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Top store recommendations from locals

Food & Drink Shop
“Small supermarket deli counter makes delicious sandwiches and stocks all the accoutrements for a beach picnic, including Sparkys root beer from Pacific Grove.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
“LARGE portions, so don't be afraid to share if you are not a big eater! Very good food. One of our favorite brunch spots.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Amazing and authentic French bakery and coffee/espresso. I visit several times a week!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“On your way to or from Carmel Valley, located 4.7 miles (7-min drive) east of Treetops on the way to Carmel Valley, The Farm Stand at Earthbound Farm is more than just a market and cafe, it’s a destination that provides both an engaging and educational experience. Take a tour of our organic grounds with our resident expert Farmer Janna; or pick your own fresh herbs from the herb garden and berries from the berry patch. It's also a delicious organic café, which features hot meals, sandwiches, coffee, ice cream, and an amazingly abundant and ever-changing organic salad bar. Our market offers beautiful organic produce; delicious, often locally-produced specialty organic packaged goods; flowers and Earth-friendly gifts. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Cheese Shop
“The Cheese Shop is renowned for their extensive selection of the finest cheeses, gourmet foods and wines — a chef’s mecca in the heart of Carmel Plaza for over 35 years. ​”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“Pharmacy Located at the intersection of Route 1 and Rio Road. Turn east on Rio Road and, at the first traffic light, turn right into The Crossroads Shopping Center.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The original coffee roasters in Carmel. Come here for your morning cup of joe and pick up a copy of the local paper, the Carmel Pine Cone.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Talbott is right next door to Cowgirl. They both have great outdoor areas, and Talbott even has chickens running around! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“The tiny house has a tiny kitchen. This is the closest place to pick up your essentials. A super cute little store with a good selection. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Health
“This is the last remaining local natural food store in our area since WholeF opened and it is located just north of the Crashpad not far from Safeway and other traditional grocery stores.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Winery
“Located about 20 minutes East of Carmel-by-the-Sea in sunny Carmel Valley, Parsonage is a boutique, family-run vineyard and winery located in the heart of Carmel Valley. The San Jose paper calls it one of the 5 Must See wineries in Carmel Valley.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
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“Quaint 1906 bakeshop dispensing European-style pastries & pretzels, coffee, soups & sandwiches”
  • 4 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Carmel Valley has great wine tasting. You can park your car and walk between the tasting rooms. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“Located in the midst of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Deli and market with specialty items, fruits, vegetables, etc.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“They also have a full-service gas station and flowers. GREAT local wine and beer selection.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Store
“Vegan bath store, pick up a bath bomb and take advantage of our extra large tub, light some candles, and have a soak. ”
  • 2 locals recommend