As the saying goes: you eat with your eyes first––and there’s no greater testament to that fact than the droolworthy food pics on Instagram. We’ve scoured our feeds to find enticing eye candy photos from San Diego restaurants so you can feast your eyes––and then go feed your belly the delectable goods nearby. Read on to check out our collection of the most “like”able snapshots of local eats and treats.

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If a day at the beach has got your little guppies hungry, head over to this Encinitas staple for high-quality pizzas including the Americana with pepperoni and olives or the Cheezy Garlic Bread with garlic butter and parmesan. Don’t forget to save room for their signature butterscotch pudding.

Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria
897 S. Coast Hwy. 101
Encinitas, Ca 92024
760-634-7671
Online: blueribbonpizzeria.com

On the days when no one can agree on what to eat, you can journey to Liberty Public Market where the options are plentiful. Head to Mastiff Sausages for bacon-wrapped hot dogs or Parana for authentic empanadas and the best chimichurri north of the border. If you’re feeling healthy, check out this fruit tart from Le Parfait Paris.

Liberty Public Market
2820 Historic Decatur Rd.
San Diego, Ca 92106
619-487-9346
Online: libertypublicmarket.com

This North Park spot may be the most kid-friendly pub in San Diego. They have a play area just for little ones, regularly feature kids’ movie nights and even have pint-sized cooking classes. In addition to their nightly menu, they also have a weekend brunch that features four kinds of eggs benedict, a variety of egg scrambles and a homemade cinnamon roll with vanilla-orange glaze.

Waypoint Public
3794 30th St.
San Diego, Ca 92104
619-255-8778
Online: waypointpublic.com

Milkshake anyone? 📷:@robinmariec

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No list of kid-friendly restaurants would be complete without Corvette Diner, where your teeny-boppers are guaranteed to have a blast. Burgers, fries and milkshakes galore, not to mention dancing waiters and hair bows made out of drinking straws. Oh and did we mention there’s an arcade too?

Corvette Diner
2965 Historic Decatur Rd.
San Diego, Ca 92106
619-542-1476
Online: cohnrestaurants.com/corvettediner</a

For those times when you’d like a little art with your cocktail, this hip spot serves up tasty drinks and food next door to the San Diego Museum of Art. Kids are free to roam the sculpture garden while parents relax and listen to the music. Everyone can enjoy the wagyu burger, watermelon salad and cheese plate.

Panama 66
1450 El Prado
San Diego, Ca 92101
619-696-1966
Online: panama66.blogspot.com

Did someone say pie? Check out this Normal Heights spot for sweet and savory pies, including mini “handhelds” in flavors like guava cream cheese. They also have a variety of coffee and tea if you need a quick pick-me-up.

Pop Pie Co.
4404 Park Blvd.
San Diego, Ca 92116
619-501-4440
Online: poppieco.com

 

Come to this Hillcrest spot for all things matcha (powdered green tea) including tea, soft serve ice cream and yes, chocolate donuts with matcha icing.

Holy Matcha
3118 University Ave.
San Diego, Ca 92104
Blue corn tortillas filled with lobster, chicken and steak with a side of chicharrones, pickled watermelon and perfect guacamole? Sounds like a great way to make anyone’s day.

 

Puesto
1026 Wall St.
La Jolla, Ca 92037

This North Park coffee shop shares space with Native Poppy, which means you can sip a rose vanilla latte and eat avocado toast while staring at gorgeous flower arrangements.

Communal Coffee
2335 University Ave.
San Diego, Ca 92104
619-363-7737
Online: communalcoffee.com

Share your favorite Insta-worthy food snaps in the comments!

—Michelle Franklin

Featured photo via Christine Dionese on Instagram.