Healthy Dining in the New Year

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Spider Fantasy Roll from Sushi King.

Begin your healthy journey for the new year by eating well and affordably at one of our featured locations.

Sushi King

FAIRFIELD – Time to get back to healthy eating habits and sushi is on our list. This featured Japanese cooking style is heart-healthy and Sushi King is one of our Fairfield favorites.

First, you’ll notice how clean, warm and inviting the atmosphere is as the chefs eagerly yell out Japanese greetings before you’re quickly seated by the staff.

Choose the inviting sushi bar surrounded with an array of fresh fish where you can chat and mingle with the chefs or grab a table to scroll the menu. Either way, you’ll be entertained with their large screen TV featuring the Asian Food Channel.

Awesome appetizers are first up, including fresh oysters from Goose Point Washington, poke dishes and spicy edamame. It was freezing out, so we started with the Miso Soup – perfectly hot and not too salty! They offer several Nigiri (raw fish over pressed rice) and Sashimi (raw fish without rice) options and tons of rolls. We dove in and ordered the Spider Fantasy Roll which was a delicious combination of yellowtail, spicy tuna, cucumber, crab meat and soft shell crab topped with crunchy tempura flakes, tobiko, green onions and their own special secret sauce. Sushi King also offers many combination plates, as well as specialty cooked items for those non-sushi eaters, lunch specials from $10.50, dinner specials from $15.95 and kids’ plates from $8.95. In addition to the top-notch food, assorted beers, wines, saké’s, tea and soft drinks are also offered. Enjoy an evening out or order your meal to go!

Sushi King is located at 5089 Business Center Dr., #106 in Fairfield in the Safeway Shopping Center just off the I-80/680 split.

707.864.0707 |

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Vitality Bowl. Photo via Christian V / Yelp

Vitality Bowls 

VACAVILLE – Located at the Nut Tree just off of I-80, Vitality Bowls is a superior on-the-run healthy eating option.

I ordered the delicious Warrior Bowl for strength, in honor of staying fit and fabulous. They offer “bowls” starting at $10.49 with various add-ons. Each is a nutritional powerhouse made from a blend of the antioxidant-rich organic acai berry, topped with granola, superfoods and a touch of honey. Best thing … NO ice, NO added sugar, NO artificial preservatives and NO trans fats or fillers! Vitality Bowls also offers smoothies, juices, gourmet coffees, paninis, salads, soups and a kids menu.  In addition to catering and offering a downloadable nutritional guide and menu, you can even order your bowl online! Located at 1631 E. Monte Vista Ave. #103, Vacaville. | 707.724.8333

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Organic fruits and vegetables from Eatwell Farms.

Eatwell Farms

DIXON – Eat seasonally and support your local farmer! Eatwell Farms is a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that offers fresh organic veggies, dairy and more in an easy to use web-based subscription that will open the door to living off the farm!

CSA boxes include a variety of seasonal items like arugula, broccoli, bok choy, daikon radish, Red Russian Kale, leeks, sweet potatoes, beets and apples. You’ll also find plenty of add-ons like salts, essential oils, eggs, stocks, meats, lavender and more.

They offer box programs with delivery locations all over the bay area. Try out a box for 2 which includes 4 deliveries totaling $96, or commit to Family Boxes (up to 26 deliveries). Enjoy weekly recipes, blogs and a newsletter to keep you cooking! Members can even visit the farm! Visit for appetizing information and become an organic healthy eating member in minutes! | 707.999.1150

Brandy Hart writes “Tastes of Your Town”, a monthly feature in the print edition of Your Town Monthly. This article was originally published in the January 2019 Solano and Yolo County print editions.