The 6 Best Markets in Sacramento

Market vegetables
Market vegetables | © U.S. Department of Agriculture / Flickr
Deanna Morgado

In a city like Sacramento, most residents choose quality over anything else when it comes to food. Markets that carry fresh and high-standard foods, flowers, teas and coffee, and more artfully-crafted goods, are considered the best in the region. Here are some of the best markets in Sacramento.

Loved by over 40s

Midtown Farmers Market

Farmers' Market, Street Food

© Robert Couse-Baker / Flickr

Open all year round, patrons of the Midtown Farmers Market flock to 20th Street to support all the local farmers that vendor this lively gathering. Booths that line the streets exhibit regionally-grown and owned foods, agriculture, crafts, and other goods. Flower artisans boast their colorful blossoms of the season, and business owners showcase their merchandise and produce at the Midtown Farmers Market. Organic skincare lines often sell their carefully-crafted serums and creams to supportive Sacramento market-goers looking to localize their beauty regimen.

Taylor’s Market

Market, American, Asian, European, Mexican

© Gauthier DELECROIX - 郭天 / Flickr

Hands-down, one of the most raved about meat selections in the entire region comes from Taylor’s Market. A gourmet grocery market, Taylor’s houses artisan butchers, bakers, and chefs to display some of the best produce, goods, and prepared foods in the city. Residents trust this grocer’s honor to food and to those who eat it; out-of-towners relish in the hyper-local selection of cuisine, flowers, beer, and wine. In operation since 1962, long-time Sacramentans and Taylor’s employees make up the market’s own management, cementing its dedication to the city and its top-notch artisans.

Corti Brothers

Market, American, European, Middle Eastern, Asian, Mexican

© U.S. Department of Agriculture / Flickr

European-inspired, this high-end market carries choice worldly goods, exotic foods, and a vast selection of craft pasta. Corti Brothers’ prices range to include both the humble and affluent shopper, with an inventory that features a variety of prepared cuisine and baked goods. Crafted sandwiches with modest costs are frequented by patrons, while dishes from around the world, like Loison Focaccia Mandorlata—a holiday cake dressed in almonds that hails from Northern Italy—sell out and must frequently be restocked to this gourmet market’s shelves.

Sunh Fish

Farmers' Market, Seafood

© Robert Couse-Baker / Flickr

For Sacramento’s seafood scene there’s Sunh Fish. This market boasts some of the city’s freshest selection fish, crustaceans, and other water-dwellers. Both citizens and local restaurants look to Sunh Fish to supply their business, party, or fridge with quality produce. Many of its patrons are longtime shoppers, swearing by the market’s high standard of goods. Saltwater or fresh, it doesn’t matter at Sunh Fish, where it’s believed to stock the best seafood in Sacramento, some say the entire region.

Nugget Market

Market, American, Mexican, Asian, Vegan, Gluten-free, European, Middle Eastern

© U.S. Department of Agriculture / Flickr
Nugget Market offers quality products that satisfy all the different kinds of lifestyles out there—heart-healthy diets, raw diets, vegan, vegetarian, sugar-free, fair trade and more. Family-owned for over 90 years, the market honors its patrons by stocking goods of the highest quality, that fits different budgets and ways of living. Although many shoppers frequent Nugget for its high-standard organic groceries, it’s the market’s bakery that’s the real favorite. A quaint seating area just outside the in-house storefront makes for the optimal tasting area after purchasing an array of freshly-baked bread, cakes, and cookies.

Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op

Market, European, American, Mexican, Asian, Middle Eastern

© glenngould / Flickr
Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op specializes in sustainability and organic goods. In the produce section, colors burst and pop with both exotic and homegrown fruits and vegetables. A robust deli promises an abundance of options for people with or without dietary restrictions, and a full hot bar meets the highest grade of standards for prepared craft food. For those looking to improve their food mastery, the Co-Op offers on-site cooking classes, welcoming all levels of chefs to try their hand in the art of cooking.
culture trip left arrow
 culture trip brand logo

Volcanic Iceland Epic Trip

meet our Local Insider


women sitting on iceberg


2 years.


It's the personal contact, the personal experiences. I love meeting people from all over the world... I really like getting to know everyone and feeling like I'm traveling with a group of friends.


I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!

culture trip logo letter c
group posing for picture on iceberg
group posing for picture on iceberg

Every CULTURE TRIP Small-group adventure is led by a Local Insider just like Hanna.

map of volcanic iceland trip destination points
culture trip brand logo
culture trip right arrow
landscape with balloons floating in the air


Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.