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Hungry in California? 5 Cities You Should Visit for Their Food

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Written by Carl Hedinger

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5 California Cities You Should Visit for Their Food

California brings travelers in from all walks and with so many wonderful places to see, competition here is fierce. Well that doesn’t stop in the kitchen because there are tons of wonderful food scenes in the Golden State. Read this and you’ll know the top 5 California cities you should visit for the food.

Sacramento

Book a hotel in Sacramento and search for this eclectic mix of food that’s almost impossible to top. Not far from the Amtrak Station, Old Towne Smokehouse’s deli sandwiches are perfect for those who’ve just arrived in the city or those in need of supplying a huge office party with deliciousness. Chando’s Tacos is a popular stop that’s just off I-80 and will have you making a return trip just for their burritos. Don’t worry about dessert beacuse that’s covered downtown at Osaka Ya and if you haven’t tried shaved ice yet, start here.

West Hollywood

To enjoy West Hollywood, you’ll need some energy to get through all the fun and entertainment that’s available. Start at Urth Caffe with a coffee and some breakfast burritos before getting on with your day. Avoid the tempting In-N-Out Burgers that you see and instead spend lunch at Burger Lounge on Sunset Boulevard. Get classy for dinner at Cecconi’s with one of their 50 spectacular wine choices and a sampling from their diverse tapas menu. This 24-hour romp through LA will convince you to spend more than one night in West Hollywood.

Santa Barbara

Spend more time with your inner gourmand in Santa Barbara and start with breakfast and a view at Eladios, overlooking the ocean. For lunch there’s nothing better than Mony’s Mexican Food and the line waiting outside will convince you. After walking off those wonderful meals and spending some time relaxing in your Santa Barbara hotel, go to Yoichi’s for a seven-course sushi meal that’s always changing according to the Japanese chef’s tastes.

Long Beach

Leave your hotel in Long Beach and get started with breakfast at Jongewaard’s Bake N’ Broil where you can find anything from cupcakes to chicken pot pies and tons in between. Spend some recovery time at George’s Greek Café where your body will appreciate such delicious yet light options. Dinner will take care of any leftover appetite you’ll ever have after a stop at Sura, home to Long Beach’s best Korean and fusion food.

South San Francisco

Keep it ethnic in the Industrial City and start with Thai Satay, whose menu will take you to Bangkok and back with dishes spicy enough to live up to any traveler’s expectations. Flavas Jamaican Grill has enough fabulous jerk chicken to satisfy all who are in search of some delicious Caribbean fare. For your night in South San Francisco, stop at Max’s Restaurant for the best Filipino fried chicken outside of Manila.

So aren’t you hungry after touring these California kitchen towns? Get in there and start eating your way through the Golden State before the secret is out about these delicious destinations! Enjoy your trip through California’s belly and be sure to bring a friend or two.

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Carl Hedinger

I'm a writer and recovering American expat who shares my family's travels through life. Follow our adventures here and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.