The journey is as sweet as the destination. Ready for a tasty adventure? Fill up the gas tank. Turn on the GPS. And add these gastronomic itineraries as part of the ultimate San Diego culinary road trip.
Connecting the neighborhoods of North Park and South Park, 30th Street features plenty of tasty spots to stop, from hip vegan cafes to decadent dessert shops.
Dark Horse Coffee Roasters
Where: 3794 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104
Rev up the day by the iconic North Park sign with a coffee at Dark Horse Coffee Roasters, known for their house-roasted French press, pour-over and cold-brew coffee. Make sure to grab a gourmet vegan donut from the deliciously decadent Nomad Donuts before you leave.
Where: 3519 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104
Drive south to Atypical Waffle, discreetly tucked behind a laundromat, for sweet and savory Belgian waffles that wow in a welcoming outdoor patio setting.
Where: 3000 Upas St, Unit #104, San Diego, CA 92104
Nearby, the ever-popular Underbelly features the finest ramen bowls in town, like their signature Belly of the Beast Ramen featuring tonkotsu broth, soft boiled egg, oxtail dumplings and hoisin glazed short rib.
Del Sur Mexican Cantina
Where: 2310 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104
Continue south to Del Sur Mexican Cantina in South Park. It’s the go-to for classic Mexican comfort food with a creative healthy twist, like jackfruit tacos and veggie burritos.
Eclipse Chocolate Bar & Bistro
Where: 2145 Fern St, San Diego, CA 92104
Just down the street, Eclipse Chocolate Bar & Bistro features a dazzling array of 100+ exotic handcrafted chocolate creations like chile hazelnut and lavender salted toffee bars.
Where: 1503 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104
Motor a bit further south to Kindred, an offbeat vegan joint, for a delicious dinner surrounded by kitschy décor and a heavy metal soundtrack.