i mentioned before that one of the main intentions of enacting a month of adventures was to get S and i out exploring our city. we tend to stay in a 10-mile radius on the weekends so it has been refreshing to uncover different parts of san diego, especially as newlyweds.
one place that had been on our radar for months was the liberty public market. located just minutes from downtown in the beach town of point loma, liberty public market is a public market and event space showcasing a rustic environment filled with prepared foods, drinks, produce, and arts and crafts. if you’ve visited the ferry building in san francisco, liberty public market is very reminiscent of that -a maze of local vendors selling everything from fresh cheese to handmade jewelry. oh and the cutest homemade sweets shop and flower stand (pictured below). while we didn’t sample anything from the array of local artisans (here’s a full listing), i made a mental inventory of some of the food offerings so we’ll be ready to feast on a future visit (local greens looks right up my alley!).
after a couple strolls through the public market, we headed over to moniker general for a little window shopping and to grab an iced treat. i know i credit instagram for many of my discoveries of local gems, but it’s the honest truth. location tags are everything, y’all. and after seeing this gorgeous industrial-inspired store-slash-coffee shop in 2″ x 3″ frames, its charm definitely translated into real life.
moniker general is a spacious industrial-style lifestyle and home goods shop -featuring many pieces from local designers as well as a small-batch and specialty coffee counter. on the day of our visit, the place was abuzz (pun intended) with what i imagine were college-coeds (point loma university is just minutes away) finishing up their final semester projects before the long-awaited summer hiatus. i would have loved a quiet communal place like moniker to get some studying done while i was in college. we looked around for a few minutes before ordering a pair of iced coffees to sip in the sunshine.
i had spotted an outdoor patio on our walk over to moniker, sprinkled with picnic tables and adirondack chairs, it was the perfect place to enjoy our cold beverages. while it was certainly windy (point loma is pretty close to the water), the breeze felt good in the summer-like heat. the venue was filled with families and friend-groups alike, many with their dogs in tow. while dogs aren’t allowed in the marketplace itself, the outdoor facilities are very canine-friendly.
i told S that if we lived closer, i’d love to make a visit every week. on thursday afternoons from 2:00-7:00 p.m., the marketplace hosts a weekly farmer’s market and on sunday evenings, they offer live music featuring local bands.
p.s. all of these photos were taken on my new iphone 7plus. you guys the camera is bananas.
liberty public market
2820 historic decatur road, san diego, ca 92106
open daily 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
2860 sims road, san diego, ca 92106
open daily 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.