Convenient, cost-effective commercial kitchens in San Diego

With the best of American and Mexican cuisines on full display, San Diego is a food lover’s playground. Make your culinary mark on this lively city with CloudKitchens, the partner that gets you into a professional kitchen in around six weeks—without breaking the bank.


Why commercial kitchens in San Diego?

With the Pacific Ocean on one side and California’s abundant farmlands on the other, San Diego is chock-full of fresh, high-quality ingredients.




Open a commercial kitchen in as little as 6 weeks with less capital, and leverage our proven model for delivery.


A team to

support you

We handle the logistics and fulfillment to make sure your orders are delivered with more accuracy, in less time.


New customers at

your fingertips

Our commercial kitchens are located in densely populated areas with the highest volumes of delivery orders, so you can reach more customers online.


Manage orders on

one tablet

Streamline your virtual restaurant's online ordering and delivery platform orders from one single tablet. Our technology integrates all your delivery apps in one place, allowing you to focus on the food.


Build multiple food


Maximize your order volume by running multiple brands and cuisines out of a single commercial kitchen.


Lower costs, higher


When your labor, real estate costs, overhead, and cost of goods go down, your profits go up.

Commercial kitchens built for delivery

Commercial kitchens in San Diego

If you hope to transform those ingredients into something outstanding, you need a professional kitchen space. But in an in-demand city like San Diego, that kind of real estate can be hard to find.

That’s where we come in. CloudKitchens pairs you with a commercial kitchen in a bustling area, then provides you with the tools you need to deliver food and grow your small business into an empire.

As part of our partnership, you’ll receive a CloudKitchens tablet loaded with software to help you accept, manage, and fill orders in record time. To help you overcome hurdles, you’ll also have a dedicated crew in the building, as well as a separate team of industry experts on speed dial.

Above all, without the unnecessary expenses of running a full restaurant, you’ll have freedom. That means freedom to experiment with your dishes, try out multiple food concepts, and focus on what you do best: cooking.

San Diego ghost kitchens

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Commercial kitchens versus traditional restaurants

Real estate

Brick & mortar


High cost, high traffic address

Ghost Kitchens


Same area, low cost low traffic address

Staff required (~)

Brick & mortar


Many dedicated to front-of-house

Ghost Kitchens


We provide staff to handle all order handoffs and more

Weeks to launch 1 location

Brick & mortar


10 locations 5-10 years

Ghost Kitchens


Multiple locations 1 year

Upfront investment

Brick & mortar


High investment

Ghost Kitchens


Low investment

Break even

Brick & mortar


10% profit on 1M run rate

Ghost Kitchens


10% profit on 1M run rate

Kitchen Specs

All you need and more under the hood

We offer kitchens for modern-day chefs and help get you set up with specialized equipment and minimal fuss.


  • Private kitchen
  • Driver pickup area
  • Staff locker area
  • Restrooms
  • Mop wash
  • Cold & freezer storage
  • Dry storage


  • Order pickup & processing*
  • Courier handoff
  • Cleaning & maintenance
  • Safety & health inspections
  • Delivery logistics
  • Extraction & ventilation
  • On-site support staff
  • Delivery software
  • *Level of service dependent on facility


  • 3 compartment sink
  • Prep sink
  • Hand sink
  • Commercial hood
  • Tablet
  • Grease-trap/interceptor


  • Gas points
  • Power outlets
  • High power lighting
  • Cold & hot water lines
  • Gas/fire safety system
  • WiFi
  • Trash / recycle
  • Ethernet connections
  • Grease/trap cleaning
  • Hood/flue cleaning
  • Pest control


Questions?We are here to help.

Is using a San Diego ghost kitchen easier than opening a traditional restaurant?

Definitely. Opening a brick-and-mortar food concept in San Diego can be a complicated affair. Even after you’ve raised funds or secured investors, you still have to:

  • Apply for a plan review with the Plan Check and Construction Unit
  • Apply for a health permit
  • Secure a permit for construction or equipment installations
  • Pass a final inspection

A ghost kitchen, on the other hand, requires far less forethought. Without customer-facing sections, there’s no need to pick out—or pay for—wallpaper or chairs. With most requirements already taken care of (by us), the headache of coordinating with regulatory agencies disappears.

When you team up with CloudKitchens, the stress of opening a food concept melts away like a good Gruyère.

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What is a ghost kitchen?

Ghost kitchens are establishments that focus exclusively on food delivery. Also known as virtual kitchens, these professional spaces have all the amenities a chef needs without the dining room or waiting area.

Unlike brick-and-mortar restaurants, which prize foot traffic and pic-worthy patios, ghost kitchens are designed with food delivery in mind. That means ample parking, convenient take-out windows, and, most importantly, a high volume of online customers nearby.

What do I need to get started?

Investment-wise, you can get started with CloudKitchens for around 30k. You and your staff (usually 4-6 people) will be able to keep costs low as you focus on creating your menu and brand identity. 

Are commercial kitchens profitable?

Thanks to their comparatively low overhead, commercial kitchens have the potential to turn an incredible profit. A commercial kitchen’s profitability depends on several factors, like the location, branding, and operating systems at play.

How does a commercial kitchen help your existing restaurant grow?

Operating a commercial kitchen concept and business model allows restaurant owners to serve a wider clientele while minimizing overhead. For example, if you are a San Diego restaurant but want to expand your business with a commercial kitchen in Los Angeles to capture a new market. Commercial kitchens also give you the flexibility to try out new menus or even new restaurants, all within one commercial kitchen space.

How much do commercial kitchens cost?

The cost of opening and operating a commercial kitchen will vary. When you work with CloudKitchens, you can get your ghost kitchen up and running with an investment as low as $30k (compared to the average $1 million for a brick-and-mortar, traditional restaurant).

How long does it take to open a commercial kitchen in San Diego?

While we can’t guess how long it will take you to develop your menu or hire your dream team, we can tell you that partnering with CloudKitchens can land you in a commercial kitchen in San Diego in as few as six weeks.

We can also confidently say that starting a ghost kitchen is much quicker than opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant. Why? Because we’ve already taken care of the building inspections and permits—processes that often take months. With a head start to the whole operation, you can get cooking even faster.

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