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25 Classic South Sacramento Restaurants That Are Open for Takeout and Delivery

Even during the coronavirus shut-down, these neighborhood spots are still feeding the community

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Even as the coronavirus shutdown has trendy restaurants in downtown Sacramento fighting for their lives, food businesses on the other side of town, in working-class South Sacramento, seem to be thriving. Mostly, they’re doing what they’ve always done — serving affordable, often already-takeout-friendly food that’s geared toward people in the neighborhood.

Here, then, are 25 great restaurants, bakeries, and markets that are still feeding the South Sacramento community with takeout and delivery service. Note: These spots were open at the time of publication, but as circumstances are changing rapidly with the COVID-19 crisis, please call ahead or check a restaurant’s social media before visiting.

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1. Pancake Circus

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2101 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 452-3322
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Sacramento’s cult classic fave in a mid-century modern building has been operating as Pancake Circus since 1972. A side of pancakes comes with everything. Curbside pickup and delivery through DoorDash available.

2. River City Deli & Bagels

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2546 24th St
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 736-1698

Rumored to be the only bagel shop in town that does bagels the way the Lord intended, boiled and baked. You can get your bacon, egg, and cheese on an everything bagel delivered to your house through PostMates and GrubHub.

3. Cafe Dantorels

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2700 24th St
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 451-2200
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The cafe is still slinging ham and cheese Benedicts and Sacramento’s best chocolate chip pancakes. Don’t forget the Temple coffee. Curbside pickup and delivery through DoorDash.

4. Gunther's Ice Cream

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2801 Franklin Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 457-6646
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Look, ma — no lines! Which means this is the perfect opportunity to indulge in Sacramento’s oldest ice cream parlor with a scoop of ice cream or their chocolate covered bon bons, mud pie on a stick, 50/50 fruit freezes, and banana splits. Curbside pickup is available, as well as delivery through Postmates, Grubhub, and DoorDash.

5. Marie's Donuts

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2950 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 444-5245
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One of Sacramento’s oldest and favorite cult classic doughnut shops is open for takeout with delivery available via Grubhub.

6. French Po-Boys One

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6498 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95820
(916) 739-1671

Twelve-inch po’ boy sandwiches filled with a variety of proteins including shrimp and soft-shell crab, all available for takeout. Pro tip: Order the shrimp and add a fish fillet.

7. Dane's Bakery

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6494 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95820
(916) 736-1896

This small panaderia is the spot for warm blueberry and cream cheese pastries in the early morning.

8. Happy Takeout

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3201 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 231-9651

Chinese takeout with the best beef and green beans over chow mein the world has seen. Call 916-231-9651, or order delivery through DoorDash.

9. Carolina's Méxican Food

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3840 Franklin Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95820
(916) 454-9325
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One of the area’s only only 24/7 drive-thru restaurants. Carne asada nachos at 2:30 a.m., anyone?

10. Scott's Burger Shack

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4127 Franklin Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95820
(916) 451-4415
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Drive-up window service only for classic burgers, milkshakes, and fries. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Sunday.

11. Dali's Kitchen | Traditional Méxican Food

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1948 Sutterville Rd
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 573-3863

Amazing shrimp and carne asada vampiros tacos across the street from Sacramento’s oldest and biggest park. Curbside pickup and delivery through DoorDash available.

12. Gai 'N Rice | Thai Chicken Rice

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4400 Freeport Blvd #140
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 758-5247

Sacramento’s only restaurant dedicated to the beloved Thai chicken-and-rice dish, khao mun gai, is open for takeout. Delivery through DoorDash is also available.

13. La Esperanza Bakery

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5044 Franklin Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95820
(916) 455-0215
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This local empire is still going strong with its bakery, supermercado, and carniceria, all attached to the same parking lot.

14. Jimboy's Tacos

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5085 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95820
(916) 452-6321
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This location of the nostalgic local taco chain has a drive-thru.

15. Gaspachos

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5385 Franklin Blvd suite l
Sacramento, CA 95820
(916) 882-8182
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Just because we’ve all stopped combing our hair doesn’t mean we don’t have to take in our daily requirement of fruits and vegetables. Luckily, Gaspachos will direct deliver fresh cut fruit, smoothies, and natural juices for orders over $25. Curbside pickup is also available.

