Since I was at Liberty Station today for the Latin American Art Festival, I decided to check out the new Liberty Public Market, which was open.
As has been mentioned previously, not all the vendors were up and running. I’d say about 70% of the vendors have completed their build outs and are open for business. I’d also say that I hope, with all my heart that San Diego embraces this concept. It’s not the Ferry Building, it’s not Pike’s Market, nor is it La Boqueria. But it’s also not like the food courts you find in shopping malls either. Some vendors are strictly take away while others have a bit of counter seating available, and Mess Hall, of course, being a full service restaurant, has a lot of seating. Even with some of the spaces still clearly under construction, it was fun to walk around and see what was being offered. There was a lot of good energy in the building today.
La Parfait had a lot of really great looking desserts on display. With an espresso or other coffee drink? Yummy…
But it appears that the quiche at La Parfait was more popular than their sweets?
Mastiff Sausage wasn’t open for business, but they appear to be very close to opening. Here’s part of their menu:
Cecilia’s Taqueria was doing good business, as was the place specializing in Argentinian empanadas. Here’s Cecilia’s menu:
Fishbone only had whole fish, BIG, whole fish and they weren’t ready to break them down into filets, steaks and other pieces today. But they did have a pretty good tuna ceviche available
I stopped by Liberty Meats and picked up a steak for dinner tonight and a porterhouse pork chop for later on.
Prices on the menus I saw looked fair, although I’m not sure that $9 juices and $12 nut milk shakes are going to fly.
Liberty Station was busy today, parking was not hard.
I think this will be a welcome addition to the SD food scene. I wish them much luck and success