Jimbo's Naturally

Veg-Friendly Groceries
Rating:
4.77778
Average: 4.8 (9 votes)

Jimbo's naturally is a north county health food store. Jimbo's has a large produce section and a deli with vegan options. They also have great vegan cakes.

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Location: Carmel Valley (map)
Info Hours
12853 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
858.793.7755
Mo 8am-9pm Fr 8am-9pm
Tu 8am-9pm Sa 8am-9pm
We 8am-9pm Su 8am-9pm
Th 8am-9pm
Location: 4S Ranch (map)
Info Hours
10511 4S Commons Drive
San Diego , CA 92127
858-432-7755
Mo 8am-9pm Fr 8am-9pm
Tu 8am-9pm Sa 8am-9pm
We 8am-9pm Su 8am-9pm
Th 8am-9pm
Location: Escondido (map)
Info Hours
1633 S. Centre City Pkwy.
Escondido, CA 92025
760-489-7755
Mo 8am-9pm Fr 8am-9pm
Tu 8am-9pm Sa 8am-9pm
We 8am-9pm Su 8am-9pm
Th 8am-9pm
Location: Carlsbad (map)
Info Hours
1923 Calle Barcelona
Carlsbad, CA 92009
760-334-7755
Mo 8am-9pm Fr 8am-9pm
Tu 8am-9pm Sa 8am-9pm
We 8am-9pm Su 8am-9pm
Th 8am-9pm

Reviews (Write a review)

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Andrea (unverified)
Nov 27, 2011
customer

I just want to correct one of the earlier reviews that claimed Jimbo's did not special order. I have been a customer of Jimbos for many years. I am vegan and have many food intolerances. Consequently, I special order a great number of foods. Jimbo's has always been extremely accommodating when order special items. In fact, I have never encountered a store that is more accommodating.

5
Chadia Ghazi (unverified)
Sep 11, 2007
to deliever over-seas

I'm from Kuwait.Every year,I spend summer vacation in Carlsbad,Ca.I do all my shopping from Jimbo's that is the best market.Do you sell your items by internet?I'm waiting for your ansewer.Thank you.

5
Ezerbio (unverified)
Aug 28, 2007
Jimbo's 4S Ranch: great vegan bakery

The newest Jimbo store at 4S ranch has a broad offer of vegan cookies, muffins, scones, cakes and other baked goods. The baker, Natalie, ensures the shelves are always staked with plenty of goods. The service and shopping experience, as in all Jimbos, is excellent. If you live in the area I highly recommend it.

5
marie (unverified)
Jun 15, 2007
Better than most, but could improve

Jimbo's is a clean store which has a good stock of natural and organic foods, most often very fresh produce, and a good juice bar and deli. However, I have not found, as the other writer has, that they are willing to order items not in stock. I've tried repeatedly to get them to carry the hands-down best miso, Osawa, but they refuse to order it, favoring a really yucky one, instead. They've offered to get me a whole case, but that's not very helpful! I also called and spoke to the grocery manager about getting hemp flour (which makes the best gluten free pancakes). He promised to get back to me three weeks ago, and I've never heard back.

Also, the bulk nuts are sometimes a little stale.

My suggestion is that, rather than comparing themselves to other small stores in San Diego, which has a dearth of natural food stores, they should do some field research in other cities and adopt the best practices of stores like Rainbow and Real Foods in SF, Mother's in Irvine, and smaller coops in the Midwest.

4
Christopher Mckay (unverified)
Aug 07, 2006
Good Yes, some bad

I frequent Jimbos in Carmley Valley very often and have been overall pleased. They have a fairly small store small frozen foods selection, and a small fish selection, but they carry most all major organic and all natural brands. If you want an item they don't have, they will special order it for you no charge. Some of the cashiers are slow and around 4-6pm there are always long lines. Sometimes I see bugs around the berries section, and I have found that they do not throw away expired products (I've seen mold on some bread). Most of the staff are helpful and nice.

4
Kat (unverified)
Apr 07, 2006
Trust in my neighborhood store

Jimbos has healthy foods. I trust their stock. I dont have to read the labels. They have true health foods. Dont even compare this store to Trader Joes or Henrys which are junk food stores.

5
Chris (unverified)
Mar 10, 2006
Lucky find

We just relocated here and quickly chose a temporary home while we settle in the San Diego area, only to find Jimbo's as our nearest store. We're just delighted to see we can get all of the organic and natural foods we are used to at reasonable prices, and with cheerful service from a great staff. Excellent produce department. We think Jimbo's would be a great find anywhere, let alone right around the corner!

5
Lin Lungta (unverified)
Jan 29, 2006
Jimbo`s Naturally

An oasis for me when I travel to Del Mar from Seattle.
I can count on eating what I love and do well with.

5
Charlie Milgrim (unverified)
Dec 23, 2005
Great store

I love your store, for its size you have a great selection of natural food and merchandise It is a lifeline for me when I visit Del Mar from the bay area....Keep thriving

5