Did you know that National City is home to an ethnic food hall full of delicious eats? In this episode of Live, Laugh & Learn With Chris, my gal pal Danielle Berkeley and I are going to take you on a tasting tour of Market On 8th in National City. We’ll explore the different kitchens serving up amazing cuisine so you can get a taste of what this community gathering place has to offer.
International Flavors At Market On 8th
Danielle and I love to pop in at all the latest and greatest spots around San Diego—and this is one of Danielle’s favorites. The South Bay is doing it right with Market On 8th, a food hall that hosts 12 individual restaurants. Known as the mini Grand Central LA Market, there are also two vendors, a brewery, and a lovely outdoor patio.
The vibe inside the market is just wonderful. There are a variety of different choices for food, many of which celebrate the area’s ethnicities. Try Weapon Ramen for amazing Japanese flavors, or opt for adobo fried chicken sandwiches at Indonesian Café. Ping Yang offers Thai skewers, while Kaiju Pizza offers pies with a Japanese twist.
In addition to many delicious food options, Market On 8th is home to Novo Brazil Brewing Company, a local brewery that serves Brazilian beer and kombucha. To get your coffee fix, don’t forget to stop by Moe’s Coffee for a fresh-roasted cup.
Bringing The Community Together
All of the amazing culinary and drink options at Market On 8th are all local and from a variety of different cultures. If you know San Diego, you know that National City is a very multicultural and diverse area. The more you come to the South Bay, the more you’re going to see communities embracing that, showing you that, and welcoming you in.
This food hall is one of the newest hottest spots in San Diego. You can have a great time eating, drinking, and joining the local neighborhood—and National City has got it going on. Additionally, you can rent out the space for private events. It’s also a great place to come down and get some work done or have a meeting, surrounded by wonderful architecture and a lively community.
The outdoor area features some amazing, large charcoal firepits, perfect for eating and drinking while chatting with friends. When it’s a little chilly, you can cozy up inside at the many tables as well. Overall, Market On 8th is a great spot right off the highway that you have to check out.
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We hope this gave you a great idea of everything that Market on 8th has to offer. Make sure you take the time to come and experience the international flavors this food hall offers.
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