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Best Places For Vegetarian Chili In Sacramento

Sacramento's got the vegetarian chili you crave, and we've got the know-how to get you there. We've got you covered; midtown, downtown, catering, you name it. Chili is one of the best comfort foods around, and our city has a bead on how chili gets done.  From all corners of Sacto, you can find great vegetarian chili, and here's a list of "must bite" chili joints around town.
The Bread Store
1716 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 557-1600

Obviously, this place does not just make bread. But this great Midtown Sac eatery does provide you with all the homemade bread for dipping into that chili. They've been doing it since 1990, and after surviving the great recession, you know it's got to be a local hit. The Bread Store is on every soup and sandwich lover's tongue, and the vegetarian chili is a staple on a broad, all encompassing menu. They are open for breakfast and lunch only, so be there or be square.

Boudin SF
2573 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 973-1849

You may be like, "I'm not going all the way to SF for my vegetarian chili!" But hang on a minute. Boudin is right here in Sacto, off Fair Oaks Blvd., between Howe and Watt. The SF part of the company's name refers to the legendary San Francisco style sourdough bread they bake, and this legendary bread goes very well with their renowned veggie chili. Boudin SF has many options, but the vegetarian chili is definitely the bee's knees.

Chicory Coffee And Tea
1131 11th St.
Sacramento, California
(916) 444-5107

This place just screams "cozy" with hot tea, coffee and a bowl of chili. This place doesn't always have vegetarian chili on the menu, but on Thursdays and Fridays, they most certainly do! Imagine getting off work on a stormy Friday night and sitting down to some hot chamomile tea and a bowl of Chicory's finest vegetarian chili. Forget the Old Milwaukee; it doesn't get any better than Chicory.

Related: Best Chili Dishes In Sacramento

Muntean's Sandwiches And Soups
1225 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 498-9340

Muntean's does a rowdy, raucous soup that has the reputation of making customers' eyes sweat. That's some straight up heat, and Muntean's will allow you to pair it with one of their famous sandwiches for a lunch you won't soon forget. Ask for George, and he'll even let you sample his wares. It's all downtown, and you can't go wrong with this little soup and sandwich joint.

Lunchbox Express
610 Bercut Drive
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 442-7106

This last one is a catering service for your office or any larger related events. But it's local, fast and high quality, which means no party is too large (or small). If you've got a group, and need vegetarian options, you've got the right people. Owners Rich and Wendy Johnson have been doing it since 2007, and their team will put a personal touch on everything they make in their kitchen, including the delicious vegetarian chili. So, sit back and let Lunchbox Express take care of it.

Related: Best Soup And Salad Spots In Sacramento

Christopher Millard is a freelance writer and cultural critic whose music reviews can be found on He also works as a publicist for Valence Communications Group and is a contributor to the health and wellness magazine, Hybrid. Chris currently resides in Sacramento, California.
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