We looked at the landscape of specialty grocers in Manhattan Beach/South Bay and Gelson’s Market was missing. The closest Gelson’s is north of LAX in Marina del Rey. But it was more than a marketing decision, we liked their definition of success: “Our success is based solely on the loyalty of customers who share our passion for incomparable quality, attentive service and immaculate presentation.” That is exactly the type of commitment we wanted from a tenant we are bringing to our community.
We also liked the family roots of Gelson’s Market.
In July 1951, two boyishly enthusiastic young men wrote the stirring first paragraph of an ongoing and endlessly appetizing story, as they cut the ribbon on the very first Gelson’s supermarket. The Burbank store may have been distant in miles but not in spirit from Eugene and Bernie Gelson’s parents’ Iowa grocery store, where the boys learned the importance of exemplary customer service — which to them meant giving every last person who walked in the door the very best in quality, selection, and value. Today, Gelson’s Market is owned by TPG, a global private investment firm. This world-class company gives Gelson’s the ability to open new and vibrant locations like Manhattan Beach and be a strong community partner.
In all of their 25 locations, Gelson’s Market becomes a contributor to the local community. Gelson’s supports the arts and culture of Southern California, through partnerships with local theaters, museums, schools and more. And their donation philosophy also includes issues related to Education, Health & Wellness, Food Security/Hunger as well as Pet Welfare. They also offer employees better compensation and benefits than their competitors. They hire locally. They are truly a neighborhood specialty grocery store.
With 60 years of experience, Gelson’s in-house experts know Southern California’s lifestyle and are driven to find only the best foods and exclusive values for their customers.
Offering All-Natural Beef, Organic and Best Catch selections to ensure you’ll have the finest quality anywhere; and with our high standards for buying and trimming your selections, you will find great value, too.
An overflowing variety of flavorful picture perfect fruits and vegetables as well as organic selections.
A full-service deli for quick, delicious lunches as well as cooked food items and salads. From casual to gourmet, our deli is a favorite for office lunches, catered events and food to go.
Florist quality at lower prices – see our floral specialists for custom arrangements or try a bouquet of flowers to brighten your home.
Gifts for the holidays to special thank you presents, the perfect gift for any occasion.
Dip into Gelson’s quality and freshness. Our soup boasts its own station, and we offer six hearty varieties each day.
Discover gourmet cheese from around the world. Gelson’s sources the finest cheeses internationally, and our knowledgeable deli associates can help you select the perfect cheese for your next occasion.
We are proud to offer Gelson’s Finest freshly baked baguettes at all locations. Select stores carry additional varieties such as Ciabatta, Multigrain and Olive.
What sets Gelson’s apart is not just random choice. It’s our discriminating taste, an uncanny ability to separate the best from the rest. Every bottle is personally selected for its quality of flavor, with special attention paid to the way it pairs with food in the store.