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Black Sails Coffee
Ahoy there! If you're looking for coffee with rich flavors, Black Sails Coffee is the way to go. Purchase their award-winning blends on their website as well as their merchandise. Keep up with their updates on holiday specials by following them on Instagram and Facebook!
From award-winning spirits to unique craft brews, the Barrel District is the place to be! If you haven't signed up for the Barrel District Passport, you're missing out! Specific locations such as Strad Meadery and J.J. Pfister Distilling Co. Offer deals to pass holders. You can also opt for delivery or curbside pickup for beverages! Strad Meadery, Gold River Distillery, J.J. Pfister Distilling Co., Movement Brewing Co., and Burning Barrel Brewing Co. offer these services. These handcraft beverages make great holiday gifts.
Sugar Sweetery is an LGBT- and woman-owned licensed baking business! Based in Rancho Cordova, they specialize in cakes, cookies, cupcakes, macaroons, and so much more! Feel free to place your order here, and make sure to follow them on Instagram and Facebook for updates.
Bliss Marketplace Rancho Cordova is the perfect place to shop for one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts. There, vintage and handmade treasures are perfectly arranged in their booths as you walk through the aisles with different vendors. They're only open on certain days, so hurry before it's too late!
Schedule your visit to the Sacramento Children's Museum, which will reopen on December 1st! The Sacramento Children's Museum has many interactive exhibits your child(ren) can play in as well as reptiles like turtles and chameleons. Although they do not have an online store for items, you can buy memberships through their website. Use the code LEO22 to get $17 off memberships, which is the price of two admissions!
There are various BIPOC- and LGBT-owned businesses around Rancho Cordova that we recommend visiting! Hop onto Highway 50 West from your hotel and take exit 7 to get to Underground Books! Underground Books is a Black-owned bookstore in Oak Park (Sacramento) and is a nonprofit under St. HOPE which serves as a social gathering spot for locals.
If you're craving comfort food, Fixins Soul Kitchen (in Oak Park) will not disappoint! This Black-owned restaurant does not hold back