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5 Bites of San Diego Slideshow

5 Bites of San Diego Slideshow

Here’s our list of 5 dishes and where to get them in San Diego

Biscuits and Gravy From Tobey’s 19th Hole Café

Tobey’s 19th Hole Café is located on the Balboa Golf Course in the heart of downtown San Diego. Mary Desjean describes these biscuits as "life-changing," which would make sense since everything is made from scratch. Diners can enjoy the Southern dish while enjoying Tobey’s view of sprawling downtown San Diego. Tobey’s is fairly inexpensive, but it’s also cash-only, so don’t forget to hit the ATM before you go.

Southern-Fried Belgian Butter Milk Fried Chicken and Cheesy Waffle Sandwich From D Bar

D Bar in Hillcrest is known for their desserts, which taste as good as they look. But locals know that their dinner menu is not to be overlooked. The chicken and waffle sandwich, as recommended by Mary Desjean, is a must-try item in a chic atmosphere. And just because you’re ordering dinner doesn’t mean you can’t get dessert, too. We think the d=mc2, made with milk chocolate mousse with salted caramel, praline crunch, and peanut nib crumble, sounds delicious.

Something on a Stick From Yokohama Yakitori Koubou

This Japanese spot off Convoy offers affordable options without sacrificing taste. The best part? You can order almost anything, from vegetables and meats to chicken gizzards and beef ribs, on a stick.

Dessert Flight From Swoon Dessert Bar

Swoon Dessert Bar in North Park wants to make you do exactly that, swoon. With menu options that not only change weekly but range from sweet to savory to a combination of the two, this spot is a must visit in San Diego. We suggest you try the Chef’s Choice Dessert Flight, a choice of three seasonal menu items that are available on Friday and Saturday. An example of what you can expect would be sweet pea gelato with carrot cake, carrot ganache, white chocolate, and bacon dust, which we’re pretty sure is the same as fairy dust — but don’t hold us to it.

Mashed Potato Tacos From Carnitas Uruapan

Are you sitting down? Good, because we’re about to tell you that this La Mesa spot makes a mashed potato taco, which, as you might have guessed is a taco that has mashed potatoes inside. Our friend Mary Desjean tells us that this comfort food overload is "To. Die. For." The best part? Three of these homemade tacos are $2.99. OK, you can stand up now.


The 5 Poshest Picnic Services in San Diego

With spring and summer just around the corner, hosting a curated picnic&mdashwhether beachside, at the park, in your backyard, or indoors&mdashis the chicest way to celebrate someone or something special. Here are the best four San Diego spots to call on.

The result of yet another pandemic-induced pivot, sisters Jillian and Tara Torcaso combined their professional backgrounds in corporate event planning and business to bring Dolce Picnics to life. Named after the phrase &ldquola dolce vita&rdquo (a nod to the duo&rsquos Italian heritage), Dolce Picnics offers 15 preset themes&mdashmost popular being Amalfi Coast, French Riviera, Desert Rose and California Glam&mdashor the option to create an entirely bespoke design. Each picnic includes full event planning services, from coordination to design, setup and catering, and can be hosted in a variety of settings, including backyards, beaches, parks, indoors or, our favorite, in the forest beneath the redwoods at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach. With reality TV stars (hello, Lilly Ghalichi and Peter Weber) and influencers already hopping on the Dolce Picnics wagon, it&rsquos about time we all follow suit. WEBSITE

For those who love to unwind in nature while indulging in flavorful bites, Picnic by Nature has you covered. Leave the planning, setup, cleanup and cuisine to them while you sit back and relax with your loved ones. Their boho-chic events can be enjoyed all over San Diego, in settings ranging from parks, backyards and inside private homes to soaring cliff s and the beach. With options for groups as small as two to as large as 30, the possibilities are endless, from a romantic date night to special occasions like birthdays and bridal showers. While watching a stunning sunset or soaking up some vitamin D at the beach, Picnic by Nature will provide you with everything you need, including tasty grazing platters made with high-quality ingredients to nibble on. WEBSITE

Leave the picnic basket at home and let Pop Up Picnic Co. provide you with a luxury event and dining experience. Casually lounge in style on soft pillows with its boho setup, or try the OG, which provides a farm table, bistro chairs and candles. Each picnic is draped in chic tabletop decor, flowers and your choice of seasonal charcuterie. Pop Up Picnic Co. also caters to many dietary restrictions like vegan, keto, dairy-free and gluten-free, so no one will be left out of the fun. All of its cheeses, meats and additional pairings are sustainably sourced from local vendors and served with plastic-free and recyclable plates, napkins, drinkware and utensils. WEBSITE

