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The Cardiff Seaside Market


People usually plan their vacations to take a break from daily life's stress or monotony and experience new things by visiting new places. There are those who plan their getaways to get to taste new delicacies and have new culinary experiences. Culinary vacations have become quite popular in the last few years. A foodie's vacation will not be focused around the best museums or the most amazing natural reservations, nor the best surfing spots, a foodie wants to taste the world, so his focus is on finding places with great and unique food.

The beauty of the foodie trip is that you visit new places, get in some culture while also rewarding yourself with savory food.

Some of the best memories we take back home with us from our vacations are related to food. Maybe you ate at a great restaurant, had a picnic on the beach or a barbecue with your friends, or found a local market with amazing delicacies - all these remain cherished memories that help us evoke the great moments of our vacations. Including culinary programs to your vacation itinerary in Cardiff-by-the-Sea is one of the best ways to experience the culture, learn about the local people, and immerse yourself in what makes this SoCal gem unique.

The Shopping Experience at the Seaside Market

Brothers John and Pete Nager opened the store in 1985 and now it's a 19,500 square feet place, with a selection of first-class products.

The store offers a wide variety of unique items that can only be found here like the Burgundy Pepper Tri-tip, sold nationwide through e-commerce. People come to visit this place to taste what has become known as "Cardiff Crack". The extremely popular tri-tip is made from Stone Porter bone-in pork chops marinated in Spicy Chipotle Marinade or Burgundy Pepper. The goal of the Seaside Market's owners is to create an enjoyable shopping experience for each customer. This represents one of the key elements of Seaside Market's success. The displays are kept full and fresh with only high-quality products, many of them locally sourced. You'll find here the best local persimmons, Meyer lemons, and gourmet cheese.

What Makes the Seaside Market a Special Place

Finished your shopping and you are craving some good food? You can have that at the Seaside Market. They have a grill where you can order food to go. This is not only a destination for people looking for quality products. The barbecue events on Saturdays and Sundays with good food and great music and the Taco Tuesday special are amongst the things that make this place so popular. There are products for all tastes and preferences. No matter if you are a barbecue fan, vegan or you are on a strict paleo diet, you can find high-quality food for your taste here.

Besides the first-class products, the Market's friendly, warm atmosphere is what makes it so popular among residents and visitors as well.

Cardiff Seaside Market's first priority is to support the needs of the local community, generously supporting the following organizations with each customer's shopping dollars:

  • Friends of the Cardiff Library
  • San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy
  • Cardiff Chamber of Commerce
  • Cardiff Botanical Society
  • Cardiff Education Foundation

Book the Perfect Accommodation for Your Vacation

Cardiff Seaside Market places our beautiful beach town among some of the best foodie destinations in Southern California and there are a lot of other restaurants where you can taste refined cuisine and enjoy the delicious culinary experience that Cardiff has to offer, not only in the city itself but also in its vicinity, as it's located right next to Carlsbad and Encinitas and at only a few miles away from San Diego! To make your vacation even more enjoyable, rent one of our stylish condos, designed and created to offer maximum comfort.

Buy a ready to go delicacy at the Seaside Market, prepared by one of their chefs, take it home and savor it on Cardiff Parkhouse's beautifully furnished deck with a glass of Californian wine. Enjoy the ocean breeze and the company of your loved ones.