420 E California Ave, Arcata, CA 95521 near Cal Poly Humboldt
Blondies Food & Drink is your neighborhood cafub, cafe + pub since 2009 proudly serving our niche community at the corner of LK Wood and California Ave with a mission is to provide fresh, healthy food to our community and bring people together in a positive space. Thirsty? We have 16 taps serving specialty beers, kombucha and cider. In our cold cases we have over 350 varieties of beer.We also serve fresh local coffee, cold brew and espresso. Hungry? We can satisfy your breakfast, lunch and dinner needs. As long as your dinner needs might be sandwiches or special tater tot combos. Why would you want anything else?
Open, Take Out, patio dining, 11 am-9 pm, 7 days
Carmela’s takes pride in serving you the best in authentic Mexican Dining. Every meal that you experience at Carmela’s Mexican Restaurant uses ingredients that are prepared daily and with the freshest ingredients possible to ensure the best in flavor. Traditional recipes and new takes on old concepts, fresh natural ingredients are features of Carmela’s. We make what we can in house, and we do our best to purchase ingredients from as close to home as we can find. We don’t cut corners and we believe in providing the best quality possible to our customers. Homemade corn and flour tortillas are prepared daily and are available by the dozen. Carmela’s unique authentic salsa is prepared daily and is available by the pint in many local grocery stores.
Open for Curbside pick-up, Mon.-Fri. 11:30am- 8pm. Closed weekends and most HSU holidays.
Delivery available for seniors 65+
Featuring original soups and healthy Japanese-style noodles, including omnivorous, vegetarian, and vegan selections since 1998. Made with local and organic ingredients whenever possible. Walking distance of HSU. “We make everything ourselves, including the dressings. Our employees bake cookies and corn bread daily.”
Covid-19 Safety: Mask required at all times, no exceptions. Give adequate distancing while waiting for food on sidewalk.
Open for takeout and limited outside sidewalk dining Monday-Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday 12pm-7pm, closed Sunday
A small but deliciously popular Mediterranean restaurant located in the Valley West Shopping Center. Local and family owned since 1997. Gift Certificates available. Gyros, burgers, dolmas, salads and more (including handmade Turkish Delight). “Hidden gem! This place is awesome, and in my opinion has the best gyros and falafel in the area!” – Yelp customer
Covid-19 Safety: Masks required, distancing, and hand sanitizer at the door.
Open Mon-Fri 7am-3pm, Sat 8am-2pm
A restaurant offering brunch and breakfast on Giuntoli Lane near the Valley West shopping center. Wonderful local produce and locally sourced ingredients and farmers’ market style crafts and products. From full deli sandwich counter to delicious breakfast menu…. you can even get mimosas!
Open for Take Out at the door. afternoon hours (will be updated ASAP!)
Featuring delicious simple frozen yogurt cones and bowls with or without toppings. Waffle cones are handmade! Flavors change weekly (but usually include chocolate and vanilla). Frozen coffee drinks and a full selection of espresso beverages are available.
Covid-19 Safety: Properly distance on sidewalk while waiting to order, masks required while waiting and ordering. Please move along before enjoying your food.
Open for Take Out Wed-Fri 9am-1pm, Sat-Sun 8:30am-2pm
Renata’s is a unique and inspiring Crêperie serving passionately prepared sweet and savory crêpes, vegan soups, organic salads, and delicious espresso!
Open 7 days a week, 11am-9pm
Outside patio dining, Take Out, and delivery through Door Dash. Order online through their website,
Rita’s is proud to offer an authentic casual Mexican dining experience at both locations in Arcata and Eureka. In addition, Ritas offers full catering services, and manufactures Rita’s Superior Salsas, made fresh daily and available at local store since 1988. They also offer shipping!
Open, Take Out, 11 am-5 pm (limited menu, check social media/website/call in)
Everything is created and made in house and fresh. From roasting full chickens everyday for our chicken pot pies, to peeling every apple that we use for our fruit pies! Hot and ready to eat for take away, or dine in. Meat, vegetarian, vegan, as well as gluten free options. We also share this wonderful space with The Local Cider Bar, so you can wash down your pie with craft ciders, beer, and wine!
708 9th Street, Arcata, CA 95521 in the historic Hotel Arcata at the Arcata Plaza
Tomo is a staple of the Humboldt community. Located downtown Arcata in the historic Hotel Arcata building, Tomo boasts fantastic sushi as well as traditional Japanese cuisine. Next time you are hungry in Arcata be sure to have some sushi at Tomo!