local merchants

Dec 132013

Are you looking for a gift for a loved or not-so-loved one? Put some money into the local economy and shop from the wonderful San Leandro Talk community.

Here are some products sold by our enterprising citizens.  If you are a local and have stuff to sell, e-mail me and I’ll add you to the list.

zocalobeansCoffee Beans & Gift Baskets

Zocalo Coffeehouse is close for remodeling, but their bean business is still going strong.  You can buy beans, of course, but they have more festive ideas:

The Zocalo Coffee Passport. With each new season, Passport bearers are entitled to one pound of beans harvested from a premium coffee producing region of the world. These beans are offered exclusively to Passport bearers. $60

Melitta gift baskets.   Tucked into a Melitta pour over filter you will find, a quarter pound of Jamaica Blue Mountain, 2 biscotti made exclusively for Zocalo by Top Tier Bakery, Zocalo stickers and more. $20

Order by e-mailing beans@zocalo.com or check out Zocalo’s Facebook page for where they’ll have tables selling stuff.


calblanketFleece Blankets & Scarfs

San Leandro native Yvette Buhler Rice makes beautiful and very warm fleece blankets and scarfs.  They’re nicely priced at $6 for scarfs and $35 for blankets. She has LOTS of designs, from cute cats and flowers, to sports, military or even Duck Dynasty stuff.  Check her out!
Now, this is the perfect gift for the hard-to-shop-for/have-too-much-stuff-already person.  Three flavored salami, in a variety of wine flavors (blue cheese, fennel & pepper, etc.).  They are manufactured by Oakland-based Milan Salami Co and get great Yelp reviews. $12

Lunardi is located at 570 Williams St. @ San Leandro Blvd.