Grocery Stores & Markets


California boasts some of the freshest produce and foods in the country. We take pride in our local grocers and farmers’ markets so that you can experience what California has to offer during your vacation.

Find grocery stores, markets, farmers’ markets and pharmacies in the Santa Ynez Valley below:

El Rancho Market
Address: 2886 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
Tel: 805-688-4300
Fax: 805-688-8157
El Rancho Market is an upscale full service supermarket, features an old-fashioned full-service meat counter, fresh local organic produce, a complete selection of local and international wine, champagnes and spirits and the best deli this side of the Mississippi, featuring 6 fulltime chefs led by Executive Chef Tim Neenan producing wonderful hot and cold entrees, salads, fresh baked bread and pies and a complete Boars Head deli.

Nielsen’s Market
Address: 608 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang CA
Tel: 805-688-3236
The history of the firm which founded the Valley’s first supermarket, Nielsen’s Market east of Solvang along Highway 246 dates back to the birth of the Danish-American colony of Solvang itself. An outgrowth of the oldest store in Solvang Nielsen’s Market began as the town’s first store founded in 1911 by Sophus Olsen.

Los Olivos Grocery
2621 Highway 154, Santa Ynez CA 93460
Tel: 805-688-5115
The Los Olivos Grocery is a small country store that offers you the best of gourmet and specialty foods as well as the basics of everyday life. Stop in for European style hearth breads, artisan cheeses from around the world, charcuterie’, local and rare wines and the freshest locally grown and organic produce available. We are committed to discovering the finest sources of quality, artisan and specialty foods from our own back yard and from around the world.

New Frontier’s Natural Marketplace
1984 Old Mission Dr. #A10, Solvang, CA 93463
Tel: 805-693-1746
“We are in the business of providing naturally delicious foods of the freshest and highest quality, as well as a full array of other choices for healthy living.” New Frontier’s deli features fresh prepared salads, sandwiches, juices, and other food items. Plenty of gluten-free and vegan options here too. This is the gals at SYVR’s pick for the best grocer.

222 E Highway 246, Buellton CA 93427
Tel: 805-693-1069


Farm Stands


The Bakery Farmstand
1984 Old Mission Dr. #A10, Solvang, CA 93463
Tel: 805-252-9866
On the corner of Olivet St and Santa Barbara Ave in Los Olivos
Saturdays from 8:30am until everything sells out!
Home baked goodness from the farm. Featuring quiches, pies, baked goods, and granola. Weekly menu posted on their website.

Solvang Farmers Market
Tel: 805-962-5354
Every Wednesday, year-round, rain or shine in downtown Solvang between Mission Drive (Highway 246) and
Copenhagen Drive on First Street.
Summer hours: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Winter hours: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The freshest fruits, veggies, flowers and local items in town! Delicious!

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