I love milk more than any other food. I frequent three drive thru dairies that not only sell high-end top quality milk but are my favorite drive thrus. Broguiere's in Montebello is very special because they still sell milk in the old style glass bottles (Quarts and half gallons). Nothing is more cool than driving thru Broguiere's, buying a quart of ice cold chocolate milk in a glass bottle and drinking it down before the next stop sign. I actually went to a antique store and bought two old wire-metal milk bottle carriers to handle the bottles. Broguiere's, does provide a cardboard carrier if needed. There is a deposit on the bottle but that is no problem because you will return for more and trade you empty bottles for full ones. Sometimes Broguiere prints special designs on the bottles and they become collector items. I also like Driftwood Dairy because of the really cool architecture of the place. It blends with the location of being just north of the runway at the El Monte Airport. Fly thru some time. This is a must see. Another cool one is Shrees Dairy in Arcadia. It is a two lane drive thru that sells Alta Dena milk located in the middle of some high-dollar real estate that has changed over the years. Yet once you enter the covered drive thru you are back to a better place and time. I guess that is really what is so cool about these three dairies. You get a secure feeling when you drive thru and buy food so basic and real as milk at a place that is also so basic, real and human.
Broguiere's Farm Fresh Dairy (Very Cool old Drive thru Dairy with Milk in old-time Glass quarts and half-gallon bottles, Must try the chocolate Milk in glass drink it very cold before you leave)
505 S Maple Ave
Montebello, CA 90640-5404
7am to 7pm Mon. to Fri.
7am to 6pm on Sat.
One block South of Olympic almost on the Rail Road Tracks. About five blocks North of Washington Blvd.)
Driftwood Dairy (Great milk, bacon, eggs and snacks)
10724 Lower Azusa Rd
El Monte, CA 91731-1390
Cross St, El Monte Ave. At the North end of the El Monte Airport. About two blocks West of Santa Anita Ave. Eight blocks East of Baldwin just past the old In-n-Out about a block away.
Shrees Dairy (Alta Dena Milk, like a small convenience store only no getting out of the car)
1437 S. Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006
Five blocks South of Huntington Dr. Just South of Moffetts Chicken Pot Pie Shoppe. Another must try at 1409 S. Baldwin Ave.
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