Offering only the highest quality foods for our friends in Monterey County, California
Welcome to Elroy’s Fine Foods, your one-stop shop for all the fine foods your heart desires. Elroy’s Fine Foods is a gourmet grocery store (and more) in Monterey, California. We opened in August 2020 (hello pandemic!) in the historic Monte Vista Market Space.
If you’ve visited our store, you know we’re all about inspiring you to experiment with fine foods from around the globe. And here on our blog, we’re doing the same thing! Visit us here week after week to discover new recipes, supplier spotlights, exciting products, inspired ideas, and more.
Nice to meet you!
As the Uncommon Market, we promise you a premium shopping experience and only the finest groceries and prepared foods. You can shop here knowing that we have vetted (and tasted!) each vendor we work with to ensure that we only sell foods you can serve your family and feel good about.
With deep roots in social and environmental responsibility, Elroy’s Fine Foods is proud to offer the most delicious prepared foods, a curated grocery aisle, hand-selected produce from neighboring farmers markets, a full-service bulk food section, and fine cheeses, as well as locally-sourced, humanely raised meats and sustainably caught seafood. We can’t wait to welcome you into our store on your next visit!
In the meantime, here are some of our favorite reasons that we call ourselves The Uncommon Market:
Gourmet-Quality Prepared Foods
We have a big fancy grill and an even better chef. Chef Eden Colibri is always whipping up prepared foods specials that are sure to fire up your taste buds. Using only the freshest meat and produce that we offer in house, the menu you can find at Elroy’s Fine Foods is full of seasonal and coastal flair. Chef Eden honors a multitude of cultures through his ever-changing menu. Check out our prepared foods counter, full of breads, soups, salads and sandwiches, ferments and condiments, and luscious desserts and pastries to finish your meal the right way. Come in today to grab dinner! You can even pretend you made it; we will never tell.
The “Bad Guy” List
You may be thinking…what in the world is a “Bad Guy” List? Well for us, it’s a list of everything we DON’T allow at Elroy’s Fine Foods. With a list of 50+ chemicals and nasty ingredients that we don’t allow on our shelves, you can rest easy knowing that if we sell it, it is going to be good for you.
Farm Fresh Produce (grown just for us!)
Want to know the secret to having the freshest produce? It is seasonality! Serving fruits and vegetables that are in season and grown locally ensures that all of our organic produce is sold at the peak of freshness. Real-life farmer Jamie Collins has teamed up with Elroy’s Fine Foods to create a unique distribution system exclusive to us that utilizes produce from neighboring farmers markets in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.
One of our absolute favorite parts of our store is the bulk department. We don’t mean to brag, but as only one of two stores in the entire United States that use glass and stainless steel bins, we just cannot keep quiet about it! Elroy’s Fine Foods beautiful, full service, chef-selected bulk section offers a superb array of local and organic grains, flours, nuts and nut butters, seeds, dried beans, oils and vinegars, salts and peppers, and custom tea and spice blends. Fill up one of our compostable containers with the exact amount of whatever ingredient you need. With our completely full-service program, you can rest assured that your items are free from harmful chemicals.
We’re Good for the Community
Here at Elroy’s Fine Foods, we love our community! We are committed to supporting our local neighbors in the grocery world. When owners Chloe and Jay Dolata envisioned what this store would become, they wanted the whole package: a beautiful store, serving only the finest groceries as well as the community—a positive, inspiring place for neighbors to meet and hang out. We are so proud of what has blossomed from this initial vision, and we know that you will be too!
Come visit us today! For more information about Elroy’s Fine Foods, click here.