If there’s one thing that North County residents enjoy more than the beach, it’s the various cuisine, beverages, and sweet treats throughout San Diego. Here, we offer a taste of some local flavor.

Tasty Trends

This Japanese noodle soup is quickly gaining popularity in the culinary world. With its flavorful broth, noodles, and toppings like sliced meat, boiled egg, dried seaweed, scallions, and sprouts, ramen is the perfect way to warm up this winter. Next time you’re craving a hearty bowl, try out one of the many ramen shops that have popped up throughout San Diego.

Fare & Festivity

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The 2017 Taste of Encinitas event, hosted by the Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association, gave the community an opportunity to browse and sample more than 30 of the finest local restaurants. Participants tasted, judged, and voted on the best bite and sip of the day. Click here to see photos from the 29th annual event.

Giving Thanks
Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends and enjoy a meal together. If you don’t feel like cooking this year, treat yourself to a delicious Thanksgiving dinner at one of several local restaurants like Encinitas Cafe or Union Kitchen & Tap.

On the Map

Coast Highway 101
Historic Coast Highway 101 is no doubt the hub for foodies in Encinitas, with a variety of restaurants and bars to please any palate. The strip welcomed a number of new establishments in recent months, including Napizza, Open House Asian Kitchen, Culture Brewing Co., Bread & Barley, and Duffs at the Beach. But don’t forget mom-and-pop classics like The Roxy, which was recently remodeled to emulate 1920s ambiance and now features a tweaked menu, right in the heart of Encinitas.