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Feb 7, 2011 09:27 AM

Looking for a Gourmet Grocery Store SD

In San Diego from Nebraska (I know) and in need of a gourmet grocer that will carry quality canned Foie Gras, truffle salt, canned truffle, etc. We are staying in the Gas Lamp district attending a conference so downtown would be ideal, but we have a car and can drive.

Thank you so much for any direction you can provide.

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  1. Whole Foods Market is probably the closest to where you are. I think they have a location in the gaslamp but if not there is definitely one nearby in Hillcrest. There's also Bristol Farms market in the La Jolla/UTC area.

    1. The Cowboy Star butcher shop on 10th Ave just north of Market has sealed containers of Hudson Valley foie gras for $36 (at least they did this past Saturday). They also usually have a few other gourmet style items, like Duck prosciutto.

      There is no Whole Foods downtown; Hillcrest is closest and that's a 10 minute drive from the Gaslamp up 6th Avenue.

      1. Not sure if While Foods is the best option for those kinds of items. You might have better luck at Jonathan's in La Jolla.

        1. Maybe try Euro Food Depot in Sorrento Valley.

          Their hours are:
          Wednesday and Thursday from 11am to 5pm
          Friday from 11am to 6:30pm
          Saturday from 10am to 2pm

          1. Thank you all so much for your input. Whole Foods does not carry these items. Thank you for the Jonathan's in La Jolla sggestion. I called and they have everything I need. This could be a very dangerous place.

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            1. re: La Vie En Rose


              Did Jonathan's change their name?

              1. re: Josh

                My mistake. You are correct Jonathan's. I've corrected the post.