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San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Encinitas

Where to eat, drink, and play in the North County locale


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San Diego Botanic Garden | Photo by Rachel Cobb

Encinitas This Month

Succulent wreath workshop, San Diego Botanic Garden, November 10

The Royal Tenenbaums, La Paloma Theatre, November 15, 17, and 18

San Diego Botanic Garden

Stroll through 37 acres of more than 4,000 species of palms, flowering trees, cacti, and more. At Hamilton Children’s Garden, kids can learn about edible plants, read a sundial, and see aquaponics in action.

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Lone Flag

Lone Flag

At this hip menswear shop, look for button-downs by Gitman, Japanese denim, and leather goods from their namesake label. 

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Ironsmith Coffee Roasters | Photo by Kai Diaz

Ironsmith Coffee Roasters

The founders built the 720-square-foot café from the ground up, literally, and now serve a menu of espresso drinks with oat and almond milk options, plus loaves and pastries from Wayfarer Bread on Sundays. 

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Cava

The Washington, DC, export just debuted in Encinitas, serving customizable Mediterranean bowls. Pick a base (saffron rice, greens, grains, or pita); then top it with savory spreads like hummus and harissa; and finish with falafel, spicy lamb meatballs, or other proteins.

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Four Moons Spa

Four Moons Spa

Bali or Encinitas? You’d be hard-pressed to tell the difference at this serene spa and wellness center lined with bamboo bungalows and koi ponds. Beyond massages and vinyasa classes, they offer acupuncture, life coaching, astrology readings, and reiki sessions.

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Salt Culture

Founded by pro surfer Rob Machado and his wife, Sophie, this bright boutique recently doubled its space to make room for men’s clothing, accessories, and Rob’s custom-made surfboards that sit alongside the already popular lineup of women’s jumpsuits, dresses, and jewelry.

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Death by Tequila | Photo by Cole Ferguson

Death by Tequila

Top Chef All-Stars alum Angelo Sosa is whipping up red-mole-marinated carnitas tacos, ahi tuna in makrut lime broth, and Spanish octopus served with a housemade chorizo. At the bar, look for over 100 varieties of tequila, 30 types of mezcal, beer from Tijuana, and wines bottled in Valle de Guadalupe.

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