Galco's Soda Pop Stop?
For several years now I've seen Galco's Soda Pop Stop recommended on this board as the best place to go in LA for soda. I was finally planning a trip over there this weekend and decided to browse their website so I could make a list of items to look for. I was disappointed to discover that nearly half of the items on the website were listed as "out of stock". Now I'm thinking I shouldn't waste my time. Galco's isn't exactly close by. I'd hate to drive for an hour just to discover barren shelves. Has anyone been there recently? I want to go, and I hope the website just hasn't been updated. Any feedback would be appreciated.
I would say plan to hit up a chowish place for lunch and go! the website seems to me to not be totally accurate.
They also have candy, wine, and beer that is difficult to find. Be aware, though, he overprices a lot of stuff. His prices for beer, particularly, are insane. Lots of the stuff you can find at Bevmo for cheaper, and the stuff you can't is not worth the $$
"hit up a chowish place for lunch" -- Great idea. Several very good places to buy food are very near to Galco's --
Auntie Em’s Kitchen, and Eagle Rock Bakery
6300 York Boulevard, Suite 4, Los Angeles
At Galco's you must buy some Sioux City Root Beer and Sarsaparilla. IMO, if you have not tried this brand of Root Beer or Sarsaparilla then you have never had Root Beer and Sarsaparilla.
Galco's has a much bigger selection than Bevmo. The Bevmo closest to me only had about 8 different brands, and not even all the flavors. At Galco's there are shelves and shelves of different brands.
I don't think they update the website that often. I drive 45 minutes to get there and every time have found at least a case of stuff to try. If there is somethign specific you want call to make sure they have it.
Unless you're jones-ing for a specific soda that may be out of stock, I would say make the trip to Galco's -- there are no empty shelves... and you'd probably find so many interesting new sodas to try that you wouldn't miss whatever that's out on their Web site.