Some stores now limit the number of people allowed inside.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent restrictions on public outings, many grocery chains are changing their hours of operation and curbing the number of customers who can enter at a time.

Retailers like the local Gelsons and Bristol Farms will offer seniors and those who have a high risk of contracting an illness the opportunity to shop an hour prior to the opening of the store, while others, such as Bob’s Market, offer residents curbside deliveries.

To help keep track of the local services offered and the continuing changes to local store hours, the Santa Monica Daily Press compiled a list of local grocers below.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent restrictions on public outings, many grocery chains are changing their hours of operation and curbing the number of customers who can enter at a time.

Retailers like the local Gelsons and Bristol Farms will offer seniors and those who have a high risk of contracting an illness the opportunity to shop an hour prior to the opening of the store, while others, such as Bob’s Market, offer residents curbside deliveries.

To help keep track of the local services offered and the continuing changes to local store hours, the Santa Monica Daily Press compiled a list of local grocers below.

Whole Foods
Address: 1425 Montana Ave., Santa Monica
Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Senior only hours: Yes; 1 hour prior to opening
Grocery Delivery: Online at amazon.com

Pavilions
Address: 820 Montana Ave., Santa Monica
Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Senior only hours: Yes; 7-9 a.m. Monday through Friday

Mitsuwa Marketplace
Address: 3760 S. Centinela Ave., Los Angeles
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Senior only hours: Yes; 8-9 a.m. Saturdays (includes pregnant women)

Vons
Address: 1311 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Senior only hours: Visit vons.com for store options
Grocery Delivery: Online at vons.com

Vons
Address: 710 Broadway, Santa Monica
Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Senior only hours: Visit vons.com for store options
Grocery Delivery: Online at vons.com

Whole Foods
Address: 2121 Cloverfield Blvd., Santa Monica
Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Senior only hours: Yes; 1 hour prior to opening
Grocery Delivery: Online at amazon.com

Whole Foods
Address: 2201 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Senior only hours: Yes; 1 hour prior to opening
Grocery Delivery: Online at amazon.com

Trader Joes
Address: 2300 Wilshire Blvd #101 Santa Monica
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Senior only hours: No
Grocery Delivery: No

Trader Joes
Address: 3212 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Senior only hours: No
Grocery Delivery: No

Erewhon Market
Address: 2800 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Senior only hours: Yes; 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.
Grocery Delivery: Online at Postmates.com

Gelsons
Address: 2627 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica
Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Senior only hours: Yes; 7-8 a.m.
Grocery Delivery: Online at instacart.com/gelsons

Bob’s Market
Address: 1650 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica
Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Senior hours: No
Grocery Delivery: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday; call 310-452-2493

Bristol Farms
Address: 3105 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Senior only hours: Yes; 6-7 a.m. daily
Grocery Delivery: No

Co-Opportunity Market Santa Monica
Address: 1525 Broadway, Santa Monica
Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday (beginning Monday, March 23)
Senior hours: 7-8 a.m.
Grocery Delivery: Online at coopportunity.com/community-support-I-need-help

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3 Comments

  1. This is very outdated information. On a Tuesday evening, 3/24, I spoke to a customer service rep at pavilions in Santa Monica on Montana Avenue because I’ve been trying to get toilet paper for two weeks!! She said they have no one at the door in the morning to ensure that only seniors get in the first hour. But added, we have two registers for the elderly. Insert eye roll. Then I spoke to Vons in Santa Monica at 14th & Wilshire and they said we are only doing it Tuesdays and Thursdays now. And if younger people are in line, they still get in. Said it’s in the news, the latest change! And it’s a joke to post Amazon.com on here as I’ve been trying to order multiple things for 2 1/2 weeks through Amazon.com aka Whole Foods and Fresh—Please do your due diligence. An NBC reporter tried to order through these sites two days ago and had the same experience I’ve been having for two weeks. You add all these items to your cart and get to checkout and then it tells you there is absolutely no delivery window! I understand this is a crazy, unusual time… But please don’t give these stores credit for things that they are not doing. The facts and the truth would be refreshing.

  2. Well, well, do you think? It’s things like this and other misreporting by this rag and real news outlets, including but not limited to, local kabc tv news channel, la times, and national outlets. What makes it more unfortunate, as if misreporting by itself isn’t enough discouragement to destroy the public trust, as it is endemic and ongoing; but that Trump uses it to call it fake news and to use it for his own gain. And he’s right to call it fake news, which is the worst thing of all; giving that toad credibility. And it’s these idiotic “news” outlets playing into his hands. We’re a failed society and the rags are part of the failure.

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