Hi - I'm visiting a friend in SD next month and would like suggestions/recommendations regarding the following (I'll be downtown but definitely willing to travel for good food!):
I love tea and I'm wondering what specialty tea shops you have in SD to buy tea. Also, any funky tea places for afternoon tea (besides hotel afternoon teas)? I'm from Toronto and thinking in the vein of Red Tea Box.
What bakeries/chocolatiers would you suggest? I love both and would like to try some pastries/chocolates that may be unique to SD and bring some home.
Are there many vegetarian restaurants in SD - what ones would you recommend? I'm not vegetarian but I am interested in trying one while I'm there.
The other restaurants I'm interested in trying are Cafe Chloe and Dumpling Inn and from reading the board, people seem to enjoy their food. Any really new restaurants or any "secret/undiscovered" ones that might be interesting too?
Thanks for bearing with me in this long post!