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Eat & Drink


Amazing Fries & More

We are a family-owned and operated business with an extensive background in culinary and customer service. As mobile food vendors, we take pride in our experience and have a selection of flavorful dishes. Two of our best dishes are freshly made crispy french fries topped with various combinations and our delicious classic Mexican corn in a cup with different toppings to suit your taste buds.

Roasted Corn; Corn in a Cup; Buffalo Chicken, Shrimp, Steak, or Chorizo Topped Fries & Nachos; 12oz Mexican Corn in a Cup; 16oz Classic, Hot Cheetos, or Takis Corn in A Cup; Chili Cheese or Bacon and Cheese Fries; Buffalo Chicken Bacon Fries; Carne Asada Fries; Fresh Squeezed Lemonade.

Bachi Bus

San Diego's newest teppanyaki experience has come to town! Come enjoy a variety of fresh grilled meats, seafood, and vegetables. Don't forget to ask for our famous Bachi Sauce or our popular HOT DROP.


Chicken Entree, Filet Mignon Entree, Chicken & Shrimp, Filet Mignon & Shrimp, Lobster & Filet Mignon, Lobster/Filet Mignon/Shrimp. All plates served with fried rice and vegetables. 

Beach Cities Refreshments

Beach Cities Refreshment serves Deep Fried Shrimp, Calamari, and Chicken Strips with seasoned fries or sweet potato fries. For your sweet tooth, try the Deep Fried Snickers, Twinkies, or Oreos. Their signature Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cakes are served with powdered sugar of course, with other toppings like beautiful Whole strawberries, whipped cream, and Chocolate or Caramel syrup. AND, as a once a year holiday celebration, order your funnel cake with all of the above toppings - that's their "Monster Funnel Cake!"


Deep Fried Shrimp with Seasoned Fries or Sweet Potato Fries; Calamari with Seasoned Fries or Sweet Potato Fries; Seafood Combo with Fries; Chicken Strips with Seasoned Fries or Sweet Potato Fries; Deep Fried Snickers, Twinkies, or Oreos; Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cakes with Powdered Sugar, Strawberries, Whipped Cream, Chocolate Syrup, or Caramel Syrup. 

Big Joy Family Bakery

Big Joy Family Bakery is a family-owned for 16 years right in San Diego. We are specialized in French Macaron, Macaron Freppe and Ice Cream Macaron Sandwich. Our delicate French Macarons are all based on French Recipes, using high quality ingredients.


French Macaron (Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate, Red Velvet, Pistachio, Cookies & Cream, Birthday Cake, Gingerbread), Macaron Frappe (Vanilla, Cookies & Cream, Strawberry, Coffee), Ice Cream Macaron Sandwich (Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry), Giant Macaron (Cotton Candy, S'mores, Creme Brulee, Cheesecake), Vegan Keto Bars (Lemon Blueberry, Half Baked Cookie Dough, Vanilla Cheesecake), Hot Cocoa

Corn Dogs Etcetera

Corn Dogs Etcetera is a Specialty Food Vendor who prides themselves on their delicious and enjoyable gourmet menu of Hand Dipped Corn Dogs, Crispy French Fries and Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches, served up fast and hot! Their team is ready to make you feel welcome with their tasty food and exceptional and courteous service. They look forward to serving you and being a part of your holiday and family fun.


Hand Dipped All-American Beef Corn Dogs, French Fries, Lemonade, Iced Tea, Water

Dang Brother Pizza

We offer a tasty Neapolitan style thin crust pizza that cooks in less than 2 minutes at 800+ degrees. The result is a thin bubbly crust that is slightly charred on the outside yet chewy on the inside. Our dough is made from scratch daily and allowed to proof for 1-2 days before it ends up in our ovens. Our pizzas are topped with fresh and organic produce from local farms when possible to create a made-to-order pie that is absolutely melt-in-your-mouth delicious!


