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Places to Eat

New Food Vendors for Farmers Market’s 26th Year

Benicia Farmers Market provides much more than produce—this season’s new food trucks and greater variety provide tastebud-tempting selections.

Hannalee Pervan’s New Bakery Opening Soon

Hannalee Pervan channels her exceptional baking skills into her new bakery on First Street—a gathering place for the community as well as delicious food and coffee drinks.

Benicia’s Emerging Coffeehouse Culture

Too Busy to Cook? Try Gourmet Meals to Go

Vallejo’s League of Chefs offers gourmet take out, which can be picked up in four Vallejo locations, or delivered to Benicia for a $5 fee, plus pop-up dining events, operated by Chef/owner Nicole Hodge.

Craft Beers Wash Down Well with Good Pub Grub

Benicia is the place to be for local craft beer from breweries like Mare Island Brewing Company and Breuhol Brewing. Try these and other artisanal beers on tap with upscale pub fare.

Date Nights not just for Valentine’s Day

Three date night ideas that include food, wine and fun in and around Benicia—a Speakeasy, a cooking class and a high-end restaurant.

Annual Animated Short Film Show of Shows

Vallejo’s Empress Theatre event offers 16 contemporary animation films February 8, 2018, that express issues in the U.S. and around the world.

Warming up Winter with Hearty Cuisine

Chefs from three Benicia restaurants offer up warming food for cold winter evenings.

Downtown Restaurants Anchor Benicia’s Nightlife

Firmly fixed in our town’s culture, some of downtown Benicia’s many independently owned restaurants have been here for decades. Aside from great food, they lead downtown’s tourism effort, and give back to the community with donations to schools.

A First Street Primer, G Street to H Street

Downtown Benicia’s 700 block is smack in the middle of First Street, including retail stores and restaurants and dominated by the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park.