As mentioned in my last post, Terry and I visited San Diego last year. And we ate some great food! This time around, we visited most of the same places, but tried some new dishes and tried one new place.
The first place we hit up was tried and true Whole Foods. I love how each of their hot food bars are a little different. This one had a good tofu scramble and fried plantains. They also had some cool sushi.
First meal after the race, we went to Native Foods. It’s such a cute place and the food is really good.
I got the Chicken Run Ranch burger. It’s always really good, but after running for awhile, it gets to epic levels of deliciousness.
Terry got the Breakfast Burrito and quite enjoyed it.
We also tried the Native Chicken Wings buffalo style. I found them too spicy, but Terry liked them.
We originally were going to try a cool sounding restaurant for supper. But I was completely exhausted still and we fancied staying in, so we ordered food from Woodstock Pizza. It’s actually a chain and their crust & three of their sauces are vegan and they have the option of adding vegan daiya cheese. I also discovered if you order the Greek Salad without feta and ask for it with Italian dressing, it’s vegan. It was so good!
The next day, we both got our energy back. We met some friends of ours that live in the are for lunch at Sipz. They have an extensive menu and their sushi is amazing. We missed out as they typically only serve sushi in the evenings and we went for lunch, but we were still happy with what we got.
I got the Nutz about Veggies with fried tofu. so. much. broccoli. Which I love =) The peanut sauce is really good too! I quite enjoyed my bowl.
Terry got the Soft Chowmein Noodles and added vegan tempura battered fish. I didn’t like it as much as my bowl, but Terry liked it better than mine, so we picked our bowls appropriately haha.
I also got a cupcake to go. It was dee-licious!
That night, we checked out Donna Jean and it was by far the best meal of our trip. We started out with the Truffle Potatoes. They roasted the fingerling potatoes and added a touch of paprika oil to liven them up. Their in-house homemade truffle infused cashew cheeze was out of this world. I will try to recreate it… but I have a feeling I will be disappointed as theirs was so flavourful without being overpowering. It can be hard to find that balance with truffle oil, but they did it perfectly.
Terry got their Winter Salad as he was intrigued by their smoked cashew cheddar. I’m not a fan of arugula as I find it bitter, but paired with the clementines, it really worked out well. And the smoked cheddar was ah-mazing!
Although… nothing compares to this Cast Iron Mac & Cheese. This is the BEST mac & cheese I have ever had. The homemade sauce was incredible, the noodles were cooked perfectly and the cast iron gave it a nice crunch on top. And tomatoes were added to give it a flavour boost which worked well. This makes it into the top 5 list of best meals for me.
Terry also got the Crême Brulée. He really liked it and thought it was a delightful dessert. I wasn’t a huge fan… but then again, anything without chocolate and I’m pretty biased against it 😉
The morning before our flight, we of course had to head to Café Gratitude for brunch. They have seriously amazing breakfast options.
It was a wee bit chilly, so I started off with a nice, warm turmeric latté (Golden). Gotta love lat-art =)
Terry got the Breakfast Wrap (Nurtured) and quite enjoyed it. Their potatoes are the bomb.
I went with the Cast-Iron Chickpea Quiche (Content) and loved it.
We had very good food experiences while on our trip. It is nice to be home and eat out of my own kitchen again though 😉 This trip has definitely inspired me to buy a mini cast iron pan to cook with.