Wood Fired Pizza (gluten-free options available): Boring Cheese - Marinara, Buffalo Mozzarella, Feta, and Parmesan; Sexy Pepperoni - Marinara, Buffalo Mozzarella, Pepperoni, Garlic, and a Blend of Cheeses; Margherita - Marinara, Buffalo Mozzarella, Fire-Roasted Tomatoes, Shaved Parmesan, Fresh Basil, Olive Oil; Large Chocolate Chip/Toffee Cookies; and Soda/Water

Flawless Cuisine

Flawless Cuisine, founded in 2018 by MasterChef’s Lauren Lawless, is your one-stop shop to international cuisine. Flawless Cuisine offers high quality, tasteful, fresh food options for all dietary needs and/or restrictions.


Jumbo Lump Cali Crab Cakes; Shrimp N Chips with Stone Ground Honey Mustard, Chipotle Aioli & Cabbage Slaw; Fig Jam and Gorgonzola Slider; Chicken N Waffles with Berry Compote & Brown Butter Maple Syrup; Steak Gumbo Bread Bowl; Chicken Tikka Masala Grilled Cheese with Mint Chutney; Grilled Chicken Berry Salad with Toasted Pecans & Gorgonzola Cheese; Banana Cream Pie Crepe 

Gabina's Cuisine

Gabina's Cuisine is a small family owned business that is operated by two sisters, Amy and Emilie. They have dedicated this whole concept after the passing of their mother, Gabina, which is bringing out the traditional Filipino Food from their mother's recipe to the tables of their markets. They offer delicious Filipino food in most Farmer's Market all throughout San Diego and Catering as well for all types of occasion.


Chicken BBQ Combo Plate, Pork BBQ Combo Plate, Adobo Combo Plate, 5pcs Lumpia, 3pcs Veggie Eggrolls, 3pcs Turon "Banana Fritters"

Golden West Wood Pit BBQ

The Golden West Wood Pit BBQ is a locally owned and operated in San Diego, CA by Golden West Concessions. The Wood Pit BBQ has served the San Diego County Fair for over 38 years and was the first vendor to introduce turkey legs to the "Del Mar" Fair .This is our first year participating in Taste of December Nights. We look forward to building an annual tradition here!


BBQ Giant Turkey Legs, Bottled Drinks, Water

Handel's Homemade Ice Cream

Handel’s Homemade was started in July 1945 by Alice Handel, who served fresh-churned ice cream, made with fruit from her backyard garden, to customers at her husband’s gas station in Youngstown, Ohio. Handel’s ice cream is known for its creaminess, as well as its generous level of mix-ins, like brownies, pie, cookies, caramel, fruit and fudge.


Pre-scooped Ice Cream pre scooped (2 flavors- Peppermint Bark | Oree Dough; Ice cream sandwiches: Peppermint Bark | Vanilla | Oree Dough; Chocolate Dipped Bananas Holiday Sprinkle (Dairy Free)

House of Bao

House of Bao is a Chinese street food focusing on steamed buns, dumplings, and Boba Milk Tea


Steamed Buns: BBQ Pork, Chicken, or Cabbage & Mushroom; Dumplings: Pork or Chicken; Thai Tea, Milk Tea.

International Cottages (House of Pacific Relations)

The House of Pacific Relations International Cottages provide the magical ambience of touring the world from Balboa Park. Each year they provide a Holiday Extravaganza of international culinary delights, and 2020 is no exception – even during the current health challenges. Come and enjoy sweet treats from around the world, including from Chamorros, China, Denmark, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Norway, Panama and Scotland. Participating Cottages will be open each day of Taste of December Nights during daytime hours.


