The Best Places to Sate Your Munchies in San Diego
Today is 4/20, which means many a San Diegan will be celebrating a very special holiday... the anniversary of the day the territory of Wisconsin was created! Yay, Wisconsin! Celebrating Wisconsin, weirdly, always makes us really hungry, and to that end, here are 20 of the best munchies places to satiate that very particular kind of hunger.
"Dude, but, like, how did they get the mac & cheese inside of the balls?"
First: the White Widow (an immaculate chicken ranch sub). Then: the Captain Crunch/Fruit Loops bar. Then: listening to The Dark Side of the Moon while watching The Wizard of Oz.
This relatively new spot from Jon Sloan and Richard Blais (hahaha, Blais! Blaze, Blais, blaze...) in Little Italy offers everything from fried chicken, to a twist on poutine, to incredible off-menu ice cream sandwiches.
Pancakes, bacon, and a cookie... as one. You can find this baby carried at different locations all over SD.
Mashed potatoes, bacon, and pizza... also, as one.
"I don't know what you are, but I'm going to f*cking eat you, too." Relevant and wise words from Alex in Grandma's Boy regarding this delicious shaved ice and sandwich spot off the 78.
You could get an un-baked pie to take home and bake yourself (that's a thing here), but emphasis on the word "could," because dealing with ovens < watching Planet Earth right now.
Do: try the fish & chips taco at this British food truck. Don't: forget the eye drops.
Not just a place for fried pizza knots, but apple pie, as well. And for that cotton mouth, a beer float. A BEER FLOAT.
Not dim sum. Dim all. You should probably hit up Dumpling Inn (in the adjacent shopping center) at some point, too.
It's a shack of snacks! And you will have ALL of the snacks today. And what is that monstrous snack above, you ask? Oh, just the Triple Threat Pork Sandwich.
These guys deliver hot chicken donut sandwiches all over San Diego if, understandably, you can't deal with lines and people right now.
You guys, there's a donut with a Pop-Tart in it. You guys...
"Dude, like, what is custard, anyway?"
If you can find an angel to drive you to Scripps Ranch (good luck), order the wings. And maybe the fried artichoke hearts. And crispy spring rolls. And...
It seems we and this bear have something in common.
Try the ceviche, churro(s), and a few tacos, and hit up Border X Brewing afterwards (sit outside on the picnic tables under the ambient lighting for the chillest of vibes).
As if there's anything on Hodad's menu that wouldn't be good on 4/20... but that double bacon cheeseburger is just one of those things you have to get.
Stop it. STOP LICKING YOUR SCREEN. Also know Hammond's will be getting its very own Point Loma location very, very soon.
No one is judging you if you eat fish tacos at South Beach, and a whole hot waffle ice cream sandwich by yourself, OK? Stop being so paranoid.
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Natalie Holtz is a writer who thinks it's probably hard to go wrong with any kind of food on 4/20. Except maybe unsweetened oatmeal. Or bad, raw fish. Send her your worst 4/20 dish ideas at Instagram or on Twitter @natalie_holtz.