San Diego Eats (Round-Up)

"Hey babe, what do you want to eat?" he asked, bracing himself for another long winded argument.
"I don't know," she replied. 
He sighed and replayed the ever popular meme of what was going to happen next -
"Can you just pick and we'll just go?" she said, interrupting his meme daydream.
"And you're going to be OK with whatever I choose?" he replied, wondering if this was a trick question.
"Yes, let's go to wherever you want." she smiled.
"Get in the car." he said, grabbing the keys before she could change her mind.
Balboa Park

Balboa Park

San Diego, best known for their amazing beach views and chill vibes. They're also known for their delicious food and one of my favorite coffee shops ever, Dark Horse. However, I've mentioned Dark Horse in this blog post before so I won't repeat myself ;)

Instead here are my top three picks from my recent San Diego visit. Enjoy!

Holy Matcha

3118 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

There was a line outside before the doors were open, although we were also there on a Saturday morning so take note to arrive early on the weekends.

Holy Matcha is the definition of Instagrammable and it's clear to see why. From the walls to windows, this place is perfectly decorated and despite the hype, the food and drinks are actually worth it.

For all my lactose babes (like me), you can celebrate knowing that Holy Matcha uses only almond milk in their drinks. You have no idea how happy I was to find this out as I was finally able to have a horchata and yes, it was bomb.

Other notable things to order: the latte, green tea donut, and my favorite was the avocado toast. It had the right seasoning and the toast was perfect, not hard and not soggy. 

If you're in San Diego, make sure to stop by Holy Matcha and grab a drink or two while you take 200 photos that will all be Instagram worthy.

Double Standard

695 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 795-8880

Located right in downtown is Double Standard, a uniquely decorated corner restaurant that has a mix of rustic and industrial vibes. Outdoor patio and bar seating are offered in addition to table seats. 

Start off with a cocktail, my favorite was the Mediterranian Mule, which was a great twist to the Moscow Mule I always order. 

Take your time with the menu, listen to the server's suggestions, and then order everything. Seriously, every plate we had was better than the next starting off with the hamachi crudo. Refreshing appetizer with flavorful beets that paired wonderfully with the rice crisps. 

We were sent a beef tartar by the chef, that laid on top of the most delightful piece of toast I had. If you ever had brick toast, the dessert, imagine that bread with the tartar. Absolutely delicious.

Everything made is made fresh, including the pasta and the pappardelle was one of the best I had. I ate the entire thing like a fat ass, along with a few bites of Francis's and Mel's dishes - lamb and Wagyu ribeye. 

This is an ideal place for dinner and I'm hoping my next SD trip will include lunch from the Double Standard.

Mediterranian Mule

Mediterranian Mule

Hamachi Crudo

Hamachi Crudo

Pappardelle

Pappardelle

Wagyu-Ribeye

Wagyu-Ribeye

Lamb Sirloin

Lamb Sirloin

Searsucker

611 Fifth Avenue San Diego, California 92101
(619) 233-7327

Who else is a sucker for brunch?

Searsucker has, hands down, one of the best spiciest bloody mary's you'll have so don't skip out on that. 

For non-alcoholic drinkers or those who are hung over, their lattes are pretty good too.

The vibes of Searsucker are welcoming and I loved the interior of this place. Located in downtown as well, in the Gaslamp District, this place is great for getting together with friends and enjoying mid-day cocktails. 

Of course, if you want more, Searsucker has got you covered with mussels, hash, and crab cakes. My favorite of all the dishes has to be the mussels, as the flavors were on point and soaking up the juices with the bread afterwards is always a good idea.

I heard that they have a massive Tomahawk steak for dinner so defintely want to come back for that!

Iced Almond Milk Latte

Iced Almond Milk Latte

Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup

Mussels

Mussels

Catch of the Day

Catch of the Day

Corned Beef Hash

Corned Beef Hash

Crab Cake 

Crab Cake