18 Instagram-Worthy Food (and Drink) Spots In San Diego

July 29, 2019

ALT 949 - San Diego's Alternative



1. Holy Matcha

3118 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

From the drinks to the food to the walls, the place is an over A+ when it comes to IG aesthetic.

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2. Donut Bar

631 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

Big donuts, unicorn donuts, whatever donut you want, Donut Bar has got you covered. 

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3. Hammond's Gourmet Ice Cream

3077 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104​​​​​​​

Everything is just so much cuter when it's mini! And these lil ice cream cones are no exception.

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4. iDessert

1608 India St #104, San Diego, CA 92101​​​​​​​

Okay so these ice cream/cake/cream/sauce/fruit desserts literally SMOKE! It's so cool. Just be sure to add on the "Vegas Bowl" at the end of your order!

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5. Square Bar

4488 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111​​​​​​​

This has been an IG favorite for years. How can it not be?! Just look at it!!!

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6. The Baked Bear

4516 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109​​​​​​​

Can confirm--there's always a line out the door because it's THAT good. Ice cream stuffed between two gooey cookies? Sign me up!

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6. Madison

4622 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116​​​​​​​

If you're looking for a place that has the most beautifully crafted cocktails you've ever seen for a classy girls night or chill happy hour, welcome to your go-to!

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7. The Sugar Factory

701 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101​​​​​​​

This place has it ALL, but the smoking goblets are out of this world. V much recommend sharing with a friend...or at least being ready for a gnarly hangover if you do it solo.

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8. Trailer Park After Dark

835 Fifth Ave, Lower Level, San Diego, CA 92101​​​​​​​

If  you want to drink your PBR tallboy out of a paper bag inside of a trailer or while sitting in a shopping cart stool, this is DEFINITELY your spot.

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9. False Idol

675 W Beech St, San Diego, CA 92101​​​​​​​

It's a tiki speakeasy that comes fully equipt with periodic thunderstorms and cocktails that are almost too pretty to drink.

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10. Morning Glory

550 W Date St, San Diego, CA 92101​​​​​​​

It's brand spankin' new, it's super aesthetically pleasing and it has a bunch of global options on the menu! What more could you want?!

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11. Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

3940 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103​​​​​​​

There's a REASON this place always has a wait. But believe me, it's worth it. It's the perfect brunch spot for the retro soul.

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12. Duke's La Jolla

1216 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037

The quintessential California brunch happens here. Right on La Jolla cove, you get gorgeous views and some pretty dang gorgeous daiquiris and bloody's.

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13. Communal Coffee

2335 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104​​​​​​​

You know all those pictures of the "Coffee & Flowers" walls? Yep, those happen here. And the coffee is good too!

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14. Double Standard Kitchenetta

695 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

This place is not only delicious, but also adorable. There's books everywhere and there's colored couches scattered throughout. It's basically your IG feed's fantasy.

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15. Pot Pie Co.

4404 Park Blvd ste a, San Diego, CA 92116​​​​​​​

Mmmm mmm mmmmmm! It tastes like home-cookin' but you don't have to cook it! The best kind of home-cookin' if you ask me.

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16. Phil's BBQ

3750 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110​​​​​​​

Who says Texas was the only place with real BBQ? Phil's is a San Diego staple that you'll find in the airport, at the ballpark and even by Sports Arena!

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17. City Tacos

3028 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

If you tell me that you aren't drooling even just LOOKING at that picture of all those beautiful tacos, you're a friggen liar.

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18. Stuffed!

2820 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106​​​​​​​

You want mac n cheese on a burger? You want a burger you literally cannot completely fit in your mouth? Behold, Stuffed!

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