The gourmet grocery store and eatery finally made it's debut on Ocean Avenue and Olympic this week! And none too soon! Located on a rather mixed-development block amidst condos, office buildings,
and a stone's throw from the ocean, I've been waiting for Joan's for months! Yesterday four of us ate lunch and sampled bakery goods and I'm here to tell you that I'm really excited! The spot is beautiful and the market has tons of gourmet goodies to buy.
From olive oils to baked goods and everything in between; the market is a must see. We had the Chicken, Bacon, and Brie sandwich ($11.95) with caramelized onions on a baguette. It was fantastic and I definitely would order again. We also had the Short Rib
sandwich ($13.95) with melted jack cheese, sweet red onions, and arugula on grilled country white bread. I'm not sure which was better, as both were amazing! The Oven Roasted Turkey Breast sandwich ($11.50) was flavorful and huge. The Grandma's sandwich ($12.95)
is a take on the Italian sub. It's capicola, toscano, mortadella, provolone, spicy peppers, Dijon mustard and ranch dressing on a roll. You must, and I stress must try the "crack" potato chips. ($2.50/$6.50). Get the big bag, you definitely will not want to
share these. Freshly brewed coffee is $3.50 and you can drink it from a cool Joan's mug. And the bakery...oh the bakery. Chocolate Chip ($3.25) cookies resemble mini flying saucers and as with all Joan's baked goods are prepared daily in small
batches. Peanut Butter cookies ($2.95) are chewy and crunchy at the same time. Mini eclairs are the perfect size for a tiny bite of sweetness. We love Joan's and are so happy they are in their new Santa Monica home! Joan's on Third 1705 Ocean
Avenue, Santa Monica No phone listed yet. Hours not listed but they are open at breakfast.
Recommended: baked goods, Chicken Brie Sanwich, Short Rib Sandwich, Turkey
Sandwich, Grandma's Sandwich, Potato Chips.