Emerging as one of the yummiest foodie events in San Diego, SD Night Market is something you have to cross off your summer bucket list every year! Two full days of food, entertainment, and shopping, this is the perfect weekend activity for everyone. The event is set in the Convoy District, the heart of Asian food and shopping in San Diego.
We arrive right when it opened, it’ll be hot but then you don’t have to wait in line for the shuttle, entrance, and vendors. This year they had offsite parking at a structure which was about 7 minutes away. Free shuttle service to and from the event is included in the parking cost. The shuttle was a top line coach bus! Parking was super easy this year, I recommend coming a little early. You can also buy your tickets on Eventbrite before hand so you skip the GA ticket purchase line and go straight ahead into the event. Admission was only $3 and you have to pay for any food and drink you get from the vendors.
Other than food and drink vendors, they had a stacked entertainment schedule, varying from cultural dances, to singers and dancers. If you get full you can head over to the stage and watch some performances while digesting!
Here are my favorite vendors at SD Night Market:
Café 949 – Always a crowd favorite! The grill fresh lobsters right in front of you! We got the grilled lobster, which they crack in half so it’s easy to pick the meat. We also got to try the Lobster Baco and Popping Fish Balls on a Stick. To wash it all down we got the Matcha Green Tea with Sea Salt Cream.
Momo Bing – Everyone was lining up to try these Chinese street crepes. They had two styles to choose from, Beijing and Shanghai. Here they cook the crepes right in front of you on large circular pans. We got to try the Beijing Street Crepe with bacon which was cooked with a variety of ingredients like egg, sesame seed, green onion, cilantro, wonton crackers, lettuce and their special sauce. To pack in the flavor, we drizzled BBQ sauce on top! The crepe tasted amazing and was super filling.
Up2You Café – For those with a sweet tooth, you have to check out Up2You Café. They had a variety of desserts that are photogenic and taste great too. My favorite was the Blueberry Donut Ice Cream Sandwich topped with fruity pebbles. To wash it down we had their Strawberry Mango Fizz in their take home mason jar!
The Sweet Dandelion – Homemade desserts always taste the best. We got to try the cutest cake pops from The Sweet Dandelion! The cake inside is perfect and comes in all the classic flavors, on the outside, they create super cute designs. My favorite was the Red Velvet Pokeball! They were selling Matcha, Vanilla Donuts, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Strawberry! You can buy them on Etsy if you missed out on the night market, they make such a cute gift… for yourself!
More photos from the event: