Foodie Guide to Reno/Tahoe Homegrown Favorites

There is nothing better than fresh, homemade, locally grown food – and here in the Reno, Tahoe, and Carson Valley area, we are lucky to have many exceptional restaurants that offer this “farm-to-table” dining style.

Noble Pie Pizza Parlor-Reno, NV


Located in the downtown Reno Riverwalk District, this distinct establishment starts by making their own dough and sauce from scratch everyday for their delicious pizzas. The toppings are made with homemade meatballs and sausages from Durham Ranch Berkshire Ground Pork and Ground Angus Beef from local company Sierra Meat and Seafood. Their Sunday Brunch features items all made from scratch using ingredients such as farm fresh eggs from Phoenix Ranch and proudly brewed coffee from local company Hub Coffee Roasters.



This is the quintessential place to dine in farm-to-table style. The chef prides himself on using the best local, organic, and seasonal ingredients from local Great Basin Food Company. There is even a salad that is concocted daily depending on the local produce available to him that morning. In addition to using local, organic products, they make the delicious Salumi in house and make all their syrups for their drinks themselves. Thus they do not have a soda gun in the establishment.

Wild River Grille-Reno, NV


If it’s Monday, make sure you stop by this joint for their “Meatless Mondays,” where a different meatless dish is offered every Monday with all the ingredients sourced form the Great Basin Food Community Co-Ops. Also make sure to try their homemade strawberry basil jam made from fresh local basil that the chef makes to pair with their all natural pork chop dishes. You can enjoy these wonderful dishes on one of the best patios in Reno on the River in Downtown while enjoying local, live music every night of the week in the summer.

Red’s Old 395-Carson City, NV


If you’re looking for home-made comfort food, look no further than Red’s Old 395 in Carson City, NV. Red’s chef took the title of first place in the Local Iron Chef Competition. He hand makes their award winning wood fired peperoni pizza with all the freshest ingredients. Finish your meal here with home-made apple raspberry bread pudding, made daily with raspberries and ripe granny smith apples.

1862 David Walley’s Resort-Genoa, NV


This gem in historic Genoa has some of the freshest locally produced beef you can find. The head chef was selected for “Best Chefs in America” this year chooses to serve only all-natural, grass-fed beef. Their Ranch One 1/2 pound burger is named after “Ranch 1,” the oldest ranch in Nevada. On top of the freshest beef you can find in the region, 1862 Saloon also uses an assortment of fresh seasonal produce and vegetables from Hungry Mother Organics out of Minden in several of their dishes.

MacDuff’s Public House-South Lake Tahoe


Right in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, this Scottish pub takes local to a whole new meaning. At MacDuff’s most of the vegetables you will devour come directly from the local farmers market just down Hwy 50. All of the bread is from Sugar Pin Bakery, located a few blocks away! One of their features beers is is the Tahoe Local Lager from the Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company in Tahoe City and Truckee. This is one spot you’ll definitely want to try for the all around Tahoe experience.

Source: Reno/Tahoe Magazine

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