lemonade / newport beach, ca


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

4 Responses

  1. Faye says:

    I’ve heard nice things about this place. I’ve had LA people compare it to Tender Greens or Urban Plates. The mushroom soup looks really dark/black in that pic. Did you try it?

    Yeah I’m not a fan of rosemary so that watermelon drink would freak me out a bit.

    It would be cool if they came down to SD – we need a place like them.

    • mary says:

      It did remind me of Urban Plates, but with more selections. It also felt more accessible to me and more comfortable than Urban Plates but I’m not sure why. Maybe I was having a hang up about being in Del Mar haha. I did have a bit of the mushroom soup, in the photo it’s not stirred around or anything, it tasted much better than it actually looked! I know lots of people are not into rosemary but I don’t mind it and I thought the faint taste was kind of nice. The neat thing is you can TRY a lot of things here before fully committing to it. It is on their website that a location is coming to San Diego – maybe sometime this year? I can only hope, I’d love to try more items.

  2. Caroline says:

    I just had Lemonade for the first time ever today and it was DELICIOUS! I’m from San Diego as well and apparently they are opening a location in La Jolla this year, I am so excited! I went with my sister and had no intentions on getting anything because we were gonna have lunch back in San Diego and she wanted to get some food for dinner since we were in the area. While I was there I decided to try a sample of the pineapple chicken as well as the sweet potato pistachio mix and that won me over the instant I tried it! I got a to go box of it and I am so excited to chow down on it! Do you know if the recipes in the book are the exact recipes made by Lemonade? I would love the recipe to the chicken! It was my favorite!

    • mary says:

      Hi Caroline! I’m excited about Lemonade opening in San Diego as well. It’ll be near my office, too! On Amazon you can look at the table of contents to see if they have the recipes you tried at Lemonade (when you click the large cover): http://www.amazon.com/The-Lemonade-Cookbook-California-Cafeteria/dp/1250023661 – it looked like they have the sweet potato dish you tried in there! I didn’t see the chicken though, but maybe I missed it. The CEO and Co-Founder of Lemonade, Alan Jackson, is one of the authors so the recipes are spot on to what they serve in the restaurant.

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