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Porky’s BBQ: Southern Charm in Downtown San Pedro

Article written by guest writer Ramon Raya – a Banning High School intern with International Trade Education Programs (ITEP).


If you’re looking to have some good Southern style BBQ and don’t mind getting your face a little dirty, then swing on by Porky’s BBQ located at 362 W. 6th Street in Historic Downtown San Pedro. The BBQ restaurant brings a little Kansas City culture with its artifact-filled decor to its astounding food.

It includes picnic tables, booths near the windows and a patio so you can enjoy some nice ribs under that Californian sun. It truly is the best BBQ in town!

Porky’s is open 7 days a week and includes a delivery service to convenience those who want delivery but are tired of that same old Pizza.

Not only is the food top quality, but all meats are always slow cooked over hickory wood. That fall-off-the-bone tenderness and smoky flavor will have you asking for seconds every time. Check out some of Porky’s signature southern dishes below.

Popular Menu Favorites at Porky’s

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A BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich in all of its sloppy glory.
It is one of the most popular items on the menu and sure to be your next favorite.

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With the ribs being slow-cooked over hickory wood daily, there’s no wonder it slides right off the bone. Covered in delicious BBQ sauce and available with one of Porky’s signature sides, you will always leave with a smile on your face. Kudos to the man in the kitchen!

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A burger this big was meant for those who like a good challenge, literally.
Weighing in at 1 pound, not only is this burger enormous but delicious as well.

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The classic Chicken and Biscuit will never disappoint.
Just try Muggies Golden Fried Chicken and you will see why it continues to satisfy after so many years.

 Porky’s BBQ: A Fun Place To Dine With The Family

patio Porky’s BBQ is one of only two restaurants on Historic 6th Street that offers outdoor dining.
You can enjoy California’s year round sunshine on Porky’s patio while sipping on some authentic iced tea.

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 When it’s too hot to enjoy Porky’s outdoor patio, dine inside.
The décor inside the restaurant is really unique, with a lot of southern charm. Plus, there’s air conditioning!

Visit Porky’s BBQ Today! 

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362 W. 6th Street (Between Mesa St. & Centre St.)
310-521-9999

 Open 7 Days A Week!

Mondays – Saturdays 11 AM – 10 PM

Sundays 11 AM – 9 PM

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Getting Around the LA Waterfront This Summer: Tips & Tricks

On Father’s Day (June 21st), the San Pedro Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District trolley buses helped shuttle over 1,000 passengers through Ports O’Call Village and Downtown San Pedro. The Father’s Day crowds have shown that this will be a very busy and exciting summer at the LA Waterfront! Check out the tips & tricks below for getting around town this summer, parking options and beating the crowds.

Getting Around the LA Waterfront: Transportation Options

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By Trolley

The trolley buses are a free and convenient way to get around town. They run Saturdays & Sundays with extended summer operating hours of 12 PM – 8 PM. The trolley runs a 30 minute route around the LA Waterfront & Downtown San Pedro. You will get to see various museums & attractions such as the Battleship IOWA, the Historic Warner Grand Theatre, the Los Angeles Maritime Museum and Ports O’Call Village.

Trolley PictureClick here to download the trolley schedule & map.

The trolley is a free hop-on hop-off service. You can hop off in Historic Downtown San Pedro and enjoy some fantastic restaurants including Thai, Japanese, American, Authentic Hungarian Strudel, a British Pub and several great wine & beer lounges. Stop by Urban Feet or the Surplus Guy for some comfortable footwear, because you will be walking a lot! Then hop back on the trolley to explore the waterfront. For a full list of District restaurants & stores, check out our business directory.

The Port of Los Angeles Historic Red Car

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You can also get around the waterfront by riding the Historic Red Car, which runs a 1.5 mile route from the Los Angeles World Cruise Ship Terminal down to the Cabrillo Marina at 22nd Street & Harbor Blvd. The red car runs Fridays – Sundays from 12 PM – 9 PM and costs $1.00, which includes unlimited rides for the day. You can hop on the red car at any one of its four stops. Be sure to get off at the Downtown Harbor stop, where you can explore the Los Angeles Maritime Museum and walk around the brand new harbor dock. For more information about the historic red car, click here.

Visiting San Pedro On A Sunday

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The Waterfront’s busiest day of the week is on Sundays. If you would prefer to visit when it’s quieter, we recommend coming during the weekdays or on Saturday mornings. If a lively day is more your style, then come visit on Sundays!

