With a surge of non-brick-and-mortar businesses showing up across Sacramento within the past year, we’ve rounded up nine pop-up restaurants — from temporary kitchens to food trucks — that are well worth the time to track down.
Pro tip: As all of these businesses do not have a regular schedule, we recommend keeping a close eye on their social media accounts for where + when they’ll be next.
Discover a rotating menu of Central American cuisine such as pupusas, chocolate mole chicken tacos, tamales + gorditas from this local pop-up.
Fusing Mexican + Indian cuisine, this food truck’s menu includes chicken tikka tacos + butter chicken burritos with classic options like samosa chaat + naan.
This mobile cart — which also has a North Highlands storefront — sells a variety of baked goods from malasadas to mochi donuts to donut croissants. 🍩
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Serving Mexican grub like burritos, tacos, quesadillas + birria ramen, this small business began vending food in 2020.
This Davis-based barbecue food truck offers comfort eats, like pulled pork sandwiches, mac and cheese, ribs + more.
This Nicaraguan pop-up creates wraps, bowls + plates filled with ingredients such as yuca, cabbage, plantains, and rice — all cooked the traditional way.
Firing up artisan pizzas from the back of her pickup truck, Jodie Chavious — formerly the executive chef at Fair Oaks’ Shangri-La — crafts pies like Summer Pig with peaches, applewood smoked bacon, and wildflower honey.
Although the name may give it away, this Filipino food truck serves chicken, pork, and vegetable lumpia in addition to loaded fries, fried rice + more.
This vendor is cooking up inventive spins on classic plates — like bacon wrapped hotdogs, banh mi + pork belly sandwiches — that are loaded with sauces, seasonings, and toppings like baked jalapenos.