Barons Backroom Beer Pairing with Black Market Brewing, Wednesday, December 13

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Craft Beer

Our festive Backroom Beer Pairing returns on December 13 with Black Market Brewing Co. to bring a food-and-craft-beer speakeasy to the loading docks and stockrooms of each of our seven Southern California locations.

To celebrate the season of giving and ensure everyone has a holiday meal, Barons will donate 100 percent of proceeds from this event to local food banks.

Check out our merry menu for December 13:

• Hefeweizen – A refreshing, unfiltered wheat beer that showcases a subtle fruit and spice character, paired with goat cheese and olive crostini.
• New England Style “The Yellow Can” IPA – An IPA highlighting pineapple and tropical fruit flavors with resinous tones, paired with Tandoor Chef chicken samosas with Roland mango chutney.
• Enemy Within w/Passion Fruit – And IPA that balances the earthiness of exotic passion fruit with a blend of bright, citrusy hops, paired with ham, cranberry and brie sliders.
• Tradecraft Sour/Watermelon Gose – A sour wheat ale with a perfect balance of sour and saltiness, complimented with fresh watermelon, paired with Barons white chicken chili with a dollop of crème fraiche, sprig of cilantro and Tacupeto chips.

To join the holiday cheer, head to one of Barons Market’s seven Southern California locations from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 13. Tickets will sell out, so purchase yours for $15 today.

Thanksgiving Day Hours 8am – 2pm

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Thanksgiving Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving! We’ll be open 8am – 2pm on Thursday, November 23rd. Normal store hours will resume Friday, November 24th.

Barons Backroom Beer Pairing Featuring Green Flash Brewing – October 18

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Green Flash

Our popular Backroom Beer Pairing is back on October 18. We are teaming up with Green Flash Brewing to offer gourmet bites with brewed delights at each of our seven Southern California locations.

These party pairings taste good, and do good. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Barons Market will donate 100 percent of proceeds from our four San Diego locations to the Shades of Pink Foundation and from our three Temecula Valley locations to Michelle’s Place.


Barons’ Backroom Beer Pairings transform loading docks and stock rooms into food and local brew speakeasies, this time featuring Green Flash brews. A select team of food and beer experts carefully curated the mouthwatering menu for October 18:

• Passion Fruit Kicker – A refreshing ale with a tropical twist, expertly paired with a feta, cranberry and pecan salad
• GFB – A new blonde ale with hints of honey and orange peel complemented by a mellow malt character, paired with Madras Lentils over Basmati rice.
• Soul Style IPA – A single IPA allowing bright tropical waves of flavorful citrus and floral notes to hit the palate, paired with mango chipotle pork sliders.
• West Coast IPA – An IPA brewed with a tantalizing menagerie of hops to create tropical fruit and grapefruit zest, pine notes, citrus zest and a floral aroma, paired with Barons Market Angus Chili.

To join the fun, head to one of Barons Market’s seven Southern California locations from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 18. Tickets will sell out, so purchase yours for $15 today.

To learn more about Barons Market and view a list of all Barons locations, please click here. To learn more about Green Flash, please visit

What does the Union Tribune have to say about Barons Market?

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How does Barons Market choose the products that you find on our shelves?

Just ask the Union Tribune. The local paper joined us recently for one of our famous food panel meetings to find out. Now, you can read the full article here.


Weber Grilling Academy at Barons Market Alpine, July 16th

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Weber Grilling Academy 1
On Sunday, July 16, the smell of barbeque, sound of sizzling burgers and taste of top-notch ingredients will consume the Barons Market, Alpine parking lot as barbeque experts teach 90 customers how to build a better burger. The pop-up workshop, hosted by Weber Grilling Academy, rolls through to teach basic grilling techniques using affordable and high-quality ingredients found in the aisles of Barons Market. Three classes at noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. are limited to 30 participants each. To register for this FREE class, sign up here.


Open 4th of July: 8am – 6pm

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4th of July Post

Barons Market will be open on the 4th of July from 8am – 6pm. We’ve got everything you need for your Independence Day celebration!

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.