After living in San Diego over 5 years we have the culinary scene down to a science. San Diego has some of the best food and drinks in the country and we have tried a ton of them. From classic street tacos to craft cocktails, America’s finest city is a foodie heaven!
Since San Diego is a huge city we’ve categorized our favorite places by neighborhood.
We lived in North Pacific Beach for over 3 years and absolutely loved it. Good surf, great people, and awesome food make up this classic low-key beach town.
We are simply smitten with La Jolla and its little sister neighborhood, Bird Rock. While La Jolla is known for its gorgeous coves and goofy sea lions, its culinary scene is a real treat too.
OB is San Diego’s eccentric, hippie hangout. This bohemian surf town has some delicious globally inspired dining. Head to Newport Avenue and the surrounding streets for some fun and funky food.
As in most big cities, head downtown for the best dining and nightlife options. San Diego’s famed Gaslamp Quarter is bustling with fun options for dinner and drinks on the town.
They may as well call it Little Eataly because the food is phenomenal! Not only is the Italian food amazing, but San Diego’s Little Italy offers a universally fabulous culinary scene.
North Park is the trendy up and coming area of San Diego. Craftsmen-style homes meet hipster restaurants and bars in this centrally located neighborhood.
One of the more touristy parts of San Diego, Old Town has awesome Mexican food and is a not to be missed culinary destination. Rumor has it that they sell more tequila per year than anywhere else in the world!
Coronado Island is San Diego’s Crown Jewel. Known for it’s military community and famous Hotel Del Coronado, it is a must see spot on your San Diego tour. There’s also some good grub you don’t want to miss if you cross the bridge.
For more information on Southern California, grab this Lonely Planet guide book.
San Diego Dreaming,