San Diego food finds: Late night food runs

Everything tastes better after 11 p.m. For all of those who are up studying in the wee hours of morning, you need more than caffeine in your system to keep you awake. Grab a fellow procrastinator or test crammer and cry over your classes during some late night food runs. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Under $10

Open 24 hrs
Rose’s Donuts 5201 Linda Vista Rd.

Yes, Winchell’s Donuts are only five minutes away from campus, but to be honest, Winchell’s isn’t that good. The folks at Rose’s are baking around the clock, basically guaranteeing you a fresh donut at any time of day.

Open 24 hrs
Lestats 3343 Adams Ave. & 4496 Park Blvd.

Lestats are a pair of coffee houses that are open 24/7, a policy I believe all coffee shops should adhere to. Its cozy environment, good strong coffee and other treats are great pick-me-ups to get you through those long nights.

Open ‘til 2 a.m.
El Zarape 4642 Park Blvd.

When Adal’s and Ortiz’s close for the night, El Zarape is the next place to go. Located in University Heights, El Zarape sells solid Mexican and seafood tacos and burritos.

Open ‘til 4 a.m.
Gaslamp Pizza 505 5th Ave.

Gaslamp Pizza serves simple New York style pizza, with just enough grease and good toppings to satisfy your cravings. Order by the slice or a whole pie. Think of it this way: you could go stock up on pizza in the middle of the night and have cold pizza for breakfast.

Under $15

Open ‘til 3 a.m.
710 Beach Club 710 Garnet Ave.

Hungry for some classic American food and live music? 710 Beach Club in Pacific Beach serves both in spades. Here you can find good burgers, sandwiches and talented local musicians until the sun comes up.

Open ‘til 3 a.m.
Saigon on Fifth 3900 5th Ave.

Hillcrest is home to yet another great restaurant. Saigon offers Vietnamese style seafood, pho, noodles and curry for cheap prices. In addition, décor is classy making it a good choice for a fun date.

Open ‘til 3 a.m.
Golden Dragon Asian Bistro 414 University Ave.

This fun and trendy restaurant has great service, great family style entrees and is open until 3 a.m. Chow mein, roast duck and spicy barbeque are served generously here. This place and Saigon are the only Asian restaurants I could find that are open past 10 p.m.