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Downtown San Diego’s Best Specialty Food Stores

By Mike in Downtown San Diego Real Estate with 0 Comments

Whether you just bought a condo or loft for sale in Downtown San Diego and are new to the area or you’re looking for a few clutch stores for date nights or dinner parties, these specialty spots in Downtown can’t be beat.

Assenti’s Pasta

Assenti’s Pasta is the quintessential Italian deli in the Little Italy neighborhood. In this pasta shop, you will find homemade fresh pasta, truffle oil, meat, and cheese that will make your taste buds sing. Their famous angel hair pasta and authentic lobster ravioli are the must-try items on their menu.

Crunch Time

Crunch Time in the Gaslamp is the place to go for decadent, homemade treats. This quaint dessert shop offers popcorn in a variety of flavors like caramel bliss and dark chocolate, strawberry cheesecake ice cream sandwiches, decadent chocolate chip cookies, brownies with walnuts, and much more. Crunch Time takes dessert to a whole new level.

The Cheese Store

The Cheese Store of San Diego is located is also in Little Italy Downtown San Diego. They serve a tomato soup that’s so good it’ll make you want to lick the bowl. Along with mouth-watering soup, they also offer a variety of gourmet cheese including fresh mozzarella and aged Gouda, wine, craft beer, and yummy grilled cheese sandwiches. Don’t forget to check out their cheese-inspired kitchen gifts that include cheese boards and spreaders.


SweetBricks is a candy lover’s dream store that’s located in the East Village neighborhood. This candy shop offers homemade desserts and a wide variety of decadent handcrafted chocolates and toffees in out-of-this-world flavors that include candy corn, apple pie, and coconut cream pie.

Little Brazil Market

Little Brazil Market is a unique ethnic food store located in Little Italy offering tasty treats like gourmet passion fruit ice pops, ground peanut candy bar toppings, Bis Laka chocolate, and delicious pineapple with mint tea. They also offer a variety of spices and hot sauces that will add a pop of flavor to your food. Make sure you also check out the lovely gifts they offer that include everything Havaianas flip-flops to eye-catching metallic purses.

Haven’t relocated to Downtown yet but want to? We don’t blame you. From specialty stores to fantastic events year-round, there’s nowhere else we’d rather be. When you’re ready to kick up your search, reach out to the Downtown San Diego real estate agents at 92101 Urban Living and let us help you find the place of your dreams! ')}