We recently checked out the new Liberty Public Market at Liberty Station. Liberty Public Market offers the best fresh and local flavors. It reminded me of Grand Central Market with the rustic environment and prepared foods, produce, seafood, pasta, beer, wine, cocktails, coffee, pastries and desserts.
We first went to the market on a Saturday at lunch time. It was pretty packed, but manageable. Once inside the market my family and I split up because we all wanted to try something different. For me my first stop was coffee at The WestBean Coffee Roasters. They offer lattes, cappuccinos, espresso, cold brews, and even Nitro cold brew coffee on tap. My eyes were drawn to their Salted Caramel latte. I wanted an iced, but for some reason the word “iced” never escaped my lips. It wasn’t a problem because the latte was superb! Next visit I will go iced for sure.
With my latte in hand, I got in the long line at Paraná Empanadas. The wait in line to order was 20 minutes, while in line the ladies behind the counter announced that it would be a 25 minute wait for your empanadas once ordered. That wasn’t a problem since there were other food stops in the market I wanted to make. Paraná Empanadas is an Argentine eatery. The empadanas were all-natural, baked and lard free. They had lots of different empanadas to choose from, chicken, beef, margherita, eggplant, mushroom, corn & cheese etc. The empanadas were paired with four housemade sauces: chimichurri, creamy celery, roasted tomato and chipotle chimichurri. I order 3 empanadas for $7.50, Chicken, Beef and Rajas & cheese.
While waiting for my empanadas my husband grabbed a local beer at Bottlecraft Beer, a couple of giant pretzels from Crafted Baked Goods, and burgers and fries for himself and our kids at Stuffed. Meanwhile, I headed to Wicked Maine Lobster for Lobster Mac N Cheese. I saw a lot of lobster rolls going around the market, but I knew I had to get my hands on some lobster mac.
The lobster was really fresh and very generous in size topped on the hot and cheesy Mac N Cheese. I would for sure order it again! After lunch we got in line at Scooped by MooTime Creamery, but sadly the kids had reached their limit of waiting so we passed on sweets.
Overall, we had a good afternoon and look forward to getting back to the market. Next time we have plans for fresh pasta, macarons and a ChocoTaco!
Liberty Public Market | Liberty Station, 2820 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106 | Mon-Sun 7am-11pm