Let’s Be SocialWho doesn’t love being social? Everyone here at Bianchini’s Market certainly does! We love keeping up customers up to date on in-store events and tastings through our website, Facebook page and Twitter. Get Fresh News every Monday, weekly specials from our store ad every Wednesday, and featured weekly Cooks Corner recipe every Friday. Follow us on Facebook @ facebook.com/bianchinismarket on Twitter @ twitter.com/Bianchinis or visit our website @ bianchinismarket.com to stay in the know.
A Delicious Alternative to BeefThere’s a new beef alternative now available that may surprise you with its delicious taste. Let us introduce you to Beyond Burger, the world’s first plant-based burger that looks like beef, cooks like beef and satisfies like beef! Beyond Burgers are Kosher, pack 20 grams of plant protein, and are made without soy, gluten or GMO’s. Stop by our meat aisle today and pick up a package of Beyond Burger, your taste buds will thank you. Eating healthy has never tasted so good!
Bianchini’s is Your Independence Day BBQ DestinationAre you planning to host a backyard cookout for the Fourth of July? What are your favorite foods to grill? Burgers? Steak? Hot Dogs? Ribs? Chicken? Regardless of what you’re cooking, Bianchini’s is the best place to buy meat! We feature Certified Angus Beef, Local Mary’s Chicken, Niman Prime Pork, House-made Sausage, Bianchini’s Own Marinated Tri-tip and much more! This Fourth of July, count on Bianchini’s Market for the freshest, highest quality meats available.
Freshest Fruits of the SeasonSummer brings an abundance of fresh produce for everyone to enjoy. The crops seem to grow faster, fruit seems to be sweeter, and vegetables seem to taste a little more delicious. Make your way over to Bianchini’s produce department for Northern California’s peak of the season fruits. We have fresh peaches, nectarines, plums and apricots; all harvested from local growers. When it comes to fresh produce, count on Bianchini’s Market, we were voted The Almanac Readers Choice Best Produce
Lakeside Organic DayJoin in on the fun of our Love Local event and celebrate Lakeside Organic Day this weekend. Try delicious produce from Lakeside Organic Gardens this Saturday. Did you know that Lakeside Organic Gardens raises over forty-five commodities of year-round? In fact, Lakeside Organic Gardens, the largest family-owned and operated 100% organic grower/shipper in the United States. Stop by our Portola Valley and San Carlos stores, Saturday, June 22nd, to sample fresh baby broccoli, rainbow carrots, watermelon radishes and cauliflower. We will also have a free Lakeside/Bianchini's hat giveaway (while supplies last). Along with the samples and specials, we will also have great one day specials during Lakeside Organic Day. Don’t miss out!
Portola Valley 10am-1pm, and San Carlos 1:30-4pm
Love Local BeerTreat yourself to a locally brewed favorite, Russian River Pliny the Elder Double IPA. Brewed with four varieties of hops, Pliny the Elder has a well-balanced taste of hops, malts, alcohol and a slight bitterness, topped with notes of pine, citrus and floral. Russian River Brewing’s flagship double IPA borrows its name from a first century author who may have been the first person to write about hops, making him an important moment in IPA history. Stop by soon to find Pliny the Elder Double IPA and celebrate all things local with Bianchini’s! (While supplies last)
Love Local CelebrationJoin Bianchini’s Market in celebrating our Love Local event. A celebration of all things local! Throughout the month of June, we’re offering specials on locally produced items, hosting events and tastings in-store. Sample local wines and cheeses, artisan breads, ice cream, and many more! Browse our Love Local booklet for featured recipes, product spotlights and event dates. And keep an eye out for Love Local signs highlighting local products we think you’ll love. Think local. Shop local. Stay local. Love Local.
Final Day to Vote for Bianchini’s MarketToday is the final day for voting in The Almanac Readers Choice 2019. Voting ends at midnight! Vote for Bianchini’s Market: Best Grocery, Best place to Buy Meat, Best Sandwiches, and Best Produce. From all of us at Bianchini’s, Thank You for voting! Cast your vote here. > https://bit.ly/2q8jPuN
Memorial Day GrillingDid you know that Memorial Day is “The Beginning of Grilling Season”? This Memorial Day create a very memorable cookout menu with a few Certified Angus Beef Tomahawk Steaks. This particular steak is one of the most unique looking steaks on the market. A tender ribeye with about 6-inches of bone left attached, this is truly a delight for both your taste buds and your eyes. And since it’s Certified Angus Beef, this steak is simply the best of the best. The highest quality, the best tasting, the most tender and juiciest beef available. Stop by today and you’ll see why Bianchini’s Market is the winner of The Almanac Award for Best Place to Buy Meat.
Shop Bianchini’s on InstacartNo time to stop in Bianchini’s Market? No problem! Shop online for your groceries through Instacart. Bianchini’s Delivers! Find everything you through Instacart: every grocery, specialty items, locally grown organic produce, organic poultry, organic milk and yogurt, plant-based milks, yogurts, & cheeses, fresh deli, entrees & salads, Certified Angus Beef, and artisan breads & cheeses. It’s no wonder Bianchini’s Market was awarded Best Grocery, Best Place to Buy Meat, Best Sandwiches, and Best Produce by the Almanac Readers Choice. Shop online with Instacart. > https://www.instacart.com/bianchini
Iron Ox Produce Exclusively at Bianchini’s San CarlosYou can now buy produce that was grown with robots exclusively at Bianchini’s San Carlos! Iron Ox, the country’s first robotic farm, uses less energy and water over traditional farming, and yields 30 times the amount of crop per acre of land. We’re proud to work with a local company focused on premium, locally-grown produce and are pleased to offer San Carlos customers Iron Ox produce including, Genovese basil, red-veined sorrel and baby head lettuce. Since Iron Ox’s indoor farm is located less than a mile from the San Carlos store, customers are getting the freshest produce available. And best of all, prices fall in line with conventional and organic options at Bianchini’s. While fairly new to the market, word of mouth about the quality Iron Ox’s produce is spreading; supplies are consistently selling out, even with an increase of deliveries and volume. Stop by San Carlos’ produce department today and find out more!
May the 4th Be with YouMay the 4th Be with You! Both a fun play on words with the iconic catchphrase of Star Wars, and a day of celebration, commemorating the Star Wars franchise. What started as a grassroots campaign by the fans to show their love of the franchise quickly gained traction and has now become a “holiday” for people of all ages. Join us in reveling all things Star Wars today with these delicious Star Wars themed recipes:
Obi-wan Kabob-i’s (Pineapple Chicken Kabobs with Spicy Orange Marinade)
7 Leia Dip (The classic dip with seven incredible layers of pure deliciousness)
Sweet and Salty Sabers (Pretzel rods dipped in melted chocolate and colored with sprinkles)
Bianchini’s Partners with Lakeside Organic Gardens for Earth DayAs many of you know, Earth Day is April 22nd. In recognition of this special day, we here at Bianchini’s Market would like to acknowledge the hard work of California’s own Lakeside Organics Gardens, the largest family-owned and operated 100% organic grower in the United States. Lakeside Organic Gardens uses state of the art farming practices from planting to harvest; such as GPS laser leveling to ensure ideal moisture control and planting positioning, composting techniques and crop rotation to keep the soil nutrient rich and minimize disease, and most importantly biological insect control, rather than chemicals. Dick Peixoto, owner of Lakeside Organics Gardens, a life-long farmer, converted his farm to certified organic, seeing the potential to provide more wholesome, pure foods to Bianchini’s Market.
“We farm the soil, and the soil grows the crop.”
- Dick Peixoto
The Almanac Readers Choice 2019It's that time of year again, The Almanac "Reader's Choice" 2019 voting is now open! Vote Bianchini’s for Best Place to Buy Meat, Best Produce, Best Grocery and Best Sandwiches. We have a simply saying here at Bianchini’s, “Think Local. Shop Local. Stay Local, Love Local.” We support local farms, ranches, and food purveyors as much and whenever possible. We’ve built strong bonds with our neighbors, resulting in a unique selection of items from local vendors, and we tailor our inventory to bring you more of what you love. Vote for your truly local Bianchini’s Market today! > https://bit.ly/2q8jPuN
Bianchini’s Own Masterful Pimento Cheese SpreadThe Masters Golf Tournament is mere days away, April 11th – 14th. The first major championship held every April in Augusta, Georgia. Did you know that the Pimento Cheese Sandwich is a staple of the Master’s Golf Tournament? Here at Bianchini’s, we prepare our own Pimento spread, based on the traditional recipe. We combine aged cheddar, jack and cream cheese, diced pimentos, a little mayonnaise, and a few select secret ingredients. We think we sank a hole in one with our version! Try it on crackers, English muffins or top your burger with a dollop to spice things up. Bianchini’s Pimento Cheese Spread will be on sale for $12.99 lb. or enjoy a traditional four-piece tea sandwich for $6.49. If you’ve never tried pimento cheese or simply love cheese, stop by your local Bianchini’s this Thursday and Friday, from 11am – 1pm, and chat with Laurie, Bianchini’s resident cheese connoisseur. Laurie will be on hand for an active cheese sampling event at San Carlos on Thursday and Portola Valley on Friday. Don’t miss out, pimento cheese just might become a new favorite!
Get Your Bianchini’s Market Fresh News Every MondayGet your Fresh News even earlier! Introducing the Fresh News Monday Newsletter! Get the latest stories about in-store promotions, featured items, department highlights and much more. Stay tuned every Monday for the latest Fresh News!
Discover Dairy Alternatives at Bianchini’sDairy alternatives are becoming more popular and easier to find in today’s grocery stores. More and more people are going non-dairy and recognizing the benefits of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and nuts as part of their diet. Bianchini’s has an excellent selection of: almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, rice milk, oat milk, coconut and oat-based yogurt, almond-based ice cream, cheese-free frozen pizzas, and much more. So, whether you’re following the keto diet, vegan or lactose intolerant, Bianchini’s has many non-dairy options for you!
Lakeside Organics RomanescoDid you know that Romanesco is a member of the Brassica oleracea family? To which broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale and cabbage belong. What sets Romanesco apart is its striking appearance. It looks like a cross between broccoli and cauliflower, chartreuse in color with a striking fractal form. Its spiky yet symmetrical style is unlike any other vegetable, offering a super textural, crunchy experience, with a flavor described as delicate and nutty. Romanesco can be prepared similar to broccoli; steamed, roasted, blanched, it’s also a great addition to pasta dishes, or sautéed in olive oil with garlic and onions. Our garden-fresh Romanesco is grown locally by Lakeside Organic Gardens, the largest family-owned and operated 100% organic grower in the United States. Find Romanesco and all your other produce needs at Bianchini’s Market, voted Best Place to Buy Produce by Readers Almanac.
This Week at Bianchini’sWhat’s in-store at Bianchini’s this week? Our Seafood Festival continues – enjoy seafood recipes, special, and more! National Pi Day is tomorrow. We’re celebrating by offering an assortment of fresh pies from local bakeries: Woodside Bakery, Upper Crust, Beckman’s, and more! Whether you’re looking to surprise your office, feed the family, or just want a little something sweet for yourself – our bakery is stocked with a seasonal assortment of your favorite pies. And this Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate with fresh carrots and cabbage, Irish soda bread, Irish beer and whiskey, cheese from Ireland and Bianchini’s Signature Corned Beef. We prepare our own corned beef with quality beef brisket that’s trimmed and brined on site. Our famous corned beef recipe has been handed down over three generations! And don’t forget our Sandwich of the Month – Lay It on Thick; made with Bianchini’s Own Traditional Corned Beef Brisket (hand carved to order), Thousand Island dressing, melted Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut, all served on toasted marble rye bread. Find all this and more this week at your local Bianchini’s.
