Green Gem

Before it was fashionable to go green and the omnipotent stores that cater to the über healthy and the deities of granola and wheatgrass were erected, there was Pinecrest Wayside Market with fresh local fruit, sweet homemade pies and one very famous award-winning strawberry shake.
Text & Photos by Francesca Cruz | June 16, 2018 | Lifestyle

On a daily basis, families lineup at Pincrest Wayside Market for ice cream and milkshakes — famous in these parts — made with fresh fruit, nonfat yogurt and no added sugar. Founded in 1948, this place was originally just a simple roadside fruit stand that sold local produce. Today, Eli Taco, who’s been running it for over a decade, owns it. All the fruit he sells is local, and when not in season he brings only the best from California. The shakes are natural and creamy with a great variety to choose from including mango, apple with cinnamon, chocolate, orange, even one named The Elvis…made with bananas, vanilla and peanut butter. Oh, and by the way, mixing-and-matching flavors is allowed; 10070 SW 57th Ave.; Open daily from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; 5:30 p.m. Sundays.