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with gourmet cookies from Caked — try the popular ube mochi or one of their other 30 signature flavors. Dr i nk Tucked between Sorrento Valley and Miramar, Mira Mesa has an abundance of breweries close at hand. Take your pick of craft creations from White Labs or Align Brewing Co. within the neighborhood borders, or venture out a little ways to fill your growler at long-standing favorites like AleSmith, Little Miss , or Green Flash Brewing . If you’re feeling a little hopped out, try Newtopia Cyder and Serpentine Cider, or Juneshine for some hard kombucha to go; or for a pick-me-up, Jaunt Coffee Roasters can satisfy your cravings in-house or at your door, thanks to their coffee subscription services.

This diverse suburban community has a host of great restaurant and brewery options (especially if you don’t mind aircraft flyovers) Mira Mesa by Jeanette Giovanniello

Eat Mira Mesa is home to an array of cuisines from around the world, and Mira Mesa Boulevard is a good place to start. Look to Loving Hut for vegan versions of barbecue drumsticks and the Egg McMuffin (just scoop that side

of hash browns right into the sandwich), along with burgers, burritos, and noodle dishes. Farther down the road, get your seafood fix with a plate of whole steamed or fried fish at The Fancy Fish , or order a filling bowl of ramen at Menya Ultra —yes, it is worth the hype. Authentic Indian food is hard to come by in San Diego, but you can get a taste off Black Mountain

Exp l ore Locals flock to Los Peñasquitos Canyon

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Tantan men ramen at Menya Ultra, Green Flash Brewing, Transcounty Trail 28, The Fancy Fish, Menya Ultra, Jaunt Coffee Roasters

Preserve for good reason

(find out why in our hiking and biking feature on page 62), but just east of it is another worthy

Road, the city’s de facto Little India. The small cultural quarter is lined with Indian shops and restaurants packing bold flavors, like

trail for when you’re ready to get outside and explore. Transcounty Trail 28 takes you east of Mira Mesa through Scripps Ranch and Poway, and ends just short of Sycamore Canyon, with the option to connect to other trails along the way. This is a great adventure for bikers, dog walkers, and rookie hikers.

Ashoka the Great . There’s also a small

Hindu temple for those who practice. Need to satisfy a sweet tooth? Round out your visit



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