There is a serious foodie and craft beer scene in San Diego. It’s strong and diverse. Robust and evolving. You'll find flavors and styles from across the globe as well as many local options—from the most sophisticated restaurants—to grab-n-go gourmet food trucks.
San Diego has the unique combination of local ingredients, cultures, cuisines and beachfront property to ensure that every ingredient on every plate is as special as the city it’s served in. From farm-to-table to ocean-to-table to oyster stouts and everything in-between, each neighborhood has a distinctive culinary flavor.
And… San Diegans love nothing more than to celebrate food and drink. Everything from Taste of Downtown, to the Spirits by the Bay Festival, Restaurant Week, Beer Week and San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival - the culinary adventures are often. With a podcast dedicated to local happy hours, this city is serious about two things: its world-renowned legacy of craft beer and its fish tacos. And the food trucks? They range from showcasing the art of the perfect grilled cheese sandwich to Eastern European cuisine to gourmet sandwiches and finger-licking BBQ. With social media pages dedicated to tracking where they'll be next, food trucks are redefining "fast food" for on-the-go locals.
Known for its Old Town Mexican food and staggeringly fresh seafood, you may be surprised to learn that the city's walkable Little Italy has become a prime culinary attraction, with an assortment of cuisine and sidewalk cafes, (not just Italian food!) dotting the sidewalks. Sure, you can find a great plate of pasta or two, but this foodie district is very much a melting pot of cultures, with everything from organic coffee shops to delectable fried chicken sandwiches.