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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Pancake Circus

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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.

River City Deli & Bagels

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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.

Cafe Dantorels

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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.

Gunther's Ice Cream

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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.

Marie's Donuts

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

French Po-Boys One

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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.

Dane's Bakery

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

Happy Takeout

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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.

Carolina's Méxican Food

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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?

Scott's Burger Shack

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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.

Dali's Kitchen | Traditional Méxican Food

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

Gai 'N Rice | Thai Chicken Rice

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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.

La Esperanza Bakery

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

Jimboy's Tacos

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

Gaspachos

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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.

Eric’s Good Eats at Swiss Buda

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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.

Roma's Pizzeria

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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.

Hong Kong Islander

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

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

Don Chuy's Birria

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

Canton Restaurant

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

Giò Chả Đức Hương Sandwiches

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

Yolanda's Tamales Factory

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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.

Baker's Donuts

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

Louisiana Heaven

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

Pancake Circus

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.

River City Deli & Bagels

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.

Cafe Dantorels

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.

Gunther's Ice Cream

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.

Marie's Donuts

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

French Po-Boys One

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.

Dane's Bakery

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

Happy Takeout

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.

Carolina's Méxican Food

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

Scott's Burger Shack

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

Dali's Kitchen | Traditional Méxican Food

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

Gai 'N Rice | Thai Chicken Rice

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.

La Esperanza Bakery

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

Jimboy's Tacos

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

Gaspachos

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.

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Eric’s Good Eats at Swiss Buda

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.

Roma's Pizzeria

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.

Hong Kong Islander

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

Barrio

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

Don Chuy's Birria

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

Canton Restaurant

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

Giò Chả Đức Hương Sandwiches

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

Yolanda's Tamales Factory

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

Baker's Donuts

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

Louisiana Heaven

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

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