Taste of Mission Hills

10th Annual Taste of Mission Hills – Wednesday, October 12, 2022

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 & Popsicle Makers will create preparations sure to captivate your taste buds. From international to local, thirty-one (31) participating purveyors of delicious tastes, including long established and very new arrivals in Mission Hills, and even a recipient of the prestigious 2021 Michelin Plate award, will be featured at the 10th Annual Taste of Mission Hills happening on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 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 West Lewis Street, Ft. Stockton Drive, Goldfinch Street, West Washington Street, Reynard Way and India Street, and promises the 10th Annual Taste of Mission Hills will be the best ever!

Taste of Mission Hills is hosted by the Mission Hills Business Improvement District and it is the annual fundraiser for this non-profit organization whose mission it is to improve the business core’s vibrancy through promotions, design, economic development and parking.

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

Old Town Trolley service is being offered freely to TASTE ticket holders again this year due to generous TASTE Trolley sponsorships from John Ealy owner of Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar, and Hailey and Merritte Powell owners of La Puerta Mission Hills. The nine (9) 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.

Generous Good Neighbor sponsorships have been provided by Brad Wise Chef and Owner of Cardellino and  Lazy Acres Natural Market – Mission Hills.

Ticket Information

Advance ticket purchases are $35*, while day-of ticket purchases are $40.*

You may purchase tickets in Mission Hills (Cash or Credit* accepted) at four locations including:

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

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

Buy Tickets Online

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

Will Call

WILL CALL will take 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 four 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.

Taste of Mission Hills Trolley

Free Trolley Service

Tickets to the 10th 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 2022 – Participating Venues:

  • Bar by Red Door
  • Cake
  • Cardellino
  • DixiePops
  • Falcon Liquor
  • Farmers Bottega
  • Fiori’s Pizza
  • Fort Oak
  • Gelato Vero Caffe
  • Grab & Go Subs
  • Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar
  • Jo’s Diner
  • Karina’s Ceviches & More
  • Kettle & Stone
  • Komatsuya
  • La Puerta
  • Lazy Acres Natural Market
  • Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria
  • Lewis Fay Kitchen Collective
  • Meshuggah Shack
  • Mr. Trustee
  • Pizza e Birra
  • RK Sushi
  • Rubicon Deli
  • Saffron Thai
  • Starlite
  • Sushi Deli 1
  • The Meatery
  • Thorn Brewing Mission Hills
  • Venissimo Cheese
  • What De Health Thai


Mission Hills is located 6 minutes north of downtown San Diego between Hillcrest and Old Town. Getting to the “10th 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 12 and find out what all the talk is about!

Recap of Previous Taste of Mission Hills Events

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