Earth Day is Friday, April 22. Ever wondered how Earth Day started? The first Earth Day was observed in 1970 and arose from an interest in gathering national support for environmental issues.
The following businesses are doing their part to make Alameda a green-powered community by purchasing wind and solar energy. Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) and the Downtown Alameda Business Association encourage you to show your support for “Alameda Green” businesses by visiting them in person.
Alameda Natural Grocery, 1650 Park Street
Alameda Natural Grocery is committed to bringing you the finest in affordable natural and organic foods (plus supplements, personal care products, household goods, and more). This is a market where you can shop knowing you are leading a healthier life for you and your family.
Baron’s Meat & Poultry, 1650 Park St
Baron’s Meat & Poultry offers a full line of high-quality, natural, organic, and grass-fed meats inside the Alameda Marketplace. In addition, Baron’s provides exclusive house-made sausages and Black Dragon Marinated Tri-tip.
Beanery of Alameda, 1650 Park Street
Located inside Alameda Marketplace, the Beanery offers up their own roasted, as well as organic and fair trade coffees and blends. They also carry a range of pastries, gelato, and sandwiches.
Churchward Pub, 1515 Park Street
Come and watch your favorite sports game with friends, play a game of pool, or hang out on the weekends to dance to the Bay Area’s best DJs.
East End, 1650 Park Street
East End’s seasonally-driven menu features award-winning wood-fired pizza plus a whole lot more: fresh oysters shucked to order, inventive salads, dishes to share (or enjoy all yourself).
Farmstead Cheeses & Wines, 1650 Park St
Located inside the Alameda Marketplace, Farmstead Cheeses & Wines provides the finest in boutique and bargain wines, hand cut artisan cheeses, oils, vinegars, and accessories from around the world.
FD Sports Bar, 1231 Park Street
Newly renovated FD Bar is the perfect place to meet with friends and enjoy great food and cold beers. FD Bar features an array of big screen HDTV’s, making them a destination for everyone from the casual sports fan to the die-hard fanatic.
Jim’s Homestyle Diner, 2333 Lincoln Ave
For breakfast, lunch, and dinner — Jim’s has been serving home-style diner food in Alameda since 1960, and the pictures on the walls tell that story.
Ole’s Waffle Shop, 1339 Park Street
Ole’s Waffle Shop is a classic in Alameda. The family owned and operated diner was established in 1927 and has been serving delicious food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for generations.
Pappo, 2320 Central Ave
This award-winning bistro serves New American food with fresh, seasonal ingredients that are produced sustainably, locally and whenever possible, organically.
Q’s Halal Chicken, 2306 Central Ave
This family-owned restaurant features Afghan and Mediterranean cuisine with renowned chicken kebabs.
Speisekammer, 2424 Lincoln Ave
“A German take on Alameda” — patrons come for the authentic German food and one of the best beer lists in the area. Live music and an outdoor beer garden are a nice bonus.
Tetsu Ramen, 1245 Park Stree
Tetsu Ramen specializes in Japanese-style noodle soup and is Alameda’s first authentic ramen shop. This quaint restaurant also serves a enticing selection of appetizers.
Tucker’s Super Creamed Ice Cream, 1349 Park Street
A Bay Area favorite since 1941, Tucker’s specializes in rich and full-flavored old-fashioned super creamed ice cream, exquisite sorbets and sherbets, gourmet coffees, the finest cakes and cupcakes, and other treats to tantalize your taste buds.
UC Liquor, 1216 Park St
A convenient stop for many of your beer, wine, and spirits needs.
Wine and Waffles, 1339 Park Street
Wine & Waffles serves regional fine wines and craft beers alongside tapas, appetizers, and dessert waffles. Patrons can enjoy an intimate evening of smooth jazz while sipping wines that are hard to find and not available on the open market.
For a list of more Alameda Green Businesses, be sure to visit Alameda Municipal Power’s website: www.alamedamp.com/alameda-green-businesses-list
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