Whether a romantic picnic dinner for two or a custom setup for a large group is what you have in mind, The Picnic Collective brings its fine-dining picnic experience to you, even incorporating locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. We recommend the Bliss Package for your boutique picnic, which comes complete with coastal grazing boards and a sweet treat, decorative umbrellas, design and styling services, individualized Picnic Collective breadboxes and floral centerpieces, among other luxe offerings. WEBSITE

For San Diego wedding photographer Miriam Morales, capturing the most memorable moments in people&rsquos lives has been the creative&rsquos lifelong passion. Aft er COVID-19 put a halt on weddings, Morales launched San Diego Picnics to provide a gorgeous, safe space for special occasions. Whether you&rsquore looking for the perfect proposal backdrop, anniversary celebration or romantic date, Morales&rsquo two-person picnics feature a cozy beach setup with dreamy decor, sweet treats like macarons and chocolate-covered strawberries, savory charcuterie boards, or Champagne and wine to sip. Spend an hour or two watching the sunset by choosing one of San Diego Picnics&rsquo seasonal, classic or deluxe packages. The time you spend sipping, indulging and relaxing will surely be unforgettable. WEBSITE


The 5 Poshest Picnic Services in San Diego

With spring and summer just around the corner, hosting a curated picnic&mdashwhether beachside, at the park, in your backyard, or indoors&mdashis the chicest way to celebrate someone or something special. Here are the best four San Diego spots to call on.

The result of yet another pandemic-induced pivot, sisters Jillian and Tara Torcaso combined their professional backgrounds in corporate event planning and business to bring Dolce Picnics to life. Named after the phrase &ldquola dolce vita&rdquo (a nod to the duo&rsquos Italian heritage), Dolce Picnics offers 15 preset themes&mdashmost popular being Amalfi Coast, French Riviera, Desert Rose and California Glam&mdashor the option to create an entirely bespoke design. Each picnic includes full event planning services, from coordination to design, setup and catering, and can be hosted in a variety of settings, including backyards, beaches, parks, indoors or, our favorite, in the forest beneath the redwoods at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach. With reality TV stars (hello, Lilly Ghalichi and Peter Weber) and influencers already hopping on the Dolce Picnics wagon, it&rsquos about time we all follow suit. WEBSITE

For those who love to unwind in nature while indulging in flavorful bites, Picnic by Nature has you covered. Leave the planning, setup, cleanup and cuisine to them while you sit back and relax with your loved ones. Their boho-chic events can be enjoyed all over San Diego, in settings ranging from parks, backyards and inside private homes to soaring cliff s and the beach. With options for groups as small as two to as large as 30, the possibilities are endless, from a romantic date night to special occasions like birthdays and bridal showers. While watching a stunning sunset or soaking up some vitamin D at the beach, Picnic by Nature will provide you with everything you need, including tasty grazing platters made with high-quality ingredients to nibble on. WEBSITE

Leave the picnic basket at home and let Pop Up Picnic Co. provide you with a luxury event and dining experience. Casually lounge in style on soft pillows with its boho setup, or try the OG, which provides a farm table, bistro chairs and candles. Each picnic is draped in chic tabletop decor, flowers and your choice of seasonal charcuterie. Pop Up Picnic Co. also caters to many dietary restrictions like vegan, keto, dairy-free and gluten-free, so no one will be left out of the fun. All of its cheeses, meats and additional pairings are sustainably sourced from local vendors and served with plastic-free and recyclable plates, napkins, drinkware and utensils. WEBSITE

Whether a romantic picnic dinner for two or a custom setup for a large group is what you have in mind, The Picnic Collective brings its fine-dining picnic experience to you, even incorporating locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. We recommend the Bliss Package for your boutique picnic, which comes complete with coastal grazing boards and a sweet treat, decorative umbrellas, design and styling services, individualized Picnic Collective breadboxes and floral centerpieces, among other luxe offerings. WEBSITE

For San Diego wedding photographer Miriam Morales, capturing the most memorable moments in people&rsquos lives has been the creative&rsquos lifelong passion. Aft er COVID-19 put a halt on weddings, Morales launched San Diego Picnics to provide a gorgeous, safe space for special occasions. Whether you&rsquore looking for the perfect proposal backdrop, anniversary celebration or romantic date, Morales&rsquo two-person picnics feature a cozy beach setup with dreamy decor, sweet treats like macarons and chocolate-covered strawberries, savory charcuterie boards, or Champagne and wine to sip. Spend an hour or two watching the sunset by choosing one of San Diego Picnics&rsquo seasonal, classic or deluxe packages. The time you spend sipping, indulging and relaxing will surely be unforgettable. WEBSITE


The 5 Poshest Picnic Services in San Diego

With spring and summer just around the corner, hosting a curated picnic&mdashwhether beachside, at the park, in your backyard, or indoors&mdashis the chicest way to celebrate someone or something special. Here are the best four San Diego spots to call on.

