen with five fully equipped rentable cooking suites.
The store’s main focus is dry goods like beans, rice, nuts, seeds, flour, fresh ground nut butters (that you can grind yourself), spices, coffee (Long Beach’s own Black Ring), tea, fresh bread, oils (Nuvo Olive Oi), vinegars, and snacks.
Nolan Wood said, “I only looked at a couple of other locations before I saw this one and it just immediately felt right.”