Groceries, like electricity and phone calls to Karl Malone, are a basic living expense. Get the fundamentals with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of gourmet groceries and local produce at Carlsbad Ranch Market on Paseo Del Norte.
Well-grown plants trust Carlsbad Ranch Market to sell them to discerning local buyers, confident in the store's robust produce displays and fresh salad bar. Because it’s never picked green, this local produce has been allowed to grow longer than the cryogenically frozen goods sold by most grocery stores, which makes it taste better and spares you the hassle of punting squashes to determine whether they’re ripe or not. The market's helpful vegetable guides lead visitors to the fresh-plucked plant matter of their dreams, such as the local strawberries now in season. Carlsbad selects as many unsprayed plants as possible, stocking organic greenery that has never known the fun-killing taste of fungicide. Outside of the overflowing fruit and vegetable aisles, the market loads larders with gourmet groceries including local tortilla chips and salsa made nightly. Carlsbad’s extensive salad bar sells crisp, leafy bundles ($5.99/pound) and a variety of hot meal items such as soup ($3.89/pound) to office workers who need a quick, light lunch to brace them for another day of team-building exercises and trust stabs.
Thirteen Yelpers give the Carlsbad Ranch Market an average of four stars:
Carlsbad Ranch Market
Before shoppers at Carlsbad Ranch Market even step into the store, they are greeted with fresh produce resting in wooden crates just outside the door. Whether or not they decide to pause and check out the cornucopia of fruits and veggies, once they step inside they’ll face mountains more. The family-owned shop is dedicated to sustainability, bringing local and seasonal produce and locally made household goods to its customers as affordably as possible. The store’s stock of produce also fills an in-house vegetarian salad bar and a soup-of-the-day selection, which, like an un-oiled tinman doing the macarena, rotates regularly.