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Ideas For a Birthday in San Diego Any Foodie Would Love

Ideas For a Birthday in San Diego Any Foodie Would Love
If you consider yourself a true foodie and haven’t checked the great city of San Diego, California off your list, you’re truly missing out. Rated by Yelp as one of the best food cities in the country you’ll find everything your heart desires and more. From All-American favorites to Mexican cuisine, San Diego’s food scene is a melting pot of different cuisines your taste buds won’t soon forget.

What better time than your birthday to gather a few friends and family and do an award-winning food tour around San Diego indulging in some of the finest dishes on the west coast? Below are some tips on places to go and restaurants to try while you’re there.

Book Your Stay
If you’re not from the area or have a few friends coming from out of town you’ll want to start with reserving your hotel room. There are lots of beautiful hotels, resorts, and villas in San Diego to choose from depending on your preference and budget. A foodie, however, might get a kick out of having their birthday festivities start off in a hotel with its own award-winning restaurant. The Guild is a hotel located in West Broadway that recently opened a Mediterranean restaurant called Luca.

Serving food all day, the restaurant has breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu items that are sure to take your breath away. Take for instance lemon hollandaise avocado sauce, seafood scramble with blue crab, tacos with striped bass, red quinoa fritter lollipops, or a five herb pesto and crispy potato with chicken and quinoa.

Look for Food Tours
Food tours are another popular way to taste the many wonders of San Diego. There are several tours to choose from. There is the Bite San Diego food tours which will take you on a walking tour through neighborhoods like Downtown, North Park, and Coronado where you’ll get to learn the history of the towns while indulging in some of the best samples of foods from restaurants in the area. Another option is the San Diego Tours which have a plethora of tours. One of the most popular options is the Tequila, Tacos, and Tombstone tours in Old Town. You can mix a fun combination of eating, drinking, and learning about the history of the town.

Try Food Trucks
You’d think that the best dishes in the city would be located in top-rated, five-star restaurants in San Diego. However, if you ask other tourists they’ll tell you that some of the greatest eats can be found on food trucks. Research some food trucks in San Diego you’d like to visit and be prepared to stand a while because the lines can be pretty long. Devilicious food truck, for instance, was featured on a reality television show and is best known for its butter-poached lobster grilled cheese sandwiches. If you’re a fan of good old American barbecue then you’ll want to make a stop at Super Q Food Truck and give their dishes a try. Their super Q pork melt is to die for with three-cheese mac-n-cheese, pulled bbq pork, and sauteed onions your mouth is sure to be watering for more.

Signature Dishes
As you’re creating your itinerary for your food-filled birthday adventure in San Diego, consider trying signature dishes. Just as the cheesesteak is most popular in Philadelphia while the pizza crown goes to New York. There are just some signature dishes you haven’t truly had until you’ve experienced them in San Diego. There’s the larger double-bacon cheeseburger, carne asada fries, a California burrito, Yodel, acai bowl, or tiramisu pancakes.

And for Dessert...
After a day of sightseeing, exploring, drinking, and sampling some of the best foods San Diego has to offer, head back to your hotel room and have a San Diego birthday cake delivered right to your hotel room! With options like a champagne cake, lemon or chocolate cheesecake, and tiramisu cake, you’re sure to find the perfect treat to end the perfect day.

You can’t call yourself a foodie without ever haven taken a trip to San Diego and indulged in the variety of cuisines they have to offer. From award-winning restaurants and neighborhood food tours to popular food trucks and local dives with signature dishes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on such a special occasion.