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Off the Beaten Path

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As a local Redlander you are probably looking for the inside scoop. You have been to State Street and eaten at all the well-known spots. Is it time to shake things up? Well, the team at Creative 7 Designs has some off the beaten path suggestions for you to escape the madness. Check out their hole in the wall, uncommon, secret spots. Photo Credit: Bruce Herwig

Great Eats Off the Beaten Path

  1. Lunch at the Mitten

    Pulled Pork Sandwich

    Pulled Pork Sandwich

    Their bread is made in house every day! The produce is delivered from regional growers, and all ingredients are fresh and seasoned by their chefs at the Mitten Building. They use as many local, all natural and organic ingredients as possible. The pulled pork and short ribs are even smoked in their own back yard! And their bacon is cured in-house. Incredible fresh vegetarian and vegan options are always available.

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  2. Redlands Ranch Market

    Tortilla machine cutting tortillas into circles

    Authentic Mexican kitchen, tortilleria, and bakery featuring daily made from scratch products. Daily fresh produce and butcher shop with great marinated meats! International foods and produce including Mediterranean, Indian, Middle Eastern, Eastern European, South/Central American, and Caribbean. Family owned in Redlands since 1996!

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  3. Carolyn's Cafe

    French toast piled high with fruit, syrup, butter and powder sugar! YUM!

    Hearty breakfasts all cooked to order. Lunch - sandwiches, burgers, salads, soups, and more! Their Signature item is the fresh baked coffee cake. Carolyn's Cafe has been rated the #1 breakfast spot in Redlands!

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  4. ESRI Café

    Photo Credit: Martin Copping

    The ESRI Café is open to the public and an absolute treat! They always offer a fully stocked salad bar and build your own sandwich counter. The daily specials are what you do not want to miss!

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  5. Deli on the Corner

    Ham and swiss sandwich from Deli on the Corner

    A local family owned Deli, offering paninis, sandwiches, salads, wraps and fresh juices. All sandwiches are made with locally fresh baked bread and all natural meats.

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  6. Theron's Frozen Custard

    Frozen custard in Theron's cup

    Frozen custard is the king of frozen desserts, similar to old fashion hand-cranked ice cream but smoother, creamier and with more body.

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  7. Gerrards Market

    Local grocery Store featuring: USDA Prime Meats, organic, locally grown produce, delicatessen, gourmet cheese, fine wines and spirits, florist, catering, BBQ and bakery.

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  8. Red Panka Peruvian Cuisine

    Inland Empire's 1st Peruvian/Mexican fusion restaurant. Serving burritos, bowls, salads & more! Everyday 11AM-9PM

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Off the Beaten Path Outdoor Activities

  1. Kimberly Crest

    Pond view and front of Kimberly Crest

    Photo Credit: Matthew Reiter Photography

    The gardens are great for a stroll. Awesome special events throughout the year. Open for tours Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. 1:00 pm - 3:30pm

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  2. Sunset Drive

    Wall at Panorama Point

    Photo Credit: Tim Sivils

    Going up to the point on Sunset Drive to take in the view.

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  3. Oakmont and Oakridge Trail

    Photo credit: Alycia Rajendran

    Oakmont trail is a shorter version of the other twisting Oakridge Trail. It runs down the ridge to where Oakridge Trail meets Oakmont. Just before the junction, there are a few sharp switchbacks, which can be difficult to hike. After that, it continues down the ridge and hits three more sharp turns, then runs into Live Oak Preserve Trail. Great hiking and running trails. Often there are horseback riders. Dogs must be on leash.

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  4. Teddy's Trail

    Teddy's Trail, trees and other growth.

    This is a short, but fun trail right off Sunset. It leads to the Hermit's Trail as well as to nearby trails at the top of the hill. It's pretty easy, but can be overgrown with brush. Dogs must be leashed.

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  5. Caroline Park

    Purple tree and bench on Sage Road Loop

    Sage Road Loop

    Caroline Park is a 16.8 acre nature park with trails and open space planted with native California plants and a water conservation garden. The park is located at Mariposa Drive and Dwight Street. 1748 Chaparral Dr.

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  6. Hulda Crooks

    Green trail and blue sky

    Photo credit: Gillian Robles

    Technically in Loma Linda but a quick drive and an awesome hiking/mountain biking spot.

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Off the Beaten Path Coffee

  1. Olive Avenue Market

    Baby standing on OAM table next to sandwich and tea

    Coffees, homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, & pastries. specialty teas, retro sodas, eclectic beers, flavored olive oils.... Brunch served on weekends 9:00 AM to 12:45 PM (Phone orders end at 12:00 PM).

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  2. Stell Coffee & Tea Co.

    Small Batch Fresh roasted 100% Arabica specialty grade whole bean coffee.

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  3. The Meek House

    A European vibe mom and pop coffee shop.

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Off the Beaten Path Activities

  1. A.K. Smiley Library

    Such a beautiful building, inside and out. They have children's story time, used book for sale, public computers, heritage tours, Lincoln Memorial Shrine and much more.

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  2. Farmers Market at the Grove School

    Photo Credit: Bruce Herwig

    The Farmers Market at The Grove School is a certified farmers market that is open Saturdays, rain or shine, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. The market provides produce, baked goods, dairy goods, and more.

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  3. The Redlands Galleria

    Located on State Street and often forgotten. They have three floors of antiques. This is a great place to explore with the whole family!

  4. The Blues

    Retro antique and vintage store on State Street in downtown Redlands.

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