Looking to uncover all that North Park has to offer? Get to know this San Diego neighborhood by browsing its most popular businesses, from a gastropub to a gelato shop.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in North Park, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
Topping the list is beer garden and gastropub Toronado. Located at 4026 30th St. (between Lincoln and Polk avenues), it's the most popular business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 1,017 reviews on Yelp. The eatery, known for its wide selection of craft beers, also serves up gin-cured salmon crudo, bourbon-cured elk and plant-based nachos.
Next up is cocktail bar Underbelly, which offers ramen, small plates and more at 3000 Upas St., Suite 104 (between 30th and Ray streets). With four stars out of 1,403 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. The restaurant offers a variety of Asian fare, including pork belly bao buns, bacon-wrapped enoki and fried Japanese chicken. Matcha cocktails are also available, as well as stouts, Japanese whiskey and Ginger Bucks.
3. An's Dry Cleaning
An's Dry Cleaning, a spot to score gelato, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, at 3017 Adams Ave. (at 30th Street), five stars out of 521 reviews. The shop announced that it will be debuting a new flavor every week in January. Its signature gelato flavors include olive oil and rosemary, pineapple and basil and rice milk and cinnamon. Gelato cakes topped with whipped cream, fruit and chocolate art are also available
4. City Tacos
Last but not least is City Tacos, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 1,850 reviews on Yelp. The regional chain's traditional taco offerings include carnitas, pollo asado, birria de res and carne asado. You can also find a variety of vegetarian, vegan and seafood items on the menu, as well as churros served with chocolate sauce and homemade cajeta. Stop by 3028 University Ave. (between Ohio and Ray streets) to see for yourself.