Monday, February 15, 2016


EastSMF, a new restaurant focusing on organic seasonal ingredients from local farms opened in East Sacramento last month. It's in the soft opening phase right now, but judging from the number of people who have been finding their way to the restaurant already, it will be a great addition to Sacramento's dining scene.

Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free items are clearly marked on the EastSMF menu. There are two vegan items, so I tried them both when my husband Phil and I had dinner there this past weekend. Apparently, the soup of the day is always vegan, so I ordered a bowl of the French green lentil soup. It was excellent, with carrots, curly kale, mushrooms, and other vegetables mixed in with the lentils.

The vegan entrée was a hearty winter root vegetable hash, consisting of beets, carrots, curly kale, red onion, and other delicious root vegetables. It was the perfect dish for winter, and I can't wait to see what EastSMF will offer in the upcoming seasons.

EastSMF is located at 3260 J Street, and their phone number is 916-228-4735. Their website address is, and their Facebook page can be found at The restaurant is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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