Home of the best meats in town, Wood-Dale Market is an old-fashioned meat market that has been fully operating since 1955 off of Stine Road, in between Belle Terrace and Stockdale Highway. Owner Israel Vasquez, who manages to keep that old-fashioned feeling while providing great customer service, has operated Wood-Dale for the past six years and previously worked in the grocery industry for over 25 years.
“Wood-Dale is a dominating mom-and-pop store, which is favorably high preference for the Bakersfield community that avoids large supermarkets, long lines, and non-convenient parking,” said Vasquez.
Wood-Dale has almost all meats needed for any occasion no matter how big or small. Some of Wood-Dale’s most valued items are Harris Ranch “Choice” beef, nearly seven different personalized meat baskets, and a variety of over 30 homemade sausages. Vasquez has also managed to keep up-to-date on new ideas like providing customers with organic grass-fed beef, organic free-range chicken, and unique items like veal, bison, venison, and lamb.
Vasquez said it’s important to keep old-fashioned traditions alive, even when a business has different owners over the course of its history. These traditions include a variety of different meats served with excellent customer service and selling dairy and produce from local companies such as Knudsen.