The Elk Store is located in the small town of Elk which sits along the coast on CA State Route 1. This picturesque area is home to just over 200 residents and is the perfect example of a small Northern California town. While you won’t find much in this area, particularly when it comes to shopping opportunities, one store will leave you impressed. The Elk Store is a remote general store in Northern California that has a little bit of everything, but what many individuals come here for are the made-to-order sandwiches. Let’s check out one of the best general stores in California!

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The Elk Store offers more information on its website. Have you ever stopped at The Elk Store in Northern California? Did you try a sandwich? We’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments below!

If you have never taken the time to visit Elk, now is the time to go. This small coastal town is a hidden gem and the perfect stop on a vacation getaway. Shop for a place to stay on Booking.com.

This Tiny Rural Town On The California Coast Is The Definition Of A Hidden Gem

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General Store In Northern California

Where is another general store in Northern California?

  • San Gregorio General Store (San Gregorio): Have you ever heard of a general store that features live music? You can catch the entertainment every weekend inside or outdoors in the Stage Yard. The historic building is truly a general store offering clothing, books, food, wine, candles, pottery, souvenirs, and a full bar. Chill out with a drink and some tunes before grabbing your groceries.
  • Stewarts Point Store (Stewarts Point): This extensive store is also housed in a historic building with all of the charm that brings. The bakery offers handmade pastries and fresh bread every day and a selection of delicious coffee and espresso drinks. The inventory on the shelves is fierce from unique gifts to wine and vintage candy brands. You can also order food from the eatery, including breakfast burritos and housemade soups. Stop in the Twofish Tiny Tap Room for a cold one.
  • Camp Connell General Store (Camp Connell): The Camp Connell Cafe & The Beer Gardens offer fun events along with the general attractions of Belgian waffles, hot paninis, French dips, meatball subs, hot dogs, salads, and hand-dipped ice cream.
  • Diamond Head General Store (San Bruno): Order the Poke Bowls when you're getting ready to climb a volcano in Northern California. The Hawaiian-style Ahi Poke, for example, is filled with fresh Ahi tuna, sea salt, sesame, onions, Kukui nuts, ogo (seaweed), and a choice of rice and beans. The Musubi SPAM — yes SPAM — comes with rice, nori (seaweed), furikake, and sweet shoyu.

What else can I do in Elk, CA?

  • Harbor House Inn: Dine at one of the best restaurants in the country at this oceanside restaurant in Northern California, then book a room at the Harbor House Inn. The food here is so fine it was awarded two Michelin stars! The Japanese fusion menu offers some of the most beautiful, delicious cuisine you'll ever put past your lips. This isn't just a meal — it's an extraordinary destination.