North Park is an up-and-coming community popular amongst San Diego youth for its thriving culture in the arts and locally-owned
eateries. Its central location and affordable housing continue to draw people into North Park and boost economic development in the area.
While not quite as active as Hillcrest, North Park offers more space to those looking for a home in a hip urban environment. Balboa Park
lies to the south-west of North Park, so residences bordering this area tend to be in high demand.The neighborhood features many apartments,
but there are also blocks with single-family houses only. Northparkscene.com has
good information about the area if you are interested in learning more.
Carnitas' Snack Shack offers a delicious seasonal selection of Mexican and American-style foods, from burgers to carnitas tacos.
They get most of their ingredients locally, supporting nearby businesses and reducing environmental impact from
transportation. Customers just can't seem to get enough.
Stop by Caffé Calabria for a little taste of Italy right in San Diego. The café specializes in coffee (of course!), using only
the finest batches of coffee beans and roasting them to perfection for a rich and delicious drink. According to customers,
Caffé Calabria's pizza and paninis are also quite tasty.
If you're looking for a good sandwich, don't miss Big Front Door, a gourmet deli in North Park. According to their own website,
The Big Front door features "creative and hearty, made-to-order sandwiches, soups, salads and sides, artisan cheese, breads
and baked goods," to name a few.
Many reviewers claim that Mama's Bakery has the best shawarmas and falafel in town. The restaurant has been bringing authentic
Lebanese and Middle Eastern-style food to San Diego for decades, earning Mama's Bakery a great reputation. Meat eaters and vegetarians
alike will be sure to enjoy a meal here.
If you're looking for a burger above the standard fare, Twist Sandwiches has you covered. Their burgers are juicy and flavorful,
with freshly-baked bread for the bun. Customers love the Twist Fries, which can either be seasoned with Moroccan spices and meat
or tender pulled pork.
Heat Bar & Kitchen serves locally-sourced cuisine and offers fine wines and craft beers. During their brunch hours on the weekends,
the restaurant is packed with lines out the door. Their bottomless mimosas, quiche, chilaquiles and omelettes keep customers
The Smoking Goat is a cozy bistro serving American and French inspired foods. They don't have a huge menu, but the dishes that
they do serve are made well. The duck fat truffle fries are no doubt a customer favorite, as well as the rib-eye steak.
A casual, elegant bistro in an urban environment—a fitting description for Urban Solace. They are known for their up-scale
comfort foods, such as duckaroni (mac and cheese with duck), grilled cheese with tomato soup, and chicken dumplings.