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The Perfect Passover Dinner, Catered or Homemade

Chag Sameach! We hope you have a wonderful Passover with family and friends and lots of delicious food. With so much to plan and prepare for the holiday, why not let Bristol Farms take care of the cooking, so you can spend more time with loved ones and less time in the kitchen? Check out our Seasonal Catering menu for a delectable selection of main dishes and sides: https://www.bristolfarms.com/catering/seasonal-menu/ If you prefer to make dinner from scratch, we’re here to help with that too, with convenient recipes for several Passover favorites!   SURE-TO-PLEASE APPETIZER Put a Passover-friendly spin on trendy avocado toast by substituting matzah — and adding creative toppings. Keeping kosher has never been easier or yummier!   Avocado Matzah 4 ripe avocados 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons lemon juice 8 matzah pieces Mash avocados with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Spread evenly onto… Read More

The Ultimate Easter Dinner Party

Easter is a springtacular time to celebrate with family and friends! If you’re expecting an Easter parade of guests marching through your home, you’ll want to have all your ducks (and bunnies) in a row before the holiday arrives. We’re here with helpful tips and recipes, so you don’t have to hop around hunting for food, décor, and supplies like so many colored eggs! You’ll find everything you need at Bristol Farms for a fun and festive Easter feast. GLORIOUS FLORALS Decorate your home for the holiday with fragrant fresh-cut flowers! We make it easy and affordable to create beautiful bouquets, so visit our stores for a garden of springtime delights, including tulips, daffodils, lilies, and more: https://www.bristolfarms.com/blog/2019/04/flower-power-beautify-your-life-with-spring-florals/ HAM IT UP For a sure-fire holiday hit, serve one of our naturally uncured spiral-sliced hams for a succulent main dish that’s as traditional as it is delicious… Read More

Cocktails in a Bottle via BTL SVC

It's always 5-o-clock...and it's always Happy Hour somewhere! And what makes us really happy is discovering delicious cocktails for anytime, anywhere sipping — whether it’s celebrating with family and friends or just decompressing after a stressful day (i.e., every day!). Thanks to the amazing artisans at BTL SVC, you don’t need a fully stocked bar or a degree in mixology to create premium drinks. They offer a classic selection of cocktails — made with the finest ingredients — in convenient, individual-serving-size bottles, so you’re always ready to feel the good libations! You won’t find BTL SVC cocktails in other grocery stores, but we’re excited to announce they’re now available at many Bristol Farms locations, including Santa Monica, Newport, Palm Desert, Woodland Hills, and Westchester. Cheers to that! Check out the choices and serving suggestions below, and then start pouring and toasting! 1934 Cosmo You’ll be oh-so cosmopolitan as you… Read More

Twist on an Easter Classic: 5 Fun Deviled Egg Recipes

Deviled eggs are a classic, go-to side dish for potlucks, parties, and picnics. But classic isn’t always better. In fact, classic deviled eggs can seem so…eggspected (sorry). This year, why not go from eggspected to eggseptional (can’t resist) with a devilishly clever twist on the traditional dish? Check out five unique and yummy options below — these aren’t your mama’s deviled eggs! But even if your mama doesn’t love ’em, everyone else will. Be prepared for lots of compliments about your culinary eggsellence (last time, promise!). For each recipe, start with a dozen eggs that you’ve boiled, cooled, shelled, and sliced in half lengthwise. Bristol Farms offers cage-free, omega-3 organic eggs, so you can be sure your fresh new take also has the freshest taste. Then scoop the yolks into a mixing bowl and mash them with a fork until no large chunks remain. Now comes the creative part — make the filling below that bedevils you the most!   PESTO… Read More

Spring Sweets + Treats: A Gifting Guide

Whether it’s Easter gifts for the little ones or a thoughtful little something for your favorite hostess with the mostest, we have you covered with beautiful bouquets of spring flowers like lilacs, lilies, and tulips; adorable and soft plush stuffed animals; and decadent seasonal sweets like cupcakes and chocolates. So this spring, let us help you with Easter basket building, floral arrangements and more. The Prettiest Flowers Around We're pretty lucky to have relationships with farmers who are incredibly passionate about what they do. Trust us when we tell you, it shows in the fresh and gorgeous flowers we sell in our stores. And right now, we're boasting some of the most picture-perfect tulips, lilies, and lilacs that make excellent gestures for your Easter or Passover hostess. For a complete Spring floral guide, check out our guide here! Seasonal Candy + Chocolate Boxes Colorful foil-wrapped eggs, bunnies as well as an array of delightful Sugarfina boxed sets are… Read More

Adult Grilled Cheese Recipe Contest Starts Now!