The result of yet another pandemic-induced pivot, sisters Jillian and Tara Torcaso combined their professional backgrounds in corporate event planning and business to bring Dolce Picnics to life. Named after the phrase &ldquola dolce vita&rdquo (a nod to the duo&rsquos Italian heritage), Dolce Picnics offers 15 preset themes&mdashmost popular being Amalfi Coast, French Riviera, Desert Rose and California Glam&mdashor the option to create an entirely bespoke design. Each picnic includes full event planning services, from coordination to design, setup and catering, and can be hosted in a variety of settings, including backyards, beaches, parks, indoors or, our favorite, in the forest beneath the redwoods at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach. With reality TV stars (hello, Lilly Ghalichi and Peter Weber) and influencers already hopping on the Dolce Picnics wagon, it&rsquos about time we all follow suit. WEBSITE

For those who love to unwind in nature while indulging in flavorful bites, Picnic by Nature has you covered. Leave the planning, setup, cleanup and cuisine to them while you sit back and relax with your loved ones. Their boho-chic events can be enjoyed all over San Diego, in settings ranging from parks, backyards and inside private homes to soaring cliff s and the beach. With options for groups as small as two to as large as 30, the possibilities are endless, from a romantic date night to special occasions like birthdays and bridal showers. While watching a stunning sunset or soaking up some vitamin D at the beach, Picnic by Nature will provide you with everything you need, including tasty grazing platters made with high-quality ingredients to nibble on. WEBSITE

Leave the picnic basket at home and let Pop Up Picnic Co. provide you with a luxury event and dining experience. Casually lounge in style on soft pillows with its boho setup, or try the OG, which provides a farm table, bistro chairs and candles. Each picnic is draped in chic tabletop decor, flowers and your choice of seasonal charcuterie. Pop Up Picnic Co. also caters to many dietary restrictions like vegan, keto, dairy-free and gluten-free, so no one will be left out of the fun. All of its cheeses, meats and additional pairings are sustainably sourced from local vendors and served with plastic-free and recyclable plates, napkins, drinkware and utensils. WEBSITE

Whether a romantic picnic dinner for two or a custom setup for a large group is what you have in mind, The Picnic Collective brings its fine-dining picnic experience to you, even incorporating locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. We recommend the Bliss Package for your boutique picnic, which comes complete with coastal grazing boards and a sweet treat, decorative umbrellas, design and styling services, individualized Picnic Collective breadboxes and floral centerpieces, among other luxe offerings. WEBSITE

For San Diego wedding photographer Miriam Morales, capturing the most memorable moments in people&rsquos lives has been the creative&rsquos lifelong passion. Aft er COVID-19 put a halt on weddings, Morales launched San Diego Picnics to provide a gorgeous, safe space for special occasions. Whether you&rsquore looking for the perfect proposal backdrop, anniversary celebration or romantic date, Morales&rsquo two-person picnics feature a cozy beach setup with dreamy decor, sweet treats like macarons and chocolate-covered strawberries, savory charcuterie boards, or Champagne and wine to sip. Spend an hour or two watching the sunset by choosing one of San Diego Picnics&rsquo seasonal, classic or deluxe packages. The time you spend sipping, indulging and relaxing will surely be unforgettable. WEBSITE


The 5 Poshest Picnic Services in San Diego

With spring and summer just around the corner, hosting a curated picnic&mdashwhether beachside, at the park, in your backyard, or indoors&mdashis the chicest way to celebrate someone or something special. Here are the best four San Diego spots to call on.

The result of yet another pandemic-induced pivot, sisters Jillian and Tara Torcaso combined their professional backgrounds in corporate event planning and business to bring Dolce Picnics to life. Named after the phrase &ldquola dolce vita&rdquo (a nod to the duo&rsquos Italian heritage), Dolce Picnics offers 15 preset themes&mdashmost popular being Amalfi Coast, French Riviera, Desert Rose and California Glam&mdashor the option to create an entirely bespoke design. Each picnic includes full event planning services, from coordination to design, setup and catering, and can be hosted in a variety of settings, including backyards, beaches, parks, indoors or, our favorite, in the forest beneath the redwoods at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach. With reality TV stars (hello, Lilly Ghalichi and Peter Weber) and influencers already hopping on the Dolce Picnics wagon, it&rsquos about time we all follow suit. WEBSITE

