Great Food — Off the Beaten Path

Thai Kitchen
Star Donuts

We’ve got you covered. Whether you’re craving something sweet or savory, Lodi, California has some amazing unconventional eateries that are sure to satisfy the most avid foodie!   Thai Kitchen | 107 N. Sacramento Street This cozy little Thai restaurant is situated between the corner liquor store and a night club and may be hard to spot, but don’t let that stop you. Thai Kitchen is serving up traditional Thai food such as, Pad Thai, Tom Yum Hot & Sour Soup, Satay Chicken, an assortment of delicious curries, and more in a welcoming space with friendly staff! They are open for both lunch and dinner, but their lunch specials are a killer deal – can’t beat the prices!     Star Donuts | 1040 W. Kettleman Lane, Suite 2

Crullers and old-fashioned, and glazed… oh my!  Are you craving something sweet? Star Donuts probably has a delectable pastry that will satisfy even the meanest sweet tooth! Their doughnuts are perfectly cooked with a soft center and the optimum amount of glaze. Insider tip: get the apple fritter – it’s their most popular doughnut. With a large selection of classic doughnuts Star Donuts is bound to have your favorites. Photo | Phanary K. (Yelp.com)  

Denis Country Kitchen
La Campana

Denis’ Country Kitchen | 1327 W. Lockeford Street Denis’ is definitely a local favorite! Tucked away in a shopping center on Lockeford Street, this place offers up some great American breakfast and lunch favorites! One of the more popular dishes is their Crab Benedict served with a generous serving of crab and poached eggs served over English muffins then topped with hollandaise sauce. Yummy! Photo | Connie C. (ylep.com)      

Yukari's Bento Box

La Campana Taqueria This taqueria is housed in the La Campana Tortilla Factory (Can it get any fresher than that? We think not!) nestled in an industrial area of Lodi.  The taqueria is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers your standard taco truck fare including tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and more. This isn’t a sit down restaurant so it’s best to plan to take your meal to-go. The buzz around town is that the breakfast burritos are to-die-for! They come with fresh scrambled eggs, potatoes, cheese, and your choice of meat. Delicioso! Photo | FountainPen S. (Yelp.com)    

Yukari’s Bento Box | 1301 W. Lockeford St., Suite D If you love teriyaki than you’ll love Yukari’s Bento Box. At this cozy eatery simplicity is key – their menu is succinct and offers basic delicious bento items. Generously portioned bento boxes come with grilled or fried meat of your choice, rice, macaroni salad, green salad, and miso soup. Believe us, your taste buds will thank you. Photo | Sonjia R. (Yelp.com)      

Fiori’s Butcher Shop | 400 W. Lodi Ave. This popular butcher shop and deli is a Lodi staple offering an array of sandwiches, salads, and other deli favorites. What started out as just a butcher shop in the 80s has grown into a great place to get a delicious lunch! ‘Local Favorites’ include a California Classic sandwich (Roasted Turkey, Monterey Jack, Avocado, Tomatoes, and Sprouts) or if you feel like trying something different order a Jerry Rice sandwich (Roasted Turkey, Creamy Havarti Cheese, Bruno’s Peppers, Red Onions, and Romaine). Either way, you’re bound to find something that will make your tummy happy! Photo | Crystal C. (Yelp.com) Published: April 2016

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