Health-Focused Promiscuous Greens Moving Into Historic Building In Pacific Beach

November 17, 2019

Entering the historic 1920s-era Dunaway Building in the heart of Pacific Beach is Promiscuous Greens, a father-and-daughter operated, health-focused eatery centered around a seasonally changing menu of soups, salads and bowls.

From father-daughter duo David & Jacqueline Gaistman, Promiscuous Greens has its roots in Mexico City where David first opened frozen yogurt spots called Nuny’s Yogurt that had 14 stores throughout the country. At the yogurt shops, Jacqueline learned from the bottom up the process of hospitality and how to get a business up and running. Although the primary owners are father daughter duo David and Jacqueline, the foundation of Promiscuous Greens would not have been possible without the help of wife and mother Ana, who demonstrated that healthy food can be delicious and put countless hours in helping to create recipes for the new eatery.

"The idea behind Promiscuous Greens was planted with a diagnosis," explained owner Jacqueline Gaistman. "Growing up, my family had always been major foodies. In fact, our parents taught my sisters and I to always try everything and anything. That staple in who we were became a little more complicated when my little sister was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease which causes severe abdominal pain and heavily regulates your food options. She was forced to change her eating habits entirely. It became clear that we were going through this together, and as a family we had to eat clean. But we weren’t willing to give up something that defined us: our love of food. With a change in lifestyle without compromising the taste in food came a realization: we wanted to share with the world that healthy food can be desirable."

Promiscuous Greens is moving into the space that last housed Kato Sushi on the corner of Cass & Garnet. The eatery will offer a design inspired by the inviting colors of Tulum complimented with neon lighting and repurposed materials. There will be a bar opening to one of the two patios with swing set seating. Then menu will be based around what fresh produce is in season, with a base menu of soups, salads, bowls, loaded potatoes, frozen yogurt, a cookie of the day, and homemade beverages, as well as a separate seasonal menu that will frequently change.

"We created a farm-to-table experience that would change the way people think about eating healthy," continued Jacqueline. "It’s easy. It’s affordable, and it’s authentically you. We chose the name Promiscuous Greens because we aim to shake up the food scene with an edgy, fresh take on food and food culture. We will push boundaries without disenfranchising any particular group. We are creating a not-to-be-missed experience that keeps people buzzing."

Promiscuous Greens will sit at 980 Garnet Avenue in San Diego's Pacific Beach and is expected to open in early 2020. For more information, visit promiscuousgreens.com.