Most folks know San Diego, Calif., for its zoo, its coastline, and its food. The city's beach culture and its proximity to the border have helped to create a unique blend of culinary cultures that are enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. And with parks and beaches throughout the Southern California city, there is no lack of opportunity to experience food in unique locations.
To bring you a list of San Diego food and drink essentials, we talked to local blogger and author of the San Diego food blog This Tasty Life, Mary Desjean. From North Park to Hillcrest, she’s shared five dishes that range in cuisine, price, and location to provide a well-rounded taste of the city.
With sure-to-please biscuits and gravy at Tobey’s 19th Hole Café on the Balboa Golf Course to unexpectedly tasty dishes like mashed potato tacos at Carnitas Uruapan, this list has you covered for a delicious tour the next time that you’re in town.
Check out the slideshow to see the picks and where to get them!