Taste of Mission Hills

11th Annual Taste of Mission Hills is Wednesday, October 11, 2023

About Taste of Mission Hills

Experience an evening of palate pleasing tastes in Mission Hills, one of San Diego’s premiere dining destinations. Our Restaurant Owners, Chefs, Cheese Mongers, Baristas, Bakers, and Ice Cream Makers will create preparations sure to captivate your taste buds. From international to local, twenty-six (26) participating purveyors of delicious tastes, including long established and very new arrivals in Mission Hills, will be featured at the 11th Annual Taste of Mission Hills happening on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, from 5:00PM to 9:00PM. And, included in the price of each TASTE ticket is trolley transportation to within steps of each participating venue. The more than 5 mile taste route includes locations on West Lewis Street, Ft. Stockton Drive, Goldfinch Street, West Washington Street, Reynard Way and India Street, and promises the 11th Annual Taste of Mission Hills will be the taste to remember in 2023!

Taste of Mission Hills is hosted by the Mission Hills Business Improvement District and it is the annual fundraiser for this non-profit organization.

This year’s Title Sponsor is US Bank, Mission Hills branch whose generous donation supports the growth of the event and helps keep ticket prices low. 

Again this year, Old Town Trolley service is being offered freely to TASTE ticket holders due to generous TASTE Trolley sponsorships from Marea Riedler, Founder-Principal Designer at A Designed Space, John Ealy owner of Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar, and Hailey and Merritte Powell owners of La Puerta Mission Hills. The trolley stops are listed on the back of each ticket. Every fifteen minutes a trolley will pick up and drop off at each designated TASTE trolley stop. On event night, please look for the TASTE trolley stop signs.

The generous Good Neighbor sponsorship has been provided by Lazy Acres Natural Market – Mission Hills.

Ticket Information

Advanced Ticket Price: $40*
Day of Ticket Price: $45*

In addition to purchasing online, you may purchase tickets in-person in Mission Hills (Cash or Credit* accepted) at one of the following locations:

  • US Bank, 610 West Washington Street
  • Backbone Floral, 910 Fort Stockton Drive

Special Ticket Sales Pop-Ups:

  • Pizza e Birra, 3625 India Street – Tickets will be on sale at Pizza e Birra during special pop-up sales from 5:30PM to 7:00PM only on the following dates: Thurs 9/21, Thurs 9/28, & Thurs 10/5.

Only 600 tickets will be sold. Purchasing in advance at one of the above locations will allow ticket holders to avoid picking up tickets at WILL CALL on the date of the event.

*Tickets purchased with a credit card will include a small processing fee.

Buy Tickets Online

Tickets may be purchased online through Eventbrite. Click the Buy Tickets button below to be sent to the Eventbrite page.

Will Call

WILL CALL takes place at Lazy Acres Natural Market, 422 West Washington Street San Diego, CA 92103.

Tasters who purchase online tickets MUST present proof of purchase at WILL CALL on the date of the event, between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., to pick up their physical ticket. If you purchase your ticket in-person at one of the three locations listed above, you will be provided your ticket(s) at the point of sale and do not need to go to WILL CALL.

Tickets purchased online will need to be picked up at WILL CALL on event day, between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM at Lazy Acres Natural Market, 422 West Washington Street. WILL CALL will close promptly at 6:00 PM to allow volunteers time to enjoy the evening’s Taste event. Lazy Acres Natural Market has asked us to remind tasters that the parking lot is only for use by those who are shopping at the market.

Free Trolley Service

Tickets to the 11th Annual Taste of Mission Hills include FREE Old Town Trolley shuttle transportation within steps of all participating taste venues on West Lewis Street, Ft. Stockton Drive, Goldfinch Street, West Washington Street, Reynard Way and India Street. The trolley will provide a continuous loop beginning at 5:00PM and running until 9:00PM.

Taste of Mission Hills 2023 – Participating Venues:
  • Bar by Red Door
  • Burger Deck
  • Cake
  • Cardellino
  • El Indio
  • Farmers Bottega
  • Fiori’s Pizza
  • Fort Oak
  • Gelato Vero Caffe
  • Grab & Go Subs
  • Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar
  • Hills Wine & Spirits
  • Karina’s Ceviches & More
  • Kettle & Stone
  • La Puerta
  • Lazy Acres Natural Market
  • Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria
  • Mission Hills Liquor & Deli
  • Oliver & Rose
  • Pizza e Birra
  • RK Sushi
  • Rubicon Deli
  • Saffron Thai
  • Sushi Deli 1
  • Thorn Brewing Mission Hills
  • Venissimo Cheese

Mission Hills is located 6 minutes north of downtown San Diego between Hillcrest and Old Town. Getting to the “11th Annual Taste of Mission Hills” is easy: Exit Sassafras or Washington Street from the I-5 freeway, and go east. Exit Washington from 163, and go west. Join us on Wednesday, October 11 and find out what all the talk is about!

Recap of Previous Taste of Mission Hills Events

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