Is your plain bagel and cream cheese breakfast on-the-go lacking a little something extra? Then feast your eyes on our Hatch Chile cream cheese. Made with authentic Hatch Valley chile that we’ve roasted, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped, this perfectly spicy cream cheese is just what your toasted bagel needed.
But this cream cheese is way more versatile than that!
-Use it to stuff jalapenos and bake for a double-header of spice that just may be the best jalapeno popper you’ve ever tasted.
-Spread a thin layer of it on a wrap and then layer on your roasted, sliced turkey, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions for a quick lunch that’s great fresh or packed up for an office lunch.
-This cream cheese is also amazing used in Buffalo chicken dip. Simply replace the plain cream cheese for the Hatch Chile cream cheese and you’ve got a Buffalo Chicken Dip that’s a (spicy) crowd-pleaser.
The possibilities are endless with this cream cheese that can easily double as a dip for… Read More
Attention Westwood Meat Lovers! You do not want to miss our Butcher's Bonanza event happening this weekend, August 19th and 20th from 10am-5pm. Get the best prices of the year on our Artisan meats from the butchery. Our butchers will be on hand to give you cooking tips and suggestions and will cut your selections any way you desire!
There will also be free tastings throughout the store as well as a BBQ bonanza cookout!
Here are just some of the specials you can expect to see at the butchery:
Whole Boneless Ribeyes: $10.99lb. Save $8lb.
Whole Boneless New Yorks: $10.99lb. Save $8lb.
Whole Porterhouse Steaks: $10.99lb. Save $9lb.
Tri-Tip: $7.99lb. Save $5lb.
Brisket: $6.99lb. Save $3lb.
Lamb Rack $19.99lb. Save $10lb.
Baby Back Ribs: $4.99lb. Save $5lb.
Ground Turkey: $1.99lb. Save $4lb.
Boneless Lamb Leg: $7.99lb. Save $5lb Read More
If you're a lover of seafood then you simply must visit our exclusive 2-day Seafood Roadshow. Whether you fancy salmon, shrimp, oysters, and/or lobster - we have the freshest, seasonal varieties at the BEST prices of the year! From grilled Coho salmon to raw oysters on the half shell with lemon and hot sauce to a decadent shrimp pasta, the possibilities for a seafood feast this weekend are endless!
We pull out all the stops for this event too - our skilled and passionate seafood mongers will assist you with all of your seafood needs like complimentary portion cutting, seasoning, and packaging. Have questions on preparation? They can help with that too.
Here are our exclusive specials for this weekend's Seafood Roadshow:
South Pasadena- Saturday, 8/19 & Sunday, 8/20. 10am-5pm
· ATLANTIC SALMON FILLET $10.99LB, SAVE $7
· FRESH WILD ALASKAN HALIBUT $25.99LB, SAVE $10
· FRESH ALASKAN KING SALMON FILLET $22.99LB, SAVE $7
· WILD JUMBO SHRIMP $14.99LB, SAVE… Read More
While the kids may be back in school soon, we all know that summer in Southern California extends through September. So to relieve you of the late summer heat and to treat you with a little something special, we're throwing an Ice Cream Party at every store now until September 10th. All the best ice cream vendors like Coolhaus, Sweet Rose, McConnells, and Jeni's will be there too!
Enjoy samples of every brand/variety and then choose your favorite for a sweet and creamy scoop!
Summer Ice Cream Party Schedule
All stores - 11am-3pm
8/12 Rolling Hills
8/13 South Pasadena
8/19 Manhattan Beach
8/26 Newport Beach
8/27 La Jolla
9/2 West Hollywood
9/3 Santa Monica
9/10 Palm Desert Read More
We think it’s important to build strong relationships with our talented farmers. Gillis Farms is a prime example of how we’ve done just that.
Duane Gillis is a 4th generation farmer whose passion lies in the Hatch chile. Duane began learning how to farm chile at a very young age with the help of his parents, who were known for producing Hatch chile as well as onions, squash, and other vegetables. in 1984, Duane started farming on his own while still contributing to the original family farm.
Duane is the epitome of a family man who stays true to his roots and it definitely shows. He’s also remarkably knowledgeable with the best Hatch chile growing practices. We’re pretty thankful for that, too.
This year, Duane invited Bristol Farms employees to his Hatch Valley home and his 450 acres of chile so that he could share his story, farming expertise, and of course - a taste of his delicious and meaty Hatch chiles. His mom, in her wise age, told us about many stories… Read More
It all starts in the rich soil of the valley of Hatch, New Mexico, where the life of a Hatch Chile is born. After harvest in late July and August each year, the Hatch chile takes on a new life cycle, transitioning through stages in which spicy food enthusiasts can incorporate this wondrous pepper into every dish enjoyed throughout the year. From freshly harvested to roasted and pureed, below are the many stages the Hatch chile can go through, along with some tips on adding to some of your existing favorite dishes and some new.
