Celine: It would be difficult for me to pick my favorite offering at the Briarpatch deli. There is an amazing selection of pre-made sandwiches, salads and snacks, along with a hot bar/salad bar and a made-to-order counter for delicious meals made from mostly organic and local foods. But, I will go ahead and pick…my favorite sandwich can be found in the pre-made section of the deli and it is called “the piccolo”. A tasty combo of salami, cheese, lettuce, tomato..and more. They sell out early though, so if you can’t grab my fave any other choice will do!
Jake: Of all the great restaurants that are in Nevada City, one of my favorites is Sushi Q. If you do go there, be sure to try their Paris roll and house salad; those are my preferred choices!
Audrey: When waiting for a show, enjoy a local love for their ever-changing microbrews to their incredibly delicious burgers and sandwiches! Jernigan’s is a hidden gem right next door to The Onyx. Their Bleu Cheese Burger will melt your taste buds and pair it with a frothy local craft IPA. LOOK FOR PINT NIGHTS WEEKLY!
Paul: I truly adore our Grocery Outlet. It is the most fun that I have shopping. Every time I go, it is like a treasure hunt. The staples are always there. Eggs, milk, bread, vegetables. These will be cheaper than the grocery stores fare and the same quality.If you are looking for good cheese at great prices, there will always be something, but maybe not what you had before. Sometimes there is prosciutto for $5 that would cost $30 elsewhere (at least!). If you have that treasure hunt attitude, Grocery Outlet is a blast.
Ali: If you want a delicious brunch with friendly service South Pine Cafe is tops. I have never been disappointed with anything I have ordered, so it is always hard to choose what to get. For breakfast I love the Chorizo Tacos, hash browns extra crispy. And, of course an orange guava mimosa is a perfect compliment. YUM!
Mike: Three Forks is a gem of Nevada City, for their microbrews and gourmet pizzas. All of their ingredients are locally sourced and the beer is brewed in house. Their wood fired pizza oven is one of a kind and the small plates are to die for. There really is something for everyone here, from hardcore carnivores to gluten free vegans. Its just the best!
Rick: My pick is Miner Moe’s. I love pizza in all its forms, and Moe makes a good one. I also love a good salad and despite its seemingly small size the salad bar at Miner Moe’s is excellent, I’ve often put together the most wonderful and satisfying salad for lunch to go with my tall Coke on ice. It’s a perfect place for lunch or dinner, and don’t be afraid to talk to Moe herself, she is often behind the counter making this local friendly family owned business an easy recommendation.
Jennifer: Growing up in Nevada City, my family would often head to Friar Tuck’s to celebrate a special occasion (I even had my junior prom dinner there!) Over the years I have grown to love this cozy establishment for more than its glorious fondue; after turning 21 I was able to appreciate their great wine list, rotating beer selection, and quality craft cocktails. Tuck’s is still my favorite place to catch up with a friend in a warm atmosphere, with excellent food and live music at just the right volume (I especially love when George Souza or John Girton is playing.) Pro-tip: You don’t need a reservation in the bar, and once seated you can order from the bar menu which has selections not available on the restaurant side. Second pro-tip: never try to replicate their amazing onion bread at home. Just have it there and savor it while you can.
Spencer: If you love Mexican food, which you definitely should, then I would highly recommend Mi Pueblo Taqueria in Nevada City. It’s my go to spot after a long day on the river, hiking or participating in any of the many great activities this place provides. My personal favorite is the chile verde plate; with big chunks of pork slow cooked in green chile sauce, along with rice, beans and corn or flour tortillas, it’s an authentic dish that’s hard to beat!