Vitality Tap- San Diego has some of the best weather in the US, so its a prime spot for long runs and outdoor fitness. I enjoyed a 15 mile run on my first day there and needed some plant-based nourishment stat! Luckily I found Vitality Tap, which I ended going to every morning I was in town. They have a great selection of superfood smoothies, bowls, juices and hot food as well. All organic as well! I got the Acerola smoothie bowl and avocado toast and both were winning. I had a good hang with the owner Eddie, who was a great dude as well. Definitely recommend supporting Vitality Tap when in SD, they will not disappoint.
Cafe Gratitude- I've been to a bunch of Cafe Gratitude's and IMO this one is the best quality. It is a few dollars more than others but worth it. The interior pretty is swanky as well. It is right down the street from the venue, that we played at, which made it an easy pre-show dinner choice. I had the 'I am Humble' bowl, which was so good. It had Curried lentil dal, spinach, roasted yams, coconut chutney, spicy tomato jam, scallions, sprouted probiotic rice. This dish is a winner! My buddy had the 'I am accepting' which also got great reviews. Overall, Cafe Gratitude is a great option for healthy eats in downtown/Gaslamp San Diego.