For those who love to unwind in nature while indulging in flavorful bites, Picnic by Nature has you covered. Leave the planning, setup, cleanup and cuisine to them while you sit back and relax with your loved ones. Their boho-chic events can be enjoyed all over San Diego, in settings ranging from parks, backyards and inside private homes to soaring cliff s and the beach. With options for groups as small as two to as large as 30, the possibilities are endless, from a romantic date night to special occasions like birthdays and bridal showers. While watching a stunning sunset or soaking up some vitamin D at the beach, Picnic by Nature will provide you with everything you need, including tasty grazing platters made with high-quality ingredients to nibble on. WEBSITE

Leave the picnic basket at home and let Pop Up Picnic Co. provide you with a luxury event and dining experience. Casually lounge in style on soft pillows with its boho setup, or try the OG, which provides a farm table, bistro chairs and candles. Each picnic is draped in chic tabletop decor, flowers and your choice of seasonal charcuterie. Pop Up Picnic Co. also caters to many dietary restrictions like vegan, keto, dairy-free and gluten-free, so no one will be left out of the fun. All of its cheeses, meats and additional pairings are sustainably sourced from local vendors and served with plastic-free and recyclable plates, napkins, drinkware and utensils. WEBSITE

Whether a romantic picnic dinner for two or a custom setup for a large group is what you have in mind, The Picnic Collective brings its fine-dining picnic experience to you, even incorporating locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. We recommend the Bliss Package for your boutique picnic, which comes complete with coastal grazing boards and a sweet treat, decorative umbrellas, design and styling services, individualized Picnic Collective breadboxes and floral centerpieces, among other luxe offerings. WEBSITE

For San Diego wedding photographer Miriam Morales, capturing the most memorable moments in people&rsquos lives has been the creative&rsquos lifelong passion. Aft er COVID-19 put a halt on weddings, Morales launched San Diego Picnics to provide a gorgeous, safe space for special occasions. Whether you&rsquore looking for the perfect proposal backdrop, anniversary celebration or romantic date, Morales&rsquo two-person picnics feature a cozy beach setup with dreamy decor, sweet treats like macarons and chocolate-covered strawberries, savory charcuterie boards, or Champagne and wine to sip. Spend an hour or two watching the sunset by choosing one of San Diego Picnics&rsquo seasonal, classic or deluxe packages. The time you spend sipping, indulging and relaxing will surely be unforgettable. WEBSITE


The 5 Poshest Picnic Services in San Diego

With spring and summer just around the corner, hosting a curated picnic&mdashwhether beachside, at the park, in your backyard, or indoors&mdashis the chicest way to celebrate someone or something special. Here are the best four San Diego spots to call on.

The result of yet another pandemic-induced pivot, sisters Jillian and Tara Torcaso combined their professional backgrounds in corporate event planning and business to bring Dolce Picnics to life. Named after the phrase &ldquola dolce vita&rdquo (a nod to the duo&rsquos Italian heritage), Dolce Picnics offers 15 preset themes&mdashmost popular being Amalfi Coast, French Riviera, Desert Rose and California Glam&mdashor the option to create an entirely bespoke design. Each picnic includes full event planning services, from coordination to design, setup and catering, and can be hosted in a variety of settings, including backyards, beaches, parks, indoors or, our favorite, in the forest beneath the redwoods at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach. With reality TV stars (hello, Lilly Ghalichi and Peter Weber) and influencers already hopping on the Dolce Picnics wagon, it&rsquos about time we all follow suit. WEBSITE

For those who love to unwind in nature while indulging in flavorful bites, Picnic by Nature has you covered. Leave the planning, setup, cleanup and cuisine to them while you sit back and relax with your loved ones. Their boho-chic events can be enjoyed all over San Diego, in settings ranging from parks, backyards and inside private homes to soaring cliff s and the beach. With options for groups as small as two to as large as 30, the possibilities are endless, from a romantic date night to special occasions like birthdays and bridal showers. While watching a stunning sunset or soaking up some vitamin D at the beach, Picnic by Nature will provide you with everything you need, including tasty grazing platters made with high-quality ingredients to nibble on. WEBSITE

Leave the picnic basket at home and let Pop Up Picnic Co. provide you with a luxury event and dining experience. Casually lounge in style on soft pillows with its boho setup, or try the OG, which provides a farm table, bistro chairs and candles. Each picnic is draped in chic tabletop decor, flowers and your choice of seasonal charcuterie. Pop Up Picnic Co. also caters to many dietary restrictions like vegan, keto, dairy-free and gluten-free, so no one will be left out of the fun. All of its cheeses, meats and additional pairings are sustainably sourced from local vendors and served with plastic-free and recyclable plates, napkins, drinkware and utensils. WEBSITE

