Calling all You fans (aka because this twisted show is life). Your all-time favorite Netflix drama shot part of season 2 in California, so it only makes sense that you can find some of Joe's favorite hangouts there. What's even more exciting is that you can actually visit the You Season 2 Anavrin grocery store IRL.
The show has taken Netflix by storm and it's no surprise, given that the characters and script are so well written. If you haven't watched it yet, you're seriously missing out. So, the next time you have a free Friday night at your disposal, use it well.
Its plot asks one main question, "What would you do for love?" Sure, that sounds like a sweet question, but the lengths the main character goes through to get what he wants will make your stomach churn.
The storyline follows a brilliant male bookstore manager (aka Penn Badgley) who develops an obsessive crush on an aspiring writer. Using every tool at his disposal, he plots to eliminate any obstacle (and person) who stands in his way. *shivers*
If you're already a fan of the show, we're sure you've been Googling all of the major sites. Who doesn't want to visit the bookstore, Anavrin's, and the storage house?
You might have thought Anavrin looked familiar while watching the show. So, why does the name sound like you've heard it before? It's actually 'nirvana' spelled backward. According to the show, that's what the Quinn family had in mind when they started their health-focused food empire.
Where has this dreamy grocery store been all our lives? It's so much more than your typical place to buy milk and eggs on the way home from work. Anavrin not only has dreamy decor, but also a bookstore inside the market.
So where can you find the real thing? We'll make the answer short and sweet.
According to The Oprah Magazine, You's famous hangout is actually based on the Erewhon market, a real-life Los Angeles gem. While this health food store has been around since the 1960s, it's only recently that it's following picked up on Instagram.
So what does You's market have in common with the real deal?
- Both of their names hold a hidden message. Avavrin is really code for 'nirvana' and Erewhon spells 'nowhere' backward.
- They're both pioneers in the food + health industry.
- They look like fancier versions of Whole Foods. Pass the $13 kale, please.
- Instagram has dubbed them the place to be - and it's clear by just how many social media influencers snap pics at Erewhon's six locations.
Unfortunately, Erewhon doesn't have a scenic reading nook. But maybe that's a good thing. We'd rather take an open-aisle supermarket than being scoped out by Joe watching us through the bookshelves, thank you very much.
Location: There are 6 locations across Los Angeles, California.
Why You Should Go: You can visit the real-life Anavrin grocery store from You.