Over the past few years, Sacramento has become a hot-spot for growing local businesses. It’s been a real treat for residents, especially in the snack department! Whether you’re out on the town and need something to hold you over, or you’re looking for something to take home and eat while binging a show on Netflix, the city has plenty of local companies that bring their own unique flavors to your taste buds.
1. Cayenne Carrot Sticks by Preservation & Co.
This crazy snack combines the nutritious value of carrots with the spiciness of cayenne pepper. They have just the right bite that will keep you coming back for more. The cayenne pepper is the perfect pairing with the sweetness of the carrots. These have a cayenne and mustard seed spice that plays well with salads, stir fry, or just dipping in ranch.
Find this snack at Preservation & Co.’s location at 1717 19th St. #B, Sacramento, CA 95811 or find it online at http://www.preservationandco.com/pickles/cayenne-carrot-sticks-16oz-preservation-co
2. Baked Goods by Sugar Plum Bakery
If you have dietary restrictions and want something to satisfy your sweet tooth, look no further than Sugar Plum. They make gluten free and vegan baked goods that will change your mind about “vegan” snacks. Their award-winning cupcakes and muffins will leave you feeling good about yourself with a great taste in your mouth.
Find this snack at Temple Coffee locations throughout Sacramento
3. Black Label Whiskey Beef Jerky by Get Some Jerky
The bold flavor of this beef jerky is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted. Perfect for the whiskey connoisseur in your group, this jerky combines that elusive oaky burn of a strong drink of a quality whiskey with a little sweetness. Best of all, this is a low-sodium product healthier than other jerkies on the market.
Find this snack online at https://getsomejerky.com/products/black-label-whiskey
4. Flor de Maiz Chocolate by Cru Chocolate
This new release by Sac local Cru Chocolate is inspired in Pinole (or Pinol), a traditional beverage from Central America. With this chocolate bar, they capture the blend of Cacao and heirloom corn roasted and stone ground with a touch of traditional spices. Not only is it delicious, but by buying this product you’re also giving back – for each bar purchased, Cru gives $1 to Catracha Coffee to preserve and promote cultural Heritage in Central America.
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5. Gelato or Sorbetto by Devine Gelateria
One of the easiest local foods to find, Devine provides a healthier alternative to the traditional ice cream shop. They make their gelato with mostly milk and a bit of cream that leaves it with 50-60% less fat than ice cream. Devine works only with local farmers uses only local ingredients to keep their treat fully sustainable.
Find this snack at:
Hook & Ladder – Midtown
Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op – Midtown
Pizzeria Urbano – Midtown
Andy’s Candy’s – Downtown
Roxy – Sacramento
Pearl’s On The River – Garden Highway
Ravenous – Pocket
Argonot Farm to Fork Café – Coloma