Q: WHERE CAN I FIND SPECIALTY FOODS AND ITEMS FOR PEOPLE WITH DIETARY RESTRICTIONS?
A: Finding these items in a foreign country can be a little daunting. Thankfully, Los Cabos has many great options!
Santa Carmela Market- (Mercado Santa Carmela) this market stocks one of the largest selections of specialty foods in Cabo. Everything from gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, and a wide variety of local and imported items that you cannot find anywhere else. Beer and wine, fresh fruits and veggies, organic food, health and body care and specialty drinks such as Kombucha. Visit them on the Cabo corridor near Home Depot. MercadoStaCarmela.com
California Ranch Market - California Ranch Market is the other go-to store for people with food restrictions or special diets. With two convenient locations (downtown Cabo and the Shoppes at Palmilla in San José), this store also offers gift certificates and home delivery services for their customers. Vegan, Keto, gluten free, sugar free, skin care, produce, and more, as well as a large assortment of imported foods! We especially love their seasonal and holiday offerings. California Ranch is very active on social media, regularly posting new items available for purchase. Find them @CaliforniaRanchMarket on Facebook.
Grocery Stores- many of the big box stores like Walmart, Soriana, La Comer/Mega, Fresko and others have started to catch on in recent years and now carry a small selection of gluten free, sugar free and/or dairy free items as well as imported Asian food items and some American favorites (think pumpkin at Thanksgiving and cranberry sauce at Christmas).
Organic Markets - Another great way to find specialty food items is to chat with the vendors at any of Cabo’s wonderful Organic Markets. Often times, these vendors are able to make special orders for you and bring them the following week.