Visiting Apple Hill is a Fall tradition for tens of thousands of Sacramentans. I know I try to make it out every year to get my fill of apple tarts, ciders, etc.
For the first half a dozen times I visited, I always wondered where should I eat?
After much trial and error, here are 5 places that those trekking to Apple Hill should try.
1. Jack Russell Farm Brewery
The brewery itself doesn't serve food, but during the fall, they have vendors serving corn dogs, tri tip sandwiches, etc. It's a great way to grab a filling and reasonably-priced lunch without fighting the traffic and leaving Apple Hill. Pro tip: Get the beer, not the mead. Jack Russell Farm Brewery is located at 2380 Larsen Dr. in Camino and can be found online at https://www.facebook.com/jackrussellfarmbrewery.
2. The Farm Table
Located in Downtown Placerville, The Farm Table is a neighborhood restaurant and market that serves charcuterie plates, sandwiches, soups and salads that can eaten there or taken to go. Several weekends ago, I grabbed their Chef's Charcuterie Platter for $20 and got it to go so I could picnic at Mt. Aukum Winery. It was a great value and awesome to support a new and local business. The Farm Table is located at 311 Main Street in Placerville, and can be found online at OurFarmTable.com.