Bianchini’s Seafood FestivalJoin us from March 6th through April 23rd, for our Seafood Festival! Enjoy seafood specials, mouthwatering recipes and much more! Our seafood departments deliver the best and freshest seafood from the dock to your plate! Fresh seafood is delivered daily to ensure the highest quality seafood available. Make your Lenten meals extra delicious by serving up the freshest seafood in the Bay. Take it from us, you’ll be hooked on our seafood from the first nibble!
Kombucha on TapKombucha is now on tap at Bianchini’s Portola Valley location! Kombucha is a fermented tea that is naturally effervescent. The taste is described as tangy, tart and slightly sweet. Kombucha is a very healthy beverage to enjoy because, it contains probiotics, antioxidants and polyphenols. These all work on concert to promote gut health, fight free radicals, improve digestion, reduce inflammation, detox the liver, improve kidney function, lower blood sugar, kill harmful bacteria and promote good bacteria. Stop by your local Bianchini’s today, we carry over 30 varieties of chilled Kombucha drink at both locations, including: Synergy, Health-Ade, Lev’s Original, Kevita and Moss Beach. (Flavors vary by store)
Lakeside Organic Gardens Castelfranco RadicchioCastelfranco, a variety of radicchio, has a mild, semi-bitter flavor with sweet undertones. Its nicknames, the edible flower and orchid lettuce, are due to castelfranco’s resemblance to a flower; with a voluminous lettuce shaped head of pale green and red-speckled leaves that unfold naturally like a flower’s petals. Castelfranco can be enjoyed fresh in a salad, or cooked and added to homemade soup, pizza, pasta and risotto, or sautéed and served as a side dish. Our garden-fresh castelfranco is locally grown by Lakeside Organic Gardens, the largest family-owned and operated 100% organic grower in the United States. Stop by your local Bianchini’s Market today, voted Best Place to Buy Produce by Readers Almanac, and browse our bountiful selection of organic produce.
As Kneaded Bread Now Available Daily!Big News Bianchini’s customers! As Kneaded Bakery’s bread is Now Available Daily! As Kneaded Bakery is a Community Supported Bakery, which is owned and operated by Iliana Berkowitz. As Kneaded Bakery specializes in sourdough loaves, French baguettes, challah and noshes. What sets As Kneaded Bakery apart from other bakeries is that their breads use a natural leavening agent, aka sourdough, or a portion of the dough contains pre-fermented flour. These grant their breads a range of intricate and complex flavors. Along with their staple bread, As Kneaded Bakery offers a few original breads, like, Spelt Walnut, Flax Sunflower and Honey Rye Porridge. And while you’re here, say Bonjour to the Pain D'Epi, the crusty, curvy sister of As Kneaded Bakery’s traditional baguette.
Indulge with Bianchini’s Market RewardsBianchini’s Market Rewards members, if you met the purchase requirements* and accumulated at least $10 in rewards for the latter half of 2018, you will be receiving your reward check this week. This Valentine’s Day why not indulge and reward yourself! Treat your taste buds to an assortment of Truffili premium chocolates paired with a Rose Champagne. Prepare a special meal for two, with a tender filet and decadent lobster. And pamper yourself and your friends by hosting a wine and cheese party. Make Bianchini’s your destination for all your Valentine’s gifts and dinner ideas. If you aren’t a Bianchini’s Market Rewards members, sign up and receive our weekly ad special every Wednesday, a new Cook’s Corner recipe every Friday, *earn up to 2% on purchases, along with access to limited time specials, and Reward Members receive a special birthday gift! Remember, Shop Local! Think Local! Love Local! *See website for details > http://bianchinismarket.com/rewards/
Vicolo Pizza for The Big GameDid you know that pizza is one of the most popular game day entrée? With The Big Game is just days away, what will be on your game day menu? If your go-to is ordering out for pizzas, why not try something new? This Game Day weekend try Vicolo pizzas, a local pizza maker from San Francisco that specializes in handmade, all natural, non-GMO corn meal crust pizzas. And tops every pizza with only the finest, freshly prepared, local ingredients. With several varieties of fresh and frozen pizzas to choose from, like: Italian Sausage, Uncured Pepperoni, Roasted Mushroom or Quattro Formaggi, there’s a pizza for everyone’s tastes. And best of all, every pizza takes only 12-15 minutes to cook in the oven or on the grill! Stop by your local Bianchini’s and pick up a few Vicolo Pizzas to feed your hungry football fans.
Choose Organic Girl SaladsOrganic Girl’s salad kits can be summed up with three words, provide “Good Clean Greens”. A local company, Organic Girl’s farms are primarily located in the Salinas Valley and throughout Northern California. Every salad kit from Organic Girl is triple washed and made with the freshest organic ingredients. Each ingredient is carefully selected to ensure the best tasting, high quality salad possible. With a variety of salad kits to choose from, including: spring mix, kale, spinach, arugula, romaine and baby bok choy; deciding the type of salad you want to enjoy will be the hardest part. If you’re looking to mix things up, Organic Girl’s salads are also great for shakes, smoothies, stir fry and cooking! Stop by your local Bianchini’s Market today, voted Best Place to Buy Produce by Readers Almanac, and browse our Organic Girl salad selections.
The Mediterranean DietThe beginning of the New Year always has a plethora of new diet crazes, promising great results that rarely pan out. If you’re in the market for a diet that is both delicious, nutritious and heart-healthy, consider The Mediterranean diet. What sets the Mediterranean diet apart from other diets is that it isn’t a whole lifestyle change, it’s simply replacing or restricting certain foods with more sensible options, such as olive oil in-place of butter. The Mediterranean diet focuses primarily on plant-based foods, such as: fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and legumes. Emphasizing on lean meats such as fish and chicken, while limiting red meats. And seasoning foods with herbs and spices in lieu of salt. If you need that little extra push, The Mediterranean diet was recently voted 2019’s Best Overall Diet, being both the best diet for healthy and easiest diet to follow. Lastly, the Mediterranean diet has been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer, high cholesterol, memory loss, dementia, diabetes and depression. Are you ready to start the Mediterranean diet? Make Bianchini’s your first choice for shopping, we carry the finest Mediterranean diet-related foods in town.
Organic Kale is in the HouseKale has quickly becoming the new go-to vegetable for healthy eating. A member of the cabbage family, kale can be green or purple, with curly or smooth leaves. You may be surprised to hear that kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods available. A single cup of fresh kale is packed with high levels of vitamins A, C, B6 and K, calcium, potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese, and beta-carotene. On top of excellent nutrient levels, kale also packs a punch with antioxidants, which help with lowering blood pressure, protecting the heart, with anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-cancer properties as well. Our garden-fresh kale is locally grown by Lakeside Organic Gardens, the largest family-owned and operated 100% organic grower in the United States. Stop by your local Bianchini’s Market today, voted Best Place to Buy Produce by Readers Almanac, and browse our bountiful selection of organic produce.
For more information about Lakeside Organic Gardens, visit www.lakesideorganic.com
The Trendiest Veggie in TownDid you know that cauliflower was newly voted, The Trendiest Vegetable? It’s likely due to the fact that cauliflower is both a nutrition powerhouse and it’s rather tasty! Cauliflower has a good amount of vitamin C, is an excellent source of dietary fiber, folates, calcium, magnesium and iron, and contains carotenoid and flavonoid antioxidants, which have anti-cancer effects and may reduce the risk of several other illnesses, including heart disease. On top of the health benefits, cauliflower is highly versatile; it can be steamed, roasted, baked into a casserole, made into cauliflower soup, or enjoyed with a yummy dip as a healthy snack. With so much going for cauliflower, it’s no wonder why it has recently become a Keto Diet staple, it can be added to nearly every recipe! Stop by your local Bianchini’s Market today, voted Best Place to Buy Produce, and browse our plentiful selections of farm fresh produce. One of our biggest organic produce providers, Lakeside Organic Gardens, is the largest family-owned and operated 100% organic grower in the United States.
For more information about Lakeside Organic Gardens, what’s in season and more, visit: www.lakesideorganic.com
New Year’s Traditions from Around the WorldNew Year’s is right around the corner, and that means celebrating until the early hours of the morning! What are your traditions you follow? A kiss at midnight? A special food or drink to ring in the New Year? Here are a few traditions from around the world. In Greece, families cook a vasilopita, a lucky New Year’s cake that has a coin hidden inside. The vasilopita is cut at midnight and the person with the coin is said to have good luck for the year! In Spain, revelers consume 12 grapes, one grape for every toll of the clock. Some people even prepare their grapes ahead of time, peeling and seeding them to be as efficient as possible. The people of Scotland have their own word for New Year’s Eve celebrations, Hogmanay. The first person that crosses the threshold of the house is to bring gifts symbolizing good luck for the coming year. Scottish whisky symbolizes a merry year ahead, the Black Bun, a spiced fruit cake, symbolizes bountiful food for the year, and a lump coal represents warmth and fuel for the Yew Year. And in the Southern United States, Hoppin’ John is the customary dish that’s served. The dish consists of rice, pork-flavored black-eyed peas - representing coins, cooked greens - representing money, and a side of cornbread – representing gold. Do any of these tasty traditions sound good to you? Maybe you’ll start a new tradition of ringing in the New Year!
Certified Angus Beef Rib Roast for Your Holiday FeastTis the season for show-stopping meals. And the highlight of every meal is the main course. This holiday season serve your family and friends a roast that’s second to none, a Certified Angus Beef Rib Roast. Certified Angus Beef is the best of the best, the standard to which all other beef is measured. Every slice of this Rib Roast is exceptionally tender and remarkably juicy with a generous amount of marbling, giving the meat a melt-in-your-mouth quality, you won’t find anywhere else. Stop by your local Bianchini’s meat department, Voted Best Place to Buy Meat buy Readers Almanac, and order a Certified Angus Beef Rib Roast, your guests and your taste buds will thank you!
Bianchini’s Meats for the HolidaysThe holidays are here, and that means delicious holiday dinners are upon us. Mouthwatering meals that tickle the taste buds and bring everyone at the table a little closer. Whether the main dish is a succulent ham or a juicy roast, there’s no better place to buy your holiday meats than Bianchini’s. Bianchini’s was voted The Almanac Readers Choice for Best Place to Buy Meat. We have a large selection of: Prime Rib Roasts, Certified Angus Beef Filet Mignon Roasts, Crown Roasts, Spiral Hams, as well as a variety of specialty meats. This holiday season let Bianchini’s help make your parties and dinners delectable and memorable.
Panettone for Holiday CelebrationsMake your holiday festivities a little sweeter by serving a panettone loaf. Panettone is a tall dome-shaped sweet bread that has a cake-like fluffy texture. Panettone originated in Milan and is typically enjoyed during Christmas and New Year as a dessert. A classic panettone contains candied oranges, lemon zest and raisins, but there are many variations of the classic recipe, such as plain, chocolate and several fruits varieties. If you’ve never tried panettone before, make your way to your local Bianchini’s. We carry panettone from several artisan bakeries: Bauli, Maina, Rustichella, and San Marco. This year start a new tradition by serving panettone during your holiday festivities.
Discover Specialty Items at Bianchini’sWhen it comes to holiday cooking and baking, some recipes call for ingredients on the unique and exotic side; ingredients that aren’t typically found in the average cupboard. That’s where Bianchini’s can help, explore our store and discover those hard to find specialty items. We carry a wide variety of: artisan cheeses, local bakery items and artisan breads, specialty meats and produce, specialty olive oils and balsamic vinegars from around the world, chestnuts, plum jam, Truffle oil, mulled cider spice, and many gourmet spices from Morton and Basset. If you come across a recipe that asks for a special ingredient, don’t hesitate to contact us; we are more than happy to help you locate those hard to find specialty items.
