San Diego

57 Degrees
1735 Hancock Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Visit this 2013 San Diego A List winner for best wine bar and wine shop for all things wine! Find a great wine selection (at great prices, to boot!) and super friendly staff. They also have a great outdoor space to enjoy some sips while soaking some San Diego sunshine!
  • Wine, bottle shops, booze
99 Ranch
7330 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92111
This is the place to shop for Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese & Japanese ingredients. They have a wide range of fresh produce & herbs at great prices. Shredded coconut, coconut milk & creme, assorted rices, rice paper wrappers & rice noodles. All the Asian sauces you can think of! Fresh Chinese noodles, wonton & dumpling wrappers. A nice selection of Asian tea & beer. Alas, no frozen lemongrass.
  • Ethnic
  • Produce
Balboa International Market
5907 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92111
A great market for Persian & Greek ingredients! You'll find fresh herbs & unique produce, kosher meats, empanada wrappers for Tapas & Indian, puff pastry, olives, feta, pomegranate molasses, rose water & lots of spices. There's also a bakery on site for fresh lavash - yum!
  • Ethnic
  • Produce
Better Half Shell
3477 Hancock Street
San Diego, CA 92110
Ask for Michael - be sure to tell him Hipcooks sent you! This is a fun place to buy FRESH, local, & sustainable fish & shellfish. Michael is very passionate & super-picky about fish. Call ahead to see what's available - he may not have what you are looking for, but he can often recommend something tastier & more interesting - so ask! He loves to introduce San Diegans to new fish. CASH ONLY. NO WEBPAGE Tel: (619) 521-9576
  • Meat/Poultry/Seafood
Bottlecraft
3007 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92104
Looking for a place to browse (and buy!) San Diego's best craft brews as well as unique beer from around the world? Look no further than Bottlecraft in our own North Park neighborhood!
  • Wine, bottle shops, booze
Pata Negra
1657 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
For all of your Spanish delicacies: chorizo, piquillo peppers, Paella rice, paprika, paellas (pan), Manchego, anchovies!
  • Ethnic
Catalina Offshore
5202 Lovelock St
San Diego, CA 92110
This place rocks! Put on a hair net & go back behind the offices to pick out your fish. These guys are knowledgable & friendly. They'll cut any size fish you want & filet for you. You'll usually find tuna & salmon, but call ahead to order to be extra-safe. Or, just stop in & learn about fish caught right off our coast - local & sustainable! (Go on, try something new!) If you're an uni fan, this is the place to buy it.
  • Meat/Poultry/Seafood
Curds and Wine
7194 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111
This place has it all when it comes to cheesemaking. Molds, cultures, enzymes, acids, very cute & tiny teaspooons, cheese-cloth galore! This is also a good spot to find sources for local milk. Wine & beer-making supplies, too.
  • DIYers: Cheese-makers, homebrewers, cake-makers, gardeners, etc
Do it with Icing
7240 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111
Bakers - this shop is for you! Here you can find baking pans, cake boxes, candy molds and everything you'll need to decorate some beautiful cakes.
  • DIYers: Cheese-makers, homebrewers, cake-makers, gardeners, etc
Farmers Markets in San Diego
http://sdfarmbureau.org/BuyLocal/Farmers-Markets.php
Check out this list of farmers markets throughout San Diego County organized by day of the week!
  • Farmers Markets
Ker Fresh
5440 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92117
Great place to go if you're making Indian food! The market is small, but has everything you need! Here you'll find paneer, an awesome selection of spices and pappadums galore!
  • Ethnic
Hillcrest Farmer's Market
Sundays from 9am - 2pm on Lincoln Street and Normal Avenue (in the Hillcrest DMV parking lot and surrounding area)
San Diego, CA 92103
In our opinion, this is the best Farmer's Market in town! With over 140 vendors, this market is a one stop shop for locally grown fruits, veggies, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, ready-to-eat food and so much more! It's also a great place to find goat's milk and raw milk for making cheese!
  • Farmers Markets
  • Produce
  • DIYers: Cheese-makers, homebrewers, cake-makers, gardeners, etc
Minh Huong Supermarket
4029 Euclid Ave (just off University)
San Diego, CA 92105
All the ingredients you need for Thai food. The produce selection is great & nicely priced. You'll find noodles galore, coconut milk & cream, shrimp paste, fish sauce, frozen lemongrass & Thai beer. Please note the rice selection is minimal.
  • Ethnic
  • Produce
Mitsuwa Marketplace
4240 Kearny Mesa Rd
San Diego, CA 92111
A lovely selection of sushi fish & pickled vegetables. This is the place to shop if you're going to throw a Sushi party: vinegars, fish, rice, sake, beer, nori, wasabi, miso & a small selection of produce. When you're done shopping, stop at the ramen shop on the way out - Yummy!
  • Ethnic
Northgate Gonzalez Market
1950 Main Street
San Diego, CA 92113
A fabulous store for Mole ingredients, gorgeous fresh produce & herbs at awesome prices! You'll find membrillo & guava paste for Tapas, dried & fresh chillies, nuts & seeds for Mole, Mexican cheeses, dried whole spices & vegetarian empanada skins.
  • Ethnic
  • Produce
Sprouts Farmers Market
Various locations around San Diego
Not only does Sprouts have gorgeous produce, they're also your place to get raw milk for making delicious mozzarella!
  • Produce
  • DIYers: Cheese-makers, homebrewers, cake-makers, gardeners, etc