There is already a lot to love about living in Long Beach. The weather, the eclectic neighborhoods, unique stores and boutiques, tempting restaurants and bars, local events and festivals. So seeing all of the new businesses pop up around town makes us excited. Here are a few that have opened within the last couple of months that we definitely think are worth checking out.
210 The Promenade N.
The owners of the Auld Dubliner have opened a new bar and restaurant called The Ordinarie. A name deriving from early in our country’s early history when towns were required to have an establishment for visitors to be “refreshed” with food and beverage. They serve upscale yet approachable bites that can be paired nicely with their selection of drinks and cocktails. The historic space was previously a music venue called the Blue Cafe. Based on the success of the Auld Dubliner we are sure that The Ordinarie is going to be a huge hit here in Long Beach as well.
3300 East Broadway
If you are looking for a stronger mind-body connection, or are interested in holistic practices and healing, this is a shop you will have to check out. It’s owned by a husband and wife team with a “vision to vision is to empower and support people in healing, renewal and overall improved well-being.” Some of the products you will find in their unique shop include essential oils, crystals, clothing, supplements, teas, candles, and much more. You can also book services like Reiki and Akashic Readings, or attend events like Essential Oil Classes and Qi Gong Energy Movement classes.
4801 East 2nd Street
Philz Coffee has certainly been the talk of the town since before it even opened. And, it’s living up to the hype. The interior is bright and inviting, the staff is friendly, and the coffee is delicious (the most important part). Even their food is getting good reviews. The only challenge could be parking but it’s 2nd Street, after all, so just plan accordingly. Philz is a chain but is still new to Long Beach, and the drink you “have to try” is the Mint Mojito Iced Coffee. Buyer beware (or get excited) – Philz Coffee is highly caffeinated!
1890 Ximeno Ave.
How is your new year’s resolution holding up? Still going strong? If not, there’s a new location of Planet Fitness that might make working out more convenient for you. This gym is open and staffed 24/7 and offers two different levels of memberships. Since it’s a chain you also get access to the other Planet Fitness locations, but since this one is new you may as well enjoy all of the new equipment and facilities. Certain membership levels also include tanning, massage chairs, discounted cooler drinks, and more.
6400 Stearns St.
Calling all cycling enthusiasts! (And we know there are plenty in Long Beach.) If you are interested in learning more about or trying something different, Ebike shop is now open. And, it has received raving reviews. From the knowledgable staff to the overall ambiance of the store, cleanliness and easy parking, people are loving everything about Ebike Galaxy. The owner, Nels, is very friendly and helpful. Some of the brands they carry include Haibike, iZip, Benno, and many more. Nels will be more than happy to tell you all about each of them and help you choose the right fit for you.
4085 Atlantic Ave. Ste. B
If you are up in the Bixby Knolls area and craving pizza, but with toppings that have unique flavors, and that you haven’t had on pizza ever before. You’ll want to try Powwow. The chef, Maurice Yim, is the former chef of James Republic, Downtown Long Beach. The Angkor Pizza is one of the most unique, and most popular, and it is topped with lemongrass-ginger pesto, mozzarella, marinated beef, fried garlic, onion, and watercress. There’s also a Filipino pizza, roast duck, and Korean pizza that will send your taste buds on a fun and wild ride.