Finding Chocolate Chips

AleHouse Porter Brownie Sundae (courtesy photo)

Tuesday, May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Day and there is no better way to celebrate than by indulging in a chocolatey dessert at one of these San Diego spots!

A Kensington neighborhood favorite serving the best Neapolitan-style pizzas in the city, The Haven Pizzeria also has a tasty dessert menu. It’ll be worth it to save room after your meal for the Ice Cream Cookie, a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce. The perfect combo of warm cookie and cold ice cream, this treat will melt right in your mouth.

Start your National Chocolate Chip Day celebration early with a one-of-a-kind breakfast at Lazy Hippo. Located in the historic Gaslamp District, the Lazy Hippo has everything from savory egg dishes to sweet pancakes. Order the pancake Trio Plate, which consists of a cinnamon, blueberry chia and chocolate chip pancake. You can also stick to only chocolate chip pancakes by ordering three, with real maple syrup for a few extra bucks. Breakfast never tasted so sweet!

If you’re out running errands or need a quick sugary fix to fuel through a day of shopping at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, stop into The Baked Bear for a custom ice cream sandwich. All cookies are homemade from original recipes and the ice cream is made with the highest quality ingredients around to create the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. Go all out on May 15th by selecting chocolate chip cookies (they’ve even got a gluten-free option) and adding extra mini chocolatey chips to your creation. Choose between delicious ice cream flavors like, mint chip, cookies & cream or even salted caramel fudge.

Pacific Beach Alehouse is widely known in San Diego for its award-winning brewery, which offers seasonal variations of numerous crafts beers and cocktails to pair with their fresh menu. Diners can choose between salads, flatbreads and other AleHouse favorites, like mac and cheese or fish tacos. The beach bar also has a mouthwatering dessert menu, which includes their life-changing AleHouse Porter Brownie Sundae. Just one bite of this double chocolate chip brownie smothered in porter ganache, house-made caramel corn, salted caramel and Chantilly cream and you’ll be hooked. Yum!

Although one never needs an excuse to order dessert, National Chocolate Chip Day on May 15th is the perfect excuse to head over to Nautilus Tavern, La Jolla’s neighborhood bar and grill. Request a table on the cozy back patio and go straight for dessert, I mean…why not? Indulge in the Warm Cookie Sundae, a heated chocolate chip cookie topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate sauce.