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Places to Eat

Farmers Market Denizen Lands Brick and Mortar Bakery

Tara Allen, owner of Fox and Fawn Bakehouse, is moving her farmer’s market vegan cupcakes to her new shop at 305 First Street.

Upscale Eatery Includes the tasty Impossible Burger

Benicia’s Lucca Bar and Grill serves up mouthwatering burgers and seasonal specials

Cozy Not Stuffy Atmosphere Enhances The Traditional Tea Room Experience

Maryellen Hayes and her staff at The Camellia Tea Room in Benicia provide a warm, friendly atmosphere where you can linger over the sumptuous offerings created in the kitchen by Chef Brandie Wendt.

Specialty Foods at Family-owned Markets

Check out these family-owned markets specializing in organic produce, artisan cheeses, quality meats and fresh, wild seafood.

Food, Wine & Good Times at The Loft Wine Bar & Restaurant

An eclectic menu, prohibition cocktails, curated wine list plus a hidden gem inside: The Office Speakeasy & Piano Lounge

Port Costa Family Style Dining Brings People Together

The winding road to the tiny town of Port Costa is well worth the drive with comfort food, pre-prohibition cocktails and shared dishes at the Bull Valley Roadhouse.

Benicia Kinder’s Sells to Local Business

An unplanned opportunity arose for owners of Heritage Pantry & Spice, to move across the street and become Crossroads Smokehouse & Deli, combining the two menues into one.

Freshly Baked Bread and Really Good Coffee

Farm & Flour recently opened on First Street, providing a new gathering place for locals to enjoy a toast-based breakfast, specialty coffee, lunch and easy conversation.

The Workshop Serves Po Boys & Beignets with Style

In 2013, a love for NOLA cuisine propelled Danny Glassmaker to start his popular Benicia restaurant. The neighborhood spot offers po boys, beignets & a twist on traditional fare.

Small Bites Dining Night In Downtown Benicia

Each year Benicia Main Street puts on A Taste of First Street, where crowds can sample delectible small bites from as many as15 restaurants, along with wine, from J Street to the waterfront.