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Top 5 Places to Eat in Redding

an opinion piece by Ariana West

1. Niu Hawaiian BBQ

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If you’re like me, you love a good Hawaiian BBQ place. Niu’s delicious options include chicken, beef, seafood, and pork plates. They also have delicious sides such as steamed veggies and killer macaroni salad. I haven’t tried anything I didn’t love here! Not to mention you can even get a real coconut to drink! Check them out if you haven’t already.

Here’s the link to their menu -----> Menu (

2. From the Hearth Kitchen and Pie Shop

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From the Hearth really has something for everyone. They have sandwiches, burgers, wraps, protein bowls, tacos and so much more. They are even open for breakfast! From the Hearth prides themselves on their fresh, quality ingredients and delicious homemade baked goods! My personal favorite lunch or dinner items are the California Chicken Sandwich or the Teriyaki Bowl! One thing I love about From the Hearth is almost everything is homemade! They also have multiple locations and even one super close to campus!

3. Chicken Shack

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Chicken Shack is a Redding staple and known for their delicious gourmet comfort food. They have delicious chicken and waffles, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and wings with many house made special sauces. Not to mention their delicious sides. My personal favorite is the Naked Chicken Sandwich with with their delicious crispy brussel sprouts! Come check them out I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Here is the link to their menu ----> Phone Menu (

4. Deja Vu

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If you’re looking for a delicious brunch spot, you have to check out Déjà Vu! Whether you are looking for some yummy pancakes or a burger, Déjà vu has some great options. As a broke college student, I was surprised at how cheap this place was despite the huge portions and quality food. Not to mention, if you come here on your birthday, you get a free cinnamon roll bigger than your head. This family-owned restaurant has been a part of Redding since 1995 and was started by Red Bluff native Karline Niver.

Here is the link to their menu -----> DejaVuMenu_Sept2021.pdf (

5. Woody's Eatery and Brewery

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I discovered Woody’s when I was having a craving for tacos one Tuesday evening this summer, and let me tell you I was not disappointed. They only have their tacos available on Tuesday’s so don’t go on another day with a hankering for tacos. Besides their delicious tacos, Woody’s also has burgers, fish and chips, pasta, and other great sandwiches. The lively atmosphere and option for outdoor seating also adds a great dining experience.

Here is the link to their menu ----> Woody's Brewing Company (

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