Explore Norse Way Village in Long Beach
Norse Way Village is a quaint corner of suburban Long Beach populated by a cluster of boutiques, restaurants, and shops, making it the perfect place to spend a morning exploring. Nearby, you can visit the Liberal Arts Campus of Long Beach City College, the Long Beach Exchange shopping center, and even the Long Beach Airport.
But First, Coffee
Start your morning at Wolf’s Brew Coffee (4145 Norse Way), a stylish family-owned and operated shop where you can find cold brew, lattes, matcha, and vegan donuts. Every other third Sunday, Wolf’s Brew hosts a car show outside the shop with sweet rides and good eats on the street. Follow @brewscruise_lb on Instagram for dates and details.
Skies for Miles Boutique (4405 E. Village Rd.) is a vintage shop offering a curated selection of clothing, accessories, housewares, and other goodies, from cute ceramics to vegan beauty products. Owner Theresa Kim named the shop after her son Miles and was inspired to open an eco-conscious store after her years of experience in retail. Next, hunt for treasures in The Picket Fence (4127 Norse Way), an antique shop stocking vintage home decor, glassware, and jewelry.
Interested in starting a new hobby? Why not brew your own beer? Go to Stein Fillers (4160 Norse Way) for supplies, including grains for making beer, equipment for your home fermentation station, and solid advice from the knowledgeable staff. Or why not pick up the clarinet? Visit Long Beach Woodwinds (and Brass) (4420 E Village Rd) to rent a new or used instrument, take a private lesson, or get an instrument repaired.
Looking for Lunch
When you’re ready for lunch, there are several choices in the area, including SoCal hot chicken chain Cluck & Blaze and the nostalgic Dale’s Diner. Locals rave about family-owned Chinese restaurant LV Seafood (4139 Norse Way) for their handmade dumplings, roast duck noodle soup, fried whole fish, and steamed crab. Be sure to upgrade your side of steamed rice to their flavorful fried rice.