Old Monterey District Blog

Twisted Roots is a Rasta, Reggae, and Roots shop that offers culture, tools, and one love. Open since 2006, we advocate for world peace by encouraging love and unity among people.

We carry clothing, hats, and shoes for men and women (including a wide selection of Bob Marley t-shirts) as well as tobacco, pipes, hookahs, e-cigarettes and e-liquid, and tools for people who medicate. With the spirit of one love, we welcome you to Monterey and to Twisted Roots.

Monterey Foot Spa offers foot massage, therapeutic body massage, deep tissue massage, and reflexology to promote circulation and decrease muscle pain and tension. We invite you to leave your cares at our door and relax in our well-lit and peaceful space, where soft music and soothing video images are available upon request.

We strive to create a beautiful, open, clean, and calm environment for women and men. In addition to our foot massage room, we also have a couple's massage room and private massage studios.

Kindness, good customer service, and our good reputation are important to us, and we want all our clients to feel safe and well cared for. All staff members are highly skilled, professional massage therapists.

Here at Om Studios in Old Monterey, we believe the real secret to overall wellbeing is a regular practice. We help you achieve that consistency by offering a variety of classes including Yoga, Barre, TRX, and Pilates Fusion.

We have a variety of membership options that give you access to this studio as well as our sister studio in Carmel, and we do our best to accommodate everyone's needs. We encourage you to try out our Intro Special, a one week, $20 investment that allows you to experience all of our Barre and Yoga classes during those 7 days.

In addition to fitness, we also specialize in R&R, with a full-service spa featuring some of Monterey's best massage and skin care specialists. We offer massage therapy, nutrition consulting, custom facials, waxing services, and more, all under one roof!

Om Studios is an energizing, inspiring space with natural light, bamboo flooring, and a boutique brimming with the newest Lululemon Athletica trends. The moment you walk through the door, it's our goal to make you feel at home. Come in and be inspired!

Ocean Sushi Deli, a family run business, has been serving the Monterey Peninsula for over 25 years, specializing in take-out sushi and custom sushi platters. We invite you to come dine with us at our casual, cafe-style deli in Old Monterey, where we offer healthy Japanese fare, including vegetarian and vegan options.

Try our popular teriyaki chicken or teriyaki salmon donburi (rice bowl) or bento (lunch/dinner set). Or come enjoy nabeyaki udon or a hot bowl of ramen on a chilly day. Our teriyaki sauce and salad dressings are all made in-house, and all our gyoza (potstickers) are handmade.

At Ocean Sushi Deli, we also offer a selection of chilled sake, Japanese beer (including Echigo, a rice beer made in Japan), sake sets, rice crackers, Japanese sweets, mochi, mochi ice cream, and Japanese beverages such as Pocari Sweat, Ramune, and UCC Coffee.

Looking for a good deal? Monday through Friday we offer a lunch special for $9.95 and a dinner special for $11.95. Call ahead to place your pick-up order or, if you want to dine-in but are in a hurry, call us in advance and place your order before you arrive.

The Monterey Music Store is a full line and full service music store. We offer great deals and stellar customer service with a small-town vibe. Whether you're interested in sheet music, guitars, drums, basses, band instruments, or even music lessons, The Monterey Music Store is the best place to go.

The Monterey Music Store offers price matching on new equipment. This means that if you find an ad for a brand new piece of gear, you can show it to a salesperson here and we will match or beat the price. (Please note: this offer may not apply to some merchandise.)

Can't find what you want in the shop? We work with several distributors of popular musical equipment. If we don't have it in the store, we can definitely order it for you.

We also offer music instruction at our in-house studios. Private lessons are available in everything from guitar and ukulele to saxophone, violin, and piano. Come and brush up on your musical skills!

Luminata invites you to explore our spectrum of fine books and unique gifts in an uplifting, galleria atmosphere. We take pride in creating a warm, relaxing environment, filled with sacred space, for exploring tools of consciousness that elevate and inspire, or simply for finding that special gift for any occasion.

We sell new and used books for all ages and are more than happy to place special orders. We can often obtain books in just 24-48 hours, with a million titles in stock at our west coast warehouse.

Our Children's Corner, filled with books and toys for the younger set, is specially curated by owners Mia and Emory Michael, who possess degrees in education ad spent many years teaching and traveling before opening the store.

Founded in 1893, Hellam's is California's oldest tobacco shop and Monterey's oldest continuously-operated business. Still locally owned and open six days a week, we possess the largest selection of cigars in the county as well as a wide range of fine tobacco products and adult beverages. Newly renovated, Hellam's now offers a beautifully appointed Cigar Lounge and Wine Tasting Room celebrating the great history and tradition of our 125-year-old business. Come see what we’ve done!

Locally owned and operated, Federico Engraving and Imprints does custom diamond engraving, laser engraving, sand blasting, and sublimation imprinting (digital images printed on items). All work is done onsite by K. Federico with personal attention to detail. Expedited service is available.

Customer service is important to us: you have the choice of either bringing in a specific item for engraving or imprinting (we specialize in working with unusual items), or selecting an item from our retail collection, where you'll find a wide selection of name badges, awards, glassware, serving pieces, clocks, magnets, flasks, and more.

Whether you want to create a personalized gift for a special occasion or a promotional item for a business function, we've got you covered. We regularly engrave and imprint jewelry, watches, medic alert bracelets, keychains, plaques, awards, and wedding accessories (including champagne flutes, wine glasses, and cake knives and servers). And we're happy to recreate your company's logo on any item.

Founded in 1939, Federico's Shoe Service is a family-owned business passed from father to son, generation to generation. We offer shoe repair, luggage repair, leather repair, zipper repair, and dye work (dying luggage, handbags, and shoes to match the color of your garments).

Over the years, our work has won 29 top awards from the Shoe Service Institute of America (the national association for shoe repair professionals) in various categories.

Customer service is our top priority - our staff is here to serve you. There's a drive-up window for drop-off and pick-up which is great for families and people on the go, and we offer while-you-wait service for rush orders. Mail order service is available within the USA; please phone us for details.

We invite you to visit our shop! Free parking is available behind our building.

Enhance your home with exquisite furniture and home decor from Hacienda Rustic Furnishings. Our handcrafted pieces are built by skilled artisans in Mexico who use old-world, time-honored, traditional techniques to work with materials such as antique and reclaimed woods, hand-forged iron and copper, and fine marble.

Hacienda Rustic Furnishings carries furniture for every room in the home, including the living room, dining room, office, bedroom, and game room. We also offer home decor items such as water fountains, copper sinks, and sconces. Come and see for yourself the quality and unique character of each piece.