Today is Small Business Saturday! If you're getting started on your holiday shopping or looking for places to entertain out of town guests, this is a great opportunity to discover some of the wonderful small businesses in San Diego's North County. To start you off, here are 25 of our team's favorites.
Where to Shop Small in North County San Diego
Small Businesses in Carlsbad
Kona Red Coffee makes ultra-premium coffee products from the finest Hawaiian beans. They spread the spirit of aloha with their delicious drinks.
Prager Brothers Artisan Bread bakes a wide variety of breads and pastries with an emphasis on quality. You can watch the bakers work in their glassed-in bakery.
Humble Olive Oils is a store and tasting room selling the highest quality extra virgin olive oils, infused olive oils, and aged balsamic vinegars from around the world.
Salty Dog Boutique and Groomery is a small family business offering baths, full grooming, and add-ons such as a tooth brushing and healing MudPaks for dogs and cats.
Carlsbad Village Music offers group and private music lessons for all ages. They also have a retail store, The Village Vibe, selling collectible and antique music-related items.
Small Businesses in Oceanside
Reap and Sow is a lifestyle apothecary selling the best holistic products for health, well being, and beauty. They offer eco-sustainable products and gifts for the home and garden.
The Privateer is a marketplace and wine bar offering Charcuterie boards and wine pairings.
Legend Nano Gallery is a showcase for local artists. They convert office space into small, intimate galleries to provide artists of all mediums to share their talent.
Beach House Winery is Oceanside's first vineyard and winery. It offers beautiful views and a tasting room where visitors sample handcrafted local wines.
Lucky Street Productions is a vintage marketplace that fills an entire warehouse every weekend, selling unique treasures from around the world.
Small Businesses in Encinitas
The Spice Way creates special blends of herbs, spices, infusions, and teas. The owner loves to help her customers make herbs and spices a part of their daily lives.
SoulScape sells items that promote spirituality, personal growth, and healing, including crystals, candles, incense, yoga supplies, jewelry, books, and much more.
Salt Culture presents a curated selection of fashion for women and men and beautiful items for the home. Located in a 1930s beach cottage, the vibe is fashion-forward yet cultured.
Queen Eileen's Holiday Baskets creates one-of-a-kind gift baskets and balloon bouquets. Their store is packed with colorful gifts for all occasions.
EnviouSkin is a European-style spa and boutique dedicated to beautiful skin. Their personalized, luxurious services include facials and full-body waxing.
Small Businesses in San Marcos
Buena Creek Gardens sells unique and uncommon plants. It's both a display garden and a retail nursery on four beautiful acres, with over 5,000 varieties of flowering plants.
A Quiet Place Flotation Spa offers floatation therapy, where clients float in 10 inches of water infused with 1000 pounds of salt, feeling weightless and totally relaxed. The spa also offers dry salt therapy to reduce inflammation.
Pump It Up San Marcos has giant inflatable indoor playgrounds for kids' birthday parties and other special events. Antique Village contains 60 booths that sell antique furniture and collectibles. There is something new every day.
Sunshine Mountain Vineyard is located on top of a hill with a gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean. The tasting house can be booked for private events with up to 200 guests.
Small Businesses in Vista
Cat & Craft Cafe (coming soon!) is a place for cats and people to hang out together. The Cat Lounge is an 800-square-foot cage-free environment for cats waiting to be adopted. Humans enjoy coffee drinks and pastries in the coffee shop.
Lotus Moon Market sells beautiful handmade and fair trade decorative items, jewelry, candles, and more, crafted by artisans all over the world.
Number 1 Fan Spot is a small, sports-themed gift shop with fun and unique items for sports fans.
ArtBeat is an art gallery, featuring the work of local and regional artists, a boutique with handmade clothing, jewelry, and gifts, and a wine lounge.
Metaphor Boutique offers carefully selected high-quality women's clothing and accessories at affordable prices.
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