Scouting out places to eat while swimming in the hubbub of San Diego Comic-Con can be a challenge. Luckily, I’ve attended the Con with determined foodies every year, and we’ve had the pleasure of finding some of the best food, without wandering far from the convention center. Here’s a list of my top picks:
1. Devilicious Food Truck
You guys, they have a butter-poached lobster and grilled cheese sandwich. It’s one of the best things you’ll ever have. Plus, this food truck is cheap, quick, and easy to eat on the run. Check out their website to see their schedule: http://deviliciousfoodtruck.com/schedule/
If you catch your breath long enough for a sit-down meal, Rama has fantastic Thai cuisine in the gas lamp quarter. We loved the crispy calamari (pictured), but we were also all up on their garlic-crusted chicken and duck drunken noodles. For a place with perfect food and awesome atmosphere that won’t break the bank, be sure to check it out. See our full Rama review. Located at 327 4th Ave.
3. Marina Kitchen at the Marriott Marquis
Conveniently located right next to the convention center, the Marina Kitchen is perfect for a quick bite in the middle of the day when you don’t want to wander too far from the action, but when you can’t eat anymore nachos or hot dogs from Hall H. Marina Kitchen is known for its warm potato chips topped with crispy prosciutto and cheese (pictured), as well as being a hoppin’ place packed with celebrities and industry peeps– check out the bar at night to see what we mean. Read our full review of Marina Kitchen here. Located at 333 W Harbor Dr.
4. Cafe 222
If you’re ever lucky enough to have time for breakfast at Comic-Con, my number one suggestion is Cafe 222 for one reason and one reason only: peanut butter banana stuffed french toast. The restaurant gets pretty packed, but it’s worth the wait. However, this is not somewhere to go if you’re in a hurry. Located at 222 Island Ave.
5. Wine Steals
Wine Steals boasts great food and cheap booze, and the rooftop bar gives you a view of everything that’s going on downtown. Many Comic-Con parties and meet-ups have taken place here in years past. Located at 793 J Street.
We’re always looking for delicious and convenient places to eat in downtown San Diego during Comic-Con. If you have any tips, please let us know!