Budget-Friendly Food Spots for Your Weekend Getaway in San Diego

Planning a weekend breather away from town? San Diego is ready to welcome you with impeccable beaches, timeless historic towns, and a one of a kind array of the city’s art, food, fashion, and music. In America’s Finest City, creativity and culture flows within the streets! 


And while you’re busy jumping from the world-famous San Diego Zoo and Safari Park to the quaint Embarcadero waterfront or from the charm of Little Italy to waters of La Jolla – we’re here to add some quick stops on your map! 


You’ll surely need a lot of energy for all these exciting adventures – what’s a better energizer than quick, delicious, healthy, AND affordable food? Here’s a list of our most recommended go-to places to grab a bite in between itineraries!


Having fun strolling by the shores of La Jolla? A fresh smoothie to match the fresh sea breeze may be exactly what you need to capture the perfect moment! Fresheria has stores located all over San Diego – Chula Vista, Bonita, Barrio Logan, and La Jolla – so if you’re ever in these areas, you know where to go.


For as low as $6.95, you can grab their fresh and energy smoothies offered in authentic and natural flavors. If you’re feeling hungry while you’re at it, try their sincronizadas and tostadas for prices below $10!

Greek Gyros

Make the most out of your short stay in San Diego by trying out different cuisines popular in the city – starting with Greek! 


Greek Gyros in Grossmont Center is a perfect place for you to catch a glimpse of Greek vegetarian food in the city. Their salad and soup combos and platters are fantastic for a loaded meal to kickstart your journey, and their sandwiches, wraps, and tacos are fit for a snack while exploring the picturesque parks in La Mesa!

El Toro

It’s not always a battle between quality and affordability when it comes to food, you can have the best of both worlds at El Toro! For less than $5, you can grab their street tacos in different flavors – Carne Asada, Pollo Asado, Carnitas, Adobada, Fish and Shrimp. 


A perfect quick bite while you’re on the way to your next destination!

Moe Coffee

Last but not the least, a day isn’t complete without a coffee fix. Roam around Little Italy with your camera on one hand and a cup of Moe Coffee on the other. Order your usual Americano, Cappuccino, Latte, or Macchiato but with the special flavor of San Diego spirit.


They also have branches in North Park and National City so don’t forget to stop by if you’re ever nearby!

These budget-friendly places, made more affordable!

News flash – you could actually order from these places at an even more generous price! All you need to do is download the free Savorite App and search for these places to see all of the ongoing deals they have in store for you! Plus you’ll also be able to see lots of other great restaurants with current dining deals nearby. Simply browse through the list or map to see what’s available closest to you. Savorite makes traveling on a budget a lot easier!

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