California has always been a trendsetter when it comes to the culinary arts—from its extraordinary array of ethnic fare to its cutting-edge, vegetable-forward, local-leaning food habits—often referred to as “California cuisine.” The Golden State boasts 90 restaurants with at least one Michelin star and the San Francisco Bay Area alone has seven three-star establishments. Potent potables are a big draw too: California is without a doubt the best wine destination in the Americas and the groundbreaking craft beer scene is 1,000+ breweries strong and growing.
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22 Local-Favorite Restaurants in California
Seek out these culinary gems—from fine dining to burgers and tacos