Let’s Talk Diestel TurkeyThe turkey is the centerpiece to Thanksgiving dinner. It’s large, golden brown, seasoned to perfection and supremely tender when slicing. And when to comes to the top tier of turkeys, Diestel turkeys are the best of the best. With almost 70-years of experience, Diestel is committed to raising their turkeys the right way, going above and beyond to ensure their products are the best they can possibly be. Every turkey is given ample room to roam, fed an all vegetarian diet, with no added antibiotics, hormones or growth stimulants; just good old-fashioned slow grown turkey. Diestel turkeys are noticeably more tender and juicier than the average turkey and have more of that old-fashioned turkey flavor everyone loves and craves. Make your Thanksgiving turkey centerpiece truly standout by serving a Diestel turkey.
For more information, check out the Diestel website.
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Portola Valley 20 Year AnniversaryBianchini’s Portola Valley is celebrating its 20th Anniversary! Opening its doors at 8am on November 14th, 1998. Customers eagerly awaited the store’s opening, lining up with smiles, looking forward to seeing the new market. The new store sought to deliver an upscale market to the community. Offering a full-service meat department with a butcher behind the counter, a new deli department with an assortment of foods-to-go, such as deli sandwiches and homemade-style soups, a dessert counter with decadent cakes and torts, as well as gourmet items like: cheeses, organic meats, eggs, produce as well as canned goods, along with everyday grocery items customers have come to expect. We’re proud to have received the 2018 Almanac Readers Choice Awards for Best Place to Buy Meat, Best Produce, Best Groceries and Best Sandwiches! With 20-years of service, we’re proud to be a part of the Portola Valley community!
Bianchini’s Complete Turkey DinnerTake the stress out of preparing a Thanksgiving feast this year by ordering a Bianchini’s Complete Turkey Dinner. Each turkey dinner is made fresh, in-house and comes complete with all the trimmings! The meal includes: a 10-12 lb. Diestel turkey, mashed potatoes, corn bread stuffing, green beans, turkey gravy, roasted butternut squash and cranberries, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls and a fresh 9-inch pumpkin pie. Our Thanksgiving Feast feeds 8-10 people and is only $129.99. It’s fully cooked, all you need to do is reheat and enjoy! (Reheating instructions included)
Get your order in early! To place your order over the phone, call your local Bianchini’s: San Carlos at 650-592-4701 & Portola Valley at 650-851-4391
Bianchini’s Signature Fresh Squeezed Blood Orange JuiceTreat yourself to a seasonal favorite, Bianchini’s Signature Fresh Squeezed Blood Orange Juice; it’s sweeter, remarkably red and perfect for Halloween. Blood oranges are only in season for a short time, these unique citrus’ get their name for their distinctive, crimson red flesh and rosy skin. A special characteristic unique to blood oranges is that they have an almost raspberry-like flavor. And with Halloween just a week away, why not BREW up a special punch for the occasion? Our fresh squeezed blood orange juice is the perfect choice for creating a ghoulishly delightful beverage!
Bianchini’s Signature Cut Fruit with Tajín SeasoningStop by your local Bianchini’s this week for our newest snack creation - Signature Cut Fruit with Tajín seasoning. If you are unfamiliar with Tajín, it’s a tangy blend of chile peppers, lime and sea salt, perfect for enhancing your favorite fruits and vegetables. Our Signature Cut Fruit with Tajín seasoning comes in four delicious varieties: mango, watermelon, pineapple and melon mix. Each comes in a convenient grab-and-go 8 oz. container with a generous amount of fruit, a single serving of seasoning and a fork. Whether you’re on-the-go or simply crave something that combines refreshing fruit with sweet and tangy flavors, our Signature Cut Fruits with Tajín seasoning are a great choice for healthy snacking.
Fiscalini and Andante CheesesThe fourth and final week of Bianchini’s “For the Love of Cheese” celebration is here! We’re featuring two outstanding cheesemakers who produce some of the finest cheeses on the market; Fiscalini Cheese Company and Andante Dairy. Fiscalini has been producing award-winning handcrafted cheeses in Modesto, California for over 100-years. With an assortment of signature, artisan and specialty cheeses, finding a Fiscalini cheese you love should be a cinch. Our second cheesemaker is Andante Dairy. A relative newcomer to the cheese scene, established in July of 1999. Andante takes its name from the tempo mark of songlike movements of a moderate rate. Like the namesake, Andante’s cheeses are also named after musical terms, such as: Rondo, Nocturne, Metronome, Acapella, Impromptu, and Legato. If you’re a cheese lover like we are, you won’t want to miss out on the final week of “For the Love of Cheese”. If you have any questions about cheese selection, pairings suggestions, or anything else cheese related, we’re always happy to help!
Beecher’s & Wm Cofield CheesesThe third week of Bianchini’s “For the Love of Cheese” celebration is in full swing! We are featuring two premier cheese makers that pride themselves on creating authentic, handmade cheeses; Beecher’s and Wm Cofield. Beecher’s cheeses are handcrafted to highlight and bring out each cheese’s best qualities, from rich and robust to simple and creamy. Each cheese made by Beecher’s follows a simple rule of using only natural, pure ingredients and never any artificial sweeteners, artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or flavor enhancers. Wm Cofield Cheesemakers bring the traditions and tastes of proper British cheese to Wine Country. Using cheesemaking techniques from across the pond and infusing ingredients from Sonoma County, Wm Cofield produces some of the most unique cheese on the market. Specializing in two varieties, McKinley Cheddar and Bodega Blue, each cheese has familiar yet unexpected flavor notes. After one taste of a Wm Cofield cheese, and you’ll know why they are in a league of their own. If you’re a cheese lover, you won’t want to miss out on our “For the Love of Cheese” event. And if you have any questions about cheese selection, pairings suggestions, or anything else cheese related, we’re more than happy to help!
Kookra Krisps and Nicasio Valley CheeseThe second week of Bianchini’s “For the Love of Cheese” celebration has begun. Enjoy our cheese specials, cheese samplings, recipes and more. This week we have a special pairing of Nicasio Valley artisanal cheeses and Kookra Krisps. Nicasio Valley Cheese Company is a several generation, family-ran dairy farm, which produces some of the finest cheese in the Bay Area. Located in Marin County, an hour north of San Francisco, Nicasio Valley Cheese Company is 100% organic pasture-based ranch. Each and every cheese begins with fresh organic farmstead cow’s milk. Try Nicasio Valley cheese with the Kookra Krisps, cracker-cookie fusion that aren’t too sweet or too savory. Diane Love, a local artisan baker, created Kookra Krisps. They are thin and crispy, hand crafted in small batches using only the finest ingredients. Kookra Krisps are made with a combination of fruits, nuts, sweet spices and a hint of molasses, and twice baked for the ideal amount of crunch. Enjoy Kookra Krisps on their own, with coffee/tea or with cheese and wine. If you have any questions about cheese selection, pairings suggestions, or anything else, we’re always happy to help!
For the Love of Cheese – Roth CheesesBianchini’s “For the Love of Cheese” celebration is here! Four weeks of cheese specials, cheese samplings, recipes and more! This week we are featuring Roth Cheeses; a Wisconsin producer with over 150-years of cheese making experience. With so many years under their belt, it may come as no surprise that Roth cheesemakers are very hands-on in every step of the cheesemaking process. With so much attention to detail, it’s no wonder why Roth’s cheeses are award winners. You can find Roth specialty cheeses and many other artisan cheeses from local, national and international cheese producers at both our Portola Valley and San Carlos locations. And if you have any questions about cheese selection or pairings suggestions, we’re happy to help. You may just find a new favorite!
International Eat an Apple DayDid you know that September 15th is International Eat an Apple Day? One of the healthiest food holidays of September. To celebrate, Bianchini’s is featuring a bushel of apple varieties you need to try! Enjoy unique apples like Fuji, Braeburn, Gala, Pink Lady, Honeycrisp, Gravenstein and Granny Smith. Our fresh apples run the gamut of color from red and pink, to yellow and green; and range in flavor from enjoyably sweet to slightly tart. On top of apples being delicious, they’re the perfect healthy snack. Apples are low in calories, low on the glycemic index, high in natural fiber, and a good source of vitamin C, potassium and antioxidants. And possibly the most overlooked benefit of apples is that they are conveniently sized, meaning they can be taken anywhere and enjoyed any time! Don’t forget to stop by your local Bianchini’s this September 15th and enjoy an apple!
Round Challah for Rosh HashanahRosh Hashanah, The Jewish New Year, is nearly here, and you know what that means, Round Challah! For those that live in the Bay Area, you may have heard of a local family owned bakery called Woodside Bakery. For over 38 years, Jan and Mark Sweyer have been preparing European-style “scratch” baked goods. Every baked good is made daily in-house, using only the highest quality ingredients. Woodside bakery’s round challah is a 1 & 1/2-pound loaf that comes in plain, raisin, fruit, sesame and poppy seed. Pick up your round challah today in-store, Woodside specially bakes and delivers fresh loaves to our Portola Valley and San Carlos stores every day!
Grilling with Certified Angus BeefAs many know, Labor Day traditionally marks the end of summer, AKA the end of “grilling season”. To celebrate, why not indulge by grilling up Certified Angus Beef from Bianchini’s Meat department. Certified Angus Beef is simply the best of the best. The highest quality, the best tasting, the most tender and juiciest beef available. Our late father, Al Bianchini, was a life-long butcher; his dedication and example of hard work is why our old-fashioned, full-service meat market is the cornerstone of our business. Our knowledgeable butchers are here to help you with advice on meat selection, cooking suggestions or any questions you may have. We pride ourselves on providing the finest meats, poultry and seafood available to our customers. Stop by today and you’ll see why Bianchini’s Market is the winner of The Almanac Award for Best Place to Buy Meat.
Bianchini’s Award Winning Signature Deli SandwichesDid you know that Bianchini’s is the winner of the Almanac Readers Choice Best Sandwich Award? We pride ourselves on creating the best deli sandwiches for our customers each and every day. Our famous deli sandwiches start with freshly baked bread, premium deli meats, like, Boar’s Head, an assortment of fine deli cheeses, plus all the fixings. Choose from one of our signature deli sandwiches or build your own perfect sandwich with our high-quality ingredients. If you’re craving something new, try our Sandwich of the Month. An extra special deli sandwich that’s new every month. Our sandwiches are a great option for back to school, on the way to work, an afternoon lunch or snack. If you’re running short on time, order your sandwich via text and we’ll have it ready when you arrive. Text 650-600-3371 for San Carlos or 650-600-3382 for Portola Valley. If you don’t have a Bianchini’s Sandwich Club Card yet, pick one up today. After purchasing 8 sandwiches, get your 9th sandwich free!
Back to SchoolIt’s that time of year again, kids are heading back to school. With another school year, The Bianchini’s Family has more opportunities to give back to our community. That’s why we are proud to announce that Bianchini’s has donated over $650,000 to local schools and nonprofits through the eScrip program. eScrip is the grocery industry’s premier fundraiser, and the Bianchini’s Reward Card is linked to this program. When you use your Bianchini’s Reward Card during checkout, local schools can earn up to 4% of your purchases. If you don’t have a Bianchini’s Reward Card yet, you can sign up in-store and get your card right there on the spot! And to help give back to local schools, you can register your card at http://www.escrip.com/merchants/identity/bianchinis/index.jsp to help give back to your local community. Remember, Think Local. Shop Local. LOVE LOCAL.
Bianchini’s Signature Snack PacksWith life’s busy schedules, snacking has become grabbing the closest thing to satisfy cravings. Finding something that’s both satisfying and healthy can be a challenge. Luckily, we are introducing Bianchini’s Signature Snack Packs, a convenient way to eat healthy while on the go for both kids and adults. We have several snack kit options to suit a variety of tastes. All kits come with an assortment of fresh cut fruits, dips, and a dessert for kids. We thoughtfully designed each snack kit to provide maximum nutrition and provide proper portion sizes. So, if you’re looking for a snack that’s convenient, tastes great and is good for you, look no further than Bianchini’s Signature Snack Packs!
