It’s spring time in Sacramento and we are welcoming the season of lazy afternoons, cool drinks, and light delicious fare with welcome arms!
With this in mind, the Basic Bloggers took off to Selland’s Market Café in El Dorado Hills. Located just a half hour outside of Sacramento, El Dorado Hills is a short jaunt that allows you to feel like you were still able to get outta the city and relax.
With a perfect view of the town’s main strip of quaint little shops and restaurants, Selland’s is an East Coast chic deli and café with a surprisingly diverse menu. We personally opted for a prosciutto pizza amidst the array of gourmet sandwiches, pasta salads, and other dishes perfect for warm weather days. While the outside patio can get a little crowded, it is worth waiting a few minutes for a table to clear as our pizza, topped with fontina, caramelized onions, and fresh sage, was especially delicious when savored in the sun with a glass of vanilla mint sweet tea in hand (this tea was seriously amazing!).
If the drive sounds like a little bit much to you, Selland’s also boasts an East Sac location at 53rd and H. While the location is smaller, it still offers the same wonderful local menu, including a weekly special that includes dinner for two and a bottle of wine for $25. The desert menu is also worth checking out, as we noshed on key lime and coconut cupcakes that were utterly terrific.
The official verdict? We highly recommend this spot as a go-to spot for both casual girl’s lunches, as well as date nights. Selland’s is sure to make any foodie happy, is vegetarian and gluten-free friendly, and provides a quick peek at the growing number of restaurants in Sacramento that boast a menu both local and sustainable.