To help accommodate increased visitor traffic on Sundays, there is a free Ports O’Call Village Express Trolley Shuttle that runs from 12 PM – 8 PM. The express shuttle goes from the Ports O’Call overflow parking lot straight to Ports O’Call Village.

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To get to the overflow parking lot from the 110 freeway, simply take Harbor Blvd all the way down to 22nd Street. On Sundays, you will see electronic traffic signs directing you to this parking lot. On your way down Harbor Blvd, be sure to look to your right to see Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles (Open Fridays – Sundays) and Brouwerij West, a new brewery opening Fall 2015.

Park where the blue P is and hop on the free Ports O’Call Express Trolley. It stops near Ports O’Call Restaurant and near the blue Asian Pagoda building. Then it returns to the parking lot. While on the trolley, be sure to take a look at the Ghost Fish Sculpture,  a 40 foot tall blue fin tuna fish made out of steel.

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*Please note that the express shuttle route is subject to change due to construction/special events.

Explore the Waterfront by Bike

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The LA Waterfront is the perfect place to explore by bicycle! Most of the waterfront is flat and relatively easy to ride. You can start at the Catalina Express San Pedro Terminal and ride down to Cabrillo Beach, which is about a 7 mile ride (round trip). You will ride past the Port of Los Angeles Fanfare Fountain (pictured above), the Battleship IOWA, Ports O’Call Village, the Cabrillo Marina and finish at Cabrillo Beach. When you’re done riding and are looking for something to eat, be sure to stop in Historic Downtown San Pedro for a great meal!

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The Painted Soapery at the Arcade Building

Downtown San Pedro has welcomed another new business to our community! The Painted Soapery, an artisan soap boutique, is now open at the Historic Arcade Building at 479 W. 6th Street.

The owner of the shop, Aixa Renta-DeLuca, has been making all natural soaps for over 15 years. When asked about how she got into the soap making business, Aixa explained that she had skin problems that were not going away on their own.

“In 2000 I developed rosacea. My face would turn red whenever I exercised, when it was hot and even when I blowed dry my hair. I tried every “gentle”, “medicated”, “hypoallergenic” product/make up on the market and nothing worked.  I started making “melt and pour” base glycerin soaps thinking that it may help, adding oatmeal and some natural ingredients. Then I realized that I really had to go totally back to basics.  I learned how to make cold process soap from scratch, the old fashion way. I wanted to totally control the ingredients that I put on my skin.”

When stepping foot into the store, you really get the feeling that Aixa truly cares about what ingredients she puts in her soaps. She gave us a personal tour of her soap making process and the products that her shop provides. Check it out below!

Handmade Soaps, Salts & Scrubs

The Painted Soapery sells many different kinds of scented soaps. Of course we had to feature the Mermaid’s Delight soap, San Pedro is a seaside town after all! Aixa told us that she lives on a boat at Cabrillo Marina, which we think qualifies her as an expert in making nautical soaps!

 

This is just one of the shop’s soap shelves. All of the Painted Soapery’s soaps use at least 50% olive oil and all natural ingredients. All of the ingredients are listed on each soap, so you know exactly what you are putting on your body.

This is another soap that we just had to feature. For all of the coffee lovers out there, the boutique sells an Exfoliating Mochaccino. Cocoa helps to firm skin, reduce puffiness, it’s full of antioxidants and helps improve skin hydration. The second ingredient, coffee, is also an antioxidant that increases collagen production and is good for helping sensitive skin regenerate.

 

The Painted Soapery also offers customizable bath salts with essential oils. Stop by the shop and make your own salts! Need some help? Aixa is really knowledgeable when it comes to skin conditions. She can help you pick the best product for your skin type.

 

  Gifts and Souvenirs ♥

The boutique offers pre-wrapped gifts available for purchase. You can also wrap any soap in a California Souvenir label, which is the perfect present for your out of town relatives!

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Aixa also hosts Soap Making Tours, where she goes into detail about the process of making all natural soaps. Did you know that it takes the soaps 4 weeks to harden? You can learn this and more interesting facts during her tour.

Visit The Painted Soapery Today!


479 W. 6th Street, Suite 107 (in the Historic Arcade Building)
661-350-2975

 Open Tuesday – Thursday 11 AM – 6 PM (open till 9 PM on 1st Thursdays)

Fridays  9 AM – 6 PM

   Saturdays 11 AM – 6 PM

Closed Sundays & Mondays

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Jackson’s Place Beer & Wine Lounge in Downtown San Pedro

7th Street in Downtown San Pedro has welcomed another new business! Jackson’s Place Beer & Wine Lounge has opened its doors at 335 W. 7th Street.

