You can find a few of our local favourites on instagram under the #TWFDREDDINGPICKS but this is a full list of all our favourite places to eat out! There are other great places for different cuisines but these are the places that we as a family love and visit regularly, you can always shoot us a message for further recommendations.
- Coffee Bar
- Mimi Grace (closest to the studio + organic)
- Stirring Coffee House
*If you want to buy beans our favourite local and organic ones are Northbound Coffee sold at Country Organics
-Mimi Grace: Organic seasonal farm to table food, great for families. Their waffles are what we go for. Vegan and delicious, they were a weekly go to at the farmers market and now they have a brick and mortar we’re at all the time!
-Theory: upmarket fare, smaller menu and smaller portions but a $4 house-made (‘to die for’ – Jared) bagel and cream cheese that is a hit with our toddler and Jared alike!
-From The Hearth: Great for families and the downtown location has a fire in winter which we love to sit by! Originally a bakery, they serve hearty diner style breakfasts with homemade organic bread.
-Coffee Bar: we love the toast and waffles with nut butter and berries!
-Moonstone Sunday brunch is a must (The Moonstone Benedict is Jared’s fave and if you like a sweet breakfast the Sourdough buckwheat pancakes are hearty and perfectly not too sweet!) they serve our favourite Theory coffee but make sure you book!
-Asis Juicery: Local organic juice and smoothie bar with smoothie bowls and wellness shots. (We designed our own bowl for the menu there, the Kezia’s Whole Bowl!)
Best quick lunch:
-Buddha Bowl: It’s for dish that gained originally hole-in-the-wall Wilda’s Grill their fame! A rice, beans, meat/tofu combo that’s divine and hearty. Jared gets the chicken Buddha bowl, Kezia gets falafel with no rice unless she’s pregnant and the sweet potato fries are her craving!
-Fire Bowl: A tiny local spot that we love for clean yummy food, organic meats, kombucha and the only thing we order: the Fire Bowl. A slaw, rice and meat combo that’s all about the sauce: Kezia loads up on the fire sauce, Jared goes for the sweet and tangy. They also have a great $5 organic kids plate of rice, chicken and apples slices.
-Los Gordos: Jared’s top option for authentic Mexican food in town! He loves the super burrito.
Low Key Dinner spots:
-From The Hearth is our top choice for a family dinner date. A diverse menu and relaxed environment always makes it work for everyone. The fries are a must! Jared loves the Cali Burger and Kezia gets the chi bowl with no rice or meat.
-Priya is a go to for us for Indian food. Jared loves the butter chicken and garlic naan. Kezia gets a dosa. They also have a great buffet – we tend to get our food to go and enjoy it with Netflix!
-Cinders is a great local pizza spot (with gluten free pizza options that my gluten free mother in law loves!) attached to Taste and See Creamery who serve great organic ice cream to eat in or take away. Both are local businesses that grew out of food trucks/carts and are widely loved!
-Cicada Cantina: Cal-Mex style food with giant margaritas, happy hours daily, sports, and nachos that Jared loves!
Dinner Date Spots
-Moonstone: (closed Monday) This gets our vote as top date night spot. Organic local food, great ambiance and sweet owners make it always a great experience. The fish tacos, big salad, and Moonstone burger are our top choices! We don’t tend to do dessert there, if you want a fun dessert we recommend going on to Taste and See local ice cream spot for organic creative ice creams to eat in or they pack pints to go!
-View 202 but it tends to get called ‘The View’ sits on the river and has a stunning patio to eat on if you like – we love getting cocktails out there as the sun sets.
-Mosaic: Located in the new Sheraton with valet parking this is Redding’s newest restaurant. We haven’t eaten there as much as any of the others but we’ve loved it when we have and a wander across the Sundial Bridge at day or night is a great post meal wander!
Closest to the house: Holiday Market on Shasta View and Hartnell. Open from 6am-9pm which is the longest hours aside from Walmart in town.
Trader Joe’s: Great for produce, healthier convenience foods, and grocery basics. (All own brand items are non GMO) on easy 8am-8pm:
Orchard Nutrition: 8am-9pm Best for organic food, local produce, and a huge bulk section