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Jan 6, 2009 11:29 AM

Quinoa SD

Curious to hear where you have encountered quinoa based dishes in San Diego.

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  1. Burger Lounge's veggie burger is made from it, among other things. People's Co-Op's deli sometimes has quinoa stuff.

    1. Quinoa based veggie burgers at Burger Lounge. Yum!

      1. I have not gotten around to eating at the restaurant, but I have tasted a couple of dishes from Q'ero in Encinitas at charity tastings that had Quinoa. These were used a a starch side, and not so much as the star. One was a chicken and garlic dish over Quinoa, I can't remember the other dish's protien, pork? but it was over a bed of quinoa as well.

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        1. re: littlestevie

          I've only had it at Burger Lounge but now that Trader Joe's stocks it, it is our grain of choice.

          Yummy stuff.

        2. Q'Ero in Encinitas makes quinoa. They also have a quinoa-crusted chicken that is the bomb. An excellent restaurant.

          Saladstyle in downtown SD makes a Vegan salad that has quinoa in it, as well. Another great place.

          1. Naked Cafe in Solana Beach serves quinoa as a side with a number of dishes, and it's often red quinoa, which I'd never seen before. They also incorporate it into a number of dishes. One of my favorite restaurants, BTW, and judging from the lines on weekends, I have lots of company. Only open for breakfast and lunch, though.