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Oceanside Pre-Race Dining Guide

Need to fuel up for the big competition or race? Our team at Visit Oceanside has checked in with our local restaurants to see who is offering healthy and light fare that is sure to please the athlete that needs to dine out.

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1802 S Coast Hwy | (760) 439-6355

Started in 1988 by Gary and Zell Dwelley, Beach Break Cafe has become a essential part of the Oceanside community. Located off the historic Highway 101 that runs along the California coast, halfway between downtown Los Angeles and the Mexican border, this surf-inspired diner serves American fare with a California twist. – Need to kick off your day right? Try Zell’s Scramble.

2535 Vista Way | (760) 754-1572

Dairy-free blended drinks and inventive acai and pitaya (dragonfruit) bowls, topped with everything from cacao nibs to kale, are offered at this cheerful, modern counter-serve spot in Oceanside specializing in health-conscious fare.

223 N Coast Hwy | (760) 231-7300

Petite Madeline’s daily chef specials use locally sourced produce. Healthy breakfast and lunch options in a cafe setting in downtown Oceanside make this location a top stop on many athletes’ lists. – Try the Crustless Quiche!

Port of Subs Oceanside

510 Oceanside Blvd | (760) 439-3354

If you need a quick bite to go, consider Port of Subs® made-fresh-to-order sandwiches and wraps. Port of Subs® also offers breakfast grillers, Sliced Fresh Grillers™, fresh salads, chips, and an extensive line of party trays. All sandwiches can be made into wraps if you’re trying to avoid bread. – Need to cater for your race team? Check out the wrap party tray.

Stratford at the Harbor

280 Harbor Drive (in Harbor Village) | (760) 453-2073

Located in beautiful Oceanside Harbor, locals and visitors alike will enjoy their home-style cuisine and warm cozy atmosphere. This waterfront setting is perfect to enjoy scrumptious breakfast and lunch selections, salads, and their famous homemade coffee cake. Watching your carbs? Grab the Fish Taco Salad (sans the amazing cheesy sourdough…if you can resist it).


Swamis Oceanside Ahi Salad

202 N Coast Hwy | (760) 966-1203

Swami’s is a locally owned an operated chain offering an expansive menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Definitely geared to the more health conscience, you’ll easily be able to fine vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options here. – The Ahi Salad pictured is a staff favorite.

Oceanside Gluten free pizza

333 N Myers Street | (760) 433-1555

Wait, Pizza? We’ve recommended ZIGZAG for two main reasons. One is that they offer gluten free pizza which is a big bonus, but the main reason you need to go are the made to order salads. Choose a ZIGZAG signature or you create your own by selecting from a large variety of toppings and dressings. It’s even brought to you in a handy to-go container. – The “Iron Man” salad is sure to get you race ready!