The Deli Llama
This was literally the cutest little sandwich shop I’ve ever been to! Deli Llama is conveniently located in Hillcrest. Who knew sandwiches could be this delicious? They have gluten-free bread and vegetarian options, and it’s a popular hangout for locals. Try the Fire Eater.
After our short drive from L.A., my first task was to find a delicious green juice. I wound up going back to Pure Press three times for smoothies and pitaya bowls, all made with fresh ingredients.
The Little Yoga Studio
Taeler was the absolute best! We had an incredible class with LIVE sound healing. I had never done anything like it before, and it was definitely a memorable class. The studio is one room, and it has such a warm, inviting feel. Everyone was extremely welcoming, and they had essential oils everywhere, which is always a plus! I can’t wait to visit this studio again.
The Blind Burro
First of all, the street-style corn is the best I have ever had! There’s probably about two sticks of butter on it, but I would drive back down to San Diego just to eat a bowl of it. The Blind Burro is definitely more of a bar hangout than a restaurant, but it was the perfect lunch after walking around the Gaslamp Quarter. They also have gluten-free options and great vegetarian plates.
Unfortunately, the Padres were not playing when we showed up, but there were a lot of people hanging out and playing with their furry pals. It’s a dog-friendly park, and there is a Ride Share place where you can rent bikes and explore the city. The park is beautiful and has incredible views of the inside of the stadium, and it’s a great place to take in a beautiful sunset.
I needed a little afternoon pick-me-up, so I stopped by Copa Vida after walking around Petco Park. I got a small Dark Chocolate Mocha and went back to get ANOTHER small Dark Chocolate Mocha. Of all the places I’ve been in the U.S., this was by far the best mocha I’ve had. Copa Vida is located in a pretty hip part of town, and it has a cool vibe with indoor and outdoor seating and high-speed internet.
Hotel Del Coronado
Growing up in Los Angeles, I always heard about how incredible the Del was. It’s a short drive from San Diego to Coronado Island. I always wanted to go, because I heard it was haunted. Some of the staff did confirm such claims, but unfortunately (or fortunately), I didn’t see or experience anything strange. It’s stunning though! If you walk through the shops, you can see and feel the echoes of all the people who have traveled there, including Marilyn Monroe, President Benjamin Harrison, and President Bill Clinton.
Hash House A Go Go
The portions at this place are out of control! If you’re going with a friend, I suggest ordering something you can share. The Chicken Hash was absolutely delicious, and the house coffee was quite tasty as well. It seems to be frequented by locals, too, which is always a good sign.
This was a recommendation from our friend Tory Dube, who has been following the Live Be Yoga tour from the beginning! This beautiful yoga studio has such soulful teachers, as well as awesome aerial yoga classes and classes for beginners. Trilogy café also serves 100 percent organic and plant-based food that is absolutely delish.
Although we didn’t get to spend too much time in La Jolla, this studio is the one to visit there. They have a variety of teachers and styles, an epic retail space, and some of the kindest yogis. They’ve also hosted well-known teachers like Bryan Kest, who coined the term “Power Yoga.”
Thank You, MINDBODY
MINDBODY, I couldn’t have kept my health and well-being on point during the past six months without you and your incredible app. Thank you for creating technology that makes it easy for me to find a yoga studio, massage, and a life coach in any city I visit. And thank you for being a proud sponsor of the Live Be Yoga tour.