Sunday, February 21, 2010

Arabic Supermarkets in/near San Diego


Arabic Supermarkets:

El Cajon International Foods
502 E Main St
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 444-5800

Review:  This market stocks the Arabic staples and has a great deli section which prepares everything from hummus, tabouli, tons of pickles and olives and everything else you can think of.  Their grill serves up platters of (or individual) kebabs (chicken and beef), shawarma (chicken or beef) and falafel (sandwich or individual).  Most importantly is their homemade bread, a manhole cover sized freshly made Iraqi piece of Arabic bread will set you back $1.


North Park Produce
3551 El Cajon Blvd
(between 36th St & Wilson Ave)
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 516-3336

Review:  Arabic based but has a ton of “International” foods and fresh produce.


Arabic Market
4869 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92105

Note:  This small supermarket has all of your Arabic canned goods needs (hummus, pickles, tahini, etc.).  They also stock Berbere spice (due to the local African clientele) and other spices by bulk.  They also have a halal butchery and make their own cheeses, hummus, garlic sauce, etc.  Sometimes they have a stock of freshly made Arabic food that they freeze for resale.  Also has an olive deli, cheeses, and music, books and CDs


  1. As of march 12, 2014, there is NO market hete. Only a restsurany full of men only!!!!