March 3, 2020

Half Moon Bay: Old-timer Main Street Shops; things to do

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Half Moon Bay:  Old-timer Main Street Shops
Allow time for poking around in some of the eclectic shops on Half Moon Bay’s Main Street.

Cunha’s Country Store  448 Main St.  Completely rebuilt after a devastating 2003 fire, the wood floors in this old-time grocery store no longer creak and the aisles are wider but it still has the same old-fashioned atmosphere everyone loves.  The store is filled with specialty grocery items as well as everyday needs, and it stocks fresh fruits and vegetables plus has a full-service deli and meat department.  You’ll find items for a picnic (don’t miss the tri-tip sandwich) or snack as well as things you’ll want to take home.  This store also purveys the delicious partially-baked artichoke-garlic bread made Arcangeli Grocery Co. in Pescadero.  

exterior of Cunha's Country Store In Half Moon Bay, California
exterior of Cunha's Country Store In Half Moon Bay, California



entryway to Cunha's Country Store In Half Moon Bay, California
entryway to Cunha's Country Store In Half Moon Bay, California



interior of Cunha's Country Store In Half Moon Bay, California
interior of Cunha's Country Store In Half Moon Bay, California



pickled items at Cunha's Country Store In Half Moon Bay, California
pickled items at Cunha's Country Store In Half Moon Bay, California



Fengari Fiber Arts  415 Main St.  Situated inside a historical building built just after the big quake in 1908, this cozy shop purveys fabulous yarns for knitting and crocheting.  Many completed items are available for inspiration, and classes are scheduled.



Half Moon Bay Bakery  514 Main St.  SStill using its original 1906 brick ovens, this old-time bakery is known for its Portuguese sweet and French breads and great donuts (my favorite is the raised maple).  Sandwiches are available to go.  This is the perfect stop to pick up a picnic.  Housemade artichoke pesto bread--a meal in itself--eclipses the popular original version available from Arcangeli Grocery Co. in Pescadero.  

exterior of Half Moon Bay Bakery In Half Moon Bay, California
exterior of Half Moon Bay Bakery In Half Moon Bay, California



interior of Half Moon Bay Bakery In Half Moon Bay, California
interior of Half Moon Bay Bakery In Half Moon Bay, California



donut case at Half Moon Bay Bakery In Half Moon Bay, California interior of Half Moon Bay Bakery In Half Moon Bay, California
donut case at Half Moon Bay Bakery In Half Moon Bay, California



artichoke-pesto bread at Half Moon Bay Bakery In Half Moon Bay, California
artichoke-pesto bread at Half Moon Bay Bakery
in Half Moon Bay, California



Half Moon Bay Feed and Fuel  331 Main St.  Established in 1911, this traditional farm supply store operates inside an atmospheric old barn.  Touting itself as the “best place in town to pick up chicks,” it is referring to the baby chicken variety.  In addition to having plenty of cute baby chicks in the back, it often has ducklings, bunnies, and other small farm animals to purchase as well as farm, pet, and garden supplies.  You’ll even find something for your domestic pets.  My very favorite item is the big cow bells.

feed bags at Half Moon Bay Feed and Fuel In Half Moon Bay, California
feed bags at Half Moon Bay Feed and Fuel In Half Moon Bay, California



feed bins at Half Moon Bay Feed and Fuel In Half Moon Bay, California
feed bins at Half Moon Bay Feed and Fuel In Half Moon Bay, California





baby chicks at Half Moon Bay Feed and Fuel In Half Moon Bay, California



More things to do in Half Moon Bay.

More things to do along Highway 1.

More ideas for exploring Northern California.

images ©2020 Carole Terwilliger Meyers
updated 5-5-21

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