Slow Food San Diego

Supports community awareness about healthy local food

Slow Food Restaurants

The following restaurants have been proven to adhere to Slow Food principles and have supported Slow Food San Diego.

Arterra Restaurant
“Art of the Earth”. Specializes in contemporary seasonal cuisine highlighting the seasonal bounty of San Diego’s finest farm-fresh produce.
Marriott San Diego Del Mar: (858) 369-6032

A.R. Valentien
Innovative California cuisine. Daily menu change with fresh seasonal items. Executive Chef Jeff Jackson is a Slow Food San Diego Board member. Chef de Cuisine: Tim Kolanko.
The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla : 858-453-4420

Barona Casino
Executive Chef  Dean Thomas has infused Slow Food into the restaurants at Barona using local suppliers and the freshest ingredients. Lakeside, CA: 888-7-Barona

Bread and Cie
Bakery and café. Traditional Euopean artisan bread making techniques with attention to fine points of texture. Freshest ingredients and local restaurant supplier.
San Diego: 619- 683-9322

Café Chloe
Cozy, bistro where the East Village meets Paris chic. Menu features French classics with a California twist. Desserts made in-house. Wine bar/ catering.  Executive Chef: Katie Grebow
Downtown San Diego : 619-232-3242

Cafe Merlot
also with Cooking and Wine Classes

GOOD BYE BOOK CLUBS, hello Cooking Clubs! Join us in our restaurant while we stir up a whole new way to socialize. Watch as our talented Culinary Team prepares your meal in an interactive Learning Environment and gives you tips about how to cook special dishes. 3 hour hands on demonstration includes all food/beverage..

Campine Catering
Combining the collective talents of Chefs Andrew Spurgin, Antonio Friscia, and Brian Malarkey. 619- 704-7035.

Cardiff Seaside Market
Gourmet food/catering. Locally grown produce, fresh fish, sushi, artisan meats and cheeses. Fine wines. Dishes prepared daily. Custom menus for events. Executive Chef: Scott Wright
Cardiff : (760) 753-5445

Organic, high end catering company. Menus are designed around the seasons and inspired by fresh herbs, fruits and organic vegetables grown in the fertile coastal soils of north county San Diego .
Executive Chef: Scott Wagner, San Marcos:  866-66-CATER

Landmark downtown restaurant and jazz bar. Contemporary American fine dining with some international and Southwestern cuisine. Live music nightly
San Diego: Gaslamp District (619) 233-4355

Delytes Catering
Menu creation/full service event co-ordination. Food is produced fresh daily using the fresh seasonal ingredients and locally produced products.
Executive Chef/Owner: Lead DiBernardo, Temecula 951 694-food (3663)

Eco Caters
Dedicated to using organic products which are fresh, local, and seasonal and using biodegradable materials when catering events.
Adam Hiner Co-Founder. Los Angeles 310-728-6005.  San Diego 858-246-6129

Extraordinary Desserts
Café/Bakery and online store. Exquisite pastries using organic and sustainable products. Wedding cakes & rare teas are specialty.
San Diego: Balboa Park : 619-294-2132 & Little Italy: 619-294-7001

Flying Pig Pub  This farm-to-table restaurant offers artisinal cuisine; hand made pasta, carefully paired wines and craft beers.  They are dedicated to bringing you quality, ingredient driven food (and they do!).  626 South Tremont St., Oceanside, CA  92054, 760 453-2940

Coastal California cuisine. Fresh seafood from flown in daily. Sustainable fish from Monterrey Bay Acquarium “Seafood Watch List” and the best organic local produce.
Executive Chef: Christian Graves. San Diego: Gaslamp Quarter: (619) 531-8744

The Local Habit Restaurant
Features organic foods made from scratch using seasonally available, local produce, house cured meats and homemade breads.  They are committed to offering the best of California craft beers and wines.
3827 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA. 92103, For reservations at (619)795-4770.

Lotsa Pasta
Restaurant, carry out, catering, retail store. Handmade pasta and fresh sauces. Vegetarian and heart healthy items available.
San Diego Pacific Beach  619-858-581-6777

Michele Coulon Dessertier
European style elegant desserts & spectacular, artistic wedding cakes made with the finest fresh ingredients, organic sugar, real butter, Belgian chocolate.
La Jolla: 858-456-5098

Evolving California cuisine. Daily menu dictated by harvest at local artisan farms. Seafood from local mongers and fresh flown from Hawaii, North Pacific and Atlantic regions.
Executive Chef: Jason Knibb. Downtown, La Jolla: (619) 964-5400

Notorious Burgers  Joey sources from purveyors such as Famgro Farms in Carlsbad, and Pasoprime, Premier Meats and Mary’s Farm for all natural beef and poultry to offer top quality artisinal burgers, sandwiches, salads and sides.  6955 El Camino Real, Suite 107, Carlsbad, CA  92009, 760 431-2929.

Q’ero (formerly Amici)
Latin American/Peruvian. Eclectic home-style menu. All items made to order. Fresh products from California’s finest local farmers and food producers. There’s a story with every dish.
Chef/Owner Monica Szepesy, Encinitas: (760) 753-9050

Italian influenced hybrid of cuisines with seasonal ingredients, fresh meat and fish from local vendors. Upstairs nightclub with VIP lounge, rooftop cabanas.
Executive Chef: Anthony Friscia, Downtown San Diego: (619) 544-9500

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Eclectic global contemporary menu features fresh organic, locally grown products. 100% naturally raised meat. Regional beer, wine, artisan breads and cheeses. Condiments made in-house.
Executive Chef: Jeff Massey, Escondido (760) 471-4999 ext. 1

Terra  New American food with an emphasis on ingredients and preparation styles from North, South and Central America. Chef Jeff is committed to local, sustainable agriculture and the bounty of San Diego and Riverside Counties. 7091 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115, (619) 293-7088.

The Linkery
Ingredient driven menu. All-natural meats, highlighting heritage breeds, fresh, wild-caught local fish and independent local farms in our region, house made fresh charcuterie.
Chef/Owner Jay Porter, North Park, San Diego (619) 255- 8778

The Marine Room
Global cuisine rooted in the French classics. Dining with oceanfront view. Private parties. Fresh menu prepared daily with locally grown produce, artisan meats.
Executive Chef: Bernard Guillas. La Jolla  (866) 644-2351

Villa Italia Trattoria
Traditional Italian menu features pastas, gnocchi, salamis made in-house. Pizza created with fresh produce, cheese and meats from local producers.
Chef Owner: Paolo Pedrazzani Downtown Encinitas: (760) 479-9757

Waters Fine Catering
All types of events. Handcrafted menus produced fresh daily. Sustainable, organic products from local vendors. Tree & vine ripened fruits. Artisan cheeses and breads.
San Diego: (619) 276-8803

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