At Cafe Lily, the vibrant, house-made fare mirrors the pastel storefronts of the Old Poway Village outside. The eatery was described by the Pomerado News as "an energetic hub brewing social interaction and creativity, as envisioned by owner Sean Sassani." A blend of Sean's artistic inclinations and his mother, Lily's, culinary talents, the café doles out steaming cups of Divine Madman coffee, a flavorful, organic java that's roasted in 1-pound batches via eco-friendly and socially responsible techniques. Loose-leaf black, green, chai, and herbal teas hail from global gardens, but breakfast and lunch menus claim roots in Lily's own kitchen. Cold sandwiches and colorful paninis, some stuffed with Boar's Head meats⎯like a deli owner's bed pillow⎯serve as savory precursors to pastries and cakes baked onsite.
Patrons can entertain themselves around a fragmented puzzle, or absorb euphonic sounds during open-mic sessions and sets by live musicians. Creativity continues to run abound in the form of colorful artwork by local artists. Coral walls and a fireplace add to the coffee shop's warm ambiance, which extends to an outdoor deck and induces a sneaking suspicion that you might secretly be on fire.
French Market Grille, a charming sister restaurant to downtown San Diego's Hexagone, celebrates the rich culinary heritage of France with an elegant spread of braised meats, local market vegetables, Mediterranean seafood, and tasty French and Californian wines. The impressive bill of fare treats guests to bistro lunches of salad niçoise and eggplant sandwiches, dinners of roasted rack of lamb and coq au vin, and desserts of crème brulée and apple tarte tatin. It also delights with its bouillabaisse—a fish stew that the San Diego Union Tribune once called “too perfect to pass up.”
Guests sip Beaujolais amid the flowers and sunshine of the brick-walled patio or curl up to the interior's crackling fireplace for a romantic dinner date or even more romantic business lunch.
With more than 770 locations, Jamba Juice proves to the masses that nutrition can be speedy and delicious. Since the beginning, the company?s product philosophy has revolved around choosing whole fruits and other wholesome ingredients over artificial flavorings and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial trans fats, and it offers additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.
Although Jamba Juice is serious about using wholesome ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate. In addition to their extensive juice menu, their commitment to simplifying healthy eating can be found throughout the Jamba Juice menu, from its Fruit and Veggie smoothies to its steel-cut slow-cooked oatmeal. Customers can also kick-start their days with six varieties of Energy Bowls?nutrient-rich blends of whole fruit, Greek yogurt or soy milk, and an assortment of dry toppings and fresh fruits.
In addition to providing healthy options to customers, Jamba Juice sponsors Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative fights childhood obesity while encouraging fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active?which they can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.
For a succulent Mongolian stir fry of meats and veggies, San Diego's Stir Fresh Mongolian Grill is the perfect spot. Healthy, fresh fare — including low-fat options — is readily available on Stir Fresh Mongolian Grill's menu. Ready for a drink to unwind? At Stir Fresh Mongolian Grill, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar. Stir Fresh Mongolian Grill is great for families with kids. Get your whole crew together at Stir Fresh Mongolian Grill, offering lots of special space for larger parties.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Stir Fresh Mongolian Grill is come-as-you-are. The restaurant has catering services as well. Or, take your food to-go.
Guests can park for free in the adjoining lot.
A meal at Stir Fresh Mongolian Grill will typically set you back about $30. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Stir Fresh Mongolian Grill — they're open for all three meals.
Handcrafted, over-stuffed sandwiches are the star attraction at Landmark Deli and Grill. Veggies are cut daily?think fresh avocado, tomatoes, and sprouts?, providing a crisp counterpart to stuffings such as homemade albacore tuna salad, meatballs, and sliced turkey breast. And while at some delis the bread is a mere afterthought, at Landmark the breads are delivered fresh every day, ensuring each slice is as soft and as fluffy as a perfectionist's pillow. Traditionalists will love the Italian sub loaded with mortadella, pepperoni, and salami or classic all-American eats like hot dogs, burgers, and Philly cheesesteaks, while vegetarians will find plenty to love about a veggie sandwich stuffed with fresh greens and served on squaw (a rich, molasses rye bread).