by Bruce Wagg
on Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 at 7:23pm.
One of my favorite
quick lunchtime meals is sushi from Sushi
King in the Marketplace on Park St. in Alameda. It is a very small
open air stall with only 4 seats and lots of fabulous to-go sushi. Everyone
working there is pleasant and friendly and they treat their customers like
'kings'. They don't have as many fancy fish options like toro or aji but the
fish is very fresh and healthy. My usual is the spicy tuna roll and a maguro
nigiri. Where else can you sit in between a fresh fish market, JP Seafood, and
a butcher, Baron's Meats, and eat
Baron's has been around since 1915 and they store aged beef in
glass lockers for their customers. You can order your personal steaks cut from
your very own side of beef. Very Cool.
Also located in
onsite is the Alameda Natural Grocery, Patricia's Kitchen Pantry, Farmstead
Wine and Cheese, Feel Good Bakery and The Beanery Coffee Roaster. What a great
place to shop for all your healthy and organic food in one place.
The building the
Alameda Marketplace occupies used to be the old Alameda Ford Dealership but Park St.
has changed in the last ten years. Recently the Chevrolet and Toyota
dealerships moved away. The Commercial Real Estate market on Park St is in
a state of flux with lots of older companies moving away and newer companies trying to fill the gaps. The rents and the
shopping patterns of buyers have changed in the last ten years.