Thursday, February 14, 2013

Local Habit

My roommates Joe, Allie, and I recently went to Local Habit to see our other roommate off to Kansas City.  Although he just moved in to our apartment in October, he received a great job offer in Kansas City and left us here on the west coast behind for ... different pastures in the midwest.

Local Habit was a great spot for us because they have options for everyone: vegetarians, vegans, gluten free eaters and those who just like to imbibe in a locally produced craft beer.  The menu is marked with lots of gluten free options including small plates, salads, pizzas, and sandwiches.  I ordered the Mexican White Shrimp, Pesto, Shaved Onion, Chili Flakes and Springhill Jack pizza and it was awesome.  The crust wasn't anything particularly special but it was the toppings that really made this pizza excellent.  Local Habit takes it over the top with a great gluten free cider and beer selection, friendly staff, and a cool environment.

Overall, I'll definitely visit Local Habit again.  The only potential drawback for people visiting from other neighborhoods is that the parking situation is dismal... but that's Hillcrest!  UPDATE:  Barry (presumably from Local Habit) left this comment below re: parking: "Regarding parking, we do offer two hours of free parking in the Pernicanos lot on 6th Avenue between Robinson Ave and University Ave, or the Jamba Juice parking lot on the corner of 6th and Robinson Ave. Please bypass the ticket machine and come directly to Local Habit. We will give you a ticket to place on your dashboard."

Do you love it or do you love it?
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Local Habit
3827 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103 (Map)
(619) 795-4770

1 comment:

Bazza said...

Hi there,

Thank you for the really great blog about your recent visit to Local Habit!

Regarding parking, we do offer two hours of free parking in the Pernicanos lot on 6th Avenue between Robinson Ave and University Ave, or the Jamba Juice parking lot on the corner of 6th and Robinson Ave. Please bypass the ticket machine and come directly to Local Habit. We will give you a ticket to place on your dashboard.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

cheers,
Barry