I love farmer’s markets. I used to go to the Scripps Ranch one a whole lot, but not as much as I used to. I still like to visit though and sit outside, eating tasty things like tacos or gyros and picking up a pretty bunch of flowers to take home with me. I also like to bring my dog here – she loves the attention and other people bring their pups for some fresh air and a little walk.
On my recent visit, I discovered some interesting looking cookies from Cal Asia. They had Green Tea cookies and Lavender cookies. Being a dessert lover, I had to try them both.
The Green Tea cookies had some tea flakes scattered on the top. It was a light, crunchy cookie, kind of mild in flavor and not super sweet. The Lavender cookies I brought over to my friends house. I bought a small $4 container of these instead of the 2 for $1 option I did with the Green Tea cookies. The lavender cookies are a bit more powerful – you know exactly what you are eating once you bite into one of these. The lavender isn’t overpowering, but the taste and smell of it really stay with you while you’re eating it. They’re crunchy shortbread cookies, again, not overly sweet. I had a hard time deciding if I liked them, or if I was more just really curious about eating them. We had them with Dulce de Leche ice cream which I thought was a good compliment. They’re not exactly something I would ever crave, but they are defintely different than your average cookie.
I also had a Gyro this time around. I forgot to stop the guy from putting the strange red sauce onto my gyro – it looked like it had peppers and such in it and made my gyro not as enjoyable but still fair. I am sometimes in the mood for one of these but it wasn’t the best one I’ve ever had. The gyro here is $6.
The other things I love to get there is the carne asada tacos! It’s usually the same lady every week and she’s standing there grilling the meat and cooking up some tasty little street style tacos. These are what I usually get every week. They’re $2 a piece, a bit pricier but really good.
Some other tasty things they have are crepes, tamales (the ones there now are the “Gourmet Tamales” – not as good as the previous company in the same spot), sometimes Thai food and other ethnic foods. Some of the food stands rotate in and out but most of the people there are there week after week.
The Scripps Ranch Farmer’s Market runs every Saturday from 9AM to 1PM. It’s off of Scripps Poway Parkway, at the E.B. Scripps Elementary School.
Scripps Ranch Farmer’s Market
Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School
10380 Spring Canyon Rd.
San Diego, CA
Every Saturday from 9AM-1PM