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Little Italy Mercato, San Diego

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4.6/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
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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  • At each booth, you could try the offered products. Mainly fruit and vegetables were cheaper than in the supermarkets. This is really to recommend! Remaining products are quite overpriced (BSP: 1 small bottle fresh juice costs here equal to $12!). Size of the market was manageable.
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  • This place is awesome I mean you can literally find anything here! Farmers market type of places are always my favorite because it really gives you a chance to experience the authentic part of whateve...  read more »
  • Even though there is a health rule, manager's don't care and offer no enforcement. I don't dislike dogs but I don't want their nose in my food. 
  • Wide variety of locally grown produce as well as arts and crafts. Amazing fruit and vegetables such as Japanese tomatoes that taste like grandma's tomatoes, beautiful beets, interesting salads, seeds, nuts and everything you may need to put together a great and healthy meal. One can also get designer sandwiches, artisanal breads, coffee and even freshly made pancakes! Highly recommend it!
  • Every Saturday we look forward to Little Italy Mercato Farmers' Market. There's something for everyone. Show up early to snag the popular seasonal items before they get sold out and the crowds build. Thai Chef Saranya has the best coconut pancakes. Jackie's Jams are awesome, especially the spicy raspberry. Linda's Brittles come in peanut, almond, pistachio, pecan, cashew, and spicy peanut (my fave). Artisan breads, cheeses, farm-fresh produce, flowers, juices, coffee, succulents, jewelry, clothing, artwork (Urban Octopus) -- too many to mention. Outstanding, not to be missed, and all in one of San Diego's best neighborhoods.
  • What a great Farmer's and artis market, was visiting from another state and my wife suggested we go to Little Italy for lunch and we came upon the market. how lucky for us, was able to have crepes and sample lots of other foods. lots and lots of vendres for fresh, organic, handmade, repurposed, free range, and creativate feast for the senses.
  • Very overrated. There are way too many people meaning it is difficult to wade through the crowds. When I saw a couple of dogs licking the food on one stall (why are so many dogs allowed around food in San Diego?!) myself and my wife were already put off. The variety of vendors is average even though there are so many. The market cuts across India St and Little Italy so a good community feel but Italy this is not.
  • $10 fresh uni! wow! this farmers market gotta nice selection of local produce at local prices. centrally located in little italy, it was a nice stroll away from the craziness of comic-con. there're even clothes at the north end.
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