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Hillcrest Farmers Market

Farmers Market, Breakfast Spot, and Grocery Store
Hillcrest, San Diego
  • Sarah H.
    "also super yummy cookies from another vendor."(8 Tips)
    "Love the coconut pancakes at the Thai food stand."(4 Tips)
    David T.
    "Try The Cravory, and the Bitchin Sauce!"(3 Tips)
    Craig H.
    "GreenFix Smoothie folks and Francis"(2 Tips)
81 Tips and reviews
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  • coconut pancakes
  • healthy food
  • bitchin sauce
  • organic food
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  • Rick M.
    Rick M JonesAugust 25
    If you wanna buy some fresh, organic vegetables and fruits then you should visit Hillcrest Farmers Market. There are plenty of vendors with lots of things. Don't forget to have a great coffee there!!!
    Upvoted Sep 15
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaMarch 23, 2014
    Freshly cracked sea urchin (uni)! So damn tasty (and as fresh as it gets, still moving)!
    Upvoted Oct 1
  • Christine P.
    Christine PowersJune 30, 2013
    Wow? About as big as a swap meet with organic produce and vegan food products. Incredible cheese! Coffee. Healthy plant based creams and cosmetics. Many hot and cold food places and samples to die for
  • David T.
    David TakechiJuly 23, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Quite simply, the best farmer's market in town. The specialty peach/necatarine growers carry the sweetest fruit I've ever tasted. Try The Cravory, and the Bitchin Sauce!
  • Max B.
    Max BarrettJune 30, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Looking for a bulk buy deal? Start shopping at 1:30 PM. Look for vendors with produce left ask for a bulk buy best price. They don't want to take it home, so 50% off is complete reasonable.
  • Sreelekha H.
    Sreelekha HaridasOctober 5, 2014
    Even though it's close to a 100 degrees, this place is still so refreshing. And ofcourse you have fruits, juices, lemonades and ice-cold tender coconut water to keep you cool!
  • Rolan R.
    Rolan RoxasJanuary 20
    The vendors in this farmers market are bonafide organic farmers. I also like the food stalls that cater fresh food and very uniquely prepared.
  • Colleen A.
    Colleen AlarconSeptember 11
    This is really a wonderful farmers market. A very happy, friendly place with a good vibe. A very pleasant way to spend a spend a Sunday morning.
  • April O.
    April OrdonezJune 17, 2010
    Wow, there's so much I love about this place. I've been going here for almost a decade now. My tip: try the freshly shucked oysters. SO GOOD. Refreshing. Great with lemon + hot sauce.
  • Diego on a Dime
    Diego on a DimeFebruary 11, 2011
    The delicious coconut pancakes (5 for a $1) are by far the best deal for a sweet treat in the market. Find them at the Black Thai booth.
  • HillQuest
    HillQuestJune 12, 2011
    The gals at Divine Madman Coffee have great grinds. They're really happy to help you find a coffee that's just right for you. Organically grown! Read more
  • Bread S.
    Bread SunMarch 18, 2015
    Good place to grab sth to eat. You cam try many kinds of food at a time.
  • Kyn C.
    Kyn CarifiApril 1, 2013
    Try the incredible lemon ricotta hand pies at BlueSpark baking. All the pies have a really tasty flakey crust.
  • Erica T.
    Erica TickleDecember 22, 2013
    You can eat a meal just by walking by the vendors and trying samples. Lots of organic goodies
  • Katerina M.
    Katerina MartynyukOctober 7, 2012
    They have a lot of organic products here, staff for vegetarians. And a great chiropractor Maria (working on the side of the market)
    PainPoint.comMay 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The largest and most diverse Farmer's Market in San Diego. Try the "green juice" at the far north end - super healthy!
  • Joshua L.
    Joshua LivecchiOctober 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great for local produce or just lunch. Also some of the best hummus ever!
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HamannMarch 11, 2012
    Grandmas Granola is the best, also super yummy cookies from another vendor. Everything is great!
  • Natasha L.
    Natasha LoomisFebruary 3, 2015
    Such a nice morning stroll on a Sunday with your boo :) #fruits #veggies #beefjerky #nomnom Visit the cheesecake man!
  • Issac M.
