Finding Summer Corn

The Taco Stand
The Taco Stand

Summer is arguably the best season of the year, and the only thing that could make it any sweeter is fresh corn. Take advantage of the season before it ends at these local gems where corn is done best.

Take in the vibes at Jalisco Cantina, where corn is part of the culture. The Street Corn “Elote” Salad is plucked straight from the Jalisco region of Mexico and onto the plates of San Diegans. Enjoy the corn, romaine, pico, cotija, chile, cayenne, lime, mayo, crispy tortilla, red jalapenos, cilantro, and light vinaigrette– every bite jumps with flavor.

Do you prefer your corn on the cob? Well, that’s no problem at The Taco Stand! Inspired by the quick street food of Mexico, the Corn on the Cob is grilled to perfection, sprinkled with savory chile powder and served with a thin layer of mayonnaise. The flavor of the corn is elevated to amazing heights with this tasty use of a Mexican classic.

The most important meal of the day is breakfast, so why not enjoy it a little with some corn? At Farmers Table, this is expected. Indulge your taste buds with their Chile Relleno Omelet. It’s thoughtfully made with shrimp, poblano, roasted corn, queso fresco and chipotle oaxaca cream. Jump start your day by filling the most important meal of the day with farm-fresh corn.

Corn provides the opportunity to be creative with its distinctive flavor, and that’s exactly what you can expect at Wood Ranch. Their BBQ Chopped Salad adds a whole new twist to the most widely produced food in the world. Loaded with corn and topped with their original BBQ sauce, this salad truly makes for a one-of-a-kind experience.

The Pioneer is known for their out of the box ideas and takes on classic dishes, and their tradition continues with their Smoked Corn on the Cob. Lathered in barbecue rub, Alabama white barbecue, and chicharron, this iteration of corn on the cob has its own mouth-watering spin on a widely beloved menu option.

Gaslamp’s Lazy Hippo gives San Diego the freshness that we all need with their Taco Salad. Match the welcoming and comfortable atmosphere with the mix of beans, corn, pico de gallo, avocado, cheddar cheese and meat of your choice, for a salad that satisfies on all levels.

Corn is a common ground between meat eaters and vegetarians alike. Both enjoy its crunchy sweetness, and Backyard Kitchen + Tap is a must visit before this corn season is over. Their Mexican Street Corn only uses organic corn and is topped with chipotle aioli, cotija, and cilantro, making this another creative twist inspired from the street vendors of Mexico.