Whether a romantic picnic dinner for two or a custom setup for a large group is what you have in mind, The Picnic Collective brings its fine-dining picnic experience to you, even incorporating locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. We recommend the Bliss Package for your boutique picnic, which comes complete with coastal grazing boards and a sweet treat, decorative umbrellas, design and styling services, individualized Picnic Collective breadboxes and floral centerpieces, among other luxe offerings. WEBSITE

For San Diego wedding photographer Miriam Morales, capturing the most memorable moments in people&rsquos lives has been the creative&rsquos lifelong passion. Aft er COVID-19 put a halt on weddings, Morales launched San Diego Picnics to provide a gorgeous, safe space for special occasions. Whether you&rsquore looking for the perfect proposal backdrop, anniversary celebration or romantic date, Morales&rsquo two-person picnics feature a cozy beach setup with dreamy decor, sweet treats like macarons and chocolate-covered strawberries, savory charcuterie boards, or Champagne and wine to sip. Spend an hour or two watching the sunset by choosing one of San Diego Picnics&rsquo seasonal, classic or deluxe packages. The time you spend sipping, indulging and relaxing will surely be unforgettable. WEBSITE


The 5 Poshest Picnic Services in San Diego

With spring and summer just around the corner, hosting a curated picnic&mdashwhether beachside, at the park, in your backyard, or indoors&mdashis the chicest way to celebrate someone or something special. Here are the best four San Diego spots to call on.

The result of yet another pandemic-induced pivot, sisters Jillian and Tara Torcaso combined their professional backgrounds in corporate event planning and business to bring Dolce Picnics to life. Named after the phrase &ldquola dolce vita&rdquo (a nod to the duo&rsquos Italian heritage), Dolce Picnics offers 15 preset themes&mdashmost popular being Amalfi Coast, French Riviera, Desert Rose and California Glam&mdashor the option to create an entirely bespoke design. Each picnic includes full event planning services, from coordination to design, setup and catering, and can be hosted in a variety of settings, including backyards, beaches, parks, indoors or, our favorite, in the forest beneath the redwoods at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach. With reality TV stars (hello, Lilly Ghalichi and Peter Weber) and influencers already hopping on the Dolce Picnics wagon, it&rsquos about time we all follow suit. WEBSITE

For those who love to unwind in nature while indulging in flavorful bites, Picnic by Nature has you covered. Leave the planning, setup, cleanup and cuisine to them while you sit back and relax with your loved ones. Their boho-chic events can be enjoyed all over San Diego, in settings ranging from parks, backyards and inside private homes to soaring cliff s and the beach. With options for groups as small as two to as large as 30, the possibilities are endless, from a romantic date night to special occasions like birthdays and bridal showers. While watching a stunning sunset or soaking up some vitamin D at the beach, Picnic by Nature will provide you with everything you need, including tasty grazing platters made with high-quality ingredients to nibble on. WEBSITE

Leave the picnic basket at home and let Pop Up Picnic Co. provide you with a luxury event and dining experience. Casually lounge in style on soft pillows with its boho setup, or try the OG, which provides a farm table, bistro chairs and candles. Each picnic is draped in chic tabletop decor, flowers and your choice of seasonal charcuterie. Pop Up Picnic Co. also caters to many dietary restrictions like vegan, keto, dairy-free and gluten-free, so no one will be left out of the fun. All of its cheeses, meats and additional pairings are sustainably sourced from local vendors and served with plastic-free and recyclable plates, napkins, drinkware and utensils. WEBSITE

Whether a romantic picnic dinner for two or a custom setup for a large group is what you have in mind, The Picnic Collective brings its fine-dining picnic experience to you, even incorporating locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. We recommend the Bliss Package for your boutique picnic, which comes complete with coastal grazing boards and a sweet treat, decorative umbrellas, design and styling services, individualized Picnic Collective breadboxes and floral centerpieces, among other luxe offerings. WEBSITE

For San Diego wedding photographer Miriam Morales, capturing the most memorable moments in people&rsquos lives has been the creative&rsquos lifelong passion. Aft er COVID-19 put a halt on weddings, Morales launched San Diego Picnics to provide a gorgeous, safe space for special occasions. Whether you&rsquore looking for the perfect proposal backdrop, anniversary celebration or romantic date, Morales&rsquo two-person picnics feature a cozy beach setup with dreamy decor, sweet treats like macarons and chocolate-covered strawberries, savory charcuterie boards, or Champagne and wine to sip. Spend an hour or two watching the sunset by choosing one of San Diego Picnics&rsquo seasonal, classic or deluxe packages. The time you spend sipping, indulging and relaxing will surely be unforgettable. WEBSITE


The 5 Poshest Picnic Services in San Diego

With spring and summer just around the corner, hosting a curated picnic&mdashwhether beachside, at the park, in your backyard, or indoors&mdashis the chicest way to celebrate someone or something special. Here are the best four San Diego spots to call on.

