Over 35 fantastic Hillcrest restaurants are participating, giving foodies a chance to sample some of their best and signature dishes. From quaint cafes and French and Italian style bistros to five-star dining delights, this is the most anticipated self-guided culinary walking tour in San Diego! Sample bites such as Pad Thai, Sashimi, Italian Antipasto, or Classic American Comfort Food! Your taste buds are going to go wild on this culinary journey throughout Hillcrest! Enjoy your friends, the gorgeous weather, and one unforgettable tasting adventure!

Tickets are $30 and $35 on the day of the event.  A free shuttle will be provided for all participants. The shuttle makes frequent stops around the neighborhood. Participants must be over the age of 21 to sample beers.

Show up at one of our two will call locations between 12noon and 4pm and you’ll get your map to over 35 participating locations!


In order to prevent long lines at participating restaurants, guests have the option to select one of two check-in stations when they purchase their ticket. Guests who purchased tickets online must bring the printed ticket (or ticket saved to your phone) to their chosen Check-In Station to receive their official Tasting Card and Event Map. Day of Tickets will be available at both check-in stations.  

Rite Aid Check-In Station (535 Robinson Ave.)

  • General Admission available here. Pick up your Taste card and map!

Rich's San Diego Check-In Station (1051 University Avenue)

  • General Admission available here. Pick up your Taste card and map!

After you have received your official Tasting Card and Event Map, enjoy your time in Fabulous Hillcrest! Since this is a self-guided walking tour, feel free to explore the neighborhood at your own leisure. We recommend starting from Park Boulevard and heading west to 3rd Avenue to avoid the crowds!

We will provide shuttle service to all our customers, including those with accessibility needs. If you are in need of an ADA shuttle, please text  619-818-8897 during the event. Our 100% Electric shuttles run every 15 minutes. Look for the Taste of Hillcrest logo on the vehicles.



2019 Participating locations!

Click on any business below to visit their website! We’ll be adding new businesses right up to the day of the event. Reatil locations will be sampling beer. Restaurants serve a variety of foods, including some who will be serving beer, wine, cold brew coffee, espresso and cocktails!

Mo's  308 University Ave.  www.urbanmos.com
Baja Bettys 1421 University Ave.  www.bajabettyssd.com
HBC 1458 University Ave.  www.hillcrestbrewingcompany.com
Gossip Grill 1220 University Ave.  www.gossipgrill.com
Fruit Craft  11469 University Ave.  www.fruitcraft.com
Common Stock 3805 Fifth Ave.  www.eatcommonstock.com
Lestat’s 1041 University Ave.  www.lestats.com
Natural Style Chicken 601 University Ave.  www.naturalstylechicken.com
Taste of Thai 527 University Ave.  www.sdtasteofthai.com
Edible Arrangements 141 University Ave. 
Roots Bowls 1225 University Ave. 
Vom Fass 1050 University Ave.  www.vomfasssandiego.com
Lotus Thai 3761 6th Ave.  www.lotusthaisd.com/

Baja Pizzeria 1412 University Ave. 
Goia's Room 3739 6th Ave. 
Candy Depot 3955 Fifth Ave. www.candydepot.com
Ad Libertum 1263 University Ave.  www.adlibitumsd.com
Ortegas 141 University Ave.  www.ortegas.com
Tajima 3739 6th Ave.  www.tajimasandiego.com
Freshii 1255 University Ave.  www.freshii.com
Everbowl 1252 University Ave.  www.everbowl.com
Friendly Shoes  3609 4th Ave.  www.friendlyshoes.com
AceHardware 1003 University Ave.  www.hillcresthardware.com
Crest Cafe 425 Robinson Ave.  www.crestcafe.net
Calypso 502 University Ave. www.calypsocollective.com
Fiesta Cantina 142 University Ave.  www.fiestacantina.com
Bo Beau 1027 University Ave.  www.bobeaucache.com
Amarin Thai 3843 Richmond Ave.  www.amarinhillcrest.com
Sirens 3797 Park Blvd.  www.sirenssd.com

2019 Taste of Hillcrest Map and Shuttle Route

2019 Event Sponsors!

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