Little Italy Mercato, San Diego

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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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  • August 5, 2017
    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 »
  • July 29, 2017
    Little Italy Mercato is a great place for tourists, but if you are a local looking to buy fresh produce or other fresh foods, the Sunday market in Hillcrest is better. Produce prices at the farmers ma...  more »
  • June 10, 2017
    This is the second time I've been in this fair. She is a delight. With dozens of vendors, you will find a variety of fruits, vegetables, cheese, fish, juices, breads, etc. Is very good! Happens all the time on Saturdays.
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  • June 25, 2017
    One of the best farmers market I've been to... with great variety and great food! I'll definitely be back! Make sure you get there early, it gets quite crowded as the day goes on. They have everything from coffee, Indian food, crepes, fresh flowers and vegetables, jewelry, and of course cheese! It's definitely worth checking out on a Saturday morning!
  • July 10, 2017
    Nice open market to walk through on Saturday's. Can get crowded and parking is generally difficult in Little Italy - recommend using county garages on either Cedar or Ash, since street metered spots are usually all taken in Little Italy, and other local lots are expensive. Often they have live music from local groups on the street. Good place to pick up flowers and local produce.
  • June 22, 2017
    This Saturday farmers market was just a 15 minute walk from our hotel located in Little Italy. We enjoyed strolling up and down the market after having breakfast nearby. Lots of beautiful flowers - cheap too! Some vendor serve food like breakfast burritos, Indian food, and smoothies.
  • June 14, 2017
    So much fun and lots of taste free samples and local goodies. From homemade savage cat toys to funky art, and Bitchin Sauce to Baby Clydesdale. Great place to go people watch, even if you're low on funds.
  • June 14, 2017
    I don't normally dig the craft show setup much — I mean, there's always something interesting, but when you boil them down, the formula is the same: Tents of people selling everything from meh crafts to high-end art, clothes to take-home comestibles, and countless vendors selling incredibly unhealthy food. Here, there were healthy food options, including options for those with special dietary needs. Yes, it just depends on who vends at this sort of thing, but I was actually pleased for once!

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