The result of yet another pandemic-induced pivot, sisters Jillian and Tara Torcaso combined their professional backgrounds in corporate event planning and business to bring Dolce Picnics to life. Named after the phrase &ldquola dolce vita&rdquo (a nod to the duo&rsquos Italian heritage), Dolce Picnics offers 15 preset themes&mdashmost popular being Amalfi Coast, French Riviera, Desert Rose and California Glam&mdashor the option to create an entirely bespoke design. Each picnic includes full event planning services, from coordination to design, setup and catering, and can be hosted in a variety of settings, including backyards, beaches, parks, indoors or, our favorite, in the forest beneath the redwoods at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach. With reality TV stars (hello, Lilly Ghalichi and Peter Weber) and influencers already hopping on the Dolce Picnics wagon, it&rsquos about time we all follow suit. WEBSITE

For those who love to unwind in nature while indulging in flavorful bites, Picnic by Nature has you covered. Leave the planning, setup, cleanup and cuisine to them while you sit back and relax with your loved ones. Their boho-chic events can be enjoyed all over San Diego, in settings ranging from parks, backyards and inside private homes to soaring cliff s and the beach. With options for groups as small as two to as large as 30, the possibilities are endless, from a romantic date night to special occasions like birthdays and bridal showers. While watching a stunning sunset or soaking up some vitamin D at the beach, Picnic by Nature will provide you with everything you need, including tasty grazing platters made with high-quality ingredients to nibble on. WEBSITE

Leave the picnic basket at home and let Pop Up Picnic Co. provide you with a luxury event and dining experience. Casually lounge in style on soft pillows with its boho setup, or try the OG, which provides a farm table, bistro chairs and candles. Each picnic is draped in chic tabletop decor, flowers and your choice of seasonal charcuterie. Pop Up Picnic Co. also caters to many dietary restrictions like vegan, keto, dairy-free and gluten-free, so no one will be left out of the fun. All of its cheeses, meats and additional pairings are sustainably sourced from local vendors and served with plastic-free and recyclable plates, napkins, drinkware and utensils. WEBSITE

Whether a romantic picnic dinner for two or a custom setup for a large group is what you have in mind, The Picnic Collective brings its fine-dining picnic experience to you, even incorporating locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. We recommend the Bliss Package for your boutique picnic, which comes complete with coastal grazing boards and a sweet treat, decorative umbrellas, design and styling services, individualized Picnic Collective breadboxes and floral centerpieces, among other luxe offerings. WEBSITE

For San Diego wedding photographer Miriam Morales, capturing the most memorable moments in people&rsquos lives has been the creative&rsquos lifelong passion. Aft er COVID-19 put a halt on weddings, Morales launched San Diego Picnics to provide a gorgeous, safe space for special occasions. Whether you&rsquore looking for the perfect proposal backdrop, anniversary celebration or romantic date, Morales&rsquo two-person picnics feature a cozy beach setup with dreamy decor, sweet treats like macarons and chocolate-covered strawberries, savory charcuterie boards, or Champagne and wine to sip. Spend an hour or two watching the sunset by choosing one of San Diego Picnics&rsquo seasonal, classic or deluxe packages. The time you spend sipping, indulging and relaxing will surely be unforgettable. WEBSITE


The 5 Poshest Picnic Services in San Diego

With spring and summer just around the corner, hosting a curated picnic&mdashwhether beachside, at the park, in your backyard, or indoors&mdashis the chicest way to celebrate someone or something special. Here are the best four San Diego spots to call on.

The result of yet another pandemic-induced pivot, sisters Jillian and Tara Torcaso combined their professional backgrounds in corporate event planning and business to bring Dolce Picnics to life. Named after the phrase &ldquola dolce vita&rdquo (a nod to the duo&rsquos Italian heritage), Dolce Picnics offers 15 preset themes&mdashmost popular being Amalfi Coast, French Riviera, Desert Rose and California Glam&mdashor the option to create an entirely bespoke design. Each picnic includes full event planning services, from coordination to design, setup and catering, and can be hosted in a variety of settings, including backyards, beaches, parks, indoors or, our favorite, in the forest beneath the redwoods at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach. With reality TV stars (hello, Lilly Ghalichi and Peter Weber) and influencers already hopping on the Dolce Picnics wagon, it&rsquos about time we all follow suit. WEBSITE

