Fall is For Foodies in San Diego
San Diego’s unique position (as both a coastal city with an active port and a border town with a strong sense of international identity) makes for a very unique melting pot of cultures. And speaking of pots, nowhere is this better demonstrated than in our local food scene! No matter what you’d like to eat, chances are you’ll find delicious examples of it here. The coming months are the perfect example of this, with countless food festivals and events dotting the area’s calendars. Want to get a taste of the best in San Diego food? Check out these upcoming celebrations of all things delectable.
Taste of Little Italy Food Tour (Oct. 2)
Take a tour of some of the city’s most irresistible continental cookery as well as one of our most undeniably delicious neighborhoods. Little Italy is widely known for its unusually large number of truly excellent restaurants, and this tour will visit a handful of the finest. In addition, guests can expect a fascinating history lesson on both the food being served, and the history of the regions it originates from. Don’t miss this tasty trek!
1735 India St, San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego Restaurant Week (through Oct. 2nd)
Nowhere is San Diego’s reputation as a “foodie” town on display more than our biannual Restaurant week celebrations. This fall, 180-plus eateries are participating in the seasonal event (held from Sept. 25 – Oct. 2), which will feature specials, discounts, and unique menu items that you simply can’t get at any other point on the calendar. There’s no better time to get out there and enjoy some great taste, so be sure to sample some.
Taste of North Park (Oct. 8th)
San Diego’s North Park has long been a go-to destination for local and visiting gourmands. The neighborhood is renowned for a higher-than-average concentration of high-quality eateries, bars and social centers, so it stands to reason. 2022’s Taste of North Park brings together 40 of the area’s best restaurants and 15 purveyors of craft beer and cider together to offer a full sampling of scrumptious indulgences. Plus, you can expect local goods vendors, live music, and a whole host of fun activities.
North Park Main St, 3939 Iowa St, San Diego, CA 92104
14th Annual San Diego Beer Week (Nov. 4 – 13)
With more than 150 breweries in and around the metro, San Diego has swiftly become one of the country’s premier craft beer capitals. Aficionados of micro, small-batch and craft brews can sample some of the city’s best beers at this county-wide 10-day festival, as well as a deep selection of other regional brews, and even international varieties. Live music, some of the city’s most popular food trucks and plenty of surprises will also keep things lively.
San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival (Nov. 9 – 13)
When most people think of California wines, they think of Napa Valley. Still, the varied terrain, endless sunshine, and rich soil of areas like San Pasqual Valley, Rancho Bernardo, and Julian mean that the wineries in the area are creating some impressive bottles worth checking out. San Diego celebrates this amazing wine culture at the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival. Expect great food, entertainment, and vintage bottles aplenty.
Embarcadero Marina Park North, 400 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
Thanksgiving Day Dinner Cruise (Nov. 22)
Local seafaring stalwarts Flagship Cruises are bringing back their ever-popular Thanksgiving Day dinner cruises for 2022. This treasured tradition invites passengers to board a picturesque cruise across San Diego Bay, as well as enjoy a chef-prepared three-course meal featuring turkey, gravy, stuffing, potatoes and all of the timeless trimmings. So hop aboard, enjoy the scenery, and give thanks while you set sail.
990 North Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101