Liberty Public Market is officially open! I am actually writing this at the coffee bar of Le Parfait Paris inside the Market. Delicious green tea by the way:) San Diego is really stepping up its market game with the new Liberty Public Market located within Liberty Station in Point Loma. The Market offers the best of what’s around in San Diego including prepared foods, beer, wine, specialty cocktails, produce, fish, desserts and pastries, pastas, arts and crafts, a test kitchen, pop up dinners, and educational driven events. Literally something for everyone.
Only a day after it officially opened, this place is filled with people from all walks of life. The excitement is contagious, and I have heard nothing but good things from my fellow patrons. Walking around, I love seeing familiar small businesses all in one place. I expect that this new addition to Liberty Station, which is an already newly electrified area of SD, is going to do very, very well.
The Details of Liberty Public Market
This mixed-use retail and commercial center is a partnership between Liberty Station and Blue Bridge Hospitality, a diverse group of restaurants based in and born out of a love for the city of Coronado. Located at 2820 Historic Decatur Rd. within Liberty Station, the Market is built in a 22,000 square foot venue in the north end of the complex, adjacent to Stone Brewing.
Putting San Diego on the Public Market Map
Liberty Public Market is a one-stop specialty shop as well as a daily farmers market open seven days per week from 11am to 7pm. The venue aims to represent San Diego’s unique culture by offering year-round fresh produce from surrounding regional farms, locally procured seafood, old fashioned butcher services, homemade tortillas, artisanal breads and pastries, fine wine from the Southern California area, locally roasted coffee, specialty handcrafted goods and more. In addition to purchasing fresh goods to take home, the market has quick-service counters, allowing you to enjoy food on-site. Liberty Public Market puts San Diego on the map with markets such as Granville Island Public Market in Vancouver and Ferry Building in San Francisco.
Supporting Local Artisans
A Public Market is a perfect addition to an already vibrant foodie community that loves its Farmers’ Markets and loves supporting local businesses. The Liberty Public Market is locally focused and aims to forge a partnership between the region’s most talented artisans. The vendors are all specialists in their particular craft that have been hand picked by Blue Bridge Hospitality. The space operates as a co-op, offering vendors a collaborative partner for business support and marketing services. It basically allows the local small businesses to be part of a big opportunity. The list of vendors includes experienced local retailers, farmers market vendors, food truck operators and home-grown kitchen concepts:
Bread & Butter: co-op stocks selection from prominent local bakeries
Bottlecraft: craft beer bottle shop and tasting room
Cane Patch Kitchen: homemade sweet potato creations straight from the South
Cecilia’s Taqueria: gourmet tacos utilizing only locally sourced ingredients
Crafted Baked Goods: decadent desserts and cakes
Desert Smoke: Carolina BBQ flavors with BIG, BOLD Southwest spices.
FishBone Kitchen: traditional fishmonger with a belly-up oyster bar
Garden Fresh: greengrocery offering fresh, seasonal selection of fruits and vegetables
Fully Loaded Juice: cold-pressed juices using organic local produce
Grape Smuggler: fine wine shop and tasting room
Howlistic: boutique pet shop
Le Parfait Paris: celebrated French patisserie and boulangerie
Liberty Meat Shop: old-school neighborhood butcher
Liberty Public Market Pantry: kitchen essentials, local author cookbooks, products
Local Greens: salads, wraps, bowls and burritos with a wholesome twist
Mama Made Thai: Bangkok street food, classic pan fried noodles and fried rice
Mastiff Sausage: handcrafted sausages and sausage sandwiches
Parana Empanada: 15 varieties of authentic Argentinian empanadas
Pasta Design: handmade artisan pastas and sauces
Pot & Petals: fresh cut flowers, succulents and orchids
Scooped by MooTime: iced delights and creamy treats
Stuffed!: organic stuffed burgers, with a sweet side of fried Oreos
Venissimo Cheese: artisanal cheeses and accoutrements
The WestBean Coffee Roasters: specialty micro-batch coffee
Wicked Main Lobster: lobster rolls and New England mainstays
At the front of the Market is Mess Hall, the signature restaurant on the property featuring executive chef Tim Kolanko (from Stake Chophouse & Bar, Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge). The restaurant offers a nod to the building’s history as it is the location of the former Naval Training Center’s Mess Hall. Truly a market-to-menu concept, the restaurant takes the best and freshest from the market vendors each day and builds around it. This means the menu will change daily, utilizing only the freshest available market goods, and the format of the restaurant will vary as well. They will also use the space for San Diego chefs to come in and do pop-up dinners.
Perfect for MeetnGreets
You seriously need to check this place out, and I’m sure you will want to come back several times as there are so many different things to try. The atmosphere is also the perfect place to meet a group of friends. Even your pickiest of friends can find something to enjoy, and you all can hang out together on the extra-large outdoor patio while enjoying a coffee, beer, wine or cocktail. Invite some fellow MeetnGreet users, and you might make some new friends. Don’t forget to invite me…if you can’t tell, I am a fan of this place:)