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SOULSHINE – Meals – Espresso – Love (Mission Seashore – San Diego, California)

Vegan, Natural and Gluten Free ??? 😲 Sure 😋

Picture – Elisabet Franck April 29, 2018

Picture taken by one other buyer at Soulshine

Picture – Hiroko Drogin

My former Swim Coach, German trainer and buddy, Albert Feil’s son Michael Feil opened a beautiful vegan restaurant in Mission Seashore space of San Diego. The restaurant known as, “Soulshine.” We tried actual laborious to get in right here a number of instances on our three week trip earlier than we left, however the site visitors and parking had been a tricky problem. After all the important thing ingredient causes for the parking competitors was good sunny heat climate on the seashores, nearly a assure for an extended hunt in parking. Lastly on a cloudy overcast Sunday afternoon April 30th, the day simply earlier than the beginning of “Might Grey” & “June Gloom” (each San Diego Climate Anomalies) we received fortunate. My parking solely allowed me 30 minutes, so we simply had sufficient time for a snack and drink. 

Picture – Elisabet 2018

For the drinks I had the Mojito Model Ginger Lemonade on the left & Elisabet had the Draft Blueberry Kombucha✨

Picture – Elisabet 2018

My spouse had the Apple Crisp made with Granny Apples with Date Caramel and Coconut Whipped Cream and I had the spicy Aztec Fudge Brownie made with Chili and Chocolate along with a Sauce Duo (Caramel and Chocolate) and strawberries. These flavours had been significantly wealthy tasting and also you’d by no means know they had been from a Vegan recipe. Nothing just like the generic bland substances you’d anticipate from a vegan dessert offered on the native Sprouts or WholeFoods retailer. These flavors had been for actual.

Picture – Soulshine

Undecided if anybody took any actual observe of the decor within the Cafe picture above, but it surely’s clearly very Scandinavian in each type design and lightweight colors. And the grey cloudy day we had sure matches the same old Scandinavian local weather we’ve in Gothenburg Sweden again dwelling. One other rarity in Scandinavia is the open out of doors eating expertise which works right here as oppose to Gothenburgs nearly common rain and misty overcast.

Picture – Soulshine

The view from this picture above the place we had been sitting faces instantly on the kitchen the place all of the meals was ready. However have a look at that giant clean area above the kitchen window. One thing is lacking so far as artwork and I believe a variety from the Pepperland Artwork Deco period would possibly go a great distance in brightening issues up and sticking with the theme. This is a number of gifs under, however simply unsure how a transferring gif ccould be utilized to a wall.

Pictures from Kyle Loves Animation

After all Pepperland Blue Meanie Artwork Deco would possibly conflict with the softer colors of Mike’s Scandinavian Design and perhaps extra to the liking of the Bohemian seaside neighborhood to the south throughout the San Diego River channel, in any other case generally known as Ocean Seashore. Critically people, drive by downtown Ocean Seashore and the folks have not advanced for the reason that 1960s. However surprisingly I would extremely advocate this glorious Cafe in Mission Seashore and it is nice lay again open air eating expertise. Right here is an excerpt from the Cafe’s web site about Chef Michael Feil.

From the Web site:

About Chef Mike Feil 

“Chef Mike Feil has had a detailed appreciation of meals at an early age. As grandson of German immigrants (Each Bakers) he would usually be discovered within the kitchen along with his Oma baking one thing previous world and scrumptious. Later, Mike grew up on a small household farm in Alpine.” 

Whether or not he was milking goats, amassing eggs, or harvesting recent greens, Mike was uncovered to the recent vibrant abundance afforded to his household. Chef Mike then attended the Culinary Institute of America (NY). Along with studying classics culinary strategies, Mike all the time held a ardour for plant based mostly cuisines. He has labored in a few of the finest eating within the US together with: Harry Denton’s (San Francisco), Coeur d’ Alene Resort (Idaho), Pine Creek Cookhouse (Aspen), and Mama’s Fish Home (Maui). Later, Chef Mike Started to give attention to solely plant based mostly delicacies in Maui. There, he began his personal catering firm specializing in retreats and workshops. Mike Feil has opened his new vegetarian and plant based mostly restaurant in Mission Seashore.” 

Whether or not it was a famend yoga trainer, Lomilomi therapeutic massage group, hearth dancing, or stomach dancing retreat there’s was all the time a necessity for renewal, revival, or therapeutic by a plant based mostly menu. Mike has additionally been a chef at Casa de Luz in North Park (Microbiotic). For the previous three years he has been the Chef at Trilogy (La Jolla). Chef Mike is now able to embark on his newest plant based mostly culinary endeavor at SOULSHINE, Mission Seashore. Be part of chef Mike and his workers and expertise what plant based mostly menu could be and let your Soul Shine!!”

Aerial View of  Mission Seashore, Pacific Seashore & La Jolla

Picture – OceanPacific-Properties

 Fb web page:

Phone: 1 858-886-7252

Handle: 3864 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109, USA


Mon  11:00 am – eight:00 pm  

Tue  11:00 am – eight:00 pm  

Wed  11:00 am – eight:00 pm  

Thu  11:00 am – eight:00 pm  

Fri  11:00 am – eight:00 pm  

Sat  9:00 am – eight:00 pm  

Solar  9:00 am – eight:00 pm

You must also remember that Soulshine has a dad or mum Enterprise entiy, a bakery & market across the nook known as, “Barefoot Bakery & Market.”

Picture by Alan Peat

I’ve not eaten right here, however lots of the meals are produced right here and despatched subsequent door to Soulshine. Here’s a good article about this sister retailer from–gluten-free-organic-bakery-and-market-opens-in-Mission-Seashore

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