Market Overview: The Village Market, The Village East

 Located in The Village East, The Village Market is a great hub for a quick grocery trip. This location is mainly a mini-market, but also has a selection of prepared food and drinks. With many healthy options, this is a great place whether you are looking for microwave meals, a quick coffee, or lunch from the grab and go. The Village Market also has many options for students with special dietary concerns, such as food allergies or vegetarian/vegan eating styles.

Market Highlights:

  • Good variety of all foods
  • Fruits and veggies (fresh, frozen, canned)
  • Dairy and eggs
  • Nutritional bars, crackers, cookies, snacks
  • Ethnic foods
  • Breakfast cereals and oats
  • Prepared salads & sandwiches
  • Drinks
  • Toiletries
  • Coffee bar with a pastry case and a smoothie bar

What is there for vegans and vegetarians?

  • Vegetarian/vegan “meats” and tofu (burgers, deli “meat”)
  • Dairy-free milks, cheeses, cream cheese, butter, and frozen treats
  • Pre-made, and freshly made, dairy-free smoothies
  • Frozen vegetarian/vegan meals (pizzas, wraps, bowls)
  • Microwave vegetarian/vegan meals (quinoa/veggies, noodles, pasta, soups)
  • Pre-made sandwiches, yogurts, salads, fruits, veggies, pastas, etc.
  • A variety of snacks and treats (cookies, crackers, nutritional bars, chocolate)
  • At the coffee bar, you can order your drink with almond or soy milk
  • The smoothies at the coffee bar are vegan

What if I have allergies?

  • Gluten-free items are available: breads, muffins, cookies, cereals, crackers, snacks, oats, granolas, nutritional bars, frozen meals, microwave meals, soups, pastas, etc.
  • Dairy-free items are available: milk, butter, cheese, ice cream, cookies, smoothies, frozen meals, soups, etc.
  • Peanut-free items are available: almond butter, cookies, etc.
  • Soy-free items are available: see lists above.
  • Remember to look at labels, and to ask the dietitian about specific dietary needs. HDHDietitian@ucsd.edu