Barons Backroom Beer Pairing Featuring Mike Hess Brewing – June 21

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On June 21, Barons Market and Mike Hess Brewing, will bring the tremendously popular Backroom Beer Pairing series to Barons Market’s seven Southern California locations to welcome the beginning of summer.

The mouthwatering menu for the June 21 event includes:
8 West Orange Honey Wheat paired with Green Goddess Spring Salad
Grapefuit Solis paired with Curry Chicken Skewers
Hoptuitus IPA paired with Burgers & Blue Cheese Sliders
Umbrix paired with Barons Brownies a la Mode

This savory selection tastes good, and does good. Barons Market will donate 100 percent of proceeds from its four San Diego locations to the San Diego Food Bank, and from its three Temecula Valley locations to the Temecula Food Pantry.

Space is limited so purchase your $15 tickets today.

To learn more about Mike Hess Brewing, please visit

Trendy Foods We’re Loving Right Now

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Each year, more than 70,000 foodies gather for a weekend of eating, exploring and more eating at the Natural Products Expo. The event showcases the best of all-natural products for good-food aficionados (us) to taste test, bring back and stock our shelves.


This year, four trends stood out among the feeding frenzy.

Korean Cuisine
Whether for frozen meals or grab n’ go, Korean entrees are in right now. We love the spicy and savory flavors and welcome kimchi into our lives with open arms.

Paleo and Plant-Based Protein
You may have heard of Paleo – the “caveman” diet popularized by athletes. According to this year’s Natural Products Expo, Paleo isn’t just for exercise enthusiasts. It seems that high-protein meals and plant-based protein sources are more prevalent than ever.

Bone Broth
Chicken, beef, fish – anything with bones can be made into high-nutrient bone broth. Full of vitamins and collagen, bone broth is quickly joining the list of delicious superfoods.

Gluten-Free Everything
No surprise here – gluten-free products remain all the rage. Fortunately for all of us, they get tastier every year. At Barons, you can find all of our gluten-free products located in one section of the store for quick, relaxed shopping.


We expect to see these items popping up in a variety of places, but we’ll bring only the best selection and the best prices to your local Barons Market. Think of us as your grocery Sherpa – we’re here to guide you through the joyful experience of trying new foods. Cheers to a year of adventurous eating.

Barons Backroom Beer Pairing Featuring Hangar 24 Brewery, March 15

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Hangar 24 Beer Pairing

On March 15, Barons and Hangar 24, a microbrewery based in Redlands, will team up for the next Barons Backroom Beer Pairing.

Barons’ Backroom Beer Pairings transform loading docks and stock rooms into food and local brew speakeasies. Friends will gather at their neighborhood store to sample Hangar 24 brews paired with savory appetizers made from the market’s selection of all-natural ingredients. A select team of Barons taste experts and Hangar 24 beer makers carefully curate an experience that is full of unparalleled flavor – and easy to replicate at home.

The mouthwatering menu for the March 15 event includes:

Experimental Blonde – Welcome Beer

Orange Wheat with Dubliner Cheddar & Bacon Potato Bites

Betty IPA with Curry Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups

Iconic Double IPA with Rueben Pizza

Easy Glider with Mango Chipotle Brie Crostini

This savory celebration tastes good, and does good. Barons Market will donate 100 percent of proceeds from its San Diego locations to Second Chance Dog Rescue, and from its Southwest Riverside locations to Animal Friends of the Valleys.

Purchase your $15 tickets today. Space is limited and this 21 and over only event will sell out!

To learn more about Hangar 24, please visit


Looking Back on 2016

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What happened to 2016? It seems like just yesterday that we reflected on our top ten moments of 2015.

As the year draws to a close and we reflect on 2016, we remember a year of brave beginnings, new neighbors, fantastic in-store features, breathtaking beer pairings and an unwavering commitment to continue bringing you good food at good prices.

In 2016, we…

Opened two stores. In January, Murrieta opened its doors to become our third Inland Empire store, followed by the December opening of Barons Market North Park as our first-ever urban location and our seventh store in Southern California. As the North Park community welcomed us, we hired five local artists to paint community-inspired murals inside the store and in our parking garage. This year marked the first time ever that Barons Market opened two stores in one year – not that we’re counting or anything.


Added a lot of fun features for you. Ok, it’s for us too. In any of our seven stores, you will now notice an artisan olive oil and vinegar bar, a squeeze-your-own-fresh-orange-juice machine, an expansive selection of grab-n-go entrees that include gourmet dinners, snack packs and ready-to-heat lunches and more gourmet cheeses than you could ever dream of. Fantasizing about truffle-flecked goat cheese or triple-cream French brie for your New Year’s Eve party? Look no further.

Olive Oil Vinegar Bar 3

Felt the media love. San Diego CityBeat named us San Diego’s “Best Grocery Store,” and our team earned Editors Pick for “Best Grocery Store” in The Press Enterprise. No honor has felt higher than knowing our communities chose us for this recognition. Thank you.


