A few weeks back I did a take over on @exploremidtown’s Instagram. I shared some of my favorite spots in the heart of Sacramento, the farm to fork capital. Midtown is continuously growing with exciting events and a delicious food scene. In addition to the posts I shared on their instagram here are some additional photos and spots that didn’t make it!
Midtown Farmer’s Market
Every Saturday, 8AM–1PM, Between J Street and K Street
We enjoyed walking through the market, filled with summer fruits and vegetables. There were delicious vendors like Volkswaffle, selling dessert waffles out of a Volkswagon Van and Rosa’s Bakery selling Portuguese and European pastries and bread. Running through this area were also rainbow crosswalks, fitting for Pride weekend that day! This particular morning our pick-ups included two for $5 tamales (delicious by the way) and a bouquet of sweet pea. The farmer’s market really had a lot to offer from food and live music to artisanal crafts, not to mention all the dogs!!
The Mill Coffee, Old Soul Co, Temple Coffee
A couple of my favorite coffee shops also happen to be in Midtown. The first would the The Mill on I Street. While I love the minimalistic decor of the space inside, my favorite part would be the patio in the back. It’s covered, spacious, and the perfect spot to get work done.
Another spot, is Old Soul Co, an alleyway coffeeshop that many may miss. We popped in for a latte and scone right after the farmer’s market. And let’s be real, you can’t go wrong with a place that has custom enamel cups with beautiful lettering!
While I didn’t go into Temple Coffee, I’ve seen many people take photos in front of this ‘mural,’ so incase anyone was wondering where this sign was, it’s at Temple coffee by the food co-op!
Brunch at Paragary’s
1401 28th St, Sacramento, CA 95816
And finally, one of my favorite spots in Midtown, not only for their food but also because the space is so cute, is Paragary’s! I mean look at the tile and the fig plants! Even though I’m raving about their interior space, their back patio was even cuter, so check it out for yourself! We ordered the Strawberries and Cream French Toast and Eggs Benedict. I highly recommend both.
Warehouse Artists’ Lofts Public Market
Kicksville Vinyl and Vintage, Old Gold, Fish Face
While the WAL Public Market isn’t technically part of Midtown, it is pretty close by and definitely worth checking out. Inside is Old Gold, a cool thrift store with Levi’s on Levi’s, vintage blankets, and endless pairs of shoes and retro jackets. There’s also a retro Vinyl store, Benjamin’s Shoes, and poke shop.