Eat like a local in Grass Valley, Nevada City and Auburn

LUNCH AT BRIARPATCH DELI
The deli at the BriarPatch Coop in Grass Valley offers fresh ready-to-eat meals, light meals, a salad bar, drinks and baked goods, all from the same ingredients sold in the store. A hot bar offers theme days, such as Indian cuisine. The “Patch” also is open for breakfast and dinner. BriarPatch.coop

A “POWER LUNCH” AT KANE’S RESTAURANT
Grass Valley is a small town, but the civic leaders and “electeds” often gather at Kane’s, including on its stylish patio. Serving pizza, pasta, sandwiches, burgers, steaks, chops, roasts, fish, chicken, and seafood specials. KanesRestaurant.com

LUNCH AT HAPPY APPLE KITCHEN
Enjoy the fall colors on the Colfax Highway and stop for a burger and fresh apple pie at Happy Apple Kitchen. Family owned and operated since 1974. 530-273-2822

MARSHALL’S PASTIES
From a small shop in downtown Grass Valley, Marshall’s offers fresh Cornish pasties with beef and veggie fillings. Get one to go while you walk downtown. 530-272-2844

In Nevada City, Ike’s Quarter Cafe specializes in breakfasts made with organic and fresh, local ingredients. IkesQuarterCafe.com

COFFEE AT A LOCAL CAFE OR COFFEE BAR
We recommend Carolines Coffee Roasters, Brew Bakers Family Café and Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli in Grass Valley or The Curly Wolf in Nevada City, among others. All offer espresso drinks.
SummerThymes.com
facebook.com/BrewBakersFamilyCafe
facebook.com/TheCurlyWolfEspresso-House

A LOCALS’ BREAKFAST
The locals gather at Tofanelli’s Gold Country Bistro (101 omelettes) in Grass Valley, which includes a banquet room. Tofanellis.com

Maria’s Mexican Restaurant serves an authentic Mexican breakfast on weekends. MariasGrassValley.com

LATIN CUISINE AT DIEGOS
Diegos is redolent of a Latin American café, with authentic food made from fresh, local ingredients. DiegosRestaurant.com

EAT@ Farmers Markets
Our farmers markets offer fresh, impromptu meals. One example: A baguette from The Baker and The Cakemaker, goat cheese, fresh figs and honey from Boorinakis Harper Ranch in Auburn. The artisan food and fruit comes from the Foothill Farmers Market in Auburn.

(Photo: Jim Beckett, Sugar Pine Studios)

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