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Embark on a culinary journey with 'Eat Up Vallejo', as we celebrate the diversity of our local food scene. Inspired by global travels and a love for street food, we explore Vallejo's unique flavors, promoting the independent eateries that make our city vibrant.
En Route

Embarking on a Delicious Journey: An Introduction to Eat Up Vallejo

Hello, fellow food adventurers, and welcome to Eat Up Vallejo! I’m here to take you on a delicious journey through Vallejo’s vibrant food scene, one local eatery at a time. My mission? To highlight the beauty and diversity of our city’s culinary landscape, and in doing so, show you that Vallejo has so much more to offer than what meets the eye.

Our city is like a hidden gem, rough around the edges but full of unique treasures waiting to be discovered. And what better way to explore it than through its food?

Having backpacked through Central America and Southeast Asia, I’ve developed a deep appreciation for the thrilling unpredictability and sheer deliciousness of street food. The experience of eating in these far-flung locales, of uncovering flavors I’d never encountered before, was nothing short of magical. Now, I’m excited to bring that sense of adventure and discovery home to Vallejo, exploring corners of our food scene that I’ve yet to venture into.

My history as a tour guide for independent wineries has taught me the value and the thrill of showcasing smaller, lesser-known establishments. The entrepreneurial spirit and passion that drive these businesses are something I wholeheartedly admire. I believe our local eateries, in all their diversity and creativity, deserve a similar spotlight.

Part of my mission with Eat Up Vallejo is to demystify what might be prohibiting people from exploring the city’s food scene. Whether it’s a lack of familiarity with certain cuisines or a hesitation to try something new, I hope to alleviate those uncertainties and encourage more adventurous dining.

Vallejo’s rich historical past and cultural influences, from its long-standing Filipino community to its vibrant Latinx and African American populations, are reflected in its food. You can taste the stories of our city in every bite, from the lumpia to the tacos to the soul food. It’s a tapestry of flavors as diverse and dynamic as Vallejo itself.

Inspired by the likes of Bruce Brown and Anthony Bourdain, I aim to approach this journey with an open mind and an eager palate, always ready to try something new and share my experiences with you.

So, whether you’re a long-time resident or a first-time visitor, I invite you to join me on this culinary tour. Let’s eat up Vallejo together, savoring the unique flavors of our city and celebrating the independent businesses that make our local food scene so special.

Here’s to the start of a delicious journey!

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En Route

"En Route" is where you'll find reflections, insights, and personal stories from our ongoing journey through Vallejo's vibrant food scene. It's the behind-the-scenes look at 'Eat Up Vallejo', sharing the tastes, sounds, and people encountered along the way.

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