Smile and say “cheese” because April is National Grilled Cheese Month! You may think of this traditional sandwich as more of a kid’s food, but one fun benefit of adulting is putting a grownup spin on a classic favorite. In honor of Nat’l Grilled Cheese Month, we’re running an ultimate grilled cheese recipe contest! And as delicious as the classic American or cheddar on white version is, we’re looking for creativity - from unique cheese combos to bread choice to carefully thought toppings. So from now until May 10th, you can enter your beautifully stacked and oh-so delectable grilled cheese creation on Instagram by simply using the hashtag #BFgrilledcheesecontest and of course, tagging us @bristolfarms...or simply email us the recipe and photo at e-mailer@bristolfarms.com. Ultimate Adult Grilled Cheese Contest Details and Rules: 1. Create an interesting and beautifully plated grilled cheese. 2. Snap a few photos in natural lighting. 3. Post your favorite photo… Read More

Flower Power: Beautify Your Life With Spring Florals

Sure, they say April showers bring May flowers, but here in SoCal, we’re always ahead of the trends! Our stores are already blooming with gorgeous varieties of springtime florals. Nothing brightens your home quite like a cheerful arrangement in a vase, and nothing conveys affection for a loved one like a thoughtfully selected bouquet. Pick your fragrant favorites below to celebrate spring — and all the special people in your life! Lovely Lilies It’s no surprise that everybody loves lilies. These glorious flowers with long, fragrant petals add a touch of drama and elegance to every occasion, with trumpet-shaped blooms that practically herald the return of spring! Lilies are also popular because they come in a variety of bright colors and can last a long time in cut arrangements.   Limited-Time Lilacs Lilacs bloom in many hues (purple, pink, and white, among others) and delight the senses with their intoxicating fragrance. No wonder the Celtics considered… Read More

Here’s Your Easter + Passover Checklist

Spring has sprung and with it comes two holidays that mean celebrations with family and friends. Let us help you get your home ready for company this year with picture-perfect florals like tulips and lilies as well as festive decor. Also, forget the time and effort spent cooking over the stove and enjoy more quality time with the people who matter most. From catered brunch and dinner to special desserts from our bakery, we have you covered with all of the Easter and Passover essentials. Here's our checklist for everything Easter and Passover: 1. Beef Brisket or Lamb from Our Butcher Don't forget the main course for your  holiday feast! We have succulent choice natural flat-cut beef brisket available now from our butcher for your most delicious Passover dinner yet! And for Easter, we have you covered with stuffed leg of lamb and uncured spiral-sliced hams from both our butcher and our deli (this one comes with a honey glaze) too. 2. Fully Catered Brunch and Dinner If… Read More

Build an Easter Basket with Bristol Farms!

Can you believe Easter is only 3 weeks away? From an amazing brunch complete with quiche, danishes, and more - to a traditional dinner with a spiral sliced ham, potato salad, and an appetizer of deviled eggs, we can certainly appreciate the good eating that comes with this religious holiday. We can also appreciate the adorable Easter basket tradition that so many kids look forward to every year. Good news for you; when you come in to buy that Easter spiral sliced ham from Bristol Farms this week - you can also scoop everything you need for your kids’ Easter baskets too! From plush stuffed animals and adorable hair clips in our housewares department to all the Easter candy your kid could dream for throughout the store, let us be your one stop all things Easter shop. Build an Easter Basket at Bristol Farms: Basket Green Grass Filler Yes, we have that fun and decorative green grass from Design Design to stuff your kids’ Easter baskets with! Plush Stuffed Animals For the… Read More

Bristol Farms: Your One‑Stop Everything Shop

Okay, we just have to humble-brag: We are honored and proud to say that Bristol Farms carries an exceptional selection of gourmet foods, specialty items, favorite brands, and everyday essentials all under one convenient roof! What could be better, because with our busy lives, who really has the time to visit multiple stores just to check everything off the list? And add braving parking lots to that…it’s just too much.   Though we’d never call out competitors, there are some other stores that make a whole lot of noise about their food, but no matter how long you spend roaming the aisles, you simply won’t find some of your favorite staple brands.   While we also are all about living your best and healthiest life with clean eating and natural household cleaning supplies, we also understand the desire for prized products like Tide detergent, Kraft singles (let’s face it - American cheese on burgers and breakfast sandwiches is the best), and Bounty paper… Read More

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