For Convenience Sake, These San Diego Restaurants Add Groceries To Take-Out Menu

March 24, 2020

During this difficult time when efficient shopping excursions are more necessary than ever, these San Diego eateries have transitioned into a one-stop-shop for customers to pick up both hot meals and groceries.

With the ever-expanding social distancing precautions being put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, combined with all the hoarding going on, shopping for pantry goods and essentials has become far more laborious than we were previously accustomed. To help make the world a bit more convenient, many San Diego restaurants have began selling limited grocery items to go along with their take-out food & beverage. Check them out below and keep supporting our local small businesses.

Pushkin - 750 Sixth Avenue, Downtown (619.496.1908) - Located in the Gaslamp, Pushkin Russian Restaurant is utilizing some of its staff to delivery food and groceries to people. The restaurant has a growing list of grocery items available for take-out or delivery, including rice, pasta, produce, flour, breads and more.

Isabel's Cantina - 966 Felspar Street, Pacific Beach (858.272.8400) - Isabel's is now offering a $30 pantry box available for curbside pick up or local delivery (MB, PB & LJ). You won't even need to get out of your car and will receive a gallon of milk, a pound of cheese, 15 eggs, chicken, soy chorizo or bacon, 2lbs of brown rice, one pound of black beans, 3lbs of potatoes, a crown of broccoli, pound of carrots, yellow onion and garlic. Delivery will take place on Monday and Thursdays, with the order having to take place the day before by 2pm. Patrons can also add additional items (like salsas, rubs, bowls) or extras of what you need for your household.

Olive Cafe - 805 Santa Clara Place, Mission Beach (858.488.1224)- A neighborhood destination for breakfast and lunch, The Olive Cafe has begun selling certain essentials like eggs, toilet paper, bread, pasta, milk, bottled water and even ramen cups.

El Pescador Fish Market - 634 Pearl Street, La Jolla (858.456.2526) - This seafood market and restaurant has been serving San Diego since 1974. In addition to just-caught cuts to-go or prepared on a sandwich, taco or salad, El Pescador now sells items like produce, wine, bread, and even the almighty toilet paper.

The French Gourmet - 960 Turquoise Street, Pacific Beach (858.488.1725) - This North PB mainstay is still serving up delicacies to-go dishes sure to please the palette of any Francophile, as well as offering a full bakery counter filled with pastries, quiche, soup, breads, and even cookies, as well as necessary household items.

Jimmy's Famous American Tavern - 4990 North Harbor Drive, Point Loma (619.226.2103) - in addition to a limited menu including larger family meal options available for take-out and delivery, JFATs has also launched a general store with beer, wine, liquor and grocery items.

Chiquitas Mexican - 4110 Home Avenue, Fairmount Park (619.264.2072) - A San Diego destination for Mexican comfort food for more than 50 years, Chiquitas now sells micheladas, margaritas, and bottle and draft beer for take-out, as well as an increasing list of grocery items.

Eclipse Chocolate Bar & Bistro - 2145 Fern Street, South Park (619) 578-2984) - Eclipse offers an all-day to-go menu filled with options from pancakes to fried chicken and everything in between. The eatery now also has a list of more than 80 grocery items available with free ground shipping on orders of $100 or more.

Le Parfait Paris - 555 G Street, Downtown (619.245.4457) - Adding to the menu of coffee, croissants, breads, desserts, macarons and sandwiches, this downtown San Diego French bakery is now offering a curated variety of essentials like milks, eggs, avocados, potatoes, tomatoes, shallots, romaine, and fruit - all available to-go.

Ambrogio15 - Bolstering its menu of authentic Milano-style thin-crust pizzas, focaccia, antipasti and desserts, Ambrogio15 is now offering an array of specialty Italian items like cured meats and specialty cheeses, as well as some grocery essentials, wine and beer.

Tavern at the Vogue - 230 3rd Avenue, Chula Vista (619.371.3322) - The South County German-style gastropub is really on top of the take-out game, offering $2 kids meals, $20 family meals, and an array of dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition to growler fills, beers & cocktails to-go, and wine bottles for take out, they recently added more grocery items to their menu, including eggs and produce.

Second Nature - 5026 Cass Street, Pacific Beach (858.247.5236) - Second Nature Farmers Market has launched from the sun-drenched window of this North Pacific Beach eatery. In addition to their full menu and growler fills from the taps, the restaurant is offering a variety of produce and eggs.

Behind The Scenes Catering - 9888 Waples Street, Sorrento Valley (858.638.1400) - 25 year old Behind The Scenes Catering has launched BTS Fresh in response to the increased demand for home delivery and to try and keep their team employed. Based out of a commissary kitchen in Sorrento Valley the company delivers a large variety of dishes and items within 20 miles of their kitchen. Order from the menu of baked family meals, fresh produce, tons of great wine, spirits, beer and household pantry items, all delivered fresh to your doorstep.

Tender Greens - Del Mar, Downtown, La Jolla, Mission Valley & Point Loma - Tender Greens was founded in Los Angeles, so they're local enough if you're in a bind. The health-oriented eatery is now offering different four grocery boxes, available for delivery on Postmates, Doordash, Caviar and UberEats, or pickup at all 5 San Diego locations. Pick from a veggie box, fruit box, a combination box, or a Farm Fresh Box in partnership with Scarborough Farms of Oxnard.

If you know of any other San Diego eateries selling grocery items, please send an email with information to us at SanDiegoVille.