Slow Food Sacramento

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waterboyrestaurant.com
2000 Capitol Avenue,
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 498-9891

We’re a cozy restaurant in Midtown Sacramento providing really great service and cooking delicious food since 1996. We feature a monthly changing menu, inspired mostly by the beautiful cuisines of northern Italy and southern France. We also feature a terrific wine list with lots of interesting options and a full bar featuring classic cocktails and aperitifs.

tulibistro.com
2031 S Street,
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 451-8854

Since 2007, Tulí Bistro is a neighborhood restaurant which provides guests an ever-changing variety of seasonal dishes under the leadership of Chef/Owner Adam Pechal. In a modern yet casual atmosphere, Tulí’s skilled chefs engage and educate diners from behind the exhibition line as they cook, always happy to discuss the ingredients, techniques, and sources of food involved in creating every meal. Not only are Tulí’s ingredients high-quality and ecologically sound, but Tulí takes pride in making nearly every component of a dish in-house: from handcrafted pasta, to rich stocks, savory sauces, and fresh salad dressings. Tulí’s menu highlights Sacramento Valley produce; indeed, to Chef Pechal it is unthinkable to not eat seasonally and from local farms in an area as agriculturally rich and diverse as the Central Valley. Tulí’s beef, pork, and chicken suppliers have been carefully chosen by Chef Pechal as well, and are what he considers the very finest available: humanely raised, certified organic, less-processed, and non-GMO. Beyond the restaurant, Tulí often takes its cuisine on the road as well, either providing services as Tulí Catering with its mobile smoker and wood-fired oven, or donating its food and time to the community.

taylorsmarket.com
2924 Freeport Blvd.,
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 443-5154

Both Taylor’s Market and Taylor’s Kitchen are committed to the fundamentals of the Slow Food Movement. Since its inception Taylor’s Kitchen has focused on serving meals prepared from the freshest local sources available. Chef Robert Lind creates his menus weekly focusing on the freshest most sustainable meats and produce our vendors offer. A few of the local vendors we use are 5 Dot Ranch, Superior Farms, Faurot Ranch, Del Rio Farms, and Vega Farms. All these vendors share the same philosophy and commitment as Taylor’s when it comes to freshness, sustainability and minimizing the impact upon our environment.

sellands.com
5340 H Street,
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 736-3333

Open since 2001, Selland’s Market Café is a neighborhood gathering place serving handcrafted foods made with love by the Selland Family. Many tried and true, home-style family recipes grace the menu with its wide array of hot and cold prepared foods, sandwiches, salads, pizzas and desserts. Selland’s offers a full service bakery, a wine shop, dine in or take out, and catering for any number of people – from 2 to 2000! As with all the Selland Family’s restaurants, including The Kitchen and Ella Dining Room and Bar, they shop the local Farmers Markets and work with local and regional purveyors for much of their ingredients. Selland’s has been serving the Sacramento community for 10 years now not only through their quality food and wine, but also with numerous donations and community outreach. Selland’s Wine Steward David Scott Baker founded GRAS (Green Restaurant Alliance Sacramento), which aims to make Sacramento a leader in the green restaurant industry, and Selland’s is a founding restaurant member as well. The Selland Family is committed to the principles of Slow Food, as they are committed to great food, family, friends, and taking the time to enjoy life. Join them at Selland’s for lunch or dinner, pick up food for home, or try their catering, and slowly savor the best things in life – food, family and friends.

sacfoodcoop.com
1900 Alhambra Blvd.,
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 455-2667

Our purpose is to provide our community with seasonal, local, organic food that is wholesome, delicious and prepared with love. We aim to serve the wide variety of dietary preferences of our customers and our menu changes with the season. We purchase certified organic ingredients whenever possible. We always use certified organic produce, grains, beans, and eggs.

We are committed to purchasing organic fresh produce from our local growers. We are proud to be offering seasonal produce from Full Belly Farm, Soil Born Farm, Terra Firma Farm, Riverdog Farm, Natural Trading Company, Blue Heron Farm and other small family farms. Taste the difference!

OneSpeed

onespeedpizza.com
4818 Folsom Blvd.,
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 706-1748

OneSpeed Pizza is a neighborhood pizza joint in the heart of East Sacramento brought to you by Rick Mahan, Chef and owner of Waterboy Restaurant. We focus on beautiful local ingredients and simple, time tested cooking. Enjoy artisan pizzas, antipasti, daily changing specials and excellent service in a family friendly atmosphere. We also feature private dining and catering for your special events. Ideally, we hope to provide an experience that harks back to a simpler time, when people spent time at the dining table, eating, talking and enjoying good company.

mulvaneysbl.com
1215 19th Street,
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 441-6022

Mulvaney’s Building & Loan is an American restaurant, banquet hall, and offsite catering company. We focus on farm-to-form eating, taking full advantage of the seasonal bounty of the Great Valley. We are very hands on, smoking our own salmon, rolling pasta, churning ice cream. But pork is our first love and we use everything but the oink – bacon, sausages, sometimes we just roast the whole thing. In fact, one of our logos, the “Pigasus,” can be seen lit up on the corner every night.

magpiecaterers.com
1409 R Street, Suite 102,
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 452-7594

Magpie Café offers food and menus inspired by the fresh, high-quality ingredients available to us seasonally, with an emphasis on those from the Central Valley and Northern California. The Café offers baked goods, sandwiches, salad and soup for lunch and full service dining in the evenings. Magpie is also a full service catering company with a wide range of offerings from breakfast drop-offs to private hors d’oeuvres parties and full service weddings. Magpie Caterers is continually looking for ways to make exciting cuisine both more sustainable and accessible. We use a mix of organic, seasonal and locally grown produce to create menus that reflect the cultural and culinary fabric of northern California. Magpie Café uses meats and poultry that are raised without hormones or antibiotics. We also use the Monterey Bay Aquarium SeafoodWatch list of sustainable fisheries when designing all menus.

thekitchenrestaurant.com
(916) 568-7171
2225 Hurley Way,
Sacramento, CA 95825

Founded in 1991, The Kitchen is a one-of-a-kind culinary event that you will not soon forget! Chefs at The Kitchen serve a 6-course prix fixe menu to 50 guests each night for their one-seating, seasonal Chef’s Demonstration Dinners that are prepared before your eyes in a kind of theater-in-the-round. The ingredients are the best and freshest available and almost all local, and the chefs prepare their amazing, all-you-can-eat feasts with humor, excitement and a passion for real food, great wines, and unsurpassed hospitality. The Selland Family has been shopping the Farmers Markets of this region for 20 years for their restaurants, which also include Selland’s Market Café and Ella Dining Room and Bar, and they very well may have purchased more produce, meats, dairy and seafood from local and regional purveyors than any other area restaurateur or chef around. The Selland Family believes in the principles of Slow Food, and they put these beliefs into action every day in their lives and in their businesses. All of the Selland Family Restaurants are founding members of GRAS (Green Restaurant Alliance Sacramento), a local non-profit working to make Sacramento a leader in the green restaurant movement. The Selland Family invites you to enjoy the truly unique experience in food, family, friends and fun that is The Kitchen.

www.hotitalian.net
16th & Q Streets,
Midtown, Sacramento, CA
(916) 444-3000

HOT ITALIAN has made itself a model for sustainability among restaurants in Sacramento. Co-owners Andrea Lepore and Fabrizio Cercatore paid careful attention during their major restoration of the former retail space into a restaurant. Creating a business that is energy efficient with a solar thermal system for hot water and LED and CFL lighting, water conservative with low flow faucets and toilets, and sustainable by using recycled materials in the seating, tables, and other fixtures, helped them earn the region’s first restaurant and retail LEED Certification, the nation’s leading designation for green buildings. In addition, HOT ITALIAN composts all its kitchen waste on-site with a state-of-the-art Earth Tub composting system, pizza boxes are compostable, and there’s parking for 32 bicycles on-site. Best of all, HOT ITALIAN strives to use local and organic ingredients with a menu that changes seasonally to reflect nature’s cycle to make its salads, pizza and calzone, as well as its gelato and sorbetto by Naia that is organic and made of seasonally selected ingredients.