    Issac MangoldSeptember 7, 2014
    One of the best selections of prepared foods I have seen at a farmer's market.
  • Carolyn E.
    Carolyn EvansMay 9, 2010
    Shop around and don't necessarily buy your fruit or flowers at the first stand. You can usually find the same items at another stand cheaper. Found a half flat of strawberries for $5 at 3rd stand.
  • Max B.
    Max BarrettJune 9, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Hillcrest Farmers Market Deals on 6/9/2013. Avocado 5 for $3Oranges 5lbs for $5Radishes $1 a bunchSmall Broccoli $1 eachCabbage $2Green Onion $1.50 bunch
  • Jimmie L.
    Jimmie LewAugust 9, 2015
    If you like coffee, be sure to try this. I just found myself a new Sunday routine.
  • Sharp H.
    Sharp HealthCareNovember 4, 2010
    Get here early—it gets packed on Sunday! Here our more of our fav San Diego farmers' markets:
  • Matt G.
    Matt GillespieAugust 19, 2014
    Bitchin Sauce is all you need to worry about. Get one of each.
  • Justine D.
    Justine DolorfinoSeptember 23, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Lentils and sambusas from the Flavors of East Africa stall are awesome!
  • Craig H.
    Craig HerreraOctober 17, 2012
    I love the GreenFix Smoothie folks and Francis who makes all gluten-free desserts! YUM!
    KitchenKonfidence.comJanuary 9, 2011
    Love getting seasonal produce here. So many friendly vendors. Wondering what you can make with your just purchased produce? Find recipe inspiration on
  • Leila P.
    Leila Party Girl👑September 11, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Must try the Mediterranean ZHUK salsa!! Sooo good and great to cook with!
  • Gen L.
    Gen LoweApril 23
    Fresh food, really good selection but smaller than the Little Italy farmers market
  • Justin B.
    Justin BurnsApril 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Mother Truckin' Vegan Burger with Sweet Potato Fries - #vegan #vegetarian
  • djvito i.
    djvito insingaFebruary 11
    This is one of the best farmers market of the USA.It is very famous
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BoneAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best bread in SD is found here: Prager Brothers!
  • Eric A.
    Eric AllenMarch 11, 2012
    The mock tuna wraps at the vegan stand are delicious!
  • Shed S.
    Shed SmithAugust 25, 2014
    Bitchin' sauce! Chipotle and the cilantro/lime are great flavors
  • Rebecca P.
    Rebecca PriceJanuary 29, 2010
    Try the coconut pancakes, tiny quarter-sized heavenly pillows, if the Thai food place is there that day. Get at least five.
  • Paul S.
    Paul SmithDecember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Crepe maker at the start of the market is awesome!
  • Laura
    LauraJuly 1, 2011
    Arrive with an empty stomach because there's lots of amazing food vendors and samples.
  • Grey G.
    Grey GardnerMay 22, 2010
    I recommend the raw food lemon bars from Peace Pies and the kasekrainer sausage from Knight Salumi.
  • Cameron C.
    Cameron ComstockApril 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a CSA box from JR Organics each week. They are fantastic!
    MattersOfGrey.comFebruary 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Bread & Cie has some of the best bread I have ever had. The Jalapeno & Cheese is delicious!
  • CJ L.
    CJ LuckeApril 7, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    New layout April 2013 with food all the way to University
  • Amy H.
    Amy HMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Sundays: 9:00-2:00. The best in San Diego, any day of the week.
  • Dagny
    DagnyFebruary 10, 2013
    Love the coconut pancakes at the Thai food stand.
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler MoselleOctober 22, 2014
    One of the biggest farmers markets in SD!
  • Craig !.
    Craig !!September 22, 2013
    Go to super natural sandwiches, get a Vulcan with bacon.
  • Leila P.
    Leila Party Girl👑July 24, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Go for the savory crepe instead of the sweet!!
  • Tom T.
    Tom TuckwoodFebruary 21, 2010
    This is a great farmers market. Get there early, it gets a little crowded.
  • Amy Z.
    Amy ZuApril 21, 2014
    Go to lemonade stand for the chilli mango lime lemonade drink. It's the ishhhh
  • Jay A.
    Jay AllenApril 22, 2012
    Definitely check out the entertainment with the kdlins!
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