Windmill Food Hall in Carlsbad, California is tucked in beautiful North County San Diego. This is the quintessential place to hang out if you're with a group of friends or family members and y'all can't decide where to eat. Each person can find amazing food options, craft beer selections, creative craft cocktails, and more to suit their taste under one roof. 

There are pastries, pizza, meat, BBQ, and other options. Food halls are all the rage thanks to their diversity of food and convenience. 

Photo of Windmill Food Hall in Carlsbad, California exterior

Windmill Food Hall is located in the iconic windmill building in Carlsbad, CA. The address is 890 Palomar Airport Road Carlsbad, California 92011. There is food, drink, happy hour, some outdoor seating and patio seating. If you are in the mood for coffee, check out my post on all the Carlsbad Coffee Shops. Carlsbad is near Oceanside, San Marcos, Vista.

Windmill Food Hall Hours

Windmill Food Hall is open daily.

Food Vendor Hours

Sunday-Thursday 11 am - 8 pm 

Friday-Saturday 11 am - 9 pm 

* Corner Coffee and El Puerto open daily at 8 am *

Bar Hours

Sunday-Thursday 11 am - 9 pm 

Friday-Saturday 11 am - 11 pm

Photo of the interior of Windmill Food Hall in Carlsbad, California restaurants food vendors

Windmill Food Hall - Food Vendors

Pick a place to eat at or mix and match with friends. Find something for each person's different tastes. There are benches and space to sit. You'll find food and drink options in this bustling food hall. The convenient ordering system allows you to order without having to wait for table service. Windmill Food Hall is a great environment for families with little kids. It also has open seating areas and benches.

Bomb Burgerz 

New at Windmill Food Hall.


Build your own pasta and eat some classic Italian delights at Cacio. They have appetizers, soup, salad, subs, and chefs specials like their carbonara or the chicken tequila penne. The build your own pasta allows you to pick your noodles, sauce, and veggies. You can add protein or other sides for an additional fee.

Corner Coffee

Come to Windmill Food Hall for your daily caffeine buzz. Corner Coffee opens daily at 8 am and it's the first thing you see when you enter the hall. 

Craft Pizza

Pizza lovers rejoice. Craft Pizza serves red and white pizza (without marinara sauce), breakfast pizza, calzones, desserts, and some canned and bottled beverages. Gluten-free and vegan options are available.

Cross Street Chicken and Beer 

Chicken combos, sandwiches, sides, and yes, Cross Street Chicken and Beer even has some plant-based chik'n items on the menu too. They have wing and tender flavors like The O.G., garlic parmesan, soy garlic, and more. Cluck cluck! 

District 1 Pho 

Menu items include the Build Your Own Bowl, Pho Dac Biet, Pho Tai, Banh Mi as well as starters such as egg rolls, bbq spring rolls, Nem Nuong spring rolls. You can also ask them about their street food of the week.

Photo of a fish taco from El Cacho at Windmill Food Hall in Carlsbad, California.
Taco Ensenada from El Cacho in Windmill Food Hall.

El Cacho

Fish Taco Stand is one of the newer stands at Windmill Food Hall. They have fish tacos and seafood like a shrimp and octopus cocktail.

El Puerto Street Tacos

El Puerto Street Tacos is open every day at 8 am. Food includes burritos, tacos, quesdillas, asada fries, side orders like corn tortillas, guacamole, salsa fresca. Vegan choices include The Vegan burrito and their potato fajita taco.

Mediterranean House 

Gyros, ground beef kebab wraps, hummus, oh my. Mediterranean House has plenty of delectable appetizers, plates, sandwiches, wraps, salads, drinks, and sauces! Vegan options such as falafel, dolmades, and more.

Notorious BBQ 

Baby got babyback ribs. Meats by the piece, sandwiches, sides (coleslaw, baked beans, collard greens, etc.) Notorious BBQ also has vegan options with their vegan bbq, vegan sausage sandwich, or vegan combo.

Rolled Up Sushi 

Sushi burritos, bowls, and rolls. Rolled Up Sushi has bowls and burritos such as chicken teriyaki or spicy tuna. Sushi rolls include veggie, Philly roll, poke roll, and more. They also have some drinks and offerings like Spam musubi and seaweed salad.

Secret Sauce Wok & Grill

Secret Sauce Wok & Grill has appetizers (such as crab rangoons or mini lumpia), soups, a lunch menu, dinner menu (Mongolian Beef, Szechuan Beef, etc.), drinks, and other goodies. Vegan options are available as well.

Thai Style 

Eat Thai food at Thai Style which started in 2015 as a vendor in local farmer's markets. Windmill Food Hall is their first brick-and-mortar location. They make every sauce and prepared every ingredient in-house.

The Mill Bar 

The Mill Bar offers happy hour Monday all day and 4 pm - 6 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Cocktail, draft beer (as well as pints, pitchers, bottles, and cans), wine, rose, sangria. It's at The Mill Bar. Veterans, active military, firefighters, police officers, medics, and health care workers enjoy 25% off at the bar.

Photo of art at Windmill Food Hall in Carlsbad, California restaurants. In the photo there is a mural of a woman, an ATM, and window showing the patio.

Parking at Windmill Food Hall

Parking is easy to navigate when you drive in. Just find a spot and park.

Support local restaurants and local business and grab a bite to eat at Windmill Food Hall, where you can find a wide variety of cuisines to choose from. There are a lot of things to do in North County San Diego, California. Come visit and bring the family, kids or a couple of friends and savor the moment. Discover new food local vendors or pick something up for takeout. It's a casual and buzzing place to dine. Head to Windmill Food Hall in Carlsbad, CA! Satisfy your cravings any time of the day. Carlsbad has a lot of restaurants and eateries to try based on your needs, from gluten-free to vegan. 

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