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 fresh sushi?

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.


Times in Alameda are changing.


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