Frequently Asked Questions

What is the San Diego Jewish Food Festival?
When and where will the San Diego Jewish Food Festival take place?
What will I find on the Festival grounds?
Are there activities for children?
Where do I park for the Festival?
What kind of foods will be available at the Festival?
Will there be a kosher grill?
What is there to drink?
Tell me more about the celebrity chef demos.
Is there an admission fee?
Where can I find the latest San Diego Jewish Food Festival information?

What is the San Diego Jewish Food Festival?

The San Diego Jewish Food Festival is a culinary and cultural journey featuring ethnic foods based on time-honored recipes from around the globe. In addition to countless food booths with goodies that Grandma 'Bubbie' might have made, the festival features a wide assortment of deli and bakery delights. Festival guests will also be feted with exciting live music, live food prep and cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs from favorite local restaurants, and activities suitable to all ages. The Festival is open to everyone. “Esn Epes!” Come eat something with us - try it you'll like it!
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When and where will the San Diego Jewish Food Festival take place?

The event will be held on Sunday May 7, 2017 from 11am to 6pm. The Jewish Food Festival will be held on the Temple Adat Shalom campus located at 15905 Pomerado Road in Poway 92064. Click here for map.
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What will I find on the Festival grounds?

Everything you need is here at the festival. Enjoy tasty Jewish and Mediterranean food, check out how the professional chefs prepare your favorite dishes, enjoy live music and dancing throughout the afternoon, shop for unique gifts and services, and let the kids be entertained with interactive arts and crafts. The Festival is located on the campus of Temple Adat Shalom (15905 Pomerado Road, Poway) and activities occur both indoors and outdoors. A large tent will contain the Live Music and will provide comfortable shaded outdoor seating with tables so you can sit down and relax while you sample some delicious food your grandmother would have made.
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Are there activities for children?

Yes, there are many activities specifically designated for kids including arts and craft projects, jewelry making, bouncing house, photo booth and many more including a special hands-on sustained gardening activity. Click here to learn about the Kid's Corner
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Where do I park for the Festival?

Handicapped parking (with appropriate disabled placard or plate) is available directly on the festival grounds located at 15905 Pomerado Road in Poway 92064. A limited amount of additional parking is also available onsite. Additional free parking is located at the Gateway Medical Building (15725 Pomerado Rd) next to the festival and the Pomerado Professional Plaza (15706-15708 Pomerado Road). Parking attendants and signs will be available to direct traffic. Click here for map.
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What kind of foods will be available at the Festival?

A myriad of ethnic recipes from Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, Israel/Middle Eastern and popular delicatessen foods will be available for purchase at the Festival including, but not limited to: Blintzes, Chopped liver, Corned beef on rye, Falafel, Hamentaschen, Knishes, Kosher sliders, Kosher Flank Steak, Kosher Hot Dogs, Kugel, Latkes, Majadrah, Mandelbrot, Matzo ball soup, Mediterranean salads, Pomegranate chicken, Rugalach, Strudel, Stuffed cabbage rolls

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Will there be a kosher grill?

Yes. When we say there's something for everyone at this year's Jewish Food Festival, we're NOT kidding! This year we will have specially seasoned flank steak sandwiches, ground chuck kafta sliders and more...all made fresh and served hot off the kosher grill.
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What is there to drink?

A variety of beverages will be available to accompany the delicious food. NEW This year...check out our outdoor wine and beer garden featuring Israeli wines.
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Tell me more about the celebrity chef demos.

The organizing committee has announced cooking and food preparation demonstrations with celebrity chefs. Each chef will demonstrate food preparation while explaining the nuances behind each creative twist on traditional Jewish delicacies. You will be able to closely watch and interact with each chef as they create culinary masterpieces for your tasting pleasure. Click here to learn about the celebrity chefs
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Is there an admission fee?

Pre-purchase of tickets before April 20 will give you a $5 discount ($20 ticket for $15). Admission is included with the purchase of a $20 Festival Ticket. The ticket can be used to purchase $20 in menu items and children's activities.
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Where can I find the latest San Diego Jewish Food Festival information?

LIKE us on Facebook for the latest news about the festival. And this site is updated frequently, of course.
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