Eat In or Take Out
Adventure is our passion. Food is our fuel. Dining in Redding is a vital component of a visit.Restaurants and food trucks across our downtown district serve up fresh local tastes that highlight Northern California’s produce alongside international fare. We have romantic riverside dining, lively family-friendly spots, and trendy farm-to-table restaurants that invite you to see what our local chefs are cooking up. Our Redding restaurant guide will help you find a bite to eat or something to take along the trails no matter what you’re craving.
Sweets and Treats
Fuel Up, Feel Good
Looking for healthy places to eat in Redding? Visit Le Testimony Organic Bistro for organic crepes, soups, and salads without MSG or artificial ingredients. The Cashew crafts veggie wraps, salads, and healthy desserts. Cleanse with cold-pressed juices from Roots Juice Bar or Asis Juicery. Smoothie bowls, shakes, and snacks round out their healthy offerings. Revitalize with organic acai bowls at Vitality Bowls Superfood Cafe. Wilda’s Grill, home of the famous Buddha Bowl, offers a balanced meal-in-one with proteins, veggies, and grains. Fresh Fire Grill brings Hawaiian flair to bowls and salads with fresh ingredients like seared ahi and pulled pork. No doubt about it – healthy eaters have plenty of nutritious choices around town.
Diners & Comfort Food
Step into history at Jack’s Grill, the oldest operating restaurant in Redding since 1938. Visit a downtown Redding restaurant like The Post Office Saloon & Grill, Vintage Public House, or Market Street Blade and Barrel for American fare with a touch of class. And it doesn’t get more American than the smokehouse bacon burger and steak fries at C.R. Gibbs American Grille. Bartel’s Giant Burger also serves up hearty burgers, while breakfast at Deja Vu is a nostalgic experience at the historic Lorenz Hotel. With local pizzerias like Market St. Pizza & Deli and Cinders Wood Fired Pizza, you’re never far from a hot slice. If hearty American cuisine is what you’re craving, Redding has it in abundance.
Keep It Classy
For an elevated dining experience in Redding, Moonstone Bistro uses only the freshest, seasonal, and local ingredients to handcraft dishes like their popular fish tacos. Enjoy live music and Thai coconut curry at Cafe Paradisio, known for their dedication to organic and wild-caught offerings. Mosaic, located near Sundial Bridge, offers gourmet salads and stone oven pizza. View 202 provides both luxurious American fare and unparalleled river views. The Shack Social serves up diverse global cuisine from Michelin-starred chefs. Nello’s Place has been a gourmet Italian landmark since 1980 – try their famous steak Diane! Karline’s elegant space pairs with inventive dishes from burrata caprese to jambalaya. Taroko Asian Bar & Grill combines Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese flavors into pan-Asian fusion.
Sample the World
Experience cuisine beyond Redding’s borders without leaving town. Head to Asia for Thai food at Janya Thai Cuisine or Thai Hut, or sample all of southeastern Asia at Rose Garden. Priya Indian Cuisine brings authentic Indian flavors to Redding. Chu’s Too offers up the best of Chinese and Japanese cooking while Fusion Lounge mixes both Asian and Mexican flavors. Mongolian-American tastes dot the menu at Kahunas Mongolian BBQ & Sushi. Cafeteria La Veracruzana and Canelo’s are just two of the many go-to locations for Mexican fare. Travel to the Mediterranean at California Pita Station. With such an array of international flavors, culinary travels around the world are possible right here in Redding.
All that exercise makes it easy to indulge in something sweet in Redding. Donuts from local joints like Donut House or Heavenly Donuts provide the carb load any adventure seeker needs. For a truly discerning sweet tooth, pastries from Eden Bakery that can be found at Theory Coffee Roasters or a few scoops at Taste and See Creamery are also a winning choice. Cheesecakes Unlimited lets you know exactly what you’re getting. Sweet Spot provides an assortment of desserts if you can’t decide what you’re craving. From the Hearth is another favorite local franchise for all things baked goods. Pop into Dude’s Drive Inn for quirky milkshakes if you want something cool and creamy.