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JUL 14, 2020



Look out San Diego — your already-healthy city is getting even healthier. With additions like The Dailey Method, Brazilian Bowls, and Powerhaus Pizza setting up shop, the good-for-you options are practically endless. To help you keep up, here’s a list of all the newest, freshest, healthiest, and fittest joints in town right now.

With a new eatery now open in Bay Park, this SD favorite is spreading the health, opening yet another location in Little Italy in early 2019. No matter which Farmer’s Table locale you stop into, though, (they also have a spot in La Mesa), you can expect scratch-made meals filled with locally- and seasonally-sourced ingredients. Just make sure you don’t forget to pair your guilt-free dish with one of their extravagantly topped Bloody Mary’s.

As of October, Encinitas is now home to a “ little pocket of weirdness” called The Far West Lounge. This new Modern Times Beer location is all about unique and rotating tap brews and delicious vegan foods. Plus, the mid-century maximalist interiors tie everything together for an experience that will not disappoint.

Washington, DC native CAVA has found its niche in Encinitas. Since October, this Mediterranean eatery has been serving customizable salads, pitas, and grain bowls that we just can’t get enough of. And with a menu packed with seasonal roasted vegetables, hummus, tzatziki, falafel, grilled chicken, couscous, and an array of healthy dressings, we don’t blame you if you find an excuse to eat here every day of the week.

When they say “Big Front Door”, they mean it — this place is wide open, letting that year-round ocean breeze envelop BFD’s atmosphere. Even better, this local sandwich shop prepares all its quality ingredients in-house and sticks to its California roots through and through, serving mouth-watering sandwiches like Avocado Highway, Cali Cubano, and Loins Of Fire. BFD’s brand new Park Blvd. location opened at the end of October, so you can now officially enjoy the fresh air and healthy SD vibes.

If you live in Little Italy it’s time to get excited because beloved eatery Parakeet Café has officially brought their delicious menu of decadent toasts, salads and bowls, and craft coffee and teas, plus quirky décor to the neighborhood. We’re talking parakeets (of course) and palm leaves adorning the walls and pink neon lights to pose in front of with your meal. Their new digs opened in December, but if you’re not nearby you can always hit up their OG location in La Jolla fort creative and healthy dishes.

If you’re looking for a fitness studio that mixes it up, look no further. The Dailey Method offers barre and cycling classes that will help lengthen, strengthen and sculpt your body. And with so many different options, from high-energy cardio to challenging mash-up classes, your workout will be anything but routine. Their new downtown location opened on January 3 — just in time for you to conquer all your New Year’s resolutions.

North Park is about to be doing a whole lot of toasting — with bread that is. Son of a Toast is San Diego’s first dedicated toast and cold brew bar, and dare we say, this breakfast and brunch staple has never looked so appetizing. With toppings like fresh avocado, sliced strawberries, and goat cheese curds drizzled with balsamic glaze, the menu here will keep your mornings exciting. Oh, and don’t forget their creative cold brew cocktails (sans alcohol) made with all sorts of unique bitters flavors. While no opening date is set, keep your eyes peeled — this toast bar is coming SD’s way soon.

This spring, Carmel Valley is getting a little taste of NorCal thanks to a new specialty coffee joint. Blue Bottle Coffee is a San Francisco staple, but its sustainable espressos, cold brews, and pastries are making their way down south. But Carmel Valley is just stop one. Look out for a second SD outpost coming to downtown later this year, too.

Ever since January 14, this Pacific Beach eatery has been making everyone’s favorite food a little more guilt-free. Powerhaus Pizza serves perfectly-cooked crusts made with whole wheat and flax seeds and topped with tons of veggies, grass-fed dairy, and all-natural meats. New year, new pizza, as they say!

If you’re interested in eating sushi harvested straight off of San Diego’s coast, look no further than The Hold Fast. This fast-casual hand roll bar is opening in Liberty Market this spring, and will be serving a rotating menu of hand rolls and sashimi, along with a selection of vegan dishes for all our veggie-lovers out there.

Love yoga, but can’t afford the hefty membership fee, much less a $20 drop-in rate? Well, then you’re in luck because Shawna Schenk’s new donation-based studio opened in Imperial Beach in September and has been offering traditional yoga and unique healing classes for the masses ever since. So whether you’re interested in a Reiki clinic or a meditation class, Yoga With Shawna will help you get your relaxation on without the expensive price tag.

Hailing from NorCal, outdoor fitness courts from the National Fitness Campaign are spreading down south. And as of November, Imperial Beach has one of its own, complete with seven stations — squat, agility, push, core, lunge, pull, and bend. So head to the coast and get your workout in with a view.

This healthy curry joint opened last October for dinner, serving up Indian-fusion flavors in South Park. Sister to PB’s Spice Lounge, this spot is dishing out some of their best-sellers, as well as some delicious new items (like the Indian-spiced quesadilla and vegan masala curry bowl). Along with its vegan options, Curryosity is also bringing South Park a tasty new set of gluten-free dishes. Oh, and look out — lunch is coming soon!


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