Hungry in California? Check Out the Grub in These 5 Golden State Cities

Hungry in California? Check out the grub at restaurants all over the state, including in picturesesque Santa Barbara ... photo by CC user 80135679@N02 on Flickr

When you think of California, what comes to mind? Certainly pristine beaches, A-list celebrities, and top-of-the-line shopping. What you should be thinking of, however, are the endless food options that will leave you satisfied during your trip to the Golden State. If you are hungry in California, here are some tasty choices for meals when you visit these five cities.


After a long day of sightseeing in Sacramento, you’ll want to replenish your energy with a tasty meal. You should check out a restaurant called The Kitchen. This open-kitchen setting offers a unique dining experience and a wide variety of dishes, so you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for. Other noteworthy eateries in Sacramento include Biba, The Waterboy, and The Firehouse. Book a room in one of these hotels to see what restaurants are in the area.

West Hollywood

Shop ‘til you drop in West Hollywood! But first, check out some of the famous restaurants that make this city so special. The first place that should be on your agenda is Ink, which offers an array of flavorful dishes. For a less traditional experience, head to Carney’s Express for gourmet burgers and hot dogs. Here, you’ll actually be eating in a historic train that is now permanently stationed on Sunset Boulevard. Just like the dining options, hotels in West Hollywood won’t leave you disappointed.

Santa Barbara

After a long day of surfing, paddleboarding, and soaking up the sun, treat yourself to a delicious meal at one of Santa Barbara’s top-rated restaurants. Some of the best options include Los Agaves, Mony’s Mexican, and Backyard Bowls. Toma Restaurant and Bar has people from all over the world raving. This Italian-Mediterranean style restaurant offers a perfect romantic setting for date night. Accommodating hotel staff at these Santa Barbara hotels will be sure to make additional food recommendations.

La Jolla

La Jolla is a city in California that often goes unnoticed compared to places like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento. But the food alone in La Jolla should make it the hottest tourist destination in California. Here you’ll find restaurants like Cottage, The Taco Stand, and Eddie V’s Prime Seafood. There are also many tasty dining and drink options located inside hotels in La Jolla, so be sure not to overlook these.


Napa, California is famous for its many vineyards and rich wines. Pair a glass of Napa wine with a delicious steak or seafood dish. Restaurants such as St. Clair Brown Winery, Farmstead, Cole’s Chop House, and Tra Vigne are all wonderful options for a fancy meal accompanied by a glass – or bottle – of wine. There are many hotel accommodations near vineyards and world-famous restaurants that will give you the true Napa experience.