One of my favorite things about San Diego is that you don’t have to sit down at a fine restaurant in order to get high quality, tasty food. There are plenty of quick eateries peppered around the city that is perfect for an on the go itinerary! Some are more expensive than others, but all are equally delicious.
Here are my top 10 must try quick bites of San Diego:
A new discovery of mine, this place will definitely keep you coming back for more. You can get a poke bowl or a yakitori box, but the real draw is the sushi burrito. All are amazing, but the Kona Volcano is particularly tasty!
- Poke Go
Okay, before you think it, no…not all my recommendations are poke, but this place is simply amazing. Healthy and delicious, this spot is well worth making a stop. The Shoyu Hawaiian sauce with spicy mayo on the side is a win!
- Woody’s Breakfast and Burgers
If you’re spending the day hanging around Pacific Beach, then this little burrito place is for you. This popular spot always has a line, and for good reason. Everything is delicious, but the egg and sausage burritos are to die for!
- Flame Broiler
It is easy to get addicted to this place. The Flame Broiler is a rice bowl restaurant with your choice of beef, chicken or tofu over brown or white rice with optional veggies. The best part is the soy sauce flavored “Magic Sauce” which can be added on the side.
Depending on which location you go to, there might be a bit of a wait, but I guarantee you, it is well worth it. A San Diego bucket list food item, Hodad’s is arguably the best burger you’ve ever had. And if not the best…then definitely the largest. The malts (often overlooked because to the popularity of the burgers) are absolutely amazing.
- Elva’s Bowls & Wraps
I love the wraps here! I am particularly partial to the spicy buffalo or veggie and feta. But what the heck, forget the menu because you can also just build your own creation.
- Tender Greens
Perfect for if you’re wanting to stay healthy while on the go, tender greens has plenty of farmer’s market fresh foods to choose from. From sandwiches, to salads or soups, Tender Greens offers high integrity, gourmet foods to a quick dining experience.
- The Crack Shack
Jumping on the fried chicken craze, this is a fun spot if you’re in the mood for some chicken and eggs. The large outdoor seating with an open air feel, creates a social atmosphere and is the perfect place to sit back and relax and enjoy some unique combinations.
- Native Food’s Café
This is a tasty little vegan spot! The chicken sandwiches are so delicious (and taste so much like real meat!) that you might actually feel a bit guilty afterwards. The cupcakes are equally as yummy if you’re feeling something sweet afterwards. 🙂
- Tajima Ramen Bar
A fantastic ramen bar, conveniently located in the trendy Hillcrest neighborhood. This spot is yummy and delicious, and there are many options to choose from if you want to mix and match to create your perfect ramen dish!
Over to you! What are your favorite quick eateries in San Diego?