Working for Good, Clean, Fair Food for All - Slow Food Urban San Diego Convivium of Slow Food International

Become a Member Benefit Partner!

Our members are always on the lookout for Slow Food-friendly restaurants and businesses. These are establishments that provide delicious food created with locally-sourced ingredients and good, clean, and fair practices. We strive to recommend businesses our members should support to satisfy their Slow Food cravings.

Our goal is to encourage members to stimulate the local economy and support local restaurants and the long food chain that supports them from farmer to chef. We hope that, by providing our members with special discounts at select Slow Food-friendly restaurants, they will be encouraged to experience and support the culinary gems of urban San Diego.

How It Works

All Slow Food Urban San Diego members receive a Member Benefits Card that they can present to receive a small (10% suggested) discount on their food bill (including or excluding alcohol) or a special offer at Slow Food-friendly businesses. With your participation, we hope to encourage our engaged and passionate community of members to shop and support Slow Food-minded businesses such as yours.


Participating restaurants and businesses will be highlighted on the Slow Food Urban San Diego website and newsletter. To view current program participants please visit our Member Benefits webpage.

We at Slow Food Urban San Diego are very excited about the support that our Membership Benefit program will provide to the local San Diego food economy. If you think that you might be interested in becoming a part of this program, please complete the attached application. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have – thank you for your consideration!

If you would like your business to participate in our Member Benefits program, please complete and the application below send your it to us at the following address:



Post:    SFUSD Membership
4395 Felton St
San Diego CA 92104

Membership Benefits Program Application

If you have any questions about the Member Benefit Program or partnering with SFUSD, please contact us at:



SFUSD Welcomes a New Member Benefit Partner, Local Habit

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Slow Food Urban San Diego welcomes our newest Member Benefit Partner, Local Habit! With “Cali-Creole” food, created by executive chef Nick Brune, Neopolitana-style pizzas, house-cured meats, local produce, and a seasonal menu, the newly re-opened Local Habit embodies Slow Food’s mission. SFUSD members get 20% off drinks. Check out their farm-driven sustainable menu in Hillcrest.

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Psst: And keep your eye peeled for a SFUSD Slow Sips event at Local Habit in July!

Interested in becoming a Slow Food Member Benefit Partner?

Roosevelt Middle School Garden Volunteers Build Big!


Lots of volunteers at RMS. Photo credit: Kathryn Rogers

From constructing raised beds for planting sweet potatoes to weeding garden boxes in preparation for the summer harvest, it was a productive day in the garden for the more than 50 volunteers who joined Slow Food Urban San Diego at Roosevelt Middle School on April 18.  Volunteers, including children, families, community leaders and a team from Navy Logistics, came together to help prepare the community and school gardens for planting.


Happy RMS volunteers! Photo credit: Kathryn Rogers

The Roosevelt school gardens are home to educational classes and community activities that allow students and local residents to development a deeper sense of self, their relationship with nature, our community, and our world.

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RMS Volunteers working hard. Photo credit: Kathryn Rogers

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Roosevelt Middle School Volunteers. Photo credit: Kathryn Rogers

After a fun day in the sun (sunscreen provided!), volunteers shared stories and relaxed while munching on burritos donated by Chipotle and snacks provided by Specialty Produce.

Volunteers relaxing. Photo credit: Kathryn Rogers

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Photo credit: Kathryn Rogers

-contributed by Kathryn Rogers