Encinitas Plant-based Food Tour
Enjoy a taste of healthy food vegan and vegetarian style
- From :
- $ 68
- Exploration of Encinitas history & culinary vegan & vegetarian scene
- Interactive plant-based food tour led by a professional guide
- 6 tastings including donuts
- Hand-selected bites from local eateries & cafes
- Small group setting for an intimate experience
- Come experience the world-famous Southern California food culture, through a delectable 6-course plant-based meal from local eateries!
- Learn all about the history and culture of North County San Diego, while sipping on local beer, and munching on cultural cuisine in the laid-back beach town of Encinitas.
- Walking Tour start at 11am
- Wear comfortable shoes
- Plan to be on the tour for 3 hours.
- Meeting Location: Your guide will meet you in front of the Self Realization Fellowship Encinitas Temple which is located at 939 2nd St, Encinitas, CA 92024.
- Whether you eat a vegan or vegetarian diet or just want to try a new delicious plant-based food experience. Encinitas Food Tour has insider tips on where to find the best vegan and veggie eats and unique activities (vegan-friendly cooking classes, anyone?)
Known as the birthplace of the California yoga movement, the coastal surf vibes and glamorous celebrity history of Encinitas have led to a world-class plant-based food scene that’s sure to impress vegan and non-vegan guests, with a variety of gourmet sweet and savory eats. Join our tour and grab your plate as the laid-back vibe of Encinitas’ surf community rolls into a hand full of the best restaurants in San Diego.
You’ll savor an array of bites along the historical Highway 101, originally named El Camino Real and translated as “The King’s Highway. While strolling the historic highway, you will learn about Encinitas history, culture and architecture, including the famous Encinitas boat houses named, SS Encinitas and SS Moonlight and the Self-Realization Fellowship.
Encinitas is also known as the surf and flower capital of the world?
Swami’s Reef'” and “Swamis”, is an internationally known surfing spot, a point break located in Encinitas, San Diego County, California. Swami’s was named after Swami Paramahansa Yogananda, because the grounds and hermitage of the Self-Realization Fellowship ashram, built in 1937, overlook this reef point. The Beach Boys’ famous song, “Surfin’ USA,” was inspired by Encinitas, now grab your board and hit the waves.
Did you know that at one point in time 70% of the poinsettia flower market were grown in Encinitas, California, hence the designation “Flower Capital”. The poinsettia flower has become the living symbol of Christmas and it’s the No. 1 flowering potted plant in America, even though it’s only sold six weeks out of the year.
“Surf’s up Dude” and so come on down and visit us in Encinitas!
Broad Street Dough Co.
Home of the finest hot and fresh doughnuts in Encinitas
Some of the donut flavors include using their vegan/gluten-free batter base, plus most toppings are vegan.
Tasting: Mini vegan donut
Modern Times Far West Lounge
470 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, California 92024
Modern Times Far West Lounge is Encinitas outpost of culinary and libational magic features a full menu of staggeringly delicious plant-based cuisine & over 30 beer on tap.
Tasting: Asada Fries
Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar
765 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar specializes in Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free cuisine. Their ingredients are sourced with care and are always natural.
Tasting: Tempeh Tacos – Organic soy tempeh in ranchero sauce
on organic Non-GMO corn tortillas with cheddar,* shredded lettuce. With chips
and salsa. GF VO Sub vegan cheese Sub. beans and rice V GF
Culture is an Award Winning Brewery + Tasting Room in Encinitas
Culture Brewin Co, 629 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Beer Tasting: Craft Beer
Prager Brothers Artisan Bread
543 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92
Prager Brothers is a craft bakery specializing in high quality artisan breads.
Tasting: Gourmet Chickpea Salad Sandwich: flatbread – chickpea salad – house cucumber pickles – organic apples – carrot ginger slaw – tahini vinaigrette – organic arugula
GOODONYA is a nature-inspired, organic food and beverage brand, based in Encinitas, California. Every single ingredient they choose, in everything they make, nature guides them. They believe real food & the way people feel have a direction connection, and that life is too short not to feel GOOD.
Organic and 100% Non GMO
Tasting: Bliss Balls made with the natural ingredients like dates, almonds, honey, cocoa (or cacao) and cacao nibs, Guilt-free, raw and healthy chocolate protein balls.
- Children 4 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult
- You must be 21 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.
- This tour is 1-2 miles of easy walking between restaurant stops.
- Takes place in rain or shine – wear appropriate clothes and bring an umbrella.
- Maximum group size is 8 people.
- Tour stops vary.
AccessibilityWheelchair accessible(Including all transportation & surfaces)Stroller accessibleService animals allowedNear public transportationLevel of difficulty:Most travelers can participateContact number – Tour Guide Ben Mastracco
Your guide will meet you in front of the Self Realization Fellowship Encinitas Temple which is located at 939 2nd St, Encinitas, CA 92024.
Plant-based food is better for you and better for the planet!
It supports your immune system. Plants have essential nutrients that you cannot get from other foods. The vitamins and minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants in plants help keep your cells healthy and your body in balance so that your immune system can function at its best. Plants give your body what it needs to help fight off infection.
Plant foods reduce inflammation
Antioxidants found in plants target the free radicals in your body, which helps to keep your body in balance.
Credits: HEATHER ALEXANDER – MD Anderson.org
A plant-based diet helps maintain a healthy weight. Staying at a healthy weight is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your risk for cancer and other diseases. Add in exercise and you’re on a path towards wellness.
Plants are high in fiber. Fiber is present in all unprocessed plant foods.
Eating a plant-based diet improves the health of your gut so you are better able to absorb the nutrients from food that support your immune system and reduce inflammation. Fiber can also lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar.
A plant-based diet reduces your risk for other diseases too. The benefits of eating mostly plants are not limited to reducing your cancer risk.
A plant-based diet also has been shown to reduce your risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some mental health illnesses.
Plant foods like vegetables, fruit, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds are low in saturated fat, contain heart-healthy fats and are a great source of fibre. They contain plenty of antioxidants and phytochemicals, which offer protection against disease.
Looking for support, accountability custom recipes, meal plans, and a personalized plan to help you get healthier, transition to a plant-based diet, and stay healthy? Ben Mastracco is your go to guy for plant-based information.