I’ve heard good things about Specialty’s from several friends. There are multiple locations in California, with two in San Diego. My friends had recommended the one in La Jolla, but it’s only open during the week since it’s catered to the lunch work crowd.

So on a rare week day off that Mr. K and I had recently, we decided to check it out. It’s located in the financial buildings area of UTC, making it a little hard to find. It sharea a spot with Peet’s Coffee. There are several ways for you to order: in person talking to a store employee, in person on one of their tablets, or placing your order online.


We chose to place our order online. I loved that you can customize the salads and sandwiches, and with each customization, it shows the nutrition value and how it is changing with your additions and subtractions. Once we finalized our order, the time estimate was about 15 minutes.

When we arrived, our order was actually already on this pick up shelf. It was that easy. We never even had to speak or interact with an employee!

I heard rave reviews about the cookies, so I ordered one. While in the cafe, I took a peek at the baked goods on display but didn’t see the famed cookies.

Recently, there was a Biscoff Spread Contest, with the grand prize being a trip to Belgium. Contestants were asked to upload images of recipes or the best way to eat Biscoff Spread. I was inspired to make this Ultimate Biscoff Cake.

It’s a Biscoff Spread Cake, layered with a Biscoff Spread Whipped Cream, and then topped with fresh glazed strawberries and lined with crunchy Biscoff cookies.

Which Wich? Superior Sandwiches has been on my to-do list for a few years now. There are a few locations in San Diego, but the only one I knew of was the one in Hillcrest, so I was always too lazy to deal with the parking.

Recently, I noticed that they opened one in near the UTC Mall, in a plaza with plenty of parking lot. So Mr. K and I went to check it out.

Once inside, there are a line of bags, divided into various categories. For each category, there are several specialty sandwiches. For example, if you choose the “chicken” option, there is chicken, pesto chicken, teriyaki chicken, buffalo chicken and chicken cordon bleu. Then there are a ton of customization options. You choose your bag and then there are red markers provided for you to check off what you want: types of cheese, toasted or not toasted bread, veggies, dressings, type of mustard, mayonnaise, etc. I always get really excited when there are a lot of options, but it’s also overwhelming. We spent quite a while trying to figure out what we wanted.