Various International Holiday Desserts, including Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce, Death-by-Chocolate, as well as assorted Holiday cookies


Korean BBQ, Bulgogi Fusion Food & Korean Street Food


Twisted Potato 18" Skewer (Plain, Salt, Cheddar Cheese, Cinnamon Sugar, Garlic Butter, Korean BBQ/Bulgogi, Sour Cream Onion, Sweet Chili); BBQ Squid (Plain, Teriyaki, Spicy, Extra Spicy); Bulgogi Burrito, Sandwich or Lunchbox with Fries and Salad; Hot Chicken 3pcs, 6pcs, Combo Plate with Bread, Fries, Pickle, and Drink, or Sandwich; Ddukkbokki: Spicy Rice Cakes, Fish Cakes; Light Bulb Slush (with LED Light) in Green Apple, Honey Dew, Lemon, Mango, Mint, Passion Fruit, Peach, Pineapple, Red Guava, Strawberry, and Watermelon. 

Nostalgia Brewing

Nostalgia Coffee Roasters is San Diego’s premier third-wave mobile café and specialty coffee roaster. With a clear focus on ethics and attention to detail, Nostalgia is dedicated to handcrafting exceptionally delicious drinks using only ethically sourced, sustainably grown and high-quality ingredients. From their espresso machine and coffee they source, to the care they take in selecting their single origin dark drinking chocolate, every detail of their beverage creation has been meticulously tweaked over and over again until they have reached perfection.


Coffee of the Day, Single Origin Hot Chocolate, Vermont Spiced Apple Cider, Cold Brew, Latte (Hot or Iced), plus choose to add flavor: Organic Vanilla, Organic Caramel, or Peppermint Mocha

Pacific Coast Concessions


Freshly made Mini Donuts with Cinnamon Sugar, Hot Dogs, Chili Dogs, Lemonade, Holiday Hot Chocolate 

Pearson's Cajun Food

Pearson’s Cajun Food serves up absolutely delicious Cajun street cuisine! Their zesty menu features all your Cajun kitchen favorites, from frog legs to catfish to hush puppies, and alligator, too.


Gator Bites & Cajun Fries; Frog Legs & Cajun Fries; Bayou Combo Frog & Gator; Shrimp Jambalaya; Catfish & Shrimp Combo; Po Boys - Shrimp, Oyster, Chicken or Shrimp; Bayou Chicken Tenders & Cajun Fries; Gumbo; Hush Puppies; Cole Slaw; Cajun Fries


Rafikiz Foodz

Rafikiz Foodz serves traditional Kenyan food, brought to America by chef and owner Sylvester Owino. Sylvester comes from Kenya and is from the Luo Tribe. Many of his recipes use a variety of family recipes and spices along with a few that he has added himself. His signature dish are the black eyed peas, which are creamy and have a distinct flavor of their own. Rafikiz Foodz offers a wide range of vegan and non-vegan options as well. For those customers that enjoy eating meat, they offer a marvelous, tender, flavorful beef and chicken stew. Many of his dishes are vibrant in color but maintain the most amazing textures.


Sampler Plate: Coconut Rice, Beef Stew, Chicken Stew, and All Veggie Option; Coconut Rice, Beef Stew, Chickent Stew, and 1 Veggie Option; or Coconut Rice, Choice of Beef Stew or Chicken Stew, Choice of 1 Vegan Option. Vegan Sampler Plate: Coconut Rice and All 4 Veggie Options; Coconut Rice and 2 Veggie Options; or Coconut Rice and 1 Vegan Option. Sambusa (mix & match): Beef, Chicken, Cream Cheese, Potato, Lentil and Spinach.

S&B Catering Services

S&B has been participating at the Balboa Park December Nights for the past 3 years - and this year may look different - but they are still here! Customers love their Authentic Mexican Food. They were voted best Mexican Food from the California Review in 2019. They are so excited to return in 2020!


Tamales (Chicken, Beef, Cheese with Chili, or 1 Dozen), Carne Asada Fries, Super Nachos, Quesadillas, Chicken Strips with Fries, Flautas, Churro Cups, Hot Chocolate, Hot Coffee, Soda, Water

The Copper Kettle


Kettle Corn (S, M, L), Caramel Corn, Holiday Tin, Water