Shop Indie | Dine Local | Only in Old Pas!
Old Pasadena is home to a wonderful variety of retailers including prestigious nationals, one-of-kind boutiques, and everything in between. Support local by looking for the "Only in Old Pas" stamp next to businesses that are either one-of-a-kind and unique to Old Pasadena, or have few regional locations and embody the indie spirit. If you choose to shop online or by phone, ask about contact-free curbside pick-up.
From chef/owners Vanessa and Thomas Tilaka Kalb, Agnes Restaurant and Cheesery is inspired by the timeless tradition of gathering around a table with loved ones to share good food, good drinks, and of course, excellent cheese. Rooted in classic American regional cooking, the menu takes an honest and elevated approach to nostalgia and comfort. Located on tree-lined Green Street, the restaurant is housed in the former horse stable of the Pasadena Fire Department built in 1922. Architect Oonagh Ryan/ORA designed the space to include a large, outdoor patio in the back, the main dining room overlooking the open kitchen’s hearth, and a bar/lounge and takeaway cheesery in the front.
Indiana Colony— a namesake derived from the first group of settlers in Pasadena – is a charming marketplace of local, independent food and retail vendors. Housed in a historical building, the collective has been beautifully restored and features the original brick walls and wood floors, giving it a coffeehouse ambiance. Guests can take advantage of plenty of seating and the relaxing atmosphere while enjoying these merchants:
In 2007, Kreation began as an organic café serving Mediterranean-Persian cuisine in Santa Monica by Marjan Sarshar. When she opened the first Kreation juicery, Marjan was cold-pressing juices from her garage. Now, with stores throughout the Los Angeles area, Kreation continues to set the standard for cold-pressed juice and healthy grab-and-go meals in SoCal. Their juices are never high-pressure pasteurized, delivering significantly more nourishment and health benefits than traditional juicing methods. Kreation is committed to using organic, seasonal fruits and vegetables purchased locally as much as possible. They flood the body’s cells with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that cleanse, heal, and nourish.
Its founders created Pressed Juicery with one goal in mind: to bring delicious, premium, and nutritious juice to everyone. They focused on great taste, simplicity, and affordability for everyone. Located inside Old Pasadena’s artisanal co-op Indiana Colony, Pressed Juicery offers cold-pressed, ready-to-go drinks that are blended daily and designed to provide vital nutrients that optimizes customers’ health.
We Olive is a premier retailer & tasting room of California extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and California wines.
The magical alchemy of California’s hot dry summer days and cool, evening temperatures, myriad soil types and microclimates, combined with the passion and commitment of its artisan growers, result in world class olive oil and balsamic vinegar. We Olive Pasadena is a fun and exciting place to taste the finest artisan made extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars and delicious gourmet foods. In other words, it is a foodie’s paradise, a culinary shopping experience, and an educational destination for people passionate about delicious food and health.
The wine bar features small batch California varietals – basically, wine that you wouldn’t be able to find in a grocery store. Although We Olive does not sell bottles, the store offers wine by the glass every night of the week, as well as beer and mixed drinks that include balsamic vinegars and olive oils like the Balsamic Lemonade and the Balsamic-Marinated Berry Spritzer. The store offers a small menu featuring items like flatbreads, sandwiches, salads, and tapas - dining is available indoors or on the back patio.