Taste of Adams Ave. spans a world of deliciousness

Hungry for something to do this weekend? Here’s why the Taste of Adams Avenue should be on your menu plan.

When it is: Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Why you should go: Like a scrumptious (not-annoying) visit to “It’s a Small World,” follow the global flavors along San Diego’s tastiest thoroughfare from Kensington to Normal Heights, and University Heights.

Don’t-miss bites: Walk, bike or take the free trolley to 45 gastro stops along Adams, including restaurants, coffee houses, brew pubs and wine bars. Where to begin? How about Pappaleco for gelato first (why eat it when you’re full?) then head west to Village Vino, Cucina Sorella, The Haven Pizzeria, Tajima, San Diego Poke Company, Et Voilà, El Zarape (both of them!), Blind Lady Ale House, Nozaru Ramen Bar, Grains Cafe, Circa and Viva Pops.

Details: Tickets $35 ($40 day of); will call at 3441 Adams Ave. 619.282.7329. Buy tickets at

Participating businesses

Here’s the full list, according to the Adams Avenue Business Association:

Automatic Brewing Co.


Blackmarket Bakery

Blind Lady Ale House

Café 21 University Heights

Café Cabaret

Ceviche House

Chi Extraordinary Kitchen

Chris’ Ono Grinds Island Grill


Clem’s Tap House


Daofu Restaurant

Dimille’s Italian Restaurant

Dos Palmas Café

El Zarape Mexican Eatery

El Zarape Restaurant

Et Voila French Bistro

Fall Brewing Company


Hawthorn Coffee

The Haven Pizzeria

The Incredible Cheesecake Company

Kensington Café

Lestat’s Coffee House

Liquid Eden Holistic Center

Little Miss Brewing

Living Tea

Moncai Vegan

Moosie’s Ice Cream

Nozaru Ramen Bar


Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant

The Rabbit Hole

Rosie O’ Grady’s

Sabuku Sushi

San Diego Poke Company

Senor Mangos

Soda & Swine

Stehly Farms Market Kensington



Twiggs Bakery and Coffeehouse

Village Vino

Viva Pops