3945 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: (650) 493-3141
Fax: (650) 493-6313
Foot Locker has outlets all across the country, and is known for its vast collection of shoes that lean towards the sporty side, along with casual shoes as well. If you're into light running, or just need those cool basketball sneakers, then this is the store. The collection is quite extensive, with several options for men, women and kids. Brands such as Nike, Puma, Adidas, Asics and Jordan can be found here. Also, the prices are pretty affordable.
Fry's Electronics has a number of electronic department stores in several states across the country, including this Palo Alto location, which was opened in 1985. Owing to its Silicon Valley location, this store is quite popular among the techies due to its vast collections and sheer size. One can find everything from computers, notebooks, iPods and iPads, to TVs and cameras, as well as non-electronic items such as books and beauty products.
If topics like running and marathon get you interested, then ZombieRunner is the place for you. A one-stop shop solution for all your needs, it features variety of products that includes sports watches, drop bags, food supplements, protein & energy bars, hats, sports wear, books and much more. That's not it, if the owners are around, they will also give you tips and tricks about acing a running race. For event updates and other details, check website.
Bargain Box is a store that stocks up on secondhand and donated articles, proceeds from which go to the Children's Health Council. At this store, you can find everything from vintage clothes and shoes, sometimes trendy and brand new garments, as well as home decor articles and furniture, crockery and kitchenware, books, and just about everything imaginable. You just have to rummage through the store to find that perfect piece that you always wanted. Also, the prices are very cheap. Don't forget to drop by some of your belongings here as well.
If you were born afflicted with the proverbial sweet tooth, Palo Alto Baking Co. on California Avenue is where you should be. Offering a range of delicious, freshly baked goodies like croissants, bagels, bear claws, scones, this charming bakery is known for its gorgeous desserts. You'll find an amazing variety of tarts, cakes, cupcakes and brownies here - their princess cake is especially delicious. Palo Alto Baking Co. also takes up catering orders and requests for made-to-order custom cakes that look as incredible as they taste. Apart from these lovely treats, there's a limited but scrumptious lunch menu that includes burgers, salads, sandwiches and such. Check their website for more details.
At the California Avenue Farmers’ Market one is bound to find stalls and shops selling fresh produce as well as organic grocery supplies. This is a great beginning for your Sunday. Start by sampling the organic produce and then go on and buy what you liked. Make sure to skip brunch before you head here, as later you can eat at the food stalls selling everything from baked goods like delicious muffins, pastries and cakes to crepes, chicken, pan cakes and more. The Small Bees is worth a visit because here you will find some of the best organic honey as well as Beeswax Hand Cream, Beeswax Lip Balm, Honey and Goats Milk Soap, Beeswax Candles. After your done, you can sit under the shade of the trees and listen to the street musicians play.
For all your grocery needs, Safeway stores offers a one-stop-solution. Look no further beyond this store, as it has everything at your disposal. Bakery items, seafood, florist, deli items, wines & spirits, dry cleaners and much more is available here. Though the main store is open 24 hours of the day, its pharmacy closes down much early. For more details, check website.
Although everything is digital now and you only can see the films just came out in cinema, there is a store called Rod Wood Movies. They have wide selection of movies, so don't have to worry about not being able to find old movies. In addition, they offer video games to recall the days of childhood to people. Servers there are friendly and ready to help you find what you can't find. Overall, this store is worthy to visit.
If you're tired of shopping for the usual American foods at your usual supermarket, then this store sure is a big treat. Stocking up on European food products not only from the usual suspects such as France and England, but also Poland, Germany and even Eastern European countries such as Russia and Ukraine, in addition to Middle Eastern and Greek influences, this place is akin to a happening party. Although the store is small, one can find plenty of jams and jellies, pita bread, Greek yogurt, hummus, feta cheese varieties, gelato, German cookies and exotic chocolates at this hidden gem.
Only to those most senior geeks, WeirdStuff Warehouse seems not that weird. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, WeirdStuff warehouse sales variety of second hand electronic accessories from old pc hard drives to robots' arm. If you are a enthusiastic hardware collector, you will enjoy your time here.
As the name suggests, The Fresh Market is all about selling freshest and choicest groceries. This store in Palo Alto is renowned for its wide aisles and courteous staff who is always there to assist you. All your grocery needs are taken care off under a single roof, from seafood, organic fruits to gourmet varieties everything is available here. Given its great quality and impressive service, the pricing tags are not too heavy on your pocket. For shopping deals and in-store events, check website.
Books Inc is the quintessential book shop. Situated near Stanford University, it caters to students, parents and children. They'll help you find the book you're looking for, or the one you did not expect to read. It's a perfect place to find the classics, along with all types of other reading, from local to foreign, from bestsellers to cook books, from romance novels to horror stories.