For those who love to unwind in nature while indulging in flavorful bites, Picnic by Nature has you covered. Leave the planning, setup, cleanup and cuisine to them while you sit back and relax with your loved ones. Their boho-chic events can be enjoyed all over San Diego, in settings ranging from parks, backyards and inside private homes to soaring cliff s and the beach. With options for groups as small as two to as large as 30, the possibilities are endless, from a romantic date night to special occasions like birthdays and bridal showers. While watching a stunning sunset or soaking up some vitamin D at the beach, Picnic by Nature will provide you with everything you need, including tasty grazing platters made with high-quality ingredients to nibble on. WEBSITE

Leave the picnic basket at home and let Pop Up Picnic Co. provide you with a luxury event and dining experience. Casually lounge in style on soft pillows with its boho setup, or try the OG, which provides a farm table, bistro chairs and candles. Each picnic is draped in chic tabletop decor, flowers and your choice of seasonal charcuterie. Pop Up Picnic Co. also caters to many dietary restrictions like vegan, keto, dairy-free and gluten-free, so no one will be left out of the fun. All of its cheeses, meats and additional pairings are sustainably sourced from local vendors and served with plastic-free and recyclable plates, napkins, drinkware and utensils. WEBSITE

Whether a romantic picnic dinner for two or a custom setup for a large group is what you have in mind, The Picnic Collective brings its fine-dining picnic experience to you, even incorporating locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. We recommend the Bliss Package for your boutique picnic, which comes complete with coastal grazing boards and a sweet treat, decorative umbrellas, design and styling services, individualized Picnic Collective breadboxes and floral centerpieces, among other luxe offerings. WEBSITE

For San Diego wedding photographer Miriam Morales, capturing the most memorable moments in people&rsquos lives has been the creative&rsquos lifelong passion. Aft er COVID-19 put a halt on weddings, Morales launched San Diego Picnics to provide a gorgeous, safe space for special occasions. Whether you&rsquore looking for the perfect proposal backdrop, anniversary celebration or romantic date, Morales&rsquo two-person picnics feature a cozy beach setup with dreamy decor, sweet treats like macarons and chocolate-covered strawberries, savory charcuterie boards, or Champagne and wine to sip. Spend an hour or two watching the sunset by choosing one of San Diego Picnics&rsquo seasonal, classic or deluxe packages. The time you spend sipping, indulging and relaxing will surely be unforgettable. WEBSITE


The 5 Poshest Picnic Services in San Diego

With spring and summer just around the corner, hosting a curated picnic&mdashwhether beachside, at the park, in your backyard, or indoors&mdashis the chicest way to celebrate someone or something special. Here are the best four San Diego spots to call on.

The result of yet another pandemic-induced pivot, sisters Jillian and Tara Torcaso combined their professional backgrounds in corporate event planning and business to bring Dolce Picnics to life. Named after the phrase &ldquola dolce vita&rdquo (a nod to the duo&rsquos Italian heritage), Dolce Picnics offers 15 preset themes&mdashmost popular being Amalfi Coast, French Riviera, Desert Rose and California Glam&mdashor the option to create an entirely bespoke design. Each picnic includes full event planning services, from coordination to design, setup and catering, and can be hosted in a variety of settings, including backyards, beaches, parks, indoors or, our favorite, in the forest beneath the redwoods at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach. With reality TV stars (hello, Lilly Ghalichi and Peter Weber) and influencers already hopping on the Dolce Picnics wagon, it&rsquos about time we all follow suit. WEBSITE

For those who love to unwind in nature while indulging in flavorful bites, Picnic by Nature has you covered. Leave the planning, setup, cleanup and cuisine to them while you sit back and relax with your loved ones. Their boho-chic events can be enjoyed all over San Diego, in settings ranging from parks, backyards and inside private homes to soaring cliff s and the beach. With options for groups as small as two to as large as 30, the possibilities are endless, from a romantic date night to special occasions like birthdays and bridal showers. While watching a stunning sunset or soaking up some vitamin D at the beach, Picnic by Nature will provide you with everything you need, including tasty grazing platters made with high-quality ingredients to nibble on. WEBSITE

Leave the picnic basket at home and let Pop Up Picnic Co. provide you with a luxury event and dining experience. Casually lounge in style on soft pillows with its boho setup, or try the OG, which provides a farm table, bistro chairs and candles. Each picnic is draped in chic tabletop decor, flowers and your choice of seasonal charcuterie. Pop Up Picnic Co. also caters to many dietary restrictions like vegan, keto, dairy-free and gluten-free, so no one will be left out of the fun. All of its cheeses, meats and additional pairings are sustainably sourced from local vendors and served with plastic-free and recyclable plates, napkins, drinkware and utensils. WEBSITE

