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Little Italy Mercato

Little Italy Mercato

Farmers Market
Little Italy, San Diego
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  • Gerrie S.
    "This is pretty much the best farmers market in San Diego"(4 Tips)
    Jennifer J.
    "flower stall at corner of Date and State has the best lilies"(2 Tips)
    lori z.
    "Go to the tamale stand at corner of Date and State."(2 Tips)
    Ambriss R.
    "Face booths: La Creperie & Bitchin Sauce"(2 Tips)
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  • Misty K.
    Misty KintSeptember 13, 2016
    Biggest and best market in town!
  • Gen L.
    Gen LoweApril 23, 2016
    Best farmers market in San Diego, love the creme brûlée
  • Lizzy
    LizzyJanuary 30, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Only happens on Saturday mornings
  • tina c.
    tina cheungDecember 19, 2015
    Lovely place with varieties of things
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaAugust 31, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Grab yourself some live uni!
  • Lee M.
    Lee MovicMarch 12, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    The market has temporarily relocated to W. Cedar Street between Kettner Blvd. and Front St. due to construction on Date St. Still great, just one block south!
  • Lee M.
    Lee MovicMarch 1, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    San Diego's largest Farmers' Market spans more than 5 city blocks. Enjoy fresh food, crafts, & live music every Saturday from 8AM-2PM. Crêpes are popular but the line moves quickly!
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LJanuary 19, 2015
    they have really great produce selection♥ and they have a really really fresh flowers!
  • Kat S.
    Kat S.December 9, 2014
    Love our early morning trips to this farmer's market. Great produce and specialty/local goodies!
  • Justine A.
    Justine A.November 23, 2014
    Get here before 12pm for fewer people and more product options!
  • Gerrie S.
    Gerrie SchoorsOctober 15, 2014
    This is pretty much the best farmers market in San Diego
  • Amy Lindsey S.
    Amy Lindsey SherpaOctober 4, 2014
    Bread and garlic oil samples :)
  • SanDiegoStreetStyle
    SanDiegoStreetStyleOctober 4, 2014
    Fall so fancy (you already know).
  • SanDiegoStreetStyle
    SanDiegoStreetStyleSeptember 2, 2014
    Love to do this every Saturday AM in Little Italy (now on Cedar St). Bring your reusable shoppers and cash. They say "no dogs," but they're everywhere (and adorable).
  • TOM C.
    TOM CERVELLOJune 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Pick up a Mercato shopping bag to carry your stuff and re-use
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TaiApril 5, 2014
    Awesome farmer's market but really smells like urine (probably from all the dogs?) everywhere! They should really do something about it.
  • Meghan M.
    Meghan MurrayJanuary 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Highly recommend the strawberry stand near Date and India. The ladies have the BEST berries there.
  • Alison M.
    Alison MaffettDecember 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Orange coffee truck, oysters, Carmel sauce and pastured eggs are some of my favorites.
  • Aikane 0.
    Aikane 01November 12, 2013
    The side streets add to the ambiance and cultural feel here. Beautiful church and reminds me if my childhood.
  • Aikane 0.
    Aikane 01November 12, 2013
    If you can get past the crowding as you move street to street, it's got wonderful produce, flowers, and vender choices.
  • Milton B.
    Milton BanasNovember 9, 2013
    Be prepared for large crowds.
  • James V.
    James VincentAugust 10, 2013
    Love everything about this mercato. Molto bene.
  • Monika O.
    Monika OessMay 18, 2013
    Best farmers market I've seen yet in San Diego!
  • Comic-Con G.
    Comic-Con GeekMay 7, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Andrew S. checked in on Monday... The Farmers Market is on Saturday.
  • Samba S.
    Samba SowApril 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure to stop at the " La Crêperie"
  • Dorota L.
    Dorota LindaMarch 23, 2013
    Drink the green juice samples...lettuce, spinach, kale, etc. all liquified into tasty goodness.
  • Joseph Ouardi
    Joseph OuardiJanuary 19, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    homemade food & organic produce
  • MattersOfGrey.com
    MattersOfGrey.comDecember 15, 2012
    Parking is tough. Best bet is to park a couple blocks away at a parking lot and walk there.
  • Joni W.
    Joni WashekNovember 17, 2012
    Best place to find pastured meats
  • Willis Allen Real Estate
    Willis Allen Real EstateNovember 2, 2012
    Nothing is better than a Sunday morning farmers market in the heart of Little Italy. Check out the local vendors then stroll over to a nearby restaurant for a lunch and a glass of wine. -Our LJ Admin
  • Alexandra d.
    Alexandra d'ArchangeloAugust 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This market is great but seeing people open & devour sea urchins in the street is disgusting. I wish the organizers wouldn't put them right next to the vegans. #notfunny #gross #ruiningmyappetite
  • Chris G.
    Chris GilibertiAugust 25, 2012
    GreenFix makes a great green smoothie.
  • Linda's B.
    Linda's BrittlesAugust 10, 2012
    Linda's Brittles Gourmet Nut Brittles will be at the Mercato again this Saturday, 8/11. Get your "brittle" on!
  • Ambriss R.
    Ambriss RembulatMarch 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great selection. Beautiful view of the harbor. Definitely my favorite farmers market in San Diego. Face booths: La Creperie & Bitchin Sauce
  • Tom O.
    Tom OsypianFebruary 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best farmers market in San Diego.
  • Sam J.
    Sam JohnsonFebruary 11, 2012
    Pull pork and mashed potato parfaits are the bomb!!!
  • Jennifer J.
    Jennifer JuckettDecember 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Jesse Graham's flower stall at corner of Date and State has the best lilies and he's a cool guy too!
  • Sandy
    SandyNovember 26, 2011
    You have to try the pineapple teriyaki beef jerky and strawberry watermelon lemonade. Delish!
  • Peter S.
    Peter SyravongNovember 22, 2011
    One of THE best in San Diego! Look for the Crepes on the corner the Mercato, super delicious. Line may be long, but it moves quite fast.
  • Allen
    AllenNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Spring Hill for cheese is the best!
  • David G.
    David GOctober 15, 2011
    This market is just precious!!
  • Jennifer J.
    Jennifer JuckettSeptember 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get pad thai or drunken noodles (and coconut pancakes) from thai lady. In front of cottages bn state and Columbia. Yum yum !
  • Jennifer J.
    Jennifer JuckettSeptember 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Opps Jessie the flower guy is outside the church. Almost to the corner by state street
  • Jennifer J.
    Jennifer JuckettSeptember 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Do not miss Jesse, young guy w his dads lilies grown in encinitas. They are amazing! And he's nice.
  • @DowntownRob M.
    @DowntownRob MarlbroughSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Jackie's Jams are amazing! And they take credit cards ;-)
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LaFaveAugust 30, 2011
    Delightful. Best farmer's market in San Diego!
  • Maura O.
    Maura OJune 16, 2011
    Golden raspberries, fresh fruit, pretty flowers, and some bitchin' sauce are all necessities. And the orange truck has great Vanilla Lattes
  • George M.
    George MullerApril 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great people watching!
  • Beth E.
    Beth ElderkinApril 23, 2011
    Try the vanilla bean quark from Spring Hill. Great with apples, you'll be back for more!
  • Gretchen D.
    Gretchen DriscollMarch 12, 2011
    Free two hour parking at Washington school on State street
  • Visit San Diego
    Visit San DiegoFebruary 20, 2011
    A great place to pick up fresh produce, flowers and yummy hummus!
  • Beth E.
    Beth ElderkinFebruary 19, 2011
    Try the chantrelle mushrooms! Hand-foraged and delicious! Perfect for vegetarians.
  • Bob B.
    Bob BarronFebruary 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Additional locations for San Diego Farmers Markets check out http://www.sdfarmbureau.org/BuyLocal/Farmers-Markets.php
  • Allen
    AllenFebruary 5, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    I really just come for the street music!
  • KitchenKonfidence.com
    KitchenKonfidence.comJanuary 22, 2011
    Several blocks of complete farmer's market awesomeness. If you are wondering what to do with your newly purchased produce & other food items, check out kitchenkonfidence.com for recipes & inspiration.
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NewellNovember 28, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    I always get a bar of natural soap from Sunset Soap Co. at the east end of the mercato. It's $5 and lasts a month and is super worth it.
  • Vivien A.
    Vivien AriolaSeptember 22, 2010
    Awesome Saturday outing for fresh fruits, veggies pastries, hummus, etc. Music is awesome with Manny Cepeda!
  • Kirsten O.
    Kirsten O.September 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Did I mention that they give me my flowers for free? :-)
  • Kirsten O.
    Kirsten O.September 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The flower stand right at the intersection of India and Date Street (near Cafe Italia) is my fav. Lots of white blooms (my personal fav!).
  • lori z.
    lori zitoSeptember 11, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Go to the tamale stand at corner of Date and State. They sell tons of fresh produce and the owner of the farm ALWAYS throws a few 'extras' in for free :))
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BeattyAugust 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to get some produce and support our local farmers.
  • Armen K.
    Armen KarlJune 26, 2010
    Take advantage of the free parking at Fir and State st.
  • Rachel
    RachelMay 29, 2010
    Come early and stop by Cafe Virtuoso's stand for a cup of joe to sip while you walk.
  • Mothsquatch
    MothsquatchJanuary 16, 2010
    best hummas and veggies at this one.
  • Ninia G.
    Ninia GJune 10, 2015
    Muy bonito pero es caro. Busca un buen restaurante no todos son buenos
  • Beth E.
    Beth ElderkinMarch 12, 2011
    Les crêpes du Fabrison sont délicieuses, et l'homme qui le travaille est français.
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