Caliwala™ Community Food Market & Deli | 2200 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita, CA 93453

Welcome to Caliwala™

How we Came to Be

When you walk into Caliwala™ Community Food Market & Deli of Santa Margarita, you will find a great selection of basic groceries and goods, fresh produce, meats and cheeses, freshly-baked breads, beverages and ice cream, local and sustainable products, as well as dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan options.

Caliwala™ opened on December 1st, 2019, and is located at 22202 El Camino Real in Santa Margarita, 93453.

Open Every Day for convenience


8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

8:00 AM – 8:00 PM


Walk-ins are welcome from 8 am to 8 pm, and we kindly ask that customers exercise vigilant hygiene. The hours of 8 to 10 are prioritized for our elders and higher-risk members of our community (such as those over 60 years old and those with immunocompromised family members). All customers are welcome in the store in the mornings, we just ask that those who do not need any special accommodation use the morning hours for coffee, pastries, quick stops, etc., and save larger shopping trips for after 10 am. Although it is not required, we do appreciate that customers wear a mask. Thank you!

Caliwala is doing everything in our ability to maintain a safe and welcoming environment at our store. Our staff wear masks, wash their hands frequently, wear CLEAN gloves when handling any food or products (and change them frequently, washing hands in-between), and disinfect the checkout counter, scale, keypad, etc. in between every transaction, and wipe down the entire market every 30 minutes.


Caliwala is able to fill custom grocery “wishlist” orders for same-day pick-up. Orders placed before 12 pm will be ready for curbside pickup by 4 pm. Any email orders placed after 12 pm might be able to be filled same-day but are not guaranteed. Please send order requests to Erin at

Also, custom/special order requests are being accepted via email for our weekly inventory orders, which go in on Mondays and are received Fridays.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We are here for you, for us, as a community. We are doing our very best to maintain a safe and reliable food source for our Caliwala families and neighbors.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

The Caliwala Family

Fresh & Local Whenever possible

The Market

Welcome to the Caliwala™ Market, where you will find fresh and locally-sourced produce and food, as well as an excellent selection of grocery items from our natural foods supplier. We are committed to offering the finest natural foods at reasonable prices – we believe that great food should be accessible to everyone in the community. 

Delicious Food, Ready to eat

Grab & Go

Jar Salads

Fresh greens and/or kale, chopped and/or roasted seasonal veggies and fruits, house-made honey-citrus vinaigrette (GF, V)


Delicious house-made soups, rotating menu (GF, V)

Caliwala Curry

Our Chef's signature vegetable curry loaded with chickpeas, roasted veggies, coconut cream, and spices - goes great with rice (GF, V)

Meal in a Jar

Complete (and completely delicious!) meals ready to take home and enjoy. Rotating menu such as curry and rice, shrimp scampi, pulled pork and polenta, shepherds pie, and more! (often GF, V)

Fruit Salad

Fresh, seasonal fruit lightly glazed with a Chef Leslie's honey-EVOO vinagrette (GF, V)

Smokey Mac 'n' Cheese

Chef Kyle's specialty. It doesn't get much better than a bowl of creamy macaroni and cheese made with love (Veg)


Owner Erin's favorite snack, the Caliwala Empendada! Rotating fillings such as vegan with chia crust (GF, V), and a traditional pastry crust filled with local sausage, ham, steak, ground beef, or chicken.

Tarts & Muffins

Housemade vegan and gluten-free treats such as breakfast muffins and tarts - made fresh with organic ingredients and fresh fruit (V, GF)

Housemade Sourdough

Baker Josh comes in early on Friday through Monday mornings to bake his delicious sourdough.

Fresh & Local

The Deli

Welcome to the Caliwala™ Deli, where you will find locally-sourced, sliced-to-order meats and cheeses, as well as freshly-baked breads from one of our bakeries and house-made soups. You may also order a signature sandwich or salad – or create your own from our delicious ingredients. 

Contact Caliwala™

SUPPLIERS: Do you grow or produce foods or goods that you think might be a good fit for Caliwala™? We look forward to hearing from you!

CUSTOMERS: Do you have particular products or brands that you would like to find at Caliwala™? Please let us know!

Food…one bite at a time…

Sourcing, curating, preparing and selling great local food can be complex – your experience purchasing and enjoying it should not be. Caliwala™ is committed to providing you excellent food at reasonable prices. At Caliwala™, we believe good food should be accessible to all. 




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