Whether a romantic picnic dinner for two or a custom setup for a large group is what you have in mind, The Picnic Collective brings its fine-dining picnic experience to you, even incorporating locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. We recommend the Bliss Package for your boutique picnic, which comes complete with coastal grazing boards and a sweet treat, decorative umbrellas, design and styling services, individualized Picnic Collective breadboxes and floral centerpieces, among other luxe offerings. WEBSITE

For San Diego wedding photographer Miriam Morales, capturing the most memorable moments in people&rsquos lives has been the creative&rsquos lifelong passion. Aft er COVID-19 put a halt on weddings, Morales launched San Diego Picnics to provide a gorgeous, safe space for special occasions. Whether you&rsquore looking for the perfect proposal backdrop, anniversary celebration or romantic date, Morales&rsquo two-person picnics feature a cozy beach setup with dreamy decor, sweet treats like macarons and chocolate-covered strawberries, savory charcuterie boards, or Champagne and wine to sip. Spend an hour or two watching the sunset by choosing one of San Diego Picnics&rsquo seasonal, classic or deluxe packages. The time you spend sipping, indulging and relaxing will surely be unforgettable. WEBSITE


The 5 Poshest Picnic Services in San Diego

With spring and summer just around the corner, hosting a curated picnic&mdashwhether beachside, at the park, in your backyard, or indoors&mdashis the chicest way to celebrate someone or something special. Here are the best four San Diego spots to call on.

The result of yet another pandemic-induced pivot, sisters Jillian and Tara Torcaso combined their professional backgrounds in corporate event planning and business to bring Dolce Picnics to life. Named after the phrase &ldquola dolce vita&rdquo (a nod to the duo&rsquos Italian heritage), Dolce Picnics offers 15 preset themes&mdashmost popular being Amalfi Coast, French Riviera, Desert Rose and California Glam&mdashor the option to create an entirely bespoke design. Each picnic includes full event planning services, from coordination to design, setup and catering, and can be hosted in a variety of settings, including backyards, beaches, parks, indoors or, our favorite, in the forest beneath the redwoods at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach. With reality TV stars (hello, Lilly Ghalichi and Peter Weber) and influencers already hopping on the Dolce Picnics wagon, it&rsquos about time we all follow suit. WEBSITE

For those who love to unwind in nature while indulging in flavorful bites, Picnic by Nature has you covered. Leave the planning, setup, cleanup and cuisine to them while you sit back and relax with your loved ones. Their boho-chic events can be enjoyed all over San Diego, in settings ranging from parks, backyards and inside private homes to soaring cliff s and the beach. With options for groups as small as two to as large as 30, the possibilities are endless, from a romantic date night to special occasions like birthdays and bridal showers. While watching a stunning sunset or soaking up some vitamin D at the beach, Picnic by Nature will provide you with everything you need, including tasty grazing platters made with high-quality ingredients to nibble on. WEBSITE

Leave the picnic basket at home and let Pop Up Picnic Co. provide you with a luxury event and dining experience. Casually lounge in style on soft pillows with its boho setup, or try the OG, which provides a farm table, bistro chairs and candles. Each picnic is draped in chic tabletop decor, flowers and your choice of seasonal charcuterie. Pop Up Picnic Co. also caters to many dietary restrictions like vegan, keto, dairy-free and gluten-free, so no one will be left out of the fun. All of its cheeses, meats and additional pairings are sustainably sourced from local vendors and served with plastic-free and recyclable plates, napkins, drinkware and utensils. WEBSITE

Whether a romantic picnic dinner for two or a custom setup for a large group is what you have in mind, The Picnic Collective brings its fine-dining picnic experience to you, even incorporating locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. We recommend the Bliss Package for your boutique picnic, which comes complete with coastal grazing boards and a sweet treat, decorative umbrellas, design and styling services, individualized Picnic Collective breadboxes and floral centerpieces, among other luxe offerings. WEBSITE

For San Diego wedding photographer Miriam Morales, capturing the most memorable moments in people&rsquos lives has been the creative&rsquos lifelong passion. Aft er COVID-19 put a halt on weddings, Morales launched San Diego Picnics to provide a gorgeous, safe space for special occasions. Whether you&rsquore looking for the perfect proposal backdrop, anniversary celebration or romantic date, Morales&rsquo two-person picnics feature a cozy beach setup with dreamy decor, sweet treats like macarons and chocolate-covered strawberries, savory charcuterie boards, or Champagne and wine to sip. Spend an hour or two watching the sunset by choosing one of San Diego Picnics&rsquo seasonal, classic or deluxe packages. The time you spend sipping, indulging and relaxing will surely be unforgettable. WEBSITE