Carlsbad’s mild weather and stunning beaches make it one of the perfect southern California destinations all year round. But don’t mistake Carlsbad for a sleepy surfer village. Whether your tastes lies in fine arts, live concerts, classic cars or craft beers or fine eateries, Carlsbad is never short on amazing experiences. Carlsbad has some exceptional new eateries with amazingly talented Chefs, here is a list of some of the new eats in town:
- Cicciotti’s Trattoria – New Eats in Carlsbad
Cicciotti’s is casual Italian dining cooked by a Published Author & Chef Gaetano Cicciotti. Cicciotti’s Trattoria serves classic Italian pasta like fettuccine Alfredo which you might find in Italian restaurants, but you won’t find Italian restaurants that cook fresh Italian food the way Gaetano Cicciotti does.
New Eats in Carlsbad – Dining and Drink Concept, Park 101 Carlsbad is the new hip hangout in the Village.
Park 101 is Carlsbad’s unique answer to community dining, lounging, and sipping in style in the heart of the Village. There is something for everyone at the multi-level, plaza-style complex. You’ll certainly want to stay and soak up the atmosphere at Park 101.This brave new concept, located right on Coast Highway 101, promises to literally change the landscape. It isn’t just a restaurant or a bar or a park. Instead it is a gathering place that’s a little bit of all three. It is a combination space of both indoor and outdoor areas that serve both coffee and wine. Start with a delicious hot and sticky donuts with some coffee, then have lunch at the barbeque from Park 101’s meat-centric menu which offers lip-smacking selections cooked with unsurpassed passion and pride. Or end your day beach day with a sunset snack on the amazing rooftop bar. Bring your kids and your dog, Park 101 is kid and dog friendly venue. If you are in a hurry then go straight to the express window to order pick up items to go, try their hot tri-tip sandwiches or fresh juices and don’t forget about the donuts.
The Goods – new eats in Carlsbad, is an artisan doughnut bakery, that specializes in delicious doughnuts including Brown Butter, S’mores, Strawberry Cheesecake and Tahitian vanilla. The Barille family of Carlsbad has built a loyal following for the house-made cinnamon rolls at Carlsbad’s favorite breakfast place Cafe Topés. Now they’re hoping to do the same with doughnuts. The Goods is a hands-on family enterprise with Mom Jacquie coming up with the idea and Dad Joseph building it for her.
Grubby’s Poke & Fish Market will be one of the new eats in Carlsbad, opening soon The Shoppes At Carlsbad. The owners of Señor Grubby’s (authentic Mexican) will now be offering poke seafood and rice bowls. Grubby’s will also have a retail section where customers can purchase fresh, local, sushi-grade seafood for take away to make your own poke bowls at home.
- Carlsbad Windmill Food Hall
Carlsbad’s landmark windmill building is updating it’s looks inside and out. Once home to Andersen Pea Soup, it will be soon be one of the new eats in Carlsbad. The iconic building is about to be created into a food hall with 11 unique eateries.
Windmill Food Hall is the latest brainchild of Carlsbad restaurant entrepreneur James Markham, who developed the national Pizza chains: Pieology, Project Pie and MOD Pizza. Markham is also known for his newer restaurant concepts: Crackheads, Roll Up, Doughballs and Jarfood. Markham is ahead of the curve with his thinking on foodie concept, his ideas are hitting it big in San Diego.
Markham loves to promote a family-oriented environment. Therefore he will be adding vintage children’s games to his new food hall to help entertain the children while out eating with the family.
And for the adults, Markham is planning to implement a single-point payment system to simplify the payment method for the different restaurants.
The vendors chosen for the Windmill include Markham’s own Crackheads, Doughballs & Rolled Up eateries.
Joining them will be Bing Haus & Up2You Café(asian desserts), Cross Street Chicken & Beer, Taco Lady and Thai Style Kitchen.
Markhams other new venture in Carlsbad is called Crackheads, an all-day breakfast concept which serves up breakfast sandwiches, sushi burritos and mimosa. Crackheads location will be at the corner of State Street and Carlsbad Village Drive in the container box next to Choice Juicery.
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Written by: Cherimarie Poulos Founder/Owner of Carlsbad Food Tours. (Eat Like a Local) – We offer a 3-hour guided walking tour of the village, featuring tastings from local eateries, and insights into Carlsbad’s art, history and architecture.
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