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Feast your eyes on San Diego's top businesses to prep for Thanksgiving

Feast your eyes on San Diego's top businesses to prep for Thanksgiving
Uncle Biff's Killer Cookies | Photo: Melanie T./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on November 19, 2019.

The Thanksgiving holiday is coming up, which means it's time to find your stretchy pants and think about what you're grateful for this year.

Whether you'll be feasting with family and friends or spending a quiet Nov. 28, we've got a roundup of Thanksgiving-themed things to get in preparation for the big day. From groceries to beer, wine and liquor to baked goods, Hoodline crunched the numbers to find San Diego's top go-to spots for the holiday, using both Yelp data and our own methodology to produce a curated list.


Responsible for dessert, but haven't got the time or energy? Head to one of San Diego's top bakeries, all of which are cranking out autumnal-inspired baked goods and sweet treats perfect for Thanksgiving.

1. Uncle Biff's Killer Cookies

Photo: Melanie t./Yelp

Topping the list is Uncle Biff's Killer Cookies. Located at 650 University Ave. (between 6th and 7th avenues) in Hillcrest, it's the highest-rated bakery in San Diego, boasting 4.5 stars out of 740 reviews on Yelp.

2. Edelweiss Bakery

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Next up is Rancho Bernardo's Edelweiss Bakery, at 11639 Duenda Road (between Bernardo Center and Bernardo drives). With 4.5 stars out of 458 reviews on Yelp, the shop has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Panchitas Bakery

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Golden Hill's Panchitas Bakery, located at 2519 C St. (between 25th and 26th streets), is another top choice. Yelpers give the bakery 4.5 stars out of 308 reviews.


As friends and family prepare to gather, head to one of San Diego's best grocery stores to stock up on supplies before it's too late.

1. Trader Joe's

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Topping the list is Trader Joe's. Located at 8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, this local representative of the national chain is the highest-rated rated grocery store in San Diego, boasting 4.5 stars out of 335 reviews on Yelp.

2. Barons Market, Point Loma

photo: sylvia h./yelp 

Next up is Barons Market, Point Loma, at 4001 W. Point Loma Blvd. (between Groton and Chapman streets). With 4.5 stars out of 163 reviews on Yelp, the grocery store has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Royal Food Mart

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Hillcrest's Royal Food Mart, at 3403 First Ave. (between Walnut Avenue and Upas Street), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the grocery store 4.5 stars out of 165 reviews.


Not everyone can pull off the perfect home-cooked side dish. What you can do — so long as you're 21 or older — is come prepared with a six-pack of quality beer or a fitting bottle of wine or liquor. To help you get the goods, here's a roundup of San Diego's top beer, wine shops and spirits.

1. Pacific Liquor

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Topping the list is Pacific Liquor. Located at 2931 El Cajon Blvd. (between 30th and Kansas streets) in North Park, it's the highest-rated beer, wine and spirits spot in San Diego, boasting 4.5 stars out of 67 reviews on Yelp.

2. Stone Brewing Tap Room - Kettner

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Next up is Core-Columbia's Stone Brewing Tap Room - Kettner, at 1202 Kettner Blvd., Suite 101 (between A and B streets). With 4.5 stars out of 162 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score beer, wine and spirits can also serve as a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle leading up to the holiday.


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