Caliwala™ Community Food Market & Deli | 2200 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita, CA 93453
How we Came to Be

Welcome to Caliwala™

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™ anticipates a soft opening on/around September 15, 2019, and invites you to our Grand Opening Community Celebration on Sunday, October 6th, 2019, at our market location at 2200 El Camino Real in Santa Margarita. 

Open Every Day for convenience

Temporary Hours

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM


In order to further increase our staff and community safety, and to provide our small family of staff more time to rest, restock, and clean at the market, we are reducing the number of hours for walk-in food procurement.

We have reduced our staff down to those who are purely in isolation between the market and their home, for our staff safety and yours. Staff who are not present will be cared for as needed, they are still a part of our family. ANY profit made during this period will be paid forward to staff, community members/families in need.

Members of the community have opened grocery accounts to help pay for a backup generator, others have purchased gift-certificates for those in need – which Caliwala will match (a $25 sponsorship becomes a $50 store-credit).


Walk-ins are welcome from 10 am to 4 pm, and we kindly ask that the first hour (10 am – 11 am) is reserved for higher-risk members of our community (such as those over 60 years old and those with immunocompromised family members).

We also kindly request that grocery “wishlist” orders for same-day fulfillment are placed before 12 pm. Curbside pickup for these same-day orders will be from 4-6 pm. Any email orders placed after 12 pm are not guaranteed for same day, but will absolutely be filled the next day.

We will still be open, with these new hours, seven days per week. 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

Fresh Spring Rolls

Succulent rice-paper spring roll with tofu, lettuce, carrots, cucumber, rice noodles, and mint (GF, V)

Soup of the Day

Delicious house-made soup, rotating daily menu (GF, V)

Leslie's Curry

Chef Leslie's signature vegetable curry sauce, goes great with rice (GF, V)

Jame's "Really Big" Salad

An omnivore's delight, Jame's "Really Big" salad is a complete meal packed with protein and daily nutrients (GF, V)

Classic Potato Mash

Classic, delicous, and ready to serve - our house potato mash is a hit at family dinner (GF, V)

Mama's Mac 'n' Cheese

It doesn't get much better than a bowl of creamy macaroni and cheese made with love

Broccoli Salad

Made with fresh and local broccoli, nutritious and delicious (GF, V)

Quinoa Salad

Delectable, quinoa-based salad, stands alone and pairs well with other sides (GF, V)


Made fresh in-house. Any day filled with avocados is a good one. Enough said (GF, V)

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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