Restaurants

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.
Top Choice New American in Sacramento

Empress Tavern

In the catacombs under the historic Crest Theater, this gorgeous restaurant hosts a menu of creative, meat-focused dishes (including family-style options like the falling-off-the-bone lamb osso buco). The space itse…
Ice Cream in Chico

Shubert’s Ice Cream & Candy

Five generations of Shuberts have produced delicious homemade ice cream, chocolates and confections for more than 75 years at this beloved pastel-colored Chico landmark. The flavors change with the season; consider …
Pizza in Davis

Woodstock's

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 Chico

Sierra Nevada Taproom & Restaurant

What's on tap is the main draw at the on-site restaurant of the Sierra Nevada Brewery Company. This genuine Chico destination is great for downing brews but lacks ambience – the huge, loud dining room is basically a…
Modern American in Sacramento

Mulvaney’s B&L

With effortless class and obsessive commitment to seasonality, this converted 19th-century firehouse offers delicate pastas (such as a fresh lamb tortellini) and grilled local meats on a menu that changes daily. As …
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 …
Californian in Chico

Leon Bistro

When the most ordinary thing on the menu is a wagyu beef burger with bacon-onion marmalade, you know you're in for something nice. Chef Ann Leon cooked in several fine kitchens before opening her namesake restaurant…
Californian in Sacramento

Kitchen Restaurant

Husband-and-wife team Randall Selland and Nancy Zimmer's cozy dining room in the northeast 'burbs is the pinnacle of Sacramento’s food experience. Their demonstration dinners focus on — what else? — local, seasonal,…
Cafe in Red Bluff

From The Hearth

Pastries and expert coffee drinks in the morning, crispy panini on just-baked bread for lunch and dinner. Everything is very fresh, colorful and made-to-order. This sophisticated, no-fuss cafe is a dream for travele…