The diversity in California’s capital city has led to the establishment of numerous restaurants serving up delicious foods with inspiration from all over the world. With fresh ingredients from local producers and farmers, it’s not hard to find a great place to eat in Sacramento. From Italian to Thai to Hungarian to Japanese, Midtown Sacramento’s restaurants have some of the best locally crafted and world-inspired cuisine.
This popular lunchtime hangout got its starts in 2005, when Colonel Tom Slick decided to open the first Sandwich Spot in Midtown Sacramento. Its unique, cheekily-named sandwiches and great customer service prompted the creation of numerous other spots all throughout California. Patrons love to come back again and again for the consistently fresh and delicious sandwiches, as well as for the friendly staff who often remember familiar faces. A cute little building houses the shop, with a cozy front porch and both indoor and outdoor seating. It can definitely get very crowded because of its popularity, but if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind quality sandwich, this is the place to go.
Address & telephone number: 1630 18th St, Sacramento, CA, USA, +1 916 492 2613
If you’re in Northern California and you’ve got a craving for authentic Japanese ramen, then you have to stop by Ramen House Ryujin. With perfectly balanced and seasoned broth, tender slices of pork, perfectly cooked seasoned egg, and fresh, delicious noodles, ramen lovers from everywhere make a habit out of visiting this place. A popular choice for the ramen is the Kuro Tonkotsu, and the black garlic oil that comes with the black ramen is also a favorite. Their culinary skill is not limited to ramen, as they also serve amazing takoyaki (octopus and cabbage cake ball) and geso (fried squid tentacles). The Japanese staff are all extremely friendly as well, and they give great recommendations.
Address & telephone number: 1831 S St, Sacramento, CA, USA, +1 916 341 0488
Known for its delicious made-from-scratch brunches with cheap bottomless mimosas, Easy On I is a popular spot on weekend mornings. Often filled mostly with regulars, it can be awkward for first time visitors who walk in without knowing how it works. You just have to find an open table and seat yourself to avoid stares from the regular crowd. Other than that, though, servers are extremely nice and friendly, and the food is amazing. Especially popular are the Hot Mess with eggs and two meats of your choice on top of a biscuit and covered in gravy, the croissant breakfast sandwich with eggs and hot link sausages, the breakfast burrito, and the crispy Southern chicken and waffles. Weekday lunch favorites include the delicious salmon reuben and the tri tip sandwich. Thanks to the quality of the handmade foods, all of the menu items are crowd pleasers.
Address & telephone number: 1725 I St, Sacramento, CA, USA, +1 916 469 9574