Sunset Market Downtown Oceanside

What to Eat at the Oceanside Sunset Market

The decade-old Sunset Market in Oceanside is the center point where thousands of locals and tourists alike to come to downtown and experience four blocks worth of vendors, live music, arts & crafts, gourmet goods, kid’s activities and unbelievably good international cuisine. With so much going on some gems can be easy to miss, so be sure to check out these 6 delicious finds next time you visit the Sunset Market!

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Summer Salads in Oceanside

Oceanside is home to an excellent culinary scene that produces edible masterpieces day after day. As the temperatures get warmer this summer, be sure to check out these refreshing locally made fresh summer salads produced by our fantastic local Oceanside businesses!

Carla and Linda of Carla and Linda's Walking Food Tours

Walk This Way – An Oceanside Walking Food Tour

Calling Foodies and food lovers alike! Carla and Linda’s Walking Food Tours bring you up close with Oceanside’s unique and diverse dining scene, and all of the delicious food that goes with it! Each tour Carla and Linda host visit several carefully selected restaurants that have been handpicked to showcase a variety of exciting local cuisine for you to experience and enjoy.

Food, Love, and Happiness

Love is in the air and kitchen at Oceanside restaurants run by husband-and-wife teams. These dynamic duos share their passion for all things gourmet at work, home, and play. Learn about the personalities behind top powerhouse food-couples and the secrets to their success…

Smashing Smoothies

Looking for a post-holiday healthy pick-me-up? Consider a smoothie packed with immune-boosting antioxidants, fiber and nutrients. For optimal benefits, choose drinks that derive their sweetness factor from raw whole fruits and vegetables versus sugar-laden ice cream. Fortunately, from kale to kiwis, there’s no shortage of nourishing flavor combinations to choose from including a fantastic selection at local Oceanside eateries….

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Seasonal Holiday Treats

Ditch the galoshes and dig your toes in the sand during the most wonderful time of the year in Oceanside. Tis the season to enjoy tantalizing treats with your family and friends. We’ve discovered some local culinary gems to make your coastal visit more merry and memorable.

Oceanside Sandwiches Reign Supreme

Oceanside Sandwiches Reign Supreme What makes a simple sandwich speak to you? When all the ingredients —bread, meats, cheeses, veggies and spreads— combine to create the perfect balance of textures and flavors in a handheld meal. Think moisture versus crunch and good bread to filling ratio. Bread choice is critical. For example, rye bread is

Asian and Ramen Restaurants in Oceanside

Oceanside has long been known for its beautiful beaches but now that the food scene has evolved, both locals and tourists alike enjoy a huge variety of options including a plethora of Asian restaurants. From Japanese to Vietnamese to Thai, eateries abound will satisfy noodle, sushi and/or curry cravings. Author Jolee Pink discusses three popular Oceanside Asian restaurants.

Larry's Beach Club Live Music

Live Music in Oceanside

Oceanside is home to tremendous musical talent and an abundance of venues hosting live events. A variety of genres and performance styles can be found across the city on any given night of the week. Oceanside’s live music scene has something for everyone, even those friends with the most eclectic taste. A complete listing of musical events happening within Oceanside can be found on the Visit Oceanside Event Calendar.

Savory Summer BBQ

Nothing says “Summertime” like savory barbecue! Fortunately for Oceanside, there are three local eateries that offer a good mix of traditional recipes, and a few unique twists! Come for the food, and stay for the Southern Hospitality at Enzo’s BBQ & Ale House, Felix’s BBQ with Soul, and That Boy Good Southern BBQ Joint.

Elevated American Cuisine

Oceanside’s ever-evolving culinary scene is truly special because all of the chefs are friends and work together to help each other out and the community as a whole. This type of camaraderie cultivates the success of city’s exploding restaurant business. Three establishments are leading the way by specializing in elevated American cuisine or as locals refer to it, “flip-flop fine dining”: 608, Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen and Local Tap House & Kitchen.

The Culture of Surfing at the California Surf Museum

Culture of Surfing Showcased at the California Surf Museum The California Surf Museum chronicles the rich history of surfing through fascinating exhibits, programs and memorabilia. Former board member, Boyd Scofield, shares his insights on how the museum started and the direction that it’s taking with Visit Oceanside’s Guest Blogger, Jolee Pink. About Boyd Scofield: Local Business