Fresh, Unroasted Whole Hatch Chiles - Typically bought in bulk for roasting at home. Roast whole, let cool, remove the skins, and freeze in storage bags for use in dishes throughout the year. When ready to use, simply remove from the freezer and allow to reach room temperature before preparing.
Raw Chopped Hatch Chiles - Roasted Hatch chiles are a preferred flavor over fresh, yet you can add diced fresh Hatch chile to the cooking process of soups and… Read More
Hatch chile season is here! To say we're excited would be quite the understatement. To celebrate our favorite little pepper, our Bakery is proud to serve you with our famous Hatch Chile Cornbread, Hatch Chile Pepper Jack Scones, and Hatch Chile Chocolate Cookies.
Our Hatch Chile Cornbread is a twist on our traditional cornbread with the addition of freshly roasted and diced Hatch chiles. Hatch Chile Pepper Jack Scones have cheddar, pepper jack, along with our beloved Hatch chiles. Hatch Chile Chocolate Cookies have a unique mix of ingredients which includes chocolate chips, walnuts, Tahitian vanilla, and Hatch chiles. The combination of flavors in our cookies is out of this world.
If you are looking for lighter alternatives or pairings with Hatch chile, visit our Deli, Sushi, Meat or Cheese departments. We have so many wonderful products to choose from. Keep in mind that chile contains calcium, iron, magnesium, and other minerals and vitamins, so that qualifies them as… Read More
Super sweet peaches can be hard to come by. Too often they’re under ripe and therefore, lacking that special sugary flavor that should define the seasonal fruit.
But our summer peaches exude sweetness – with each and every juicy bite.
How do we ensure that our peaches rank supreme? It starts with our dedicated farmers, whose passion lies in the thoughtful and meticulous growing of the exceptional fruit.
Swearing to the Sweetness
Unlike so many peaches you’ve regretfully eaten, our local peaches are tree-ripened until they've reached the peak of sweetness. Our multi-generational farmers we’ve come to know and trust have learned that timing is everything when it comes to picking only the perfect peaches off of their trees.
Calling all Peach Lovers & Science Buffs
The Brix Scale – this system is the key to the sweet peach promise. Our farmers swear by it and now, so do we. It’s used on the farms, before the peaches are shipped to our stores, and then… Read More
THIS WEEKEND, JULY 22 & 23 EXCLUSIVELY AT OUR NEWPORT BEACH STORE:
USDA CHOICE NATURAL SAVE 40-60% ON ALL-NATURAL ANTIBIOTIC & HORMONE-FREE MEATS AND POULTRY!
Get your favorite cuts at the very best prices of the year when you buy in bulk! Our artisan butchers will be on hand to give you cooking tips and cut your selections any way you like.
Here are some of the items you can expect to see:
USDA CHOICE NATURAL
Whole Ribeyes $10.99lb
Whole New Yorks $10.99lb
Whole Top Sirloins $6.99lb
Whole Porterhouses $10.99lb
Flank Steaks $7.99lb
Natural Tri Tips $6.99lb
Ground Beef $3.99lb
Whole Filet Mignon $13.99lb
Whole Organic Ribeyes $10.99lb
Baby Back Ribs $4.99lb
Boneless Loins $4.99lb
Boneless Butts $2.69lb
FREE RANGE AIR CHILLED CHICKEN
Boneless Chicken Breasts $4.99lb
Bone-In Chicken Breasts $3.99lb
Whole Chickens $199lb
GRASS FED LAMB
Boneless Lamb Legs $7.99lb
Lamb Racks $19.99lb
HAND MADE… Read More
One of our favorite things about summer is that it means we’ve got an abundance of organic peaches in store for you. Our favorite stone fruit ranges in flavor from the super sweet and juicy to the tart and tangy. While eating them straight from the hand, with ice cream, or in a cobbler is always appropriate, we’ve found that peaches are remarkably versatile for all types of more savory summer dishes: salsas, chutneys salads, meat marinades, and more.
How to Pick the a Perfect Peach
Nothing’s more disappointing than biting into a bland peach. So how do you pick the best? Well, when you shop at Bristol Farms, you’re already halfway there. That’s because our farmers leave fruit on their trees two to three weeks longer than an average grower, which means the fruit’s sugar levels and maturity are at their absolute peak. Here are a few more perfect picking tips:
Pick up a peach and give it a sniff. Good peaches smell, well, good. Like a peach… Read More