Bianchini’s Market RewardsFRESH NEWS FLASH: Bianchini’s Market Rewards members, your Reward Check is on the way! If you met the purchase requirements* and accumulated at least $10 in rewards for the first half of the year, you earned your Reward. With that said, now is the time to REWARD YOURSELF! We thank you for being a loyal customer and now it’s time to treat yourself! Reward members receive our weekly ad special every Wednesday, a new Cook’s Corner recipe every Friday, earn up to 2% on purchases, along with access to limited time specials, and Reward Members receive a special birthday gift! Remember, Shop Local! Think Local! Love Local!
*See website for details > http://bianchinismarket.com/rewards/
Fresh Local Berries Have ArrivedJuly is ripe with some of the best tasting berries. We have a big selection of locally grown berries, from blackberries and blueberries to raspberries and strawberries. Did you know that all berries are rich with essential nutrients? vitamins C and K, natural fiber, potassium and antioxidants. Not only are berries antioxidant powerhouses, they’re also excellent for heart health. Besides enjoying fresh berries as a healthy snack, these little fruits are great for fruity smoothies, yummy parfaits, baked into pastries and homemade lemonades. Stop by our produce department today and check out all of our wonderful locally grown berries. Remember, Think Local. Shop Local. Stay Local. LOVE LOCAL.
The Almanac Readers’ Choice Winner!FRESH NEWS FLASH: The results of the Almanac Readers’ Choice 2018 poll are in! Bianchini’s is the proud winner of four Readers’ Choice categories: Best Grocery, Best Produce, Best Place to Buy Meat, and Best Sandwiches. Bianchini’s core values are to support local farms, ranches, and food purveyors whenever possible. By building strong connections with our neighbors, we are able bring our customers exclusive items from local vendors, and tailor our product selection to bring in more of what they love. We would like to give a great big “Thank You” to our customers and our community for making us winners of The Almanac Readers’ Choice 2018. Think Local. Shop Local. Stay Local. LOVE LOCAL.
National Ice Cream DayDid you know National Ice Cream Day is July 15th? What better time to enjoy ice cream than the middle of the summer, when the days are at their hottest? To celebrate, we are highlighting San Francisco’s own Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream. Humphry Slocombe was named Top 5 Ice Cream in America by Food Network and is a trendsetter in the ice cream world; by combining unconventional flavors with ultra-premium ingredients, they have made ice cream that is both incredibly delicious and unforgettable. No matter what ice cream is your favorite, be sure to celebrate by having a bowl of the frosty treat this July 15th!
Summer Caprese SaladThe perfect summer caprese salad has four basic ingredients: tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Caprese salads are both simple and satisfying. Stop by our produce department for fresh basil and check out our great selection of heirloom tomatoes. The heirloom variety has been cultivated to have the best qualities and are generally considered to have superior flavor over their commercially grown cousins. When it comes to mozzarella cheese, we recommend Point Reyes. With a light yet slightly sweet flavor and pillowy softness; exactly what you’re looking for in a fresh mozzarella. And don’t forget about the balsamic vinegar, we carry an assortment of premium balsamic vinegars to suit everyone’s tastes. So, whether you’re making an Italian dinner for the family or hosting a party, you’ll find everything you need to create the best caprese salad at your local Bianchini’s.
Certified Angus Beef SteaksWhen it comes to the beef, Certified Angus Beef is hands down the best of the best. Held to the highest standards, only the best cuts of choice and prime can make the grade. Certified Angus Beef steaks have a generous amount marbling, are exceptionally tender, incredibly juicy and bursting with amazing flavor. If you’re grilling this weekend, stop by our meat department and pick up a few steaks with the CAB logo, for the best tasting, most tender steaks available.
How to Prepare the Perfect Steak:
Preheat grill to high.
Remove steak from the refrigerator and let sit for 20-minutes before grilling. Pat dry your steak with paper towels to help evenly sear the outside and retain the steak’s internal moisture while cooking.
Liberally season the steak with kosher salt and ground black pepper. Place steak on the grill and cook for around 4-5 minutes, steak should have a light char. Flip steak over and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes for medium-rare (internal temp. 135 degrees F). For medium, cook for 5-7 minutes (internal temp. 140 degrees F). And for medium-well, cook for 8-10 minutes (internal temp. 150 degrees F).
Remove steak from grill and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
Summertime Fruits Have Arrived!With summer finally here, it’s time to treat your taste buds to the best local fruit the summer has to offer. Enjoy the refreshing sweetness of fresh peaches, nectarines and apricots. All three are excellent choices for healthy snacking, since they are a good source of vitamins A & C, potassium and other essential nutrients. If you’re in the mood to cook, these wonderful fruits are also great for baking pies, cobblers and cakes, as well as homemade preserves. Taste the difference of Bianchini’s peak of the season summer fruits!
Beers from Around the WorldWith the World Cup of Soccer and Father’s Day just days away, why not celebrate these big occasions with your favorite beer or maybe try something new? Our stores carry beers from all over the world. We carry a large selection of both domestic and imported, as well as many craft beers. The Portola Valley location has a selection of over 250 varieties, and the San Carlos store has an assortment of over 400 beers! With so much variety to choose from, whether you prefer the light, crispness of a pilsner, or the dark, rich flavors of a porter; there’s certainly a beer for everyone and every occasion. Come check out our stores, you may just find a new favorite!
Sandwich of the Month – Pesto Presto Chicken SandwichCheck out our newest sandwich of the month – The Pesto Presto Chicken Sandwich. This scrumptious sandwich starts with a warm Woodside Bakery focaccia roll, topped with thin sliced herb grilled chicken, melted provolone cheese, pesto sauce, fresh arugula, and is finished with a blend of extra virgin oil, balsamic vinaigrette and ground black pepper. Stop by your local Bianchini’s today and enjoy the yummy goodness that is the Pesto Presto Chicken Sandwich!
Catering for GraduationCongrats to all the grads! If you’re looking for a catering service for a graduation party or get together, choose Bianchini’s. Our professional, experienced catering services team will work with you from beginning to end to ensure a perfect event! We use only fresh, high quality ingredients when creating our foods, and we can make just about any menu you desire. Both of our San Carlos and Portola Valley locations can customize a menu for you. Visit our catering page to see our full menu. http://bianchinismarket.com/catering/
Fresh Ground Meats for Memorial DayCreate the best Memorial Day menu with Bianchini’s fresh ground beef, chicken and turkey. We freshly grind our beef three-times a day and our poultry at least twice a day. Choose from Certified Angus Beef chuck and sirloin or premium grass-fed beef. Our beef is of the highest quality, offering premium taste and texture. And our poultry is equally of the highest quality. Mary’s Organic chicken and turkey are fed an all-natural vegetarian diet, with no added hormones, no preservatives, and never any antibiotics. In other words, the finest poultry available. Whether you’re making homemade burgers or a hearty chili this Memorial Day, you can count on Bianchini’s to have the freshest ground beef and poultry for all your cookout needs.
Bianchini’s Supports Local SchoolsAll of us here at Bianchini’s are big advocates of giving back to local schools and education. We like to give back wherever and whenever we can. And to help give back, we have connected Bianchini’s Reward card with eScrip, the grocery industry’s premier fundraiser. Simply using Bianchini’s Reward Card when you shop, local schools can earn up to 4% of your purchases! Bianchini’s school support program is year-round, so even though graduation is around the corner, local schools can still earn contributions. Join us in giving back to local schools, use your Bianchini’s Reward Card when you shop. If you don’t have a Bianchini’s Reward Card, sign up in-store and get your card on the spot. And to help give back to local schools, register your card at http://www.escrip.com/merchants/identity/bianchinis/index.jsp
Bianchini’s Signature Angel Food CakeMake Mother’s Day extra special this year by treating mom something sweet! Bring home one of Bianchini’s famous quality treats from the bakery, like our Signature Angel Food Cake. Our renowned treat is made with only the highest quality and freshest ingredients, creating a light and airy confection that’s truly second to none. Try topping our signature angel food cake with fresh sliced strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream to create a delicious Mother’s Day dessert she won’t soon forget.
Cinco de Mayo!Make this Cinco de Mayo one to remember by creating the perfect menu with a fiesta of flavors and textures. We have an excellent selection of chips, dips, and other Cinco de Mayo favorites. Enjoy the premium taste and quality of our signature items, like: Bianchini’s Own tortilla chips, guacamole and salsa. All Bianchini’s Own items are made fresh in-store with only the finest ingredients and available only at Bianchini’s. From yummy appetizers to delectable entrées, Bianchini’s has everything you need to make your Cinco de Mayo a fiesta to remember!
Wisconsin Cheese Grilled Cheese ContestGrilled cheese season is here! And to celebrate, The Grilled Cheese Academy Presents The Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Recipe Showdown 2018. A nationwide four category contest, with $40,000 total in cash prizes. The categories include: Open Class, where your imagination is your only limitation, the Classic Class a six ingredient or less recipe, Junior Class is for contestants under the age of 18, and the Fan Flavorites Class, a video entry submission where you can showcase your favorite grilled cheese recipe. Go to grilledcheeseacademy.com/contest to enter. Don’t wait, the contest ends May 15th. And for all those Wisconsin cheese lovers out there, Bianchini’s carries several varieties of cheeses from Wisconsin; stop by our specialty cheese department today.
Organic Produce from Lakeside Organic GardensWith Earth Day around the corner, we'd like to give special recognition to California's Lakeside Organic Gardens, the largest family-owned and operated 100% organic grower in the United States. Raising over forty-five varieties of year-round vegetables, like: broccoli, kale, spinach and lettuce, as well as specialty and seasonal crops, like: Brussels sprouts, green and red bell peppers, and watermelon radishes. Lakeside Organic Gardens uses state of the art farming practices from planting to harvest; such as GPS laser leveling to ensure ideal moisture control and planting positioning, composting techniques and crop rotation to keep the soil nutrient rich and minimize disease, and most importantly biological insect control, rather than chemicals. These practices ensure that the crops remain healthy, the land stays fertile, and the produce is the best it can possibly be. Stop by your local Bianchini's Market today and browse our bountiful organic produce selections.
9Organics Meal KitsThe age-old question, "What's for dinner?" is now a thing of the past, thanks to 9 Organics and Bianchini's. 9 Organics offers quick and easy ready-to-cook dinner kits that are both healthy and delicious. Making searching for a recipe and a trip to the store to find the right ingredients a thing of the past. Each dinner kit includes pre-cut, precisely portioned and seasoned entrees, crisp organic produce, with unique, homemade seasonings and sauces. Meals can also be tailored for dietary restrictions, such as gluten free, paleo, vegan or vegetarian. And every meal kit comes in 100% sustainable packaging that is environmentally friendly, compostable, recyclable and returnable, meaning zero waste! What are you waiting for, order in-store at your local Bianchini's and pick up a meal kit while you shop.
Love Local – Just MayoJust For All, a local San Francisco based company, are the purveyors of premium spreads, dressings and even cookie dough. Their core product is Just Mayo, a Non-GMO verified, egg-free, gluten-free spread/dressing. Made with all-natural, sustainable ingredients for a fresher, brighter taste and silkier spread. Not only is it delicious on sandwiches, it's great for baking, mixing into dips and pasta salads, as a butter replacement for grilled cheese sandwiches, and much more. One taste of is all it will take to be hooked on Just Mayo. Remember, when you're at Bianchini's - Think local. Shop local. Stay local. Love Local.
Clover Sonoma Pasture Raised Organic Brown EggsClover Sonoma in partnership with McIsaac & Son Dairy Farm bring you Pasture Raised Organic Brown Eggs. McIsaac is a sixth-generation single-family dairy farm that features organic pasture raised eggs. McIsaac holds their farm to the highest quality standards, providing their chickens spacious barns with open siding, allowing the birds round-the-clock access to several acres of field to forage and roam. The eggs are collected by hand every day and inspected to ensure they are of the highest quality. Considering that Clover Pasture Raised organic brown eggs are sourced locally in Sonoma County, within 100 miles of Bay Area markets. You can rest assured you are getting the freshest eggs available.
