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The Food Mill

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The Food Mill
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This Upper Dimond grocer was established in 1933 by John Denis. For the past 25 years it’s been run by Kirk Watkins, who originally started working at the store at the age of 16. The store’s produce is 100 percent organic, most of it sourced from California farms. The bulk bins contain over 800 items, including flours, granolas and herbs. All the breads are baked on-site, and there’s an extensive gluten-free section to boot. In particular, the Mill has developed a cult following for its nut butters, each roasted and ground in-store (on Denis’s original equipment!) and available by the jar or in bulk.


Venue name: The Food Mill
Address: 3033 Macarthur Blvd

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 7:30am-7pm, Sun 9am-7pm
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