Grocery Stores, Shopping Malls, and Cafes in Rio Grande Blvd - Albuquerque, NM

Rio Grande Blvd has a number of grocery stores, shopping malls, and cafes we’ll discuss in this short post. First, a quick introduction to the area.

The Rio Grande Blvd neighborhood in Albuquerque is a unique blend of city and nature. On one hand, residents can easily walk to restaurants, shops, and the popular Rio Grande Blvd walking path. On the other hand, the Rio Grande River and Candelaria Farm provide ample opportunity for outdoor activities such as hiking and birdwatching. In fact, many homes in the Rio Grande Blvd neighborhood have stunning views of the river or nearby mountain ranges. The neighborhood also holds several community events throughout the year, such as an urban farm tour and holiday lights celebration. Overall, Rio Grande Blvd offers a truly special blend of urban convenience and natural beauty.

La Montañita Food Co-op - Rio Grande

The Rio Grande Co-op, run by the same team behind La Montañita Co-op Grocery, has been serving Albuquerque’s Rio Grande Blvd neighborhood since 1999. Located just east of the Rio Grande River, the store features a wide variety of local and organic options, from produce to meat to prepared foods. Just like its sister location, the Co-op is committed to supporting small farmers and producers in New Mexico and providing high quality food for its community. Whether you’re a long time shopper or visiting for the first time, the Rio Grande Co-op is sure to have something to offer.

Little Shops on Rio Grande

The Rio Grande Blvd neighborhood in Albuquerque is home to a shopping haven known as Little Shops on Rio Grande. This family-owned and -operated shopping mall has been serving the local community for over 15 years, offering a wide array of goods and services from their various tenants. With over 55 years of combined experience, shoppers can find everything from quilting supplies to Avon products to fine art collectibles. But what sets this shopping venue apart is the personable service they strive to provide. Whether it’s helping customers find the perfect item or offering alterations and custom quilting, they go above and beyond to ensure satisfaction. So if you’re in the Albuquerque area, be sure to stop by Little Shops on Rio Grande for a unique shopping experience.

One Google reviewer, Tim M. shared;

“Cool little set of shops. An eclectic collection of wares. Friendly shopkeepers. They have limited hours so check before you go. Masks are required. If you need AVON, Ms. Martinez has your hook up.”

Flying Star Cafe

The owners of Flying Star Cafe in Rio Grande Boulevard neighborhood knew they wanted a local spot where they could enjoy good coffee and homemade food while watching the world go by. So when they stumbled upon a rundown building on old Route 66, they saw potential and jumped at the opportunity to renovate it into their own cafe. As business grew, they expanded to additional locations and added a scratch bakery to their offerings. Today, the Flying Star Cafe remains a fixture in the community, serving up fresh food and drinks made from scratch every day. Over 30 years later, even with 350 employees, the cafe maintains its small, local roots. And it all started with a dream and some old brick on Route 66.

Driving Directions from Flying Star Cafe to Albuquerque Computer & Electronics Recycling Co

Drive 15 min (6.1 miles)

Flying Star Cafe

4026 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107, United States

Continue to Albuquerque

24 sec (184 ft)

Head northeast

69 ft

Make a U-turn

43 ft

Turn right toward Rio Grande Blvd NW

72 ft

Continue on Rio Grande Blvd NW. Take Osuna Rd NW to Hawkins St NE

14 min (5.6 mi)

Turn right onto Rio Grande Blvd NW

1.5 mi

Turn right onto Chavez Rd NW

1.1 mi

Continue onto Osuna Rd NW

2.6 mi

Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Jefferson St NE

0.5 mi

Turn left onto Hawkins St NE

 Destination will be on the left

1 min (0.5 mi)

Albuquerque Computer & Electronics Recycling Co

3726 Hawkins St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, United States

Do you do residential recycling pick-ups?

We do not do pick-ups for individuals, only for businesses. However, it’s easy to come by our recycling facility in Albuquerque and simply drop off your old TV. Or, if you happen to be a business with TVs you need to recycle, we can schedule a pick-up for those.

Why is there a charge for TV recycling?

As an Albuquerque electronics recycling center, when we charge a processing fee, it’s to help us cover our costs for the recycling process. If we’re able to sell parts to cover our costs, then we don’t need to charge a fee. But TV recycling is a more involved process, and we have to pay higher prices for recycling some of the components, thus the additional charge.