Shop Local Eat Local Love LocalBianchini's follows a simple saying, Think local. Shop local. Stay local. Love Local. You'll find everything from home-grown strawberries to artisan cheeses from Northern California. We support local farms, ranches, and food purveyors as much as possible. We have built strong bonds with our neighbors, and in turn, Bianchini's is able bring you, the customer, unique items from local vendors, and tailor our inventory to bring you more of what you love. So, the next time you're shopping at Bianchini's Market, Check out our Love Local promotion. Now until 4/17, we are highlighting locally grown and produced items throughout the store. Keep an eye out for Love Local signs spotlighting local products and try select local products during our samplings!
Celebrate National Pi Day with Bianchini’sDid you know that March 14th is National Pi Day? As in the mathematical constant π (Pi), whose first three digits are 3.14, which translates to 3/14. To celebrate National Pi Day, we're offering an assortment of delicious fresh baked pies from a few well-known local bakeries: Woodside Bakery and Upper Crust. So, make your way down to your local Bianchini's and celebrate National Pi Day with us! It's a food holiday both Pi enthusiasts and Pie Lovers can enjoy!
Friend in Cheeses Jams & JelliesWhen it comes to food, sticking to the traditional food rules is a thing of the past. Friends in Cheeses Jam Co. is a pioneer of thinking outside the box with food and wine pairings by continuously exploring new flavor combinations. Located in Santa Cruz, California, Friends in Cheeses Jam Co. creates small batches of seasonal jams, jellies and other preserves; using only organic locally sourced ingredients. You'd be hard pressed to find anything like their Hot Cobb Jelly, Smokin' Pardon Jam, Electric Beetroot Confiture or Forbidden Fruit Marmalade. And if you're feeling adventurous, every preserve has cheese suggestions, recipe ideas and food pairings to being out their best characteristics.
Sandwich of the Month: Murphy’s Downfall SandwichCelebrate St. Patrick's Day in March with our newest sandwich of the month - Murphy's Downfall. This uniquely named sandwich begins with two slices of toasted marble rye, then we pile on Bianchini's Own Signature Corned Beef and top it with white Irish Cheddar, horseradish, whole grain mustard and coleslaw. The end result is a sandwich so tasty, you might find yourself doing an Irish jig of joy!
Fresh Artichokes from Pomponio FarmsPomponio Farms is a 20-acre organic farm located in the hills of San Gregorio, California in San Mateo County, and also happen to be a premier produce supplier to Bianchini’s Market. Due to the areas favorable climate, Pomponio Farms is able to grow a variety of organic produce throughout the year, including: artichokes, peppers and kale during the cooler months. In fact, these artichokes are some of the tastiest in the Bay Area. If you’re looking for a few new ideas to enhance the natural deliciousness of this vegetable, try, artichoke risotto, artichoke alfredo, roasted artichoke hearts, cheesy stuffed artichokes or go with the classic spinach and artichoke dip. Stop by Bianchini’s today for some of the finest and freshest organic produce available.
Fresh Local Dungeness CrabThis just in, fresh Dungeness crab is still available in Bianchini’s seafood department! Dungeness crab isn’t your ordinary crab; they’re extra meaty, tender, highly flavorful and uniquely sweet; a perfect choice for both entrées and appetizers. Enjoy Dungeness crab steamed, baked or boiled with a generous helping of warm drawn butter and lemon wedge. And as always, we’ll crack and clean them at no extra charge.
Sandwich of the Month – Brisket Banh MiMake you way down to Bianchini’s today and check out our newest Sandwich of the Month – The Brisket Banh Mi. This scrumptious sandwich starts with savory smoked brisket, followed by a medley of shredded carrots, cucumber slices, chopped cilantro and sliced red onions, topped with spicy Sriracha House sauce; all resting on a warm toasted roll. Talk about big flavor in a little package! And stay tuned for March’s sandwich; we’re sure you’ll love it!
Bianchini’s Is Your Big Game Menu DestinationBianchini’s makes menu planning for the Big Game easy and quick, with a crowd-pleasing spread of ready to eat favorites, along with an assortment of heat and serve options. Enjoy Bianchini’s Signature house made dips or guacamole and tortilla chips, or fresh cut fruit and vegetables as a snack or appetizer. And score extra points with Joyce’s potato or macaroni salad, they’re both excellent as a side dish to our own house made sausages and marinated tri-tip. Our Big Game selections are sure to curb even the biggest of appetites! So kick back, relax, and enjoy the day.
Celebrate National Peanut Butter Day with Bianchini’sJoin us on January 24th for National Peanut Butter Day, and enjoy Bianchini’s own fresh ground peanut butter, made right here in-store. Unlike most brand name peanut butters, which contain numerous ingredients, our house-made peanut butter contains only one ingredient, peanuts, and nothing else! No added oils, sugar, or salt, just plain old peanuts. A fun fact about fresh ground peanut butter, a tablespoon of contains 10% more of the daily-recommended value of copper, protein, fiber, magnesium and vitamin E. The old saying of “less is more” perfectly describes our peanut butter. Go ahead and make your favorite peanut butter creations and celebrate one of the tastiest food holidays, National Peanut Butter Day!
Bianchini’s is Headed to The Fancy Food Show!This weekend, Bianchini’s will be attending The Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, the largest food and beverage show on the West Coast. Over 1,500 specialty food companies from around the world will be on hand to present the latest trends and the newest products. Bianchini’s staff will be searching for fresh and exclusive food and drink to bring to our stores. Stay tuned for the latest from Bianchini’s. We can’t wait to show you what’s in store.
Straus Family Creamery Organic MilkStraus Family Creamery was founded in 1994 in the small town of Marshall, in Northern California. Their commitment to producing the highest quality minimally processed organic dairy products is what makes Straus the premier organic creamery of California. Straus holds the illustriousness title of being the first certified organic dairy west of the Mississippi River and also the first 100% certified organic creamery in the United States! This distinction effectively made Straus the first field-to-bottle infrastructure for organic milk. All milk that comes from Straus Family Creamery is non-homogenized, meaning that the cream naturally rises to the top. This creates a wonderful aroma as well as fuller, richer flavor. And every variety of milk from Straus is bottled in reusable, recyclable glass bottles, effectively cutting down on total waste from farm to table. Stop by your local Bianchini’s today and pick up a bottle of Straus Family Creamery’s organic milk!
Sandwich of the Month: Field of GreensThe New Year symbolizes change and starting fresh. With that in mind, we here at Bianchini’s would like to introduce you to a new program, The Sandwich of the Month. Every month we will feature a brand new irresistible sandwich. January’s sandwich is The Field of Greens, a wholesome and flavorful sandwich that’s perfect for “eating lite” after the holidays. The Field of Greens starts with two slices of toasted multi grain bread with cilantro aioli spread on both sides, then is topped with sliced half avocado, sunflower sprouts, cucumber slices and finished with a spring mix. Stop by today and try this scrumptious sandwich, and keep an eye out for February’s sandwich!
Tsar Nicoulai CaviarLooking for something extra special to serve your New Year’s party guests? We may have just what you’re looking for! If you love the delicacy known as caviar or are curious and want to dip your toe in the water, so to speak, visit our Portola Valley and San Carlos seafood departments and pick up a tin of Tsar Nicoulai caviar. With a variety of options, like traditional Gold Pearl Salmon Roe and American Paddlefish Roe to gourmet flavors like Wasabi Whitefish Roe, there’s something to suit every taste. With over 30 years of innovative techniques in sustainability. Tsar Nicoulai raises their fish without the use of GMO’s, antibiotics, or growth hormones. And never use synthetic preservatives during the production of their caviar. Meaning, Tsar Nicoulai is one of the finest Northern California handcrafted caviars money can buy! Make this New Year’s celebration one to truly remember by serving Tsar Nicoulai caviar!
Prime Time!If you’re looking for a show-stopping centerpiece for your holiday meal, look no further than Niman Ranch all-natural Prime Rib Roast. With a rich marbling throughout and overall delicate flavor, this roast is the epitome of Prime! Every slice is exceptionally tender and remarkably juicy; giving it a melt-in-your-mouth quality you can’t get anywhere else. It all begins with the cattle. Niman Ranch cattle are genetically Angus, they’re born and raised on small, family ranches in the Pacific Northwest, Midwest Idaho and Utah, with ample grazing space and fed a 100% vegetarian diet without added hormones or antibiotics. This combination of excellent genetics, humane farming practices and high quality diet, is what makes Niman Ranch beef the best of the best.
Woodside Bakery ChallahHanukkah starts this week, and families everywhere will break bread with two loaves of Challah on Friday. The two loaves represent the double portion of manna, or sweet food gifts. Bianchini’s carries some of the finest Challah in the Bay Area, thanks to Woodside Bakery; a European style "scratch" bakery, specially bakes and delivers fresh Challah to our Portola Valley and San Carlos stores. Owned by Mark and Jan Sweyer, Woodside Bakery has been serving the Bay area for over 38 years. Being one of the last remaining European style "scratch" bakeries, everything is made daily, in-house, using "real", high quality ingredients.
Laura Chenel’s Goat Cheese LogLaura Chenel has been crafting some of the finest goat cheeses available since the 1970’s. Located in Sonoma, California, Laura Chenel combines European-style artisan cheese making with fresh American goat milk from Northern California family-raised goats. One of Laura Chenel’s specialties is their cheese log. Made with simple ingredients like cultured, pasteurized local goat’s milk, salt and microbial enzymes. These cheese logs are creamy when at room temperature or baked, and they’re famous for their rich taste and citrusy tang. Laura Chenel's commitment to creating only the highest quality, handcrafted goat’s milk cheese is what makes them the standard for American chèvre. Incorporate a Laura Chenel’s goat cheese log in your favorite recipes, or try our Holiday Goat Cheese Log with Walnuts, Pecans, and Parsley recipe!
Bianchini’s: Catering the HolidaysLet Bianchini’s take the stress out of the holidays by letting us cater your office parties, events and family gatherings. Our professional, experienced catering services team will work with you from beginning to end to ensure a perfect event! We use only fresh, high quality ingredients when preparing our foods. Both of our locations, San Carlos and Portola Valley, can customize a menu just for you. Whether you’re looking for a boxed lunch style, a hors d’oeuvres focused spread or full-scale meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner; our catering services can do it all! Enjoy the day and let us do the cooking, so you can make wonderful holiday memories with your friends and family!
To discuss Catering, call us at (650) 592-4701 and ask for the Catering Department
Or visit http://bianchinismarket.com/catering/ for menu options and pricing
Top Tier Thanksgiving TurkeysWhen it comes to terrific tasting fresh turkeys, two names stand out from the flock, Diestel and Mary’s. Both turkey farms are family owned and operated, and both have over 60-years of experience in the turkey raising business. Diestel Turkey Ranch has been around since 1949, while Mary’s Free Range Turkey has been in business since 1954.
Diestel Range Grown All Natural turkeys have that old-fashioned turkey taste everyone loves. Their turkeys are fed a vegetarian diet with no added hormones, antibiotics or growth stimulants. They’re allowed plenty of room to roam and are slow grown to ensure superb taste and mouth-watering texture.
Mary’s Certified Organic Free-Range turkeys aren’t the average turkey you find at the store, these are some of the finest turkeys available. Each turkey is fed an all-vegetarian diet of non-GMO corn and soybean meal, no antibiotics and no synthetic amino acids. In other words, they’re as natural as they come!
