Little Italy Mercato

Little Italy Mercato, San Diego: Hours, Address, Little Italy Mercato Reviews: 4.5/5

Little Italy Mercato
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
Saturday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
San Diego County's largest farmers' market brings farmers to the city and people to the table every Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm covering five blocks in the thriving Little Italy neighborhood. More than 210 tents feature California farmers and fishermen, artisan food makers and crafters. Buy fresh produce, just baked bread, meat, fish and cheese, jams, sauces, art and more and enjoy live music, year-round, rain or shine.
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Charles - South Africa
East London, South Africa9 contributions
Excellent
Oct 2019 • Couples
It is a bonus to go to street markets on a saturday with great vibe food and music. Definately don't miss this visit. Great relaxed atmosphere.
Written 30 October 2019
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Rss C
11 contributions
Cutest place ever
Aug 2019 • Couples
I went with my husband for a walk in the Little Italy and for our lucky was happening the farmers market. We went there and was super cute and pleasant environment. We stopped by the pudim tent and the Brazilian Guys, the food was amazing!!! Totally recommend.
Written 3 September 2019
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24brooke
San Antonio, TX176 contributions
Excellent market
Apr 2019 • Friends
This market is amazing - food, body products, art, flowers, fresh seafood ... loved it!!! The parking is no fun but definitely worth the aggravation. I bought some interesting handicrafts, a fermented drink, some Shea butter stuff and snacks as we admired the fresh produce and interesting small batch products.
Written 8 April 2019
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arthurhom
Tigard, OR3 contributions
Little Italy and the Mercato both in one place.
Dec 2018 • Family
The Little Italy Mercato is not very Italian but is more like an upscale Farmer's Market with fruits, vegetables, artisans, and foods uncommonly found in pther Farmer's Markets. Example offerings include live Uni (Sea Urchin), various Kombucha flavors, exotic and fresh Asian fruits, nuts, hummus, cheeses, dried meats, crepes, east Asian flavors. The Mercato is perfectly located in Little Italy which allows for convenient exploring right after shopping at the Mercato. It's the best of exploring two places at one time. I spent at least six hours between the two and great food can be found at both places when hunger strikes.
Written 21 December 2018
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cectxhst
27 contributions
love the diverse and yummy offerings here!
Sep 2018 • Couples
cutest farmer's market ever. this market spans several blocks which are sectioned off for the duration of the market. my personal favorite is the Indian food stand which sells huge samosas and other goodies. Also flavored or plain nuts, produce (fruit, veg), juices, dips, hummus, olive oils, baked goods including gluten free, gourmet pet food, and much more. Come through and sample all kinds of fresh foods. oh and the coffee truck there is delish, too! just be prepared to wait in line. basically, come here right after waking up, have breakfast snacking on verious samples, then have some lunch either there or in a nearby little italy restaurant. and if you have access to a kitchen, buy some fresh produce or pasture meat to prepare your evening's meal!
Written 4 September 2018
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rduinc
Saint Louis, MO2,245 contributions
Plenty to choose from...
Aug 2018 • Couples
There are roughly 150 +/- booths to see here, loaded with all kind of food and drink options, as well as craft items. There were other farmers markets in the area we liked better, but this one is still definitely worth seeing. Take the train to the Little Italy stop if you want to avoid parking.
Written 4 August 2018
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starfruitvj
Halifax, Canada226 contributions
Cute Market
Jun 2018 • Solo
On a free day in San Diego, I stopped by the Farmer’s Market. I was there right when it opened so many stalls were still setting up but there was lots of delicious looking food and drink. I had some yummy coconut mini pancakes, and had my first taste of uni.
Written 10 June 2018
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Tasha S
118 contributions
Nice way to feel like a local
Mar 2018 • Family
Very popular. Lots of vendors...fruit, vegetables, flowers, bath soaps, bread, spices, jewelry, shirts, and more.
Written 13 March 2018
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Filipa323
Philadelphia, PA39 contributions
Saturday Italian Mercato
Oct 2017
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 open every Saturday throughout the year, rain or shine.
Written 11 October 2017
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LostALot22
Chicago, IL10,230 contributions
Large Market
Oct 2017 • Business
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.
Written 7 October 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Little Italy Mercato

Little Italy Mercato is open:
  • Sat - Sat 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM