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Where to Get Spam Musubi in San Diego

The outrageously processed meat from a can is more delicious—and available!—than you might imagine
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Courtesy of The Plot

Späm & Kimchi Bowl

The Plot

For this brunch bowl, Oceanside’s plant-based pioneer makes an animal-free version of Spam with red lentils, then lays it over crispy rice with scallions, sesame, Napa cabbage, sea beans, teriyaki, and “yum yum” sauce for a savory, fully vegan experience.

Scrambled Eggs With White Rice & Spam

Fathom Bistro, Bait, and Tackle

Eggs, rice, Spam—why mess with perfection? Plus, this Shelter Island gem has some of the best views in the county. Fathom is a beer for brunch type of place, so skip the bloody mary and opt for a local brew instead.

Courtesy of Leilani’s Cafe

Spam Musubi Leilani’s Style

Leilani’s Cafe

This family-owned café has brought a taste of the islands to Pacific Beach for 20 years, slinging Hawaiian favorites like poke, loco moco, and teriyaki chicken. But it’s their spin on Spam musubi that starts a day off right. Leilani’s wraps Spam, rice, egg, and furikake seasoning in nori and serves it with a spicy mayo dipping sauce. Eight tiny pieces of aloha.

By Beth Demmon

Beth Demmon is an award-winning writer and podcaster whose work regularly appears in national outlets and San Diego Magazine. Her first book, The Beer Lover's Guide to Cider, is now available. Find out more on

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