Windmill Food Hall | Carlsbad, CA
Updated: Feb 3
"Really good food by really good people."
This Danish-inspired, 2 story windmill has been renovated into a hip and happen food hall with 15 eateries and a bar, all under one roof!
The windmill was built it 1982 and was once Pea Soup Anderson's Hotel & Restaurant.
Pea Soup Anderson's was a well-know road side destination for travelers throughout California. Their brand dates as far back as the 1920's, a time when pea soup was a comforting commodity for a weary traveler.
From pea soup to poke bowls, this windmill has seen it all.
The hall is all about creative food, fun games and inspirational art.
WINDMILL BAR -
cocktails, beers, wine & champagne! Sit inside or outside and get your brunch on.
You could literally spend an entire day eating at this place. There are SO many options. Come for breakfast or brunch, stay for lunch, then dinner.
Here's a few of our favs...
THE POKE STAND - rolls & bowls
GOTTA GET "The Pokey"
This bowl is stuffed with fresh Ahi tuna, seaweed salad, lettuce, masago, green onions, blue corn chips, wasabi mayo, sesame seeds & sesame oil 👌
Other tasty topping options are Korean short ribs, salmon, crab, shrimp and veggies.
THE FRY FIX - french fries & waffles with all the fixin's!
These fries are no joke. Top 'em with cheese, herbs, bacon, fried egg, steak, pulled pork, pesto - you name it!
The waffles come sweet or savory with meats or sweets.
Authentic Thai food like spring rolls, fried rice, pad thai, curry and even fried squid!
but you GOTTA GET the Thai coffee with coconut milk and boba.
You know we had to check this place out since they claim to have "authentic New England seafood"...
There are 4 things every great lobster roll MUST have:
1. lots of fresh lobster
2. not too much mayo
3. a little bit of lettuce
4. a buttery toasted bun
But wait. There's MORE.
NOTORIOUS SALADS & SLIDERS - beefy burgers and dogs, vegan options, loaded salads
DISTRICT 1 PHO - vegan, gluten free options and pho-king delicious Vietnamese dishes
FRIEND'S HOUSE - dumplings, Bi Bim Bop, rice and soups
EL PUERTO STREET TACOS - tacos and burritos, quesadillas and nachos
MESTEESO COFFEE - coffees, local pastries, even Brazilian dishes
CROSS STREET CHICKEN & BEER - fried thighs, wings, tots and beer
BREAD & CHEESE EATERY - gourmet grilled cheeses galore
BING HAUS - matcha, boba teas and desserts
DOUGHBALLS - pizzaaaaaa
Come one, come all, try them all!
WINDMILL FOOD HALL
890 Palomar Airport Road
Carlsbad, Ca 92011