Order your turkey by calling our stores:
San Carlos: 650-592-4701
Portola Valley: 650-851-4391
Bianchini’s Signature Fresh Cut Fruit and VeggiesStop by this week and check out what’s new! Bianchini’s Signature Fresh Cut Fruits and Vegetables are now available in our produce department. We have a large variety of fresh cut fruits and vegetables, along with mixes for every taste and occasion. Whether you’re roasting, slow cooking, snacking, stir-frying, making a veggie platter or fruit salad; we have a mix for that. All produce is sourced from high quality farmers both locally and throughout the West Coast. As we are entering Fall and Winter, more varieties will be arriving, stop by frequently to see what’s new. And just in time for Thanksgiving, we will have a Thanksgiving Stuffing Mix with seasonings.
Bianchini’s Thanksgiving DinnerDon’t want to cook this year for Thanksgiving? No problem! Bianchini’s has you covered. We offer complete turkey dinners that feed 8-10 people. Made fresh in-house by our chefs, complete with all the trimmings: a 10-12 lb. Diestel turkey, mashed potatoes, corn bread stuffing, green beans, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls and a fresh pumpkin pie to finish the meal. Our Thanksgiving Feast is only $119.99, it’s fully cooked, all you need to do is reheat and enjoy!
Place your order over the phone by calling your local Bianchini’s.
San Carlos: 650-592-4701
Portola Valley: 650-851-4391
All Things Pumpkins!Get pumped for pumpkins this October at Bianchini’s! We have locally grown pumpkins that are great for carving Jack-O-Lanterns, along with perfectly sweet pumpkin treats. Stop by our bakery for fresh pumpkin pies, cupcakes, and pastries, along with other fall favorites. And if you love the taste of pumpkin, try cooking with this special squash and imagine the pumpkin possibilities! Enjoy roasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin pudding, pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin cookies. For all things pumpkin, make your way down to Bianchini’s and have yourself a gourd old time!
City of Hope Ribbons for HopeBianchini’s and City of Hope Cancer Research Center have teamed up in the fight against cancer. Throughout the month of October, Bianchini’s will be selling Ribbons for Hope, a simple ribbon that symbolizes the fight against cancer for $1. All proceeds will benefit the City of Hope Cancer Research Center. City of Hope is a world-renowned facility that is on the cutting edge of cancer and diabetes research and treatment. With your help, City of Hope can be one step closer to finding a cure.
Celebrate National Farmers DayIn honor of National Farmer’s Day, we here at Bianchini’s would like to say thank you to Castro Farms, Jelich Ranch, Lakeside Organics, Pomponio Creek Farms, Webb Ranch, and all the local farmers and growers that provide our stores with fresh from the farm produce. National Farmer’s Day is celebrated annually on October 12th, to pay tribute to all the hard-working men and women that grow and harvest the nourishing produce we all enjoy everyday. As the backbone of the American culture, farmers and play a vital role in the economy and show us the fruits of hard work, dedication and perseverance. Take a moment and celebrate National Farmers Day with us.
Bianchini’s and 9organics at the San Carlos Art & Wine FaireVisit the Bianchinis and 9organics booth this Saturday and Sunday at the 27th San Carlos Art and Wine Faire. 9organics are delicious, healthy meal kits you cook at home with little effort. Each meal kit includes premium local organic ingredients, including pre-cut produce, gourmet handmade sauces and signature spices. Bianchini’s will be on-site, sampling 9Organics meal kits. Rest assured, you won’t go hungry at the Faire!
For more information visit https://sancarlosartandwinefaire.com and https://www.9organics.com
Celebrate National Coffee DayTo celebrate National Coffee Day, September 29th, Bianchini’s would like to give a special acknowledgement to Highnote Coffee, a premier local coffee bean supplier. Highnote Coffee produces some of the finest coffee available, hands down. It is their partnerships with coffee bean growers from around the globe, their cultivation of the coffee seed from planting to harvest, along with their time honored roasting techniques, is what ensures that Highnote’s coffee is the highest quality coffee on the market. With a variety of roasts and flavors, from light and sweet to dark and rich, fruity herbal decaf to strong espresso, Highnote Coffee has something for everyone and every taste. Stop on by your local Bianchini’s and try a cup today, you’re going to fall in love after the first sip!
Fresh Baked Breads from As Kneaded BakeryBianchini’s is proud to feature As Kneaded Bakery breads. As Kneaded Bakery is a Community Supported Bakery, a CSB, which is owned and operated by Iliana Imberman Berkowitz. What sets As Kneaded Bakery apart from other bakeries is that their breads contain a natural leavening agent, aka sourdough, or a percentage of the dough contains pre-fermented flour. Both of these grant the breads intricate and complex flavors. Illiana’s love of bread making is what inspired her to open As Kneaded Bakery. She wanted to create a special bakery experience for her customers by making exceptional breads that you can’t get anywhere else. The As Kneaded Bakery offers a fantastic variety of breads, like, crispy French baguettes and Challah, a braided-style bread topped with sesame seeds, along with more original breads, like, Spelt Walnut, Baltic Rye and Flax Sunflower.
L’Etivaz Swiss Cheese & Adopt an AlpExclusive to Bianchini’s, L’Etivaz Swiss cheese, imported from Alpe Tompey in the Swiss Alps. This special variety of cheese is Gruyère style, meaning it has a sweet, slightly salty flavor, and a creamy texture. As it matures, the flavors become more assertive, and the cheese develops a slightly grainy texture. Unlike most Gruyère style cheeses, L’Etivaz cheese can only be produced between May 10th through October 10th, and must be produced over an open fire, and then and aged in the L’Etivaz cellars for a minimum of 135 days.
The Zjörien Family, members of the Adopt an Alp program, wakes up very early each morning to make their special L’Etivaz Swiss cheese. Astonishingly, this family can produce 5 to 6, 55 lb. wheels of cheese a day! This nice family was kind enough to allow us to film their cheese making process. We brought back a 3/4 wheel of this special cheese, with more will arriving in November. Bianchini’s has adopted this Alp for the past two years. And in doing so, we’ve had amazing experiences and were given access to specialty cheeses you can’t find anywhere else.
Join the Adopt an Alp program, support transhumance and get rewarded with Alp cheese. Transhumance is the process of moving farmers, their family and the animals to the highlands in the summer and the lowlands in the winter. This ensures that the cows have a varying diet, by not eating the same foods, their milk produces new, natural flavors, which results in a higher quality, better tasting cheese.
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Woodside Bakery’s Fantastic Baked GoodsIf you live in the Bay area or have been to Bianchini’s, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about Woodside Bakery or tasted their incredible baked goods. Woodside Bakery & Cafe is owned by Mark and Jan Sweyer and has been serving the Bay area for over 38 years. It’s one of the last remaining European style "scratch" bakeries; meaning, everything they make is made daily, in-house, using "real", high quality ingredients. One bite is all it will take to taste the difference great passion makes in everything they bake. Woodside Bakery specially bakes and delivers to our Portola Valley and San Carlos stores: their famous Focaccia rolls, Challah, assorted pastries, muffins, brownies, napoleons, pies, and a variety of breads -- allowing us to treat our customers to some of the finest baked goods available. You can also stop by their bakery in the Sharon Heights Shopping Center off Sand Hill Road!
Bianchini’s Hamburger & Hot Dog BunsIf you’re planning on grilling for Labor Day, we have the buns you need to complete your holiday menu. If you love that fresh from the oven smell and taste, you’ll love these buns. Stop by our bakery today and treat your taste buds to the best hamburger and hot dog buns in town. Made fresh by The Cake Box Bakery in Lafayette, Ca. These buns are melt-in-your-mouth soft, but firm enough to hold up to the heftiest burgers, and will add even more flavor to your grilled foods! These buns really stand out among the pack.
Bianchini’s Fresh Squeezed Orange JuiceBianchini’s fresh squeezed orange juice is a great way to start your day, and it’s a fantastic back to school treat for the kids. Right away, you’ll notice the taste difference; it’s bright, flavorful and pure. That’s because we squeeze dozens of oranges everyday to make our Fresh Squeeze Orange Juice, meaning there are no preservatives or additives, just 100% orange juice. It’s like taking a bite out of a fresh picked orange!
Bring Home Bianchini’s Rotisserie ChickenStop by Bianchini’s today and pick up one of our rotisserie chickens for lunch or dinner. Roasted daily by our chefs in the deli department, to tender perfection. And we use only the finest chickens from Mary’s Free Range Chickens. Mary’s is a family owned and operated chicken ranch that’s been producing some of the finest chickens since 1954. With an all-vegetarian diet of non-GMO corn and soybean meal, and never any additives or antibiotics, these chickens are as natural as they come! Enjoy our rotisserie chickens as a main course, or cut one up for sandwiches, a chicken Caesar salad or BBQ chicken pizza!
Point Reyes Farmstead Gouda CheesePoint Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, purveyors of the finest cheeses available, introduces their new three-month aged Gouda. It may be young, but it’s a real contender. In fact, this particular Gouda won an award at the American Cheese Society conference in Denver. You’d be hard pressed to find another cheese as good as this Gouda, it’s creamy, buttery soft, with a delicious dulce de leche flavor. Act fast, only 10 wheels of this special cheese were produced, and Bianchini’s Market bought all 10! Meaning, you can only get it here! Trust us, you won’t want to miss out on this amazing cheese!
Celebrate National Peach Month with Bianchini’sDid you know August is National Peach Month? Stop by your local Bianchini’s and enjoy locally grown, cream of the crop peaches. We have a fantastic selection of the freshest peaches grown right here in Northern California, from growers like Jelich Ranch and Mariani Orchards. Your eyes and taste buds will fall in love with these beautifully colored, intensely flavorful, highly aromatic and juicy fruits. They’re great as a healthy snack and they’re perfect for baking cobblers, blending into smoothies and lemonade, diced up for fruit salad or even homemade peach salsa. Don’t miss out on this amazing favorite. Summer’s best fruit is at Bianchini’s.
“As Fresh As It Gets”We are proud to announce that Bianchini’s has won the San Mateo County “As Fresh As it Gets” Platinum Level Award. The “As Fresh As It Gets” award is rewarded to companies that go out of their way to buy and serve fresh local products and support local farmers, fishermen, wine makers and brewers. Seventy-three caterers, hotels, florists and companies were recognized in the annual San Mateo County As Fresh As It Gets awards ceremony held on June 15th. Nineteen businesses earned the platinum award, ten earned gold, and thirty-four earned the regular award. Bianchini’s is the only supermarket to win the Platinum award, the highest level awarded.
Fresh Victor for Fool Proof CocktailsLooking for a drink that’s both flavorful and unique, check out Fresh Victor Cocktail mixers. Each bottle of Fresh Victor is handcrafted in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California, and made with premium, natural ingredients, including organic agave nectar and real organic cane sugar. With distinctive flavors like: Mexican Lime & Agave, Poblano Heat & Wild Lime and Cactus Pear & Pomegranate, there’s something for every taste and occasion. Blend with spirits, wine, sparkling wine to make dozens of delicious cocktails for your next party or mix with sparkling water for full-flavored family friendly drinks everyone can enjoy. For foolproof cocktails, count on Fresh Victor.
Bianchini’s Signature Old Fashioned Ice CreamIf you love the rich taste and creamy goodness of true old-fashioned ice cream, Bianchini’s is the place to be. Our signature Bianchini’s Ice Cream is made locally and needs to be tasted to be believed. Each batch of this creamy confection is made with only the highest quality premium ingredients, giving it a truly one of a kind taste you can’t find anywhere else. And, did you know July is National Ice Cream Month? Stop by and celebrate the classic frozen treat with Bianchini’s!
Everyone Loves a Summer BBQ!Bianchini’s and 9 Organics have teamed up to make summertime grilling a breeze. 9 Organics ready-to-cook dinner kits that include are precisely chopped, portioned and seasoned entrees, crisp organic produce and unique, homemade seasonings and sauces with every meal kit. Meaning that the prep work is out of the way, so all you need to do is cook and enjoy! With delicious options like: steak, chicken, pork tenderloin, fish or veggie patties, there is truly something for everyone! Pick up your meal kit in your local Bianchini’s store or have it delivered to your doorstep by ordering through Instacart.com/Bianchini.