16. Eric’s Good Eats at Swiss Buda

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2342 Fruitridge Rd
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 421-6947
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Open for takeout with barbecue, burgers, and weekend breakfast specials like chicken-fried steak. Don’t forget to order a takeout bloody Mary or mimosa with your meal.

17. Roma's Pizzeria

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5743 Franklin Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95824
(916) 421-1881
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Thick-crust pizza with lots of toppings, still going strong since 1973. Order for pickup Tuesday–Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Delivery through Postmates is also available.

18. Hong Kong Islander

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5675 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 392-3388
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Order dim sum for pickup (916-392-3388) or delivery through third-party app.

19. Barrio

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1188 35th Ave
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 469-9433

Sandwiches, breakfast, house-made doughnuts, and coffee for takeout. Curbside pickup is available. Call 916-469-9433.

20. Don Chuy's Birria

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6035 Stockton Blvd #A
Sacramento, CA 95824
(916) 430-4497

Sacramento’s best known quesabirria tacos are available the majority of the week at this food truck.

21. Canton Restaurant

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4923 47th Ave
Sacramento, CA 95824
(916) 421-2631

The strip mall spot specializing in Chinese-American classics is known for its brandy fried chicken. Curbside pickup is available.

22. Giò Chả Đức Hương Sandwiches

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6825 Stockton Blvd #200
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 428-1188

Duc Huong is selling fresh baguettes and banh mi for takeout, seven days a week 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

23. Yolanda's Tamales Factory

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6885 Luther Dr
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 256-7342
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Call ahead at 916-256-7342 for small and large orders of tamales, tacos, and chile colorado burritos. Curbside pickup available.

24. Baker's Donuts

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5880 Florin Rd
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 392-8466

Specialty doughnuts, including some that incorporate bacon and cereal. Pickup via the drive-thru or delivery through DoorDash available.

25. Louisiana Heaven

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6623 Valley Hi Dr
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 689-4800
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The specialties here are soul food, gumbo, and fried catfish. Order curbside pickup and delivery through DoorDash.

1. Pancake Circus

2101 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818

Sacramento’s cult classic fave in a mid-century modern building has been operating as Pancake Circus since 1972. A side of pancakes comes with everything. Curbside pickup and delivery through DoorDash available.

2101 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95818

2. River City Deli & Bagels

2546 24th St, Sacramento, CA 95818

Rumored to be the only bagel shop in town that does bagels the way the Lord intended, boiled and baked. You can get your bacon, egg, and cheese on an everything bagel delivered to your house through PostMates and GrubHub.

2546 24th St
Sacramento, CA 95818

3. Cafe Dantorels

2700 24th St, Sacramento, CA 95818

The cafe is still slinging ham and cheese Benedicts and Sacramento’s best chocolate chip pancakes. Don’t forget the Temple coffee. Curbside pickup and delivery through DoorDash.

2700 24th St
Sacramento, CA 95818

4. Gunther's Ice Cream

2801 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95818

Look, ma — no lines! Which means this is the perfect opportunity to indulge in Sacramento’s oldest ice cream parlor with a scoop of ice cream or their chocolate covered bon bons, mud pie on a stick, 50/50 fruit freezes, and banana splits. Curbside pickup is available, as well as delivery through Postmates, Grubhub, and DoorDash.

2801 Franklin Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95818

5. Marie's Donuts

2950 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95818

One of Sacramento’s oldest and favorite cult classic doughnut shops is open for takeout with delivery available via Grubhub.

2950 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95818

6. French Po-Boys One

6498 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95820

Twelve-inch po’ boy sandwiches filled with a variety of proteins including shrimp and soft-shell crab, all available for takeout. Pro tip: Order the shrimp and add a fish fillet.

6498 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95820

7. Dane's Bakery

6494 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95820

This small panaderia is the spot for warm blueberry and cream cheese pastries in the early morning.

6494 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95820

8. Happy Takeout

3201 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95817

Chinese takeout with the best beef and green beans over chow mein the world has seen. Call 916-231-9651, or order delivery through DoorDash.

