Little Italy Mercato, San Diego

4.5
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San Diego County's largest Farmers' Market, on Cedar Street from Kettner Blvd to Front Street, featuring local farmers' fruits and vegetables, eggs, meat, poultry and cheese plus artisan foods including seafood, olive oil, sauces, fresh bread, and chocolate. Find crafts and gifts too! 200+ booths every Saturday!
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  • Visited the mercato this past Saturday, and was happy to find blocks and blocks of fresh produce, flowers, raw honey, and artisanal breads, among other items. Definitely would recommend it, as it is o...  more »
  • I went here early in the morning. It opened at 8 and I went then. Lots of fresh produce and other thinks like bread. It was pretty nice.  more »
  • My wife and I enjoyed the Little Italy Street Market. There was a good mix of merchants. They had prepared foods, fresh fish, spices, fruit, vegetables, flowers, clothing, jewelry, pottery, and few ot...  more »
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  • Whether you’re searching for local produce, fresh flowers or local honey, olive oils or vinegars this is one of my favorite farmers markets in San Diego. Held every Saturday but parking is a real problem. Take the trolley if you can otherwise plan on circling around for a while before finding park. The crepe stand and coffee truck are a great way to fuel up as you peruse all of the great offerings from handmade soaps to art to shirts and more. The restaurants in the area are incredible if you want sit down and eat.
  • A bustling festival of local & exotic foods, products & entertainment. Fresh Sea Urchin sells next to local honey, flanked by tents full of oranges, lemons, tomatoes and kale. Block after block of tempting foods fill the air and thousands of people from all over the World happily shop. Bring your wallet, only the smells & sights are free!
  • Love going to the Little Italy Farmers Market. There is always something to try, some produce I haven't tried before. So far I haven't had any bad experiences with anything I've bought. The atmosphere is also fun. Everyone jus out there enjoying the experience. Plenty of places to grab a cup of coffee and walk around. A great way to spend a Saturday morning. I took one star off for "getting there". Getting there a little later in the morning can make parking difficult. Not impossible, but you may need to pay for parking and/or walk a bit. If that's not really something you want to do, there is the trolley, which stops pretty nearby.
  • nice farmer's market. good variety of unique goods and food. also it's like 5 blocks long. best to come early in the morning
  • This stretched for about 5 blocks and was full of great stuff. For example, I bought beautiful xmas cards and had them sent that evening to all family. Food stalls were full of lovely items. Well worth a visit ... and then downtown San Diego also.

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