The Best Places to Sate Your Munchies in San Diego

chicken lollipops at The Crack Shack
<strong>The Crack Shack |&nbsp;</strong>Monica Hoover
<strong>The Crack Shack |&nbsp;</strong>Monica Hoover

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.

Macaroni and cheese balls
Courtesy of Slater's 50/50

Slater's 50/50

Liberty Station (&amp; other locations)

"Dude, but, like, how did they get the mac & cheese inside of the balls?"

cereal bar at Cheba Hut
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Cheba Hut

Pacific Beach (&amp; other locations)

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.

ice cream sandwiches from The Crack Shack
Monica Hoover

The Crack Shack

Little Italy

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. 

bacon and cookie pancakes
Courtesy of The Cravory

The Cravory&nbsp;

Point Loma

Pancakes, bacon, and a cookie... as one. You can find this baby carried at different locations all over SD.

Mashed potato bacon pizza from BASIC
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East Village

Mashed potatoes, bacon, and pizza... also, as one.

Baltimore Snowball

San Marcos

"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.

Betty's Pie Whole peach pie
Betty's Pie Whole

Betty's Pie Whole


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.

deep fried pizza knots from Soda & Swine
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Soda &amp; Swine

Liberty Station (&amp; other locations)

Not just a place for fried pizza knots, but apple pie, as well. And for that cotton mouth, a beer float. A BEER FLOAT.

Jasmine Seafood Restaurant &nbsp;

Kearny Mesa

Not dim sum. Dim all. You should probably hit up Dumpling Inn (in the adjacent shopping center) at some point, too.

Triple Threat Pork Sandwich at Carnitas' Snack Shack
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Carnitas' Snack Shack

North Park

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.

StreetCar Merchants of Fried Chicken, Doughnuts &amp; Coffee

North Park

These guys deliver hot chicken donut sandwiches all over San Diego if, understandably, you can't deal with lines and people right now.  

Pop-tart donut from Donut Bar
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Donut Bar


You guys, there's a donut with a Pop-Tart in it. You guys...

Rita's water ice and custard
Courtesy of Rita's


Mission Hills (&amp; other locations)

"Dude, like, what is custard, anyway?" 

Phileas Foggs Bar & Restaurant wings
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Phileas Foggs

Scripps Ranch

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... 

waffle ice cream sandwich from The Baked Bear
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The Baked Bear

Pacific Beach

It seems we and this bear have something in common. 

Salud tacos in San Diego
Courtesy of ¡Salud!


Barrio Logan

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).

double bacon cheeseburger at Hodad's
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Ocean Beach

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.

Hammond's Gourmet Ice Cream
Hammond's Gourmet Ice Cream

Hammond's Gourmet Ice Cream

North Park (&amp; other locations)

Stop it. STOP LICKING YOUR SCREEN. Also know Hammond's will be getting its very own Point Loma location very, very soon.

Lighthouse Ice Cream

Ocean Beach

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.