Visiting My Friend's 'Rustic Kitchen'

I'm very proud to blog about my friend's new restaurant, Rustic Kitchen. It's been open for under a month and doing pretty well so far. I love seeing the entrepreneurial spirit in my friend Jaclyn and her husband. I also love seeing (and eating) the very healthy creations they've come up with. Their plan is to have plenty of gluten-free options. They also plan to make their own bread, muffins and sauces. 

I love places like Rustic Kitchen that have popped up in a sea of very hipstery, swanky cafes and bars that insist on using jars as drinking glasses (I'm so over that trend). Instead, here is a place that remains unpretentious and opts for serving healthy, good food. 

Bravo, my friends! 

 Above: My dish. A kale, bacon and avocado salad. This gave me energy for hours! Below: chicken pesto flatbread and salmon with roasted veggies. 

Rustic Kitchen can be found on 819 C Street in Downtown San Diego.

P.S. The lack of blogging in the past week was due to a bad vertigo episode I was having. I think it's finally getting better. *fingers crossed* 


  1. That food looks delicious yet healthy - right up my alley. I'll have to make a trip to SD one of these days...haven't been there in over 10 years... Hope you're feeling better!


    1. You definitely should make a trip down :) I am feeling a lot better, thanks

  2. Congratulations to them!

    The food looks so good, and it's making me hungry.

    Hmm maybe...

  3. Hope you're feeling better, Ashley!

  4. This just makes me hungry!
    And vertigo episode?! OH NO. I know too well how that feels.
    Hope you're doing better. Fingers crossed.


  5. Looks like a great place. Will they open their Austin location soon? Also, its cool that you use She's Come Undone to prop your people. Good karma.

  6. This place looks so nice! I love how the post is tagged 'yummy in my tummy' :)

  7. Dang, all of that looks so yummy! Is the restaurant in San Diego?