9 foodie pop-ups to check out in Sacramento, CA

A container of food with a dish of guacamole is seen

Nicaraguan nachos | Photo by @tipiconicafood

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.

🌮 Old Coyote

Discover a rotating menu of Central American cuisine such as pupusas, chocolate mole chicken tacos, tamales + gorditas from this local pop-up.

🥘 Namaste Foods

Fusing Mexican + Indian cuisine, this food truck’s menu includes chicken tikka tacos + butter chicken burritos with classic options like samosa chaat + naan.

A man holds up a burrito cut in half

It’s burrito-ful | Photo by @tacosthirtyfour

🍩 Sweet Dozen

This mobile cart — which also has a North Highlands storefront — sells a variety of baked goods from malasadas to mochi donuts to donut croissants. 🍩

🌯 Tacos 34

Serving Mexican grub like burritos, tacos, quesadillas + birria ramen, this small business began vending food in 2020.

🍖 Smokin’ Ewe BBQ

This Davis-based barbecue food truck offers comfort eats, like pulled pork sandwiches, mac and cheese, ribs + more.

🍛 TipicoNica

This Nicaraguan pop-up creates wraps, bowls + plates filled with ingredients such as yuca, cabbage, plantains, and rice — all cooked the traditional way.

🍕 Chavious Pizza

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.

A vintage Ford truck

Chavious Pizza is bringing a whole new meaning to “food truck.” | Photo by @michael.rock.ig

🥘 The Lumpia Truck

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.

🌭 R&D Sandos N’ Dogs

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.

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