Linda Jackson and Melissa Klug, a mother & daughter team, have created a new kind of beer and wine lounge that you are sure to enjoy.

They wanted to explore creating a casual and relaxing place where locals and visitors could come to unwind and reconnect with their community. The Jackson family has been living and working in San Pedro for over 33 years, so they know what it takes to build community support in this seaside town!

They set out to create a fun, relaxing, social environment and they have done just that! Both Linda & Melissa “love being a part of the Downtown San Pedro area, which is so special because of the people and history it has.”

 What They Offer: Beer, Wine & Great Appetizers

Jackson’s Place works closely with distributors to keep tasting new wines & beers. “We carefully select what we think our customers will enjoy,” says Melissa Klug. Klug, a beer lover, always keeps a good selection of local craft beers on tap. “It is rare for us to repeat any beer at this time because there are so many great craft beers out there!”

This is the Draft board. It is constantly updated so that customers get to experience new things each time they visit! While Melissa is a beer lover, Linda is more of a wine enthusiast. Linda enjoys introducing boutique wineries from around the world to customers at Jackson’s Place.

 

Pictured here is a glass of Riesling that we really enjoyed! The chips & dip were delicious too. The décor inside Jackson’s Place is modern and sleek, yet still relaxing.

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Cheese plates, pretzels, paninis and sandwich sliders are just some of the items that Jackson’s Place offers. For a full list of their plates and appetizers, click here.

 

Live Music & Events at Jackson’s Place

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You can catch Markus Carlton performing live on the guitar every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at Jackson’s Place. Click here to listen to some of Carlton’s tunes. Also, the Harbor Jazz Ensemble is scheduled to perform at the lounge on Sunday, June 14 from 3 PM – 7 PM.

Wine Wednesdays at Jackson’s Place

wine wednesdayCelebrate getting halfway through your work week at the lounge!

Every Wednesday Jackson’s Place offers $1 off of each glass of wine. Bring a friend and celebrate!

Go visit Linda Jackson (left) & Melissa Klug (right) at Jackson’s Place soon! You are sure to have a great time in this San Pedro family owned business. Be sure to follow them on their social media pages, the links are below. They also have great reviews on Yelp.


335 W. 7th Street (Between Mesa & Centre Streets)

310-833-3359
Open Mon – Wed 5 PM – 9 PM

Thurs – Fri 5 PM – 10 PM

  Saturdays 5 PM – 11 PM

  Sundays 12 PM – 6 PM

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Post-Future: The Art Company at Williams Bookstore in Downtown San Pedro

What do The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and KISS have in common? Besides being awesome bands, they share a very talented album cover artist, John Van Hamersveld. You have most likely seen his iconic Endless Summer movie poster that is recognized around the world too.

After the historic Williams Bookstore in Downtown San Pedro closed its doors in 2013, Hamersveld and his wife, Alida Post, saw the potential of this unique space. Together they opened Post-Future: The Art Company at Williams Bookstore as a place to display and sell art, with a work space in the back for Hamersveld to create new art.

They have purposely kept the Williams Bookstore sign as a tribute to the former store, which opened in 1909 and was the oldest bookstore in Los Angeles. They also have some bookstore memorabilia on display too for visitors to see.

The Post-Future gallery is open to the public during San Pedro’s monthly 1st Thursday Artwalk, where downtown’s art galleries are open to explore, restaurants serve special menus and various food trucks come to visit. Check out Post-Future’s exhibition for the month of May below.

Gabriel Figueroa Exhibition (May 7th & 10th)

Both John & Alida invite you to come out and enjoy this month’s exhibition, which will be featuring photographic works by Gabriel Figueroa (1907-1997). The exhibition will be on display this Thursday, May 7th during the Artwalk from 5 PM – 9 PM and during the Sunday Salon on Sunday, May 10th from 2 PM – 6 PM.

Figueroa is known for his iconic images that helped to forge a Mexican visual cultural identity. The exhibition highlights Figueroa’s contribution to visual iconography. “His photos are impeccable examples of lighting, composition and chiaroscuro in both landscape and portraits.” (See the press release)

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 Figueroa “The Fugitive” 1947 (left) and “Lago de Patzcuaro Maclovia” 1948 (right). Gabriel Figueroa signed photographs and limited edition carbon ink jet digital photos are on view at the gallery. All images are also available for viewing and for purchase online at www.post-future.com

 John Van Hamersveld Around Town

You will see John Van Hamersveld’s art while walking around downtown San Pedro too! Topaz at the San Pedro Waterfront has a huge piece of custom artwork done by Hamersveld in their lobby.