3201 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95817

9. Carolina's Méxican Food

3840 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95820

One of the area’s only only 24/7 drive-thru restaurants. Carne asada nachos at 2:30 a.m., anyone?

3840 Franklin Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95820

10. Scott's Burger Shack

4127 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95820

Drive-up window service only for classic burgers, milkshakes, and fries. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Sunday.

4127 Franklin Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95820

11. Dali's Kitchen | Traditional Méxican Food

1948 Sutterville Rd, Sacramento, CA 95822

Amazing shrimp and carne asada vampiros tacos across the street from Sacramento’s oldest and biggest park. Curbside pickup and delivery through DoorDash available.

1948 Sutterville Rd
Sacramento, CA 95822

12. Gai 'N Rice | Thai Chicken Rice

4400 Freeport Blvd #140, Sacramento, CA 95822

Sacramento’s only restaurant dedicated to the beloved Thai chicken-and-rice dish, khao mun gai, is open for takeout. Delivery through DoorDash is also available.

4400 Freeport Blvd #140
Sacramento, CA 95822

13. La Esperanza Bakery

5044 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95820

This local empire is still going strong with its bakery, supermercado, and carniceria, all attached to the same parking lot.

5044 Franklin Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95820

14. Jimboy's Tacos

5085 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95820

This location of the nostalgic local taco chain has a drive-thru.

5085 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95820

15. Gaspachos

5385 Franklin Blvd suite l, Sacramento, CA 95820

Just because we’ve all stopped combing our hair doesn’t mean we don’t have to take in our daily requirement of fruits and vegetables. Luckily, Gaspachos will direct deliver fresh cut fruit, smoothies, and natural juices for orders over $25. Curbside pickup is also available.

5385 Franklin Blvd suite l
Sacramento, CA 95820

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16. Eric’s Good Eats at Swiss Buda

2342 Fruitridge Rd, Sacramento, CA 95822

Open for takeout with barbecue, burgers, and weekend breakfast specials like chicken-fried steak. Don’t forget to order a takeout bloody Mary or mimosa with your meal.

2342 Fruitridge Rd
Sacramento, CA 95822

17. Roma's Pizzeria

5743 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95824

Thick-crust pizza with lots of toppings, still going strong since 1973. Order for pickup Tuesday–Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Delivery through Postmates is also available.

5743 Franklin Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95824

18. Hong Kong Islander

5675 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95822

Order dim sum for pickup (916-392-3388) or delivery through third-party app.

5675 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95822

19. Barrio

1188 35th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95822

Sandwiches, breakfast, house-made doughnuts, and coffee for takeout. Curbside pickup is available. Call 916-469-9433.

1188 35th Ave
Sacramento, CA 95822

20. Don Chuy's Birria

6035 Stockton Blvd #A, Sacramento, CA 95824

Sacramento’s best known quesabirria tacos are available the majority of the week at this food truck.

6035 Stockton Blvd #A
Sacramento, CA 95824

21. Canton Restaurant

4923 47th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95824

The strip mall spot specializing in Chinese-American classics is known for its brandy fried chicken. Curbside pickup is available.

4923 47th Ave
Sacramento, CA 95824

22. Giò Chả Đức Hương Sandwiches

6825 Stockton Blvd #200, Sacramento, CA 95823

Duc Huong is selling fresh baguettes and banh mi for takeout, seven days a week 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

6825 Stockton Blvd #200
Sacramento, CA 95823

23. Yolanda's Tamales Factory

6885 Luther Dr, Sacramento, CA 95823

Call ahead at 916-256-7342 for small and large orders of tamales, tacos, and chile colorado burritos. Curbside pickup available.

6885 Luther Dr
Sacramento, CA 95823

24. Baker's Donuts

5880 Florin Rd, Sacramento, CA 95823

Specialty doughnuts, including some that incorporate bacon and cereal. Pickup via the drive-thru or delivery through DoorDash available.

5880 Florin Rd
Sacramento, CA 95823

25. Louisiana Heaven

6623 Valley Hi Dr, Sacramento, CA 95823

The specialties here are soul food, gumbo, and fried catfish. Order curbside pickup and delivery through DoorDash.

6623 Valley Hi Dr
Sacramento, CA 95823

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