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    »Del Mesa Foods & Liquor

    Del Mesa Foods & Liquor and deli will delivery all your party needs right to your door—all you need to add is the guest list! Besides a full selection of liquor, beers and wines, Del Mesa Foods & Liquor can provide everything from sandwiches to party trays to full catering for hundreds. Corporate events and corporate accounts are welcome here.

    6090 Friars Road
    San Diego, CA 92108

    »Old Town Gift Emporium

    Step into the past! Once visitors cross the threshold of this charming shop, the clock turns back to Victorian times. Doll fanciers will "ooh" and "ahh" over hundreds of porcelain charmers. Collectors of all kinds will wonder at the array of teddy bears, cards, books, jewelry, perfume bottles and paper dolls. Reasonable prices on many items allow young collectors to begin a life-long hobby. Old Town Gift Emporium is a truly fun place.

    2454 Heritage Park Row
    San Diego, CA 92110

    »The Elephant's Trunk

    Visit this shop housed in the quirky, double-peaked Victorian-era Yuma Building. While the Yuma did have a few respectable tenants in the early days, it is most remembered as the first brothel to be shut down during the crackdown on the city's thriving red light district decades ago. The spot now features household treasures. As a result of direct importing, the prices here seem surprisingly low. Big ornate boxes suitable for private treasure troves can be found in several designs. Candles and quirky wood decorations are also sold here.

    5255 Linda Vista Road
    San Diego, CA 92110

    »Bazaar del Mundo

    Bazaar del Mundo is one of the happiest and most colorful of all marketplaces in San Diego to shop. Part of historic Old Town, where the city's first inhabitants set up the original city, this shopping area is a true delight. Colorful parrots screech, color blooms everywhere, mariachis stroll the grounds, sparkling fountains babble and delicious Mexican dishes permeate the air and tempt the palate. Five restaurants, 15 international specialty shops and plenty of historic sites in adjacent Old Town provide much to explore.

    4133 Taylor Street
    San Diego, CA 92110

    »Home Brew Mart

    This store sells everything you need to brew your own beer at home. It sells the necessities such as beer starter kits, bulk malt extract, glassware, liquid yeasts, keg systems, keg fridge kits and large kettles. It also sells the fun stuff including books, gift certificates and T-shirts. Offering more than 30 grains for your beer and free classes for the novice, there is also an in-store tasting if you are unsure what kind of beer you want to brew. The guys who run this joint are knowledgeable and truly love what they do!

    5401 Linda Vista Road
    San Diego, CA 92110

    »The Guatemala Shop

    Surrounded by the natural beauty and colorful garden setting of Old Town, this small shop specializes in quality woven goods imported from Guatemala. South American art fills the shelves to the rafters with Peruvian ceramics and hand-carved wooden birds from Ecuador. But the Guatemalan weavings are the highlight of a shopping spree here. Beautiful blouses, skirts and sashes in all colors of the rainbow decorate the body and lift the spirit. Also on hand at this shop are home textiles, jewelry items, gifts and religious icons, most handcrafted. Call ahead for exact timings.

    4133 Taylor At Juan Street
    San Diego, CA 92110

    »Ariana Shop

    This boutique is tucked within the colorful setting of Bazaar Del Mundo in the fiesta-like setting of Old Town. Once inside the shop, your eyes are overcome with the distinctly designed fashions and fine accessories. Many of the fashions are one-of-a-kind, with much of the focus on casual "play clothes," perfect for relaxed San Diego. Also on hand is the city's finest selection of Brighton's leather accessories. Try to arrange your shopping schedule to include a visit to this shop on a Wednesday or Friday, where, on the lower level, an informal fashion show takes place from noon-2p.

    4133 Taylor Street
    San Diego, CA 92110

    »Plaza del Pasado

    Bazaar del Mundo, as it was formerly called, is specially characterized by its amazing openness of area. Dine in three of the best restaurants in this area which represent three different eras of the 19th century—reflected in their architecture and menu servings. Apart from the eating joints, they have brilliant shops which offer the trendiest of fashions, good books and latest toys. Be sure to check out the paradise for shopping freaks.

    2754 Calhoun Street
    San Diego, CA 92110

    »The Diamond Source

    Perhaps visitors come to the Diamond Source for a special occasion—a wedding, an anniversary... if so, how better to remember the special time in San Diego? Here is a diamond store that specializes in educating buyers (or potential buyers) on the factors that determine a beautiful gem. A helpful, friendly, well-informed staff is on hand to help you select from possibly the best selection of diamonds in San Diego. You cannot go wrong with these professionals guiding you through the diamond maze.

    2474 San Diego Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92110

    »Captain Fitch's Mercantile

    Located in San Diego's historic Old Town, this shop is popular among both locals and tourists. The owners of this gift shop claim that they carry "everything from A to Z" and they may be right. Here you will find aprons, books, mugs, foodstuffs, nautical items, postcards, Old Town souvenirs, teas, candles and zoo animals. Captain Fitch's Mercantile is the perfect shop to purchase souvenirs or local gifts to take back home. Worldwide shipping is available.

    2627 San Diego Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92110

    »South American Imports

    South American Imports is located only two blocks north of the state park in San Diego's historic Old Town. Here, visitors will find imports from South America including gifts, jewelry, crystals and handicrafts for the home. Of special interest are the wonderful woolen goods from Peru and the colorful clothing and weavings imported from Guatemala. Hard-to-find South American specialties are easy to acquire here. This is an import store like no other!

    2461 San Diego Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92110

    »San Diego House, The

    Located in San Diego's Historic Old Town, The San Diego House is housed within a Spanish adobe. They sell various coffees and teas, as well as various packages of whole bean coffees and loose leaf teas. Many of their coffees and teas are imported from all over the world, including premium altura beans grown in Mexico's highlands. They also offer a wide selection of pastries and old fashioned sodas, among which Sarsaparilla is a common item. - Erick Pettersen

    2767 San Diego Ave
    San Diego, CA 92110
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