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"Taste of Hillcrest" returns April 14

Taste of Hillcrest takes place on Saturday, April 14, 2018
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Taste of Hillcrest 2018

It’s that time of year again when hundreds fill the streets of Hillcrest to sample the neighborhood's best foods, meet business owners and enjoy a wonderful walking tour of the historic district at the same time.

The annual Taste of Hillcrest is taking place on April 14, 2018, and people from all over the city will come out to sample over 35 Hillcrest restaurants serving everything from burgers to cultural favorites to desserts to beer and wine.

As with every year, foodies purchase their tickets and receive a list of participating locations and a map. After sampling a generous serving from one vendor they move on to the next.

Participants must be over the age of 21 to sample beers and alcoholic beverages. 

Tickets are $30 and will be $35 on the day of the event. 

The event has sold out in advance the last couple of years, so organizers suggest early purchasing.

On the day of the event, you should up to one of the below locations:

Rite Aid Check-In Station (535 Robinson Ave.)

General Admission available here. Pick up your Taste card and map!

Rich's San Diego Check-In Station (1051 University Avenue)

General Admission available HERE. Pick up your Taste card and map!

After you have received your official Tasting Card and Event Map, enjoy your time in Fabulous Hillcrest! Since this is a self-guided walking tour, feel free to explore the neighborhood at your own leisure. We recommend starting from Park Boulevard and heading west to 3rd Avenue to avoid the crowds!

A free shuttle is provided for all participants. The shuttle makes frequent stops around the neighborhood. And as an added bonus- Rich's Nightclub will serve as a refresher station for attendees to stop by and enjoy delicious cocktails and drinks.


Taste of Hillcrest will provide shuttle service to all our customers, including those with accessibility needs. If you are in need of an ADA shuttle, please text  619-818-8897 during the event. Our 100% Electric shuttles run every 15 minutes. Look for the Taste of Hillcrest logo on the vehicles.

Taste of Hillcrest takes place on Saturday, April 14, 2018, from noon to 4 pm.