Fabulously Delicious: Kim's Fresno Foodie Guide {Part One}

"Where do you want to go eat!?" The question we allll ask each other! Well lucky for you, I've put together a Fresno foodie guide to help you find all those delicious eats right here around town! People may not think Fresno is a place full of good food, but they are sadly mistaken! So locals and visitors, buckle up and get your pen and paper ready because it's time to chow down!

Bulldog Burger Bistro


*Description Key

|Apps| - Appetizer     |Main| - Main Dish     |Sides| - Side Dish     |Sweets| - Dessert     |Drinks| - Drinks

Mediterranean Grill & Cafe

We're going to start downtown Fresno and head to the Mediterranean Grill & Cafe. For those of you that have been know that this is a fast paced environment, mostly filled with people on their lunch break from work. Parking may be tight, but you'll manage! The food is delicious, it's quick and they're only open during the weekdays from 10:30am-2:30pm!

{ What to order }

|Apps| Hummus with Pita Bread

|Main| Lula Lavash

|Main| Chicken Stir-Fry

|Main |Fattoush Chicken Salad


Chef Paul's Cafe

You looking for some REAL soul food?!? THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! This restaurant is tucked away and you would never know it's there unless you were looking for it, but let me tell you, I had some of the BEST fried chicken I have ever had in my life there! You've got to check it out!

{ What to order }

|Main| Fried Chicken

|Sides| Fried Cabbage

|Sides| Mac N' Cheese


Shanghai Chinese Cuisine

If you like Chinese food, then here you go! First of all, you're pretty much guaranteed leftovers, especially if you bring me with you because I pretty much order one of everything! It's all so good!!!! (I have no constraints when it comes to Chinese food.)

{ What to order }

|Main| Chinese Chicken Salad

|Main| Orange Chicken

|Main| Sweet & Sour Pork

|Main| Shanghai Special Chow Mein

|Main| Walnut Shrimp

|Main| Shanghai Special Fried Rice

|Main| Broccoli Beef


If you want a newer spin on a big, juicy burger with the most ridiculous sides and sauces, then you MUST check this place out! They have such a large menu with so many options it's hard not to fall in love! It's a small and quaint joint with an option to call ahead!

{ What to order }

|Main| The Bulldog Burger

|Main| Shroomy Swiss Burger

|Sides| Half n' Half - Doggy Style

|Sides| Garlic Parmesan Fries


It was about time this glorious little gem opened up a bigger location! Mad Duck has two locations, a smaller one in Clovis, and a newer, larger one at Campus Pointe which features their brewery. I absolutely love this location! It's beautiful, the food is fantastic AND you can catch a movie right across the way!!

{ What to order }

|Apps| Sam's Buffalo Chicken Dip

|Apps| Shishito Peppers

|Apps| Calamari

|Apps| Grilled Steak Bites

|Main| California Mad Burger

|Main| Backyard Burger

|Main| Bacon Bleu Burger

|Main| Gilroy Burger

|Main| Spicy Shrimp Stuffed Baguette

|Drinks| Honey Pot Blonde

|Drinks| Citra


The ABSOLUTE best bagels in town, if not ever! Honestly, I've had a lot of bagels in my life and these are my favorite. They have the perfect amount of chew, and they offer such a variety of flavors, it's amazing! Not only are their bagels perfection, but they brew up some delicious coffee as well!

{ What to order }

|Main| Pesto Provolone Bagel, Double Toasted with Plain Cream Cheese

|Main| Bagelwich with Sausage and Egg Whites

|Main| The Traditional Lox Sandwich on Wheat

|Sweets| Schticks

|Drinks| Coffee Flavors - Winter, Irish Cream, Vanilla Nut, Hazelnut


Popolo's reinvented!! Have you all been to or tried the NEW Popolo's!? It is absolutely wonderful!!! I'm going to be honest with you all and tell you that I haven't physically been to the new location yet, BUT I've ordered delivery from there numerous times and have been SOOOO impressed!! So that most DEFINITELY counts!

{ What to order }

|Apps| Hot N' Spicy Wings

|Main| Garlic Chicken Pizza

|Main| Veg Noveau (no sun-dried tomatoes) ***UNREAL - Thanks Liz!


Oh boy. This place is so hard to resist!! With new locations poppin' up left and right it's makes those weeknight dinners so easy these days! All I gotta is UNLIMITED SOFT SERVE CONES. Intrigued!? You should be.

{ What to order }

|Main| Smoked Beef Brisket

|Main| Polish Style Kielbasa Sausage

|Main| Pulled Pork

|Main| Pork Ribs

|Sides| Baked Potato Casserole

|Sides| Mac & Cheese

|Sides| Fried Onion Tanglers

|Dessert| FREE Soft Serve Cone


My FAAAAAVORITE sushi place in town!! I order the same rolls like clockwork! Soooometimes I'll throw in a new roll for kicks!

{ What to order }

|Sides| Seaweed Salad

|Sides| Cucumber Sunomono

|Main| Nemo Roll  *Staple

|Main| Marshmallow Roll  *Staple

|Main| Angel Roll  *Staple

|Main| Booty Shake

|Main| Titanic (add cream cheese)

|Main| Rocket Bowl

|Main| Crunch Roll

|Main| Hot Mess

|Main| 22 Piece Sashimi  *Staple


A new place in town, but quite a hit! There are so many fresh options to choose from, one of my favorites being their homemade tortillas made right on the spot! What's fresher than that!?! Also, you can order ahead online via their app and earn rewards for dollars off your next meal!

{ What to order }

|Apps| Chips, Salsa & Guacamole

|Main| Fire Grilled Steak Burrito, Enchilada-Style

|Main| Taco Salad w/ Fire Grilled Steak & Fire Grilled Chicken

|Main| Chile Roasted Beef Nachos


Hungry yet!?

How'd you enjoy the first part of my Fresno Foodie Guide!? I've got PLENTY more coming your way, so stay tuned!! 

If you've got any restaurant recommendations, let me know! I'd LOVE to check them out!!