Myth #3: “There are only chain restaurants there.”
Sacramento sits at the center of California’s expansive agricultural area, earning it the title of “Farm To Fork” capital. You can see this celebration of truly delicious and high quality food all over the city. While Sacramento has only one Michelin star restaurant — the highly-celebrated local legend The Kitchen — you will find an abundance of outstanding dining within the city, and thanks to the diversity of the city, there’s no shortage of cuisine. For fancier dinners out, there are amazing spots like Ella which is a standout in terms of its big city elegance and uniquely delicious offerings, and Sacramento classics like The Waterboy and The Firehouse, or my personal favorite, Mulvaney’s B&L, all of which make use of seasonal ingredients to present fresh and delicious food.
If you love sushi, it’s tough to beat Kru, which is well-known in terms of its incredibly fresh sushi and incredible small plates offerings. If you’re vegan, check out Midtown Sushi’s take on vegan rolls and appetizers. If pizza is more your thing, there’s Masullo, which serves up wood-fired pizza and an impressive wine list, or Sacramento’s legendary deep dish spot, Zelda’s, a restaurant with arguably the best pizza in town, served in a true hole-in-the wall space that has not evolved since its early days (think incredibly cheap beers, dark lighting and colorful Christmas lights).