I’ve been wondering what’s going on with the construction at Ava’s Downtown Market & Deli so I stopped by a few days ago and spoke with Juan and Ann. Now that I heard all the details, I can’t wait to see the official unveiling that will be happening this summer.
Yes, the meat counter is temporarily hidden, but you can still buy almost anything from that department. Let them know what you want and they’ll be sure that it’s ready for you within 24 hours. They have fresh deliveries coming in everyday. Ava’s has a loyal following of meat-eaters and they want to keep them happy.
The new deli will be up in the front right-hand corner as you enter the store from Castro Street. It’ll have lots of different freshly made sandwiches and hot soups. They aren’t forgetting about the vegans and vegetarians in our community either. There will be deli style veggie meals as well. Their goal is to offer an amazing lunch deal for people downtown. Walk in, get a great deal and walk out with your lunch. Either go back to your office or wander down to the park and find a bench. It’s a nice idea to grab a fast, relatively inexpensive, healthy lunch in just a few minutes and then be on your way.
I’m looking forward to seeing the new tofu island that will be coming soon. It’ll be next to a new cheese island. Ava’s already has an outstanding produce department. They were just nominated for best-produce in Mountain View by readers of the Voice. They’re also going to have really good quality, natural, rotisserie chicken for sale.
One big change that I love is the new refrigerators have doors and the cold air isn’t just pouring out into the store. It’s much more comfortable to shop and it’s much friendlier to the environment. There are still a few of the older refrigerators in the store and those will also be replaced.
They’re already carrying some products from Essential Spirits and I’m waiting for them to get the famous Pure Pear Brandy. It’s worth the wait; I’ve already done my research. If you don’t already know about Essential Spirits Alambic Distillery, they’re a cool little micro-distillery in Mountain View and they make some exceptionally fine spirits.
And one more highly anticipated change that will be happening at Ava’s Downtown Market & Deli is a Dessert Bar. There are lots of secret treats being made as we speak, but I'm not at liberty to tell all the secrets. Let's just say, you won't be disappointed. I love downtown Mountain View.