Most Chowhounds not only like to go to restaurants but also cook all kinds of food. Sometimes its easy to get all ingredients sometimes it is necessary to drie around in SD. I have a list of shops I tend to use but I am also sure I miss many good shops. I would be interested to find out where other people buy special ingredients. And I want to keep it as broad as possible and would also like to include unusual things as brewing equipments etc.
Jonathan's: 7611 Fay Ave, La Jolla
Specialty Produce: 5245 Lovelock St
Maple Leaf Farms : 14550 El Camino Real
Iowa Meat Farms: 6041 Mission Gorge Rd
Sisel's: 4131 Ashton Street
Major Market 1855 S Centre City Pky
Jimbo's Naturally: 1633 S Centre City Pky + 12853 El Camino Real
Piancone Bakery & Deli: 203 Main Street (Vista)
Harvest Ranch Market: 759 Jamacha Rd + 162 South Rancho Santa Fe
Zion Grocery Store: 4611 Mercury St
India Sweets and Spices: 5440 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard
Maria's Produce: 3960 Home Ave
Mitsuwa Market: 4240 Kearny Mesa Rd
Nijiya Market: 3860 Convoy St
Vien Dong Int. Market: 6935 Linda Vista Rd, 5382 University Ave
Chino farms-6123 Calzada del Bosque
Venissimo Cheese: 754 W. Washington, 2710 Via de la Valle, 871 G St.
Sausage King & German Deli: 811 W. Washington St.
Orient Bowl/First Korean Market: 4625 Convoy St
Pancho Villa’s Market: 3245 El Cajon Blvd
Northgate Gonzales Market: 608 N. Escondido Blvd (Escondido)
Northgate Gonzales Market: 1410 S 43rd St.
Bisher’s Meats: 14051 Midland Rd.
Mi Pueblo: 1516 E. Valley Pkwy (Escondido)
Chai Oriental Foods: 1696 E. Valley Pkwy (Escondido)
Cedars Market: 701 S. Escondido Blvd
Parsian Market: 4020 Convoy St.
Foodland Mercado: 1099 E. Main St.
Balboa International Market: 5907 Balboa Ave.
Minh Huong: 4029 Euclid Ave.
Tip Top Meats: 6118 Paseo Del Norte (Carlsbad)
Tropical Star: 6163 Balboa Ave.
Ranch 99: 7330 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
Lucky Seafood: 9326 Mira Mesa Blvd.
Seafood City: 8955 Mira Mesa Blvd.
Ker Megastore: 9520 Black Mountain Rd.