Bianchini’s Own Hand Made SausagesYou haven’t tried a hand made sausage until you’ve tasted Bianchini’s Own Hand Made Sausages. We take pride in preparing our sausages, using only the best ingredients and finest seasonings, and carefully crafting them to bring out the best in each sausage. Enjoy them for breakfast, brunch or dinner. Choose from our famous Bratwurst, Mouthwatering Italian, Savory Breakfast or Irresistible Chicken Apple. They’re the perfect grilling complement to your Fourth of July burgers!
Point Reyes Hand Crafted Mozzarella CheesePoint Reyes Farmstead Hand Crafted Mozzarella Cheese is a taste experience unlike anything you’ve had before. It has a light, slightly sweet flavor and is pillowy soft, exactly what you’d want from fresh mozzarella. You’d be hard pressed to find another cheese like Point Reyes. That’s because Point Reyes cheeses are carefully crafted, and thoroughly checked by hand to be the best cheese possible, and the cheese is never released until it’s perfect. Enjoy Point Reyes Hand Crafted Mozzarella cheese with sweet fruits like watermelon or strawberries, serve it with grilled vegetables for dinner or savor this mozzarella with a light white wine. Trust us, you won’t want to miss out on this amazing cheese!
Father Day Grilling with Niman Ranch PrimeThrow dad a Father’s Day barbecue he will really remember by grilling up the best beef available, Niman Ranch Prime. All Prime beef from Niman Ranch is Angus, meaning it’s exceptionally tender, juicy and fully of rich, beefy flavor. Born and raised on small, family ranches, with ample grazing space and fed a 100% vegetarian diet without added hormones or antibiotics, this beef is truly the best of the best. Whether you’re cooking up steaks or burgers, remember, only the best for dad this Father’s Day!
Bianchini’s Signature Deli SandwichesCraving something delicious for lunch or dinner? We may have exactly what you’re looking for! Stop by our deli and pick up one of our specialty deli sandwiches or build your own sandwich with our famous fresh baked bread, a variety of fine deli cheeses along with top quality deli meats or premium Boar’s Head meats. After you’ve chosen the meat and cheese, go ahead and layer on all the fixings to make it the perfect sandwich! If you don’t have a Bianchini’s Sandwich Club Card yet, pick one up today. After purchasing 8 sandwiches, get your 9th sandwich free! And if you’re running short on time, use Zingle to text in your sandwich order. It will be ready when you arrive. Text San Carlos to 650-600-3371. Text Portola Valley to 650-600-3382.
Let Bianchini’s Cater Your Graduation!Congrats to all the grads! If you’re looking for a catering service for a graduation party or get together, choose Bianchini’s. Our professional, experienced catering services team will work with you from beginning to end to ensure a perfect event! We use only fresh, high quality ingredients when creating our foods, and we can make just about any menu you desire. Both of our San Carlos and Portola Valley locations can customize a menu for you. Whether you’re looking for a boxed lunch style spread or a full-scale dinner, we can do it all! Enjoy the day and let us do the cooking, so you can make the memories!
Joyce’s Famous Potato SaladHave you tried Joyce’s Potato Salad? It’s our famous potato salad that’s available in our deli department. A favorite of our family matriarch, Joyce Bianchini, the recipe has been handed down from generation to generation in the Bianchini family, and now we’re sharing it with our customers. Joyce’s Potato Salad is made fresh in-store with only the best potatoes, eggs, celery and without mustard, it’s the potato salad you have to try to believe. It’s a great side dish for weeknight family dinners and an excellent choice for your Memorial Day barbecue.
Extra Fancy Cherries Have Arrived!Don’t miss your chance to enjoy one of the tastiest seasonal fruits, cherries. Fresh, local California cherries have arrived at your local Bianchini’s. We carry only the finest extra fancy Red and Rainier cherries. What makes extra fancy cherries so special, is that they’re prized for their vibrant colors and picturesque quality, meaning, these cherries are the best of the best! Both Red and Rainier cherries are remarkably sweet, have a firm texture and a large profile. Did you know that since these are the sweet variety of cherries, you can enjoy them out of hand? They’re also excellent in fruit salads, baked into pies and cobblers, and fantastic in smoothies. With so many ways to enjoy these little red beauties, what’s your favorite way to savor summer’s favorite fruit?
Premium Boar’s Head Meats Have ArrivedTaste the difference Boar’s Head makes. Boar’s Head holds their premium products to a higher standard. By choosing only the finest cuts of meats, hand trimming each cut and flavoring them with a unique blend of spices and seasonings, Boar’s Head delivers delicatessen products of unparalleled quality, giving you a taste experience you won’t find anywhere else. Simply put, Boar’s Head is the best. If you’re hosting a March Madness party, Boar’s head has a fantastic assortment of beef, ham, chicken and turkey. Perfect for party platters and sandwiches.
Premier Cheese Makers Cypress GroveWhat started with two goats, Esmeralda and Hazel, back in the 1970’s, has turned into a booming cheese industry known as Cypress Grove Creamery. With a wide variety of award-winning cheeses, such as the aged Lamb Chopper, soft-ripened Humboldt Fog, and fresh Fromage Blanc, Cypress Grove, deciding which cheese to begin with may be the hardest part! Here’s something that might sway your first dabble into Cypress Grove Creamery, the all-around favorite Lamb Chopper. It’s the only cheese that is made with sheep’s milk. Lamb Chopper is aged for 3-months, giving it a mild flavor, smooth texture and buttery color. It’s a delicious cheese that people young and old can enjoy, some might even call it the Type-O cheese. (Since everyone loves it!) After just one bite of their cheese, you’ll know why Cypress Grove continues to stand at the forefront of premier cheese makers.
Bianchini’s Own House Made Parmesan CrispsIf you love the crunchy goodness of a cracker and the big tastes of Parmesan cheese, Bianchini’s Own House Made Parmesan Crisps may be perfect for you. We make them fresh weekly with 100% imported Parmesan cheese and bake them to crispy, crunchy perfection! Our Parmesan Crisps are a great choice for low carb lifestyles, and they’re naturally gluten-free! Enjoy our Parmesan Crisps on your next salad, add a few to your favorite soup, or, have a few as a guilt-free snack.
Pinnacle Organically Grown ProduceHere at Bianchini’s, we pride ourselves on offering our customers the finest local produce available year-round. One of our fresh produce suppliers, Pinnacle Organic Produce provides us with carrots, kale, Romaine & red leaf lettuce and yellow onions, all harvested at the peak of the season. Pinnacle uses sustainable farming techniques, water conservation, crop rotation and composting practices to keep the soil biologically active. All of these practices add up to making truly exceptional organic produce. Pinnacle Organic Produce has two locations to diversify their crops, the coastal San Juan Bautista ranch and a valley East of Hollister that’s warmer and drier. San Juan Bautista grows apples, cherries, lettuces, carrots and many others. While Hollister grows tomatoes, garlic, peppers and melons among other crops. Stop by Bianchini’s today and find your favorite organic produce, all in one place!
Petaluma Pastures Large EggsDid you know that Petaluma was once known as the “Egg Basket” of the United States? That may be why Petaluma Pastures produces some of the finest eggs available. Their certified-organic, pasture-raised eggs are hand collected daily from hens raised in the hills of rural Petaluma. The mild climate, gentle sea breeze, and cool nights are just a few reasons why Petaluma Pastures eggs so good. To keep the hens happy and the pasture fresh, Petaluma Pastures regularly rotates the hen houses, allowing the hens to roam new areas and enjoy a feast of fresh grass, seeds and bugs, on top of their organic grain feed. Remember, happy hens make better eggs. If you’re looking for an extraordinarily great tasting egg, look no further than Petaluma Pastures.
Bianchini’s Signature SF Giant SandwichCraving something delicious for lunch? Something a little different from the usual everyday sandwich? Just in time for baseball season! Head on over to Bianchini’s for our signature SF Giant Sandwich and celebrate the home team. It all starts with a flaky ciabatta roll, which is topped with our creamy garlic aioli, then piled high with fresh Dungeness crab meat, avocado, tomato, and crisp butter lettuce. Enjoy our SF Giant Sandwich while you watch the Giants home game opener on April 10th!
Shaft’s CheeseShaft’s Cheese, purveyors of the finest aged bleu cheeses, has been owned and operated in Roseville since 1999. Shaft’s began in a gold mine tucked away in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, an ideal aging environment for cheese. Each variety of Shaft’s cheeses are aged a minimum of one year, to develop Shaft’s signature, rich, creamy flavor. Two standout cheeses Shaft’s produces are, Bleu Vein and Serendipity. Shaft’s Bleu Vein is a versatile bleu cheese that’s been aged for 1-year, it a bold flavor that pairs well with everything from crackers to steaks. Serendipity combines Bleu Vein with imported aged Wisconsin sharp cheddar, giving you the best of both cheese worlds. Since both cheeses are aged for 1-year, they strike a balance of exquisite taste and texture. Serendipity is an ideal choice for entertaining. Sample all of Shaft’s premium cheeses; they are truly one of a kind.
Shared X BananasClosing the agricultural yield gap and raising up small farms is a main goal of Shared X. What this mean is, Shared X, (Shared Experience) owns farms alongside impoverished small farms sell the crops together and share technology, helping farmers cross the gap between poverty and prosperity. Shared X organic bananas are grown on two farms in Piura, the northern coastal region of Peru. With 12-years experience of growing organic bananas, using progressive technology and sustainable farming techniques, Shared X produces high yields of this delicious fruit. Bianchini’s is a proud supporter of Shared X, and is eager for you to sample Shared X’s organic bananas.
Clover Organic Dairy is Simply the BestWhen you pick up a carton of Clover organic milk, you may notice the simplicity of the packaging. That’s because, with Clover, less is more. Clover dairy is locally produced in Northern California’s rolling hills of Sonoma County. Clover Organic Dairy is USDA Organic, NON-GMO Verified and comes with The Clover Promise of Excellence. What is The Clover Promise of Excellence? It short, it means that the cows are happy and healthy, they aren’t treated with growth hormones, free to roam and graze at their leisure, which in-turn produces a better-quality milk. In fact, Clover organic milk tastes better and lasts longer than its competitors. It’s thicker, sweeter, creamier, richer and smoother than other milks. So…if you’re looking for the best dairy on the market, look no further than Clover.
Bianchini’s Own Certified Angus Beef Corned Beef BrisketComplete your St. Patrick’s Day feast with Bianchini’s own Certified Angus Beef Corned Beef Brisket. We select only the finest cuts of USDA Certified Angus beef, and brine them in-house using a unique blend of spices and seasonings. The result is corned beef that’s so flavorful and tender, you may just do a jig of joy. For the tastiest corned beef this side of the Emerald Isle, be sure to stop by Bianchini’s Market. Because our Certified Angus Beef Corned Beef Brisket is no blarney!
9 Organics Cook At Home MealsHow many times have you come home after work, hungry and tired, and realized you still needed to cook dinner? What do you cook? Do you have all the ingredients? How long will it take to cook? Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Let Bianchini’s help! We have teamed up with 9 Organics, a meal kit service that takes the hard work out of dinner planning and preparation by providing quick and easy meals that are both healthy and delicious. Each meal is made with high quality, fresh, local organic ingredients, scratch made artisanal sauces and spice mixes. And they cook in 35 minutes or less! Meals can also be tailored for dietary restrictions, such as gluten free, paleo, vegan or vegetarian. 9 Organics is committed to the environment, that’s why every meal kit comes in 100% sustainable packaging that is environmentally friendly, compostable, recyclable and returnable, meaning no waste whatsoever! Pick up in-store or have your meal kit delivered to your home using Instacart.
Nicasio Valley Foggy Morning CheeseLet’s get the party started! The Academy Award party that is. If you’re planning to serve a selection of charcuterie and cheese to your guests, Bianchini’s can help. We have the perfect cheese for the job, Nicasio Valley Foggy Morning. This soft cheese is light with a subtle tang, a great choice on its own and tastier when paired with savory or sweet accompaniments. In fact, Foggy Morning cheese is a four-time national award winner and 2015 Best Fromage Blanc style cheese made in North America! What sets Foggy Morning apart from other cheeses is that it’s Real California cheese made with simple ingredients like cultured, pasteurized 100% organic farmstead cow’s milk, salt and enzymes. Don’t miss your chance to try this amazing cheese, it’s absolutely moo-velous!
Mary’s Free Range Organic ChickenMary’s Free Range Organic Chickens aren’t your average chicken, they’re some of the finest chicken you can buy. The chickens have access to the outdoors to roam, with plenty of shade and ample amounts of water. Each chicken eats an organic all-vegetarian diet of non-GMO corn and soybean meal, with no added antibiotics and no synthetic amino acids. In other words, they’re as natural as they come! It may surprise you to know that Mary’s chickens are on average 4x the size of the average commercial ranch chicken! This means that Mary’s Free Range Organic Chickens are not only larger, they’re healthier and tastier.
Cowgirl Creamery Heart’s Desire Triple Cream CheeseThis Valentine’s Day, stay in and share with your special someone a gift that will have them exclaiming amore! Treat the cheese lover in your life to Cowgirl Creamery Heart’s Desire Triple Cream Cheese. An elegant heart-shaped cream cheese that’s extra smooth with hints of white mushroom and a rich, buttery flavor that few other cream cheeses can compare. Made with organic, unblended, single-herd milk, from the Straus Family Dairy, and lovingly crafted by the cheese makers at Cowgirl Creamery in Petaluma, California.
Mrs. A’s Famous Salsa BuenaLeah and Rafael Aguayo have been high school ceramics teachers for 35 years. Leah always had a passion for food, she began bringing in her own recipes of bean dip, lasagna and salsa for pot lucks and as a reward for good work. It didn’t take long for Leah became known for her delicious salsa. The students loved her salsa so much, they convinced her to start selling it, and after three months, her salsa went to market! Stop by your local Bianchini’s today for Mrs. A’s Famous Salsa Buena. One bite is all it will take to fall in love with the simple, fresh taste of Mrs. A’s!
Great Valley Poultry Organic EggsGreat Valley is a four-generation family run organic egg farm that’s been organic certified with Global Culture since 2004. Their organic eggs come from hens that are completely cage-free, with access to the outside during the daytime, and fed a GMO-free organic feed. Meaning, the hens produce great tasting, highly nutritious eggs that are of the finest quality and size. Did you know that Great Valley Poultry is one of the primary providers of cage-free organic eggs to San Francisco and the East Bay farmers markets? Did you know that Bianchini’s personally goes to the local farmers market to pick up the eggs? Straight from the farm to your plate, these are how eggs are supposed to taste.
Bianchini’s Fresh Salad BarWhat is it that sets a Bianchini’s salad bar apart from the others? The answer is quality, variety and freshness! Everyday, we prepare each and every one of our salads in small batches to ensure they are at the peak of freshness. We hand pick all of our fruits and vegetables from local produce suppliers, then hand cut and prepare the produce for use that day. If you’re looking for a quick and simple salad option, we have an excellent selection of all-organic, freshly prepared salad mixes, like: spring, spinach and romaine, to name a few. We set ourselves apart from our competitors by hand cutting and preparing our own salad croutons, along with grilling our own chicken breast. If you are looking for a change from salad greens, we also prepare a yummy assortment of tuna, egg and chicken salads. Our famous Mediterranean style tuna salad is made with Wild Planet All Natural Albacore Tuna. Stop by our deli department today and browse our salad bar and enjoy a fresh, healthy and absolutely delicious salad!
From the Garden to Your TableEating healthy has never tasted so good! Stop by your local Bianchini’s Market today and browse our bountiful organic produce selections. One of our biggest providers of organic vegetables, Lakeside Organic Gardens, is the largest family-owned and operated 100% organic grower in the United States. In fact, our premier green kale that’s locally grown in Watsonville comes from Lakeside Organic Gardens. Did you know that kale is considered a super food? It may be because it’s a great source of natural plant protein, rich in iron and high in vitamins A and C. Toss a handful to your next smoothie or shake for added nutrients or mix it into a salad for a distinct crunch and flavor boost.
For more information about Lakeside Organic Gardens, recipes and more, visit: www.lakesideorganic.com
Check Out Our Outstanding Organic SelectionStop by your local Bianchini’s Market today and browse our extensive organic produce. We have a wonderful variety of premium, freshly picked fruits and vegetables, like broccoli, lettuce, carrots and celery. Our delicious and nutritious Lakeside Organic Garden’s celery is locally grown in Watsonville, California, and comes in directly from Lakeside’s Allison Ranch. Celery’s distinct flavor and crisp crunch lends itself to a variety of dishes, including, soups, stews, sauces, salads and casseroles. Best of all, celery is low in calories and high in vitamins C and K, making it a healthy addition to any meal.
Our Own Fresh Made Tortilla Chips, Guacamole and SalsaBianchini’s Signature Tortilla Chips, Salsa and Guacamole are as fresh and delicious as they come. We make our tortilla chips in store, first by hand cutting and frying the chips in small batches, ensuring that the chips are perfectly crisp and satisfyingly crunchy. And what are chips without a dip? We make our own scratch-made salsa and guacamole in-store, using only the highest quality produce from our own store. Taste the Bianchini’s difference and count on us to deliver the finest and freshest snacks available.
Standing Rib Roast: A Show-Stopping CenterpieceDuring the holidays, when perfection is paramount and quality cannot be compromised, choosing beef that is recognized for its consistent superiority is one of the easiest ways to achieve culinary success. And that’s exactly what you will get with Bianchini’s Certified Angus Beef Standing Rib Roast. It has everything you crave from a roast: mouthwateringly delicious flavor, spectacular tenderness, generous marbling and an enticing aroma. The best part is, standing rib roasts are surprisingly easy to prepare, just season and cook! Be sure to stop by your local Bianchini’s and order this exceptional roast for your holiday feast, your guests and your taste buds will thank you.
Molinari SalameWhat sets Molinari Salame apart from the rest is their commitment to tradition. While the act of making salame has been modernized, Molinari & Sons have stayed true to step-by-step process that’s been proven over the centuries. Using only the best quality pork, a custom blend of spices combined with an easy to peel casing, Molinari & Sons have created a product that is consistently the same quality from salame bat to 1-pound chub. Whether you love the old-fashioned flavor or prefer something with a little spice, there’s a salame that’s perfect for you.
Fresh Local Dungeness CrabDungeness crab is a seafood lovers dream come true. It's extra meaty and remarkably tender with a uniquely sweet taste. Whether it's steamed, baked or boiled, Dungeness crab is a real treat for the taste buds. Excellent in a bouillabaisse or cioppino. Don't wait, try Dungeness crab today!
The Finest Turkeys Are At Bianchini’sWhen it comes to terrific tasting turkeys, two names stand out from the flock, Diestel and Mary’s. Both turkey farms are family owned and operated, and both have over 60-years of experience in the turkey raising business. Diestel Turkey Ranch has been around since 1949, while Mary’s Free Range Turkey has been in business since 1954.
Diestel Range Grown All Natural turkeys have that old-fashioned turkey taste everyone loves. Their turkeys are fed a vegetarian diet with no added hormones, antibiotics or growth stimulants. They’re allowed plenty of room to roam and are slow grown to ensure superb taste and mouth-watering texture. For more information, check out the Diestel website.
Mary’s Certified Organic Free-Range turkeys aren’t the average turkey you find at the store, these are some of the finest turkeys available. Each turkey is fed an all-vegetarian diet of non-GMO corn and soybean meal, no antibiotics and no synthetic amino acids. In other words, they’re as natural as they come! For more information, check out the Mary’s website.
Bianchinis Market is proud to feature these fresh, natural turkeys for your Thanksgiving holiday feast!
Seafood Lovers Unite!Enjoy fine dining in the comfort of your own home with our signature Gulf Rock Shrimp Cakes. We prepare each shrimp cake in-store with only the finest ingredients and hand press them into a convenient patty-sized cake. Did you know that rock shrimp has a buttery texture and sweet flavor, similar to lobster? Who can pass that up? Enjoy our shrimp cakes as an appetizer or entree with a side of tartar sauce and your favorite chardonnay. We’ve done all the hard work, all you need to do is cook and enjoy!
All-Natural Produce from Pomponio FarmsPomponio Farms located in the hills of San Gregorio, California, is a 20-acre CCOF-certified (California Certified Organic Farmers) organic farm. Owned and operated by Parker Weiss, who has over ten-years of agricultural and business experience. Pomponio Farms sells to family-owned local grocery stores on the Bay Area Peninsula, most notably Bianchini’s Market. Due to the highly favorable climate, Pomponio Farms is able to grow a variety of organic produce throughout the year, including: artichokes, cayenne, poblano and jalapeno chile peppers and kale in the fall, along with beets, broccoli and butter lettuce, in the summer. Stop by Bianchini’s today and bring home some of the finest organic produce available.
Not Available in Any Other StoresPoint Reyes Farmstead White Cheddar Cheese is a true taste experience. It’s creamy with a sharp finish, exactly what you’d want from white cheddar. You’d be hard pressed to find another cheese like this one. It’s truly unique with a distinct flavor palate that can’t be duplicated. Point Reyes cheeses are carefully crafted, thoroughly checked by hand to be the best possible cheese, and never released until it’s perfect. Simply put, this is the best white cheddar cheese you’ll find. Our cheese buyer, Laurie Andrighetto, personally purchases the cheese from the farm, meaning it’s as fresh as can be. Don’t miss out on this amazing cheese!
Fresh Alaskan King Crab Available for a Limited TimeAttention all seafood lovers! Available for a very Limited Time at Biachini’s, Fresh Alaskan King Crab. Flown in directly from Alaska and delivered straight to our store, for the freshest crab possible. Alaskan King Crab is considered by many to be the best of the best. With its incredibly sweet flavor, firm yet tender texture and extra meaty legs, Alaska King Crab is a true seafood delicacy. Whether its steamed, baked or boiled, Alaskan King Crab is sure to be a treat for your taste buds! Don’t wait too long to pick up one of these cold water beauties, our Fresh Alaskan King Crab is only available for a Limited Time.
Ladera Granola Is So Good, You’ll Flip!Ladera Granola started as a family recipe developed by Karen Butterfield, a Stanford-trained medical doctor, and expanded into a booming business, thanks to her son Brian Tetrud. Ladera Granola is made small batches, mixed by hand and made with high quality ingredients, dark maple syrup and extra virgin olive oil. Since the granola is baked at a low temperature, the nutritional value remains high and the natural flavors are well preserved. Best of all, Ladera’s granola is gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, high in protein and low in sugar, making it a good choice for health conscience individuals.
Fabulous Heirloom TomatoesEvery year Bianchini’s Market features local exquisite Heirloom tomatoes from Lakeside Organic Farms near Hollister and Webb Ranch in Portola Valley.
An heirloom tomato is generally considered to be a variety that has been passed down through several generations of a family. Heirloom tomatoes provide far superior flavor than those commercially grown. Look for these Heirloom beauties in our produce department!
Check out our recipe for Heirloom Tomato Salad with Fresh Herbs.
Now available in San Carlos and Portola Valley
No Other Beef Compares to Certified Angus BeefRest assured, when you buy Certified Angus Beef, you are buying the best of the best. CAB (Certified Angus Beef) is a higher quality beef compared to USDA Prime, Choice and Select. CAB passes 10 quality specifications for marbling, maturity, size consistency, appearance and tenderness. Only after these 10 specifications are passed can the beef be labeled Certified Angus Beef.
Check out our recipe for Grilled Ribeye Steak with Classic Steak Butter.