Escondido, CA

City gets ready for annual Dine Out Escondido! Restaurant Week


Dine Out Escondido! Restaurant Week will happen the end of January at over thirty restaurants in historic downtown and all around town.  The celebration of dining will be held January 27 To February 2, 2019.

Enjoy scrumptious specials from the city’s highly acclaimed chefs, restaurateurs, and eateries. Savor the diverse culinary flavors of Escondido by taking advantage of this opportunity to visit your favorites and create new experiences! 

This year Dine Out Escondido! restaurants are donating $1 to the North County Food Bank’s FOOD 4 KIDS Backpack Program for every DOE special they sell during Restaurant Week. Last year the restaurants donated $2,235, which provided 12 kids with weekend backpacks of food for a full year.

Whether you’re looking for craft beer foodie burger pairings, local farm-to-fork delights, chef-owned culinary experiences, international flavors, high tea or home cooking… Escondido’s fantastic restaurants have something for everyone!

Here’s a preview of the 30+ participating restaurants… A Delight of France Bistro & Bakery, Bellamy’s, Brigantine Seafood & Oyster Bar, Burger Bench, CARiN de RiA, Cocina del Charro, Craft & Taco Lounge, Cuscatlan Salvadorian Cuisine, Cute Cakes Bakery & Café, EscoGelato, Firehouse Subs, H Brothers, Joe’s Italian Dinners, Kennedy’s Meat Co, Kettle Coffee & Tea, La Tapatia, Mi Guadalajara, Nordstrom Marketplace Cafe, On The Border, Pegah’s Kitchen, Plan 9 Alehouse, Rosie’s Cafe, Sunny Side Kitchen, Suzy Qs Diner, Swami’s Escondido, The Broken Yolk, The Continental Deli, The Grand Tea Room, The Sand Crab Tavern, The Wooden Spoon, Vincent’s, Vintana Wine + Dine, Vinz Wine Bar. Follow on Twitter @VisitEscondido on Instagram and Facebook for awesome foodie pics and great dining ideas!

Find out more by visiting

Once you are at the website search by LOCATION – All Downtown or All Around Town or by CUISINE and find your next favorite place to Dine Out in Escondido! With over 30 restaurant experiences to choose from, you’ll find amazing California cuisine as well as French, Italian, Salvadorian, Mexican and more to create great memories. 

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The Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, established in 2006, provides weekend food packages to chronically hungry elementary school students from low-income households who are at risk of hunger over the weekend when free school meals are unavailable.

Every Friday afternoon students on the program are called out of class, often to the school nurse’s office, and discretely given a bag of food which is tucked into their backpacks. Each bag contains enough food to see the students through the weekend, and the discreet distributions remove the stigma that might be attached to the program.

How are children selected for the program?

School staff members identify students who display signs of chronic hunger. Warning signs include stomach aches, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, hoarding food from the cafeteria, and absenteeism. Once a child has been identified as “chronically hungry,” a referral form is sent to the Food Bank and the student’s parents are sent a permission slip to enroll the student in the program.

The backpack’s nutritious food items include: cereal, fruit bars, pancake mix, fruit squeezers, milk, juice, soup, chicken salad, tuna, crackers, granola, mac & beef, instant soup, oatmeal, spaghetti sauce, rice and canned chicken.

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