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Top Choice Market in Davis

Davis Farmers Market

With more than 150 vendors and an awe-inspiring selection of local produce, meat, flowers and baked goods, this is the vibrant heart of Davis. It's justly considered among the best farmers markets in the nation.
Pizza in Davis


The most popular pizza joint in town serves slices at lunch and gets boisterous at happy hour. Besides the usual combos, it has a fun selection of gourmet pizzas. (Sriracha, bacon, pineapple and green onions? Yes, p…
Pub Food in Davis

Burgers and Brew

It's all in the name; the brilliantly simple formula of this buzzing brewpub makes it a charming local favorite. The 30 craft beers on tap include the best of the region and a delicious house IPA. When you're a few …
Microbrewery in Davis

Three Mile Brewing Company

This welcome upstart microbrew has a fantastic flight of crisp, hoppy beer made from local ingredients. Get a taster of four 5oz sips for $7. The list is always changing, but if you're lucky, it will have the smoky …
Beer Hall in Davis

Davis Beer Shoppe

This mellow beer hall and shop stocks 650 varieties of craft beer, bottled and on tap, import and brewed down the block. Pull any bottle from the back, or order one of its daily changing draft flights. BYO food.
Gallery in Davis

John Natsoulas Center for the Arts

Look out for the giant mosaic cat on the way into town; the ceramic calico guards one of the most vibrant small contemporary art galleries in the state, which also hosts Friday night jazz and poetry readings.
Park in Davis

UC Davis Arboretum

With well-marked botanical collections, picnic grounds and family tours, the 100-acre 'Arb' is a treasure. Follow the peaceful 3.5-mile loop along one of the state's oldest reservoirs, dug in the 1860s.
Middle Eastern in Davis

Sam's Mediterranean Cuisine

Delicious and cheap shawarma (get the beef with tangy yogurt and chili sauce) makes this little spot a university institution. Cash only.
Asian in Davis

Davis Noodle City

Students and locals tuck into wooden booths at this cozy spot to slurp up thick homemade noodles, fresh dumplings and scallion pancakes.
Concert Venue in Davis

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Major theater, music, dance and other performances take place at this state-of-the-art venue on the UCD campus.