Top Choice Cafe in Quincy

Pangaea Cafe & Pub

Like a stranger you feel you’ve met before, this earthy spot feels warmly familiar, all the more lovable when you consider its commitment to serving local produce. Choose from regional beef burgers, salmon sushi, a …
Top Choice Cafe in Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

Little Flower

An adorable, locally loved cafe set just a mile over the Colorado Bridge from Old Town. They make banh mi sandwiches with chicken, roast beef or tempeh, as well as bowls stuffed with such things as dahl, raita, curr…
Top Choice Cafe in Ukiah

Schat’s Courthouse Bakery & Cafe

Founded by Dutch bakers, Schat’s makes a dazzling array of chewy, dense breads, sandwiches, wraps, big salads, dee-lish hot mains, full breakfasts and homemade pastries.
Deli in Santa Monica

Wexler's Deli

Chef Micah Wexler has worked at some of the top kitchens in town, but his newest venture gets back to basics, with old-school Jewish deli classics. Whether you get house-smoked fish (lox, whitefish, sturgeon) on a b…
Cafe in Healdsburg


At the vanguard of locavore eating, the Shed integrates food at all stages of production, milling its own locally sourced grain flours, fermenting vinegars and kombucha from local fruit, and growing its own produce.…
Deli in Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

Wexler's Deli

Chef Micah Wexler's original back-to-basics deli doles out old-school Jewish classics like house-smoked fish, pastrami, corned beef and turkey on an equally tasty mix of breads. It's all served around the counter in…
Deli in Point Reyes Station

Cowgirl Creamery at Tomales Bay Foods

An indoor marketplace in an old barn sells picnic items, including gourmet cheeses and organic produce. Reserve a spot in advance for the artisanal cheesemaker’s demonstration and tasting ($5); watch the curd-making…
Cafe in Encinitas

Swami’s Café

This local institution can't be beat for breakfast burritos, multigrain pancakes, stir-fries, salads, smoothies and three-egg ohm-lettes (sorry, we couldn’t resist). Vegetarians will be satisfied too. Most of the se…
Deli in Santa Cruz

Picnic Basket

Across the street from the beach boardwalk, this locavarian kitchen puts together creative sandwiches such as beet with lemony couscous or 'fancy pants' grilled cheese with fruit chutney, plus homemade soups, breakf…
Cafe in Huntington Beach

Sugar Shack

Expect a wait at this HB institution, or get here early to see surfer dudes don their wet suits. Breakfast is served all day on the bustling Main St patio and inside, where you can grab a spot at the counter or a tw…