Want to eat your way through La Jolla… Come along with me!
Foodies Guide La Jolla
Because I landed into San Diego around lunch time we started our day with Lunch!
First Stop, Piatti’s!
My absolute favorite restaurant in La Jolla, for so many reasons. One of the main reasons, I think is that it has become such a family tradition that we don’t ever go to beach without eating here at least 10 times a summer or ordering as much bread and Pittai oil (also known as crack sauce) to go, as we can on daily haha.
But in all seriousness the food, the atmosphere and the charming back patio under the tree makes this place a must try!
From Pizza, to Pasta, to the fresh salads, you can’t go wrong… But my advice is to order it all and share so you can taste a bit of everything.
& to continue on with my perfect day in La Jolla, after lunch I would drive to La Jolla village which is only 10 min away, park in town and walk around to all the shops (AV Nation, Cos Bar, lulu lemon, Ralph Lauren, etc), walk down by the cove to see the seals and water then grab a little afternoon pick me up at one of the yummy gelato spots.
Full & happy I would head back to the hotel to relax by the beach and then get ready to head over to one of my favorite hotels…
They have a beautiful patio where you can enjoy some drinks while watching the sunset. You can also decide to stay for dinner or hit up a different spot. For me I like to get the most in so I would have an appetizer at La Valencia then head to Georges at the Cove, Eddie V’s or many of the other amazing spots in the Village. I name those two first because they also have the best patios if you want to continue enjoying the ocean view.
After a full day and a full belly, I’m ready for bed especially so I can wake up early to enjoy the amazing coffee and breakfast spots La Jolla has to offer.
My La Jolla Recommendations:
Where to Stay:
La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
Hyatt Regency La Jolly
La Jolla Shores
Where to eat:
Coffee & Breakfast:
Brick & Bell: Coffee Pastries and light Breakfast
Parakeet Café: Coffee, Pastries and light Breakfast
Barbarellas: Highly recommend the Huevos Rancheros
Sugar and Scribe: My go to order: Breakfast sandwich without the croissant, sub sourdough, add avocado, light on the cheese, eggs over medium, add bacon
Harrys Coffee Shop: One of my absolute old fashion breakfast spots.
La Valencia: THE MED
Cheese Shop: an old classic sandwich shop. We eat here every day for lunch when at the beach.
Sammys Woodfire Pizza
Cody’s La Jolla
Prepkitchen La Jolla
Piattis: A MUST TRY.
Georges at the Cove
Sushi on the Rock
La Valencia: Go for Sunset on the patio
Javiers @ UTC mall
Piazza: great pizza and Italian spot
**Downtown San Diego: La Jolla is just a 15 minute drive down the free from downtown San Diego, which is a great place to explore because they have a ton of great restaurants, new hotels, coffee shops and lots more to see.
Where to Go/Eat:
Little Italy: Every restaurant down that street looked better than the next, so you can’t go wrong when it comes to trying Italian.
Morning Glory: Amazing new Brunch spot. Highly recommend the egg fried rice.
Kettner Exchange: Great vibe and open rooftop area
The Nolan: amazing rooftop
Mister A’s: Incredible Views
The Pendry Hotel
The Mariana to check out the boats: you can rent one for the day and sail the harbor. Its beautiful to do at sunset!
What to do:
Spend your day at the beach: Kayak, snorkeling, jet ski
San Diego Zoo
UTC Mall: highly recommend walking around this amazing outdoor mall, with so many good restaurants and store fronts, I loved exploring it for the afternoon. They also offer 2 hours free parking.
If you’re headed to SD/LA JOLLA I hope you enjoy every step and bite :]