Carlsbad Ranch Market Opens in New Vista Location


Carlsbad Ranch Market, owned by Vince Grillo since 1985, has opened its second North County location at 3225 Business Park Drive in Vista. The new site is three times the size of the original Carlsbad store at 6120 Paseo Del Norte. Grillo describes his market style itself as a “groceraunt — a combination grocery store and restaurant. Our local produce sold in the market morphs into ingredients for the salad bar, hot food line, and cold-pressed juice station.”

Carlsbad Ranch Market’s breakfast lineup, available from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., offers a breakfast burrito, fresh fruit, bacon, and yogurt with toppings.
The expansive weekday lunch buffet, starting at 11:00 a.m., features seasonal foods with locally sourced ingredients. The salad bar contains over 48 items to choose from including signature salads such as PowerCrunch, CRM Couscous, or a Caprese Salad with heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese and basil. The hot food selections, created by Executive Chef Ming Adler, vary daily. According to Adler, “You may find Chinese BBQ Pork Char Siu, Baked Rigatoni Bolognese, and Chicken or Eggplant Parmesan, depending on the day.” Additionally, “Tote Cuisine” dishes such as Chicken Cordon Bleu Lasagna, Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Caramelized Onion Quiche are ready for customers to take home and enjoy.

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Carlsbad Ranch Market/Vista also offers a local produce-powered pressed juice bar, sandwiches and wraps made with Boar’s Head products, and “Grab & Go” entrees for take-out. The craft bar area offers wine and local craft beer on tap. Our signature Craft Brew Burger is finished with Chipotle Gouda, slices of local tomatoes, green leaf lettuce, and a caramelized onion & bacon jam prepared in Cali Cream beer.

The décor can be described as a ranch style farmer’s market and is filled with recycled barn wood, metal work, and unique made by hand fixtures and furnishings. The parallam bar area is a one of a kind creation. Customers enjoy sitting in our bar area or dining in our intimate and comfortable patio.
Market hours are 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Sunday.
Call (760) 599-7043; visit

We have planned a family holiday event that includes a visit from “Sustainable Santa” on Saturday, December 8 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Santa promotes healthy holidays healthy eating and suggests “Nature’s Candy” such as fresh local oranges, strawberries, pomegranates, etc. We invite our customers to stop by with their children for a photo with Santa & a bite to eat.


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