Not everyone knows that San Diego is a foodie’s dream. From fresh seafood to Baja-style Mexican cuisine to delectable dumplings to top of the line Steak Diane prepared tableside, this city has something for everyone. Spend your vacation tasting your way through San Diego. Get started with these 10 can’t miss eateries:
Get off to a great start with breakfast at Minou. Settle into this European-style bistro in the East Village and choose from gluten-free sweet and savory crepes, quiche, French onion soup, and more. Tacos are ubiquitous here in San Diego, and Puesto in the Headquarters at Seaport Village serves up some of our favorites. Try a Gobernator with shrimp, pico, and crispy melted cheese or a vegetarian-friendly mushroom taco with stone fruit jalapeno salsa and pickled onion. Just a hop, skip, and a jump away is Lion’s Share. This eclectic eatery with décor as wild as its moniker boasts a game-heavy menu that features antelope sliders and rabbit hand pies. Don’t skip out on the deviled eggs. In the mood for something “Crazee?” Try an elk or wild boar burger at Crazee Burger in the hip North Park neighborhood.
Head over to Little Italy and have your dry aged Steak Diane and classic French omelet prepare right at your tableside at new hotspot Born & Raised. Or walk a couple doors down to Cloak & Petal where you can dine on sashimi and other Japanese small plates amid the delicate cherry blossoms blooming inside juxtaposed by vividly colored portraits of rap icons. Craving Chinese? Try Dumpling Inn and Shanghai Saloon on Convoy Street in Kearny Mesa. The pork and shrimp dumplings are to die for. Peruvian cuisine is all the rage in San Diego and Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria in Liberty Station and Carlsbad serves up some of the best around. Or if you prefer to channel south-of-the-border flavors try the newly opened, El Jardin. And what culinary adventure is complete without dessert. The sweets selection at Extraordinary Desserts, with cafes in Bankers Hill and downtown, includes mouthwatering cakes, cookies, pies, puddings, ice creams, sorbets, and chocolate candy.