Help! In town for 5 days, A Vegetarian Foodie - not an oxymoron;)
I'll be in San Diego for a conference in August and would like to get recommendations for vegetarian food in SD (cheese, egg are OK).
Breakfast places, brunches, lunches, dinners. I don't paying $$ for really good food. Please recommend any place that you think is worth a visit.
I'll be near convention center and staying close to gas lamp area and will have a car to visit some tourist sites. Thanks a lot for your help.
My search dug up some dated articles from ~ 2years ago, I know things change, so please help me!!
Wet Stone wine bar
Bice..great cheese plate course
Basic for some of the best pizza
Bencotta in Little Italy
Jsix at the Hotel Solamar
Sea Rocket Bistro has a 3 course veg meal..check the day
George's at the Cove ocean terrace in La Jolla
Almost anywhere in SD has options to eat without meat..
SD has some of the best taco shops...killer bean and cheese burritos with guac...cheese quesadilla with guacamole..breakfast burrito with scrambled egg, avo, cheese, pot, salsa..
Both Alchemy and El Take It Easy have vegetarian farm nights highlighting the produce from Suzie's farm on Wednesdays.
This might be a little out of the way, but there's a Lebanese place near SDSU called Alforon with some amazing food that's *very* veggie-friendly. We went there recently with a vegan friend who actually found he had a lot of options here. I especially loved the falafel + tabouli salad, but their flatbreads and other dishes are really good also. >> http://www.alforon.com
We also have some good farms in the area -- and some restaurants that try to focus on using local produce. You might have some luck finding good veggie options at these locations, but you should check out their online menus before going.
Some of my favorites from this list >> http://sandiegoroots.org/restaurants....
* el take it easy
* sea rocket bistro
* kensington grill
* ritual tavern
* cucina urbana
* farmhouse cafe
* blind lady alehouse - also tiger! tiger!
If you're into really decadent sweets :) the brunch at Urban Solace has a pretty amazing cinnamon roll. There's usually some meat component in their other brunch dishes, but they do have a few that are more just eggs + bready stuff.
Also, there are a ton of really good Mexican places in the area also that might have good options for you -- cheese, beans, nopales, huitlacoche, etc.