Lazy Acres Market (sister to Bristol Farms) – Encinitas

My heart melts when I see a new super market opening. I love the smell, sights, touch of these new markets. I had never heard of Lazy Acres Market. I didn’t know if it was a chain or perhaps a pricey organic kinda place (hello Whole Foods). So I was surprised to discover Lazy Acres Market is a sister market to Bristol Farms. My love of Bristol has diminished over the years but I’m a fan of their beer selection as well as their famous chocolate chip cookies. So I was excited to stop by Lazy Acres Market and check them out.

LAZY ACRES NATURAL MARKET
ENTRANCE
COFFEE

A nice guy in the coffee shop gave me samples of the store’s muffins.

 

FAMOUS CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE $2.99

Truly THE BEST chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever had. It’s served warm too!

TACO STATION

They had corn and flour tortillas in the covered warmers.

GRINDING COFFEE

We decided to try this coffee because the name matched my mood (Smart Ass not Kicking Horse).

SANDWICH STATION
ROAST TURKEY
LIVE BEES

LIVE bees here!

GROCERY BAG

We bought breakfast sausage and some bacon. The sausage was mediocre. The bacon was average but was priced well at $6.49/lb.

On to my second visit –

3 for $5 for these 1.5L bottles of water is a decent deal.

$8.99/lb

$8.99/lb seems to be the going rate per lb these days for salad bars. At least this salad bar is all Organic.

POKE STATION

They have both tuna and salmon for their poke station.

POKE INSTRUCTIONS
POKE
HAMACHI

$42.99/lb for hamachi sashimi is high. Ouch.

DEEP DISH PIZZA
PRE MADE SANDWICHES
BBQ MEATS
SANDWICH MENU
THE COOKIE $2.99

BEVERAGES
OLIVE STATION
PRODUCE

JUICE BAR

CIPOLLINE ONIONS
HONEY
LIVE BEES
OVEN READY

Concentrated bone broth?!! Yes! In these little baby gallon containers too.

AL PASTOR AND MEATBALLS
BAKERY
POKE

Guess how much this cost. Keep in mind it’s $16.99/lb.

$8.33 🙁

For a small portion of poke. I even weighed the container when I got home because I couldn’t believe this portion cost $8+. The salmon was ok – not the freshest tasting and the poke sauces weren’t very good.

I like the laid backness of Lazy Acres Market. There’s a variety of stations to try out but I’m well aware this market is more expensive than your average super market. The staff on the first visit was much more helpful than on the second. I would come back to buy another cookie and try out their salad bar if I was in the area.

LAZY ACRES MARKET
150 Encinitas Blvd
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 536-4905

 

2 thoughts on “Lazy Acres Market (sister to Bristol Farms) – Encinitas”

  1. Wow! I took a quick peek at that place yesterday. It appeared to be a Whole Foods clone to me but it’s odd they are not calling it Bristol Farms.

    How do you like Essentia water? The Perrier sparkling flavored waters are my fav.

    That’s awesome they have live bees. I hope they can stay in business if you are only going to buy a cookie every few months.

    1. That’s a curious point about not naming the market Bristol Farms. It’s smaller than Bristol so maybe that’s why.

      I like the 1.5L Essentia water WHEN it’s on sale. Sprouts had it on sale some months ago for like .88c!

      The market is pricey so maybe they won’t survive with my cookie purchase every month or so 🙁

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