If you live in the area and have never shopped at Handy Market, you are missing out on one of life’s little pleasures. A top notch, full service neighborly grocery store, family owned since 1970 … the necessary chore of marketing just doesn’t get any better than this!
A well stocked selection throughout, with just about anything your appetite could desire … if they don’t have what you need, they’ll try to get it for you. The fresh fruit and vegetable selection, always stocked daily, is an eye poppingly colorful and appealing delight!
The expansive meat department is the best in town! The expert manager, Bill Roberts, and his efficient and chatty staff, are there to serve and cut the finest quality meat … just exactly how you want it. They also make delectable sandwiches daily, loaded with whatever you request (voted Burbank’s “Best Sandwich” by the Burbank Leader 15 years in a row) and offer daily hot dinner specials, for those days you’re too tired to cook ($6.99).
They will fully cater your “any occasion” party, and deliver your order promptly. They constantly supply the local film and TV studios with whatever their creative little hearts desire. Add to that a fine liquor and wine selection, and a friendly staff to help you find what you need, and share a laugh … it’s a joy to shop here!
Now … let’s talk about an American passion … Barbeque! All day each Saturday, people line up outside to order and take home delectable meats right off the grill (ribs, sausages, chicken, tri-tip, sweet corn, etc.) and enjoy friendly chit-chat while waiting their turn. I happen to live right across the street, and the enticing wafting aroma of the “barbeque” is part of my Saturday “insanity” every single week. Year after year, during the holidays, tons of folks line up in front of my house to pick up their full dinners for family celebrations: ham, prime rib, turkey, etc., with all the usual side dishes. Yummy and affordable!
Owner Alan Arzoian is loved by all! A friendly, down home “good guy,” who always has time for a chat, efficiently operates a “gold mine” of a business! He is always open for suggestions and requests, to keep the neighborhood happy and well fed. If you somehow haven’t yet discovered this wonderful old tyme market … you must! The overall “vibe” here is always buzzy and positive … as folks meet and greet in the aisles. I’m convinced that “business deals” and “new romances” have bloomed in this little jewel of a grocery store. You just never know who you might run in to here, from the hunky local firemen, to your kid’s teacher, to local LA celebrities (Jay Leno often stops in)…. A full service market with a small town atmosphere … what’s not to love?
So trust me on this one, and check out this Burbank landmark. You’ll be glad you did — I promise! Open from 7 a.m. till 8:30 p.m. seven days a week, Handy Market is located at 2515 W. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank. For more information, call (818) 848-2500. See you there!