The Best of the West: Our Favorite Local Food and Drink Spots Along the Coast

Last Updated August 03, 2015

Whether you’re savoring French toast soufflé in La Jolla’s Brockton Villa in San Diego or having late night drinks at the famed Tosca Cafe in San Francisco, there’s no shortage of exceptional local food and drink fare on the West Coast. 

But with so many places to indulge and imbibe and so little time, we asked the experts — the publishers of Edible magazines in San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Monterey Bay, Reno-Tahoe, Marin and Wine Country, Portland and Seattle — to come up with a list of must-visit food and drink spots if you have as little as a day to spend.  Edible Feast teamed up with Expedia and Edible magazines on the West Coast to develop these expertly-curated picks, perfect for tourists and locals alike. 

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