Exploring San Diego’s Food Halls & Public Markets

The San Diego food scene has been getting plenty of attention over the last few years, but there’s a lot more to enjoy here than just the restaurants. San Diego’s food scene is just as diverse as its influences, with food halls and farmers markets that are quickly becoming must-visit destinations for foodies. Take a look at our guide to the best of them and start planning your culinary tour.

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Liberty Station Market (3.6 miles from the hotel)

Occupying a repurposed naval training center, Liberty Station is known for showcasing the best of the area. The culinary offerings here are perhaps the biggest highlight, with prepared foods, beer, wine, cocktails, produce, fish, desserts, pastries, pasta, and even a test kitchen for you to enjoy. Our favorites include Eggies, one of the best spots for grab-and-go breakfast in the city, and Officine Buona Forchetta, an exquisite pizzeria with some spectacular seating options. 

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Farmers Markets

California is known for producing some of the greatest fruit and veg in the country, and San Diego is no different. Our fantastic farmers markets offer fresh, local produce, as well as plenty of artisan items you won’t want to miss. Here are a few of the most popular farmers markets to check out:

Ocean Beach Farmers Market | Wednesday 4-8pm

4900 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107 (2.1 miles from the hotel)

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Pacific Beach Tuesday Farmers’ Market | Tuesday 2-7pm

901 Hornblend St, San Diego, CA 92109 (2.7 miles away)

Little Italy Mercato Farmers’ Market | Saturday 8am-2pm, Wednesday 9:30am-1:30pm

600 W Date St, San Diego, CA 92101 (6.2 miles away)

Hillcrest Farmers Market | Sunday 9am-2pm

3960 Normal St #3960, San Diego, CA 92103 (6.3 miles away)

Nolita Hall (5.4 miles away)

Inspired by Europe’s iconic beer halls and food markets, this brand-new dining-and-drinking destination is perfect for meeting friends for drinks, enjoying casual meals, playing a game of shuffleboard, and watching sports events. 

2305 India St, San Diego, CA 92101

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Embarcadero Markets (6.5 miles away)

Not only is the Embarcadero one of the prettiest spots in San Diego, but it’s also home to some fantastic public markets. If you’re here on a Saturday, make sure to browse the fresh catches at Tuna Harbor Dockside Market (8am-3pm). If you prefer your food cooked and ready to eat, then head to Ruocco Park Market (10am-5pm) to browse street-food vendors, pop-up shops, and more.

Sky Deck (14.9 miles away)

Another brand-new addition to the San Diego food scene, Sky Deck features nine eateries, one central bar, and three tap stations, with beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces perfect for any occasion. If you’re looking for a more elevated food-hall option, then this is definitely a must-visit. 

3790 Townsgate Dr, San Diego, CA 92130

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Plan Your Stay

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