Gave back to important local causes. Thanks to your love for craft beer and doing good, our four Backroom Barons Backroom Beer Pairings raised more than $25,000 for various local charities, including the San Diego Food Bank, Temecula-Murrieta Community Pantry, Susan G. Komen San Diego, Michelle’s Place, Pug Rescue of San Diego County and Animal Friends of the Valleys. Thank you to Alpine Brewing, Modern Times Brewing, Lost Abbey Brewing and Ironfire Brewing for helping us make these events something we won’t soon forget.


When we look back, it’s hard to imagine how 2017 will top this year. Somehow, we think we’ll find a way.

Barons Market Holiday Hours

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Happy Holidays! From our family…to yours.

Christmas Eve: 8am – 6pm

Christmas Day: CLOSED

New Year’s Eve: 8am – 6pm

New Year’s Day: 8am – 6pm


Barons North Park Opening Thursday, December 29

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After much anticipation, Barons Market will open the doors in North Park on Thursday, December 29 at 8am. Located at 3231 E. University Avenue, shoppers at the opening will be the first to explore two indoor and one outdoor mural painted by local artists, try deluxe in-store tastings and shop Barons’ all-natural selection of good foods at good prices.

We can’t wait to meet you!

Barons Backroom Beer Pairing Featuring Alpine Beer Company – December 14th

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In the spirit of holiday cheer and great local beer, Barons Market and Alpine Beer Company announce Ho-Ho-Hoppy Holidays Backroom Beer Pairing. On Wednesday, December 14, all Barons Market locations will transform loading docks and stock rooms into food and local brew speakeasies. A Barons Market tradition, the family-owned grocery store gifts proceeds back to local organizations in the community. Proceeds from the December 14 event will benefit the San Diego Food Bank and the Temecula Food Pantry.

The delectable holiday menu featuring popular beers from Alpine Beer Company includes:

• Hoppy Birthday with Barons Spicy Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo
• Mandarin Nectar with Balsamic Cranberry and Brie Crostini
• Duet with Buffalo Rotisserie Chicken Sliders
• Pure Hoppiness with Cambezola, Walnut and Granny Smith Apple Bites
• Willy Vanilly with Lemon cake with Fresh Blueberry Sauce

To enjoy these delectable pairings, support local business and give back to your local food pantry, head to your local Barons Market from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14. Tickets will sell out, so click here to purchase your $15 tickets today.

Military Discount on Veterans Day

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In honor of Veteran’s Day, Veterans and Active Duty Military will receive 10% off their purchases (with valid military ID) at all Barons Markets on Friday, November 11th.

Barons Market thanks you for your service.


Barons, North Park Hiring Fair October 21 & 22

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As we get closer to opening our doors in North Park, we’re searching for neighbors to join our family. Barons will host our next hiring fair, Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22, from 10am – 4pm at our soon-to-open store, located at 3231 University Avenue.

With our first urban location, Barons will bring all-natural food, a superior craft beer selection and grab-and-go options to North Park’s artistic, vibrant neighborhood.

To apply, download a job application here or pick one up at the job fair. Applicants will meet with Barons staff from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on each day. We plan to announce and hire our official employees by the end of October, providing enough time for training prior to the store’s opening this fall.

Barons Backroom Beer Pairing Featuring The Lost Abbey, October 19

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In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Barons Market is tickled pink to present the latest installment of our Backroom Beer Pairing series. On October 19, we’ll transform loading docks and stock rooms into beer and food speakeasies. Guests will enjoy fall inspired, all-natural appetizers paired with popular brews from San Diego brewery, The Lost Abbey.

100 percent of proceeds from Inland Empire locations will benefit Michelle’s Place. Michelle’s Place, a Temecula-based breast cancer resource center, provides emotional and educational support to people living with breast cancer in Riverside County.

100 percent of proceeds from San Diego locations will benefit Susan G. Komen San Diego. Susan G. Komen addresses the fight against breast cancer on all levels by identifying gaps in San Diego County’s breast cancer care and barriers to access.

“Michelle’s Place and Susan G. Komen San Diego work every day to lift the spirits of women struggling with breast cancer – now it’s our turn,” says Rachel Shemirani, vice president of marketing at Barons. “You can’t underestimate the power of good food and good company for people going through tough times.”

In addition to eating and drinking for a pretty-in-pink cause, Barons hosts its Backroom Beer Pairings to support local microbreweries and bring the community together for an evening with neighbors and friends.

The October 19 menu featuring popular beers from The Lost Abbey includes:

• Red Barn, a refreshing ale paired with Viola’s goat cheese crostini with jalapeño jelly
• Avant Garde, an ale with a subtle yet firm hop presence paired with Irish cheddar, smoked ham and granny smith apple Panini’s
• Judgment Day, an ale with layers of malt paired with spicy pulled pork tacos with southwestern slaw
• Track 8, brewed with raisins, vanilla and toffee paired with salted caramel ice cream drizzled with maple balsamic vinegar

To enjoy these delectable pairings, support local business and give back to neighbors navigating breast cancer, head to your local Barons Market from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19. Tickets will sell out, so click here to purchase your $15 ticket today.

To learn more about Barons Market and view a list of all Barons locations, please click here. To learn more about The Lost Abbey, please visit