The artwork is 20 feet x 10 feet, it’s huge! Go check it out at 222 W. 6th Street in the Topaz Lobby. “Hamersveld’s latest work for Topaz brings the vibrant colors with which he’s become synonymous, embodied in the artist’s iconographic elements influenced by Hokusai waves, Constructivism and Dutch Abstraction.” – Jupiter Holdings Unveiling

Iconic Images That You’re Sure to Recognize

 John Van Hamersveld has made a huge impact on popular culture with his extensive career of over fifty years. These images are just a small example of his amazing talent as a graphic artist. You can click here to see more of his artwork.

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Hamersveld has also written a book called Drawing Attention, which highlights his approach to drawing and catalogues his designs that use music, popular culture and surfing as inspiration. As you can see from above, his art is full of color!

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John Van Hamersveld and Alida Post are true testaments that San Pedro is an ideal place to live, work and be inspired to create world class art.

 ♦ Visit the Gallery in Downtown San Pedro ♦

(6th Street between Pacific Avenue & Mesa Street)
424-224-7656
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  • City Parking Lot on 7th Street between Pacific Ave & Mesa St, then walk through the Brown Brothers Corridor & make a right
  • Metered Parking on 6th Street; free after 6 PM
  • Riding the free downtown trolley bus? Get off at the Warner Grand Theatre Stop

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Lanta Salon at the Centre Street Lofts

Ladies, flip flop season is right around the corner! Get your feet pampered and ready to wear cute summer sandals at Lanta Salon in Downtown San Pedro. This natural healing arts salon is a step above your average nail shop. Dwainia Tullis & Winnetka Willis, a mother & daughter team, are true professionals when it comes to all things beauty. Take a look below and see how talented they are at what they do!

Gorgeous Custom Manicures & Pedicures

Winnetka Willis is a true artist when it comes to nails. She’s a fully licensed manicurist who specializes in creating gorgeous gel nails. Gel nails are the way to go! They can last two weeks or longer (as opposed to regular polish) and are less damaging to your nails (when compared to acrylics).

High MINTainence is a super popular gel color at the salon right now. It’s the perfect color if you’re planning on going on a tropical vacation (or just dreaming of one at home)

 

We love these watermelon nails! So cute and unique ♥

A girl can never go wrong with pink. Look at the amazing detail that Winnetka puts into her nail creations! For a full list of manicures and pedicures that Lanta Salon offers, click here.

 

Hair & Makeup Services

Dwainia Tullis is a talented hairstylist. This particular customer got a deep condition, color correction and haircut. Click here to see the hair cuts and treatments that Dwainia offers. Lanta Salon also offers makeup consultations, applications and bridal makeup.

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The Salon’s most popular hair product line is Kevin Murphy, a line that’s from Australia. All Kevin Murphy hair products are paraben-free, sulfate-free and contain high levels of natural ingredients. Dwainia services all hair types and does men’s haircuts too.

You can book appointments easily online, walk-ins are welcome too. Mother’s Day is just around the corner, be sure to book Mom a manicure, pedicure or haircut at Lanta Salon!


285 W. 6th Street, Suite 104 (Between Centre & Palos Verdes Streets)

310-521-0828
Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 AM – 7 PM     Friday & Sunday 9 AM – 6 PM

Closed Tuesdays & Saturdays

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  • Free 2 hour public garage parking. Enter on 7th St, second level down
  • Metered Parking on 6th Street; free after 6 PM
  • Riding the free downtown trolley bus? Get off at the 6th & PV Stop

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Mishi’s Strudel: A Taste of Hungary in Downtown San Pedro

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Grab your newspaper (or Kindle), a friend for good company and go experience a charming European style café in the heart of Downtown San Pedro. Located at 309 W. 7th Street, Mishi’s Strudel Bakery & Café offers the flavors of Hungary with a traditional homemade touch.

The café offers a wide selection of treats and meals that can satisfy every kind of appetite. Some of the items that you can feast on include savory or sweet strudels & crepes and traditional Hungarian specialties such as Goulash and Beef Pasta.

If you’re looking for an American breakfast, they can whip up some eggs & bacon too! Mishi’s also just started serving empanadas, a Latin American favorite.

Mishi & Aniko Schueller, the owners of the café, have been serving the San Pedro community since 2007. You truly feel at home when you step into this café, as everything is made with a personal touch. Check out some featured favorites below!

 

Decadent Desserts For Your Delight 

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Mishi’s just debuted their new Banana Crème Strudel. Drop everything and go get one of these. You won’t be disappointed! Want a super sweet treat? Get any strudel a la mode with French vanilla ice cream.

 

Also new to the café is the Cherry & Poppy Seed Strudel. Every strudel at Mishi’s is made Hungarian-Austrian style: a light crispy flaky pastry with a crust wrapped around various delicious fillings that can be either sweet or savory.

Indulge Your Savory Side

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The Hungarian Goulash Stew is a popular favorite. The ingredients include beef, bacon, green peppers, potatoes, garlic, onions and a pasta garnish with a side of French bread.

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Another savory dish – The Works crepe. Ham, spinach, mushrooms & cheese. It’s a filling way to start your day!

Coffee, Tea & European Drinks

Mishi’s has a great selection of unique beverages including Italian Soda, European Iced Coffee and Republic of Tea teas. You can also get your standard black coffee or hot chocolate. The café gives back to the community by serving Air Roasted Black Coffee, which gives 10% of their profits towards training at-risk youth & creating jobs in inner cities.

 

  Celebrate Mother’s Day at Mishi’s Strudel

Mishi’s is offering a special Mother’s Day Mini Tea Brunch from 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM on Sunday, May 10th! The brunch includes scones, sandwiches, desserts and a tea pot. Prices vary depending on the plate that you order. Be sure to make your reservation early, give them a call at 310-832-6474.

Visit Mishi’s Strudel Bakery & Café Today!


309 W. 7th Street (Between Mesa St. & Centre St.)
310-832-6474

 Open Tuesday – Thursday 9 AM – 4 PM

Friday – Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM    Sunday 9 AM – 3 PM

Closed Mondays

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Maral Designs: Unique Fashion on 7th Street

From Bali to Afghanistan to Europe, you can take a trip around the world just by stepping foot in Maral Designs. Located at 331 W. 7th Street in Historic Downtown San Pedro, Maral Designs offers high quality imported fashion for women of all ages. Maral Malikyar, the owner of the store, opened up her shop on 7th Street in 2009. She travels around the world several times a year to find the latest and most unique fashions to bring back to the South Bay. Maral can help you find the perfect outfit or gift for any occasion. Here’s what you can discover inside the store:

Unique Finds Inside the Shop

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Check out these handmade Beaded Belts imported from Bali. They’re one size fits all which makes for a perfect gift!

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Maral Designs sells the popular Citron of Santa Monica  hand painted silk blouses. They’re machine washable & Maral sells them up to 40-60% off of the retail price!

 

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Maral also has these beautiful popcorn knit sweaters, available in multiple colors. She designed them herself, so you know that you’re getting a one-of-a-kind high quality product. The fabric is really breathable, which makes it perfect for California weather.

 

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These ornate necklaces are handmade in Afghanistan. Lapis is a popular Afghan deep blue gemstone, which has a unique history. Maral also sells watches, earrings, rings and bracelets.

 

Don’t miss Maral Design’s 5th Annual Fashion Extravaganza & Fundraiser!

Shop at Maral Designs in Historic Downtown San Pedro

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331 W. 7th Street (Between Mesa St. & Centre St.)
310-418-0109
Open Tuesdays – Saturdays 12 PM – 6 PM, Sundays 12 PM – 3 PM

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  • Metered Parking on 7th Street; free after 6 PM
  • Parking lot available in the back
  • Riding the free downtown trolley bus? Get off at the 7th & Centre Stop

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Healthy, Fresh Organic Cuisine at NUDA Juice & Wellness Shop

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Summer is right around the corner! Need help getting your body vacation ready? Nuda Juice & Wellness Shop in Historic Downtown San Pedro is here to help fuel your body with the right kind of healthy foods. NUDA is a 100% organic plant based company that serves organic, raw, cold pressed juice, fresh smoothies, gourmet raw vegan cuisine, meal plans, juice cleanses and so much more! This quaint organic café opened its doors at 407 W. 6th Street in Downtown San Pedro in November 2013. Here’s a breakdown of some of the awesome products & programs that they offer:

What You Can Order Inside the Shop

One-of-a-Kind Smoothie Bowls

A NUDA Smoothie Bowl consists of your favorite smoothie topped with raw vegan dried fruits, nuts & seeds. It’s kinda like an acai bowl, kinda like a smoothie with granola on top! Plus, the shop has free Wifi. You can surf the net while enjoying your fresh smoothie.

Transcendent Treats

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Living. Activated. Un-Baked. The Transcendent Treat Collection is the creation of Stacey Jackson, NUDA’s Raw-Vegan Chef.  All ingredients are raw & in their natural living state (the way mother nature intended). Jackson centers her products around this motto:  “When diet is wrong medicine is of no use. When diet is correct medicine is of no need.”  – Ancient Ayurvedic Proverb.

Raw Vegan Cuisine

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 Treat yourself to some wholesome vegan cuisine inside the shop, such as this delicious Pad Thai. It won’t leave you feeling tired like traditional carb-loaded noodles. Plus, you can enjoy it guilt free!

Healthy Programs That NUDA Offers: Local Organic Produce Delivery

NUDA has teamed up with Beach Greens to help San Pedrans & South Bay Residents receive weekly farm boxes of organic, locally grown produce. Beach Greens delivers the custom boxes every Wednesday to NUDA. Visit the Beach Greens website, select the box you want and enter NUDA as the delivery address.

Beach Greens is currently offering $10 off of your first order! Just enter the coupon code: NUDA

NUDA Also Offers Meal Delivery to Your Door Step!

Looking for a customized meal plan? NUDA offers 100% Organic plant based meals delivered to your door step! Everything is organic, soy-free, gluten-free, casein-free, & dairy-free. It’s an indulgent detox without feeling deprived.

Get Healthy and Visit NUDA Juice & Wellness Shop Today!
407 W. 6th Street (Between Pacific Avenue & Mesa Street)
323-769-9351
Open Monday – Friday, 7 AM – 7 PM     Saturday – Sunday 9 AM – 5 PM

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  • City Parking Lot at 6th Street & Mesa Street
  • Metered Parking on 6th Street; free after 6 PM
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Sensational Treats in Downtown San Pedro: Sweet Susie’s Candy

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There’s something about stepping into a candy shop that takes you back in time to your childhood memories. The smell of chocolate might remind you of running around the house Easter morning trying to find all of the Easter eggs before your siblings did. Or looking at all of the huge barrels of bright colored taffy candy that were as tall as you were and wondering how many pieces you might be able to get by begging your parents at the store.

Sweet Susie’s Candy Shop in Historic Downtown San Pedro has that classic feeling to it from the moment you step inside. Although you might not be 5 years old anymore, it still brings a smile to your face when looking at all of the candies that they sell.

Located in the Historic Brown Brothers Building, Sweet Susie’s has every type of candy that you could want. Esmeralda Rojas, the owner of the shop and a San Pedran, is truly a candy connoisseur. While she was growing up her family owned a candy store in Querétaro, Mexico, where she became familiar with the business. Rojas opened up her shop here in San Pedro in December 2012 and has been keeping San Pedro sweet ever since.

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Sweet Susie’s specializes in traditional, vintage and imported candies. Some of the unique imported candies include:

  • Dulce de Leche (a rich, decadent candy similar to caramel)
  • Alfajor de Coco (small cookies traditionally filled with dulce de leche then rolled in coconut)
  • Rollo de Guayaba (roll candy made out of guava fruit, covered in sugar)

Shop local and do your Easter Candy buying at Sweet Susie’s! Here’s Some Suggestions:

The Candy Wall, perfect for filling Easter baskets (this is just 1/4th of the wall!)

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For your daughter, sister, niece, or any girl who loves Frozen, look at these adorable Frozen Candies.
The high heel shoes are a must for any girly-girl.

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For the boys, check out these giant gummy bears!

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Don’t like Candy? Snack on Some Healthy Nuts & Seeds 

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Visit Sweet Susie’s Candy Shop Today! They’re offering 20% off when you spend $10.00

461 W. 6th Street, Suite 101 (Across the street from the Warner Grand Theatre)
310-221-0922
Open 7 days a week from 11 AM – 7 PM
Yelp Page

 Parking Options:

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  • City Parking Lot on 7th Street between Pacific Avenue & Mesa Street, then walk through the Brown Brothers Corridor to the shop
  • Metered Parking on 6th Street; free after 6 PM
  • Riding the free downtown trolley bus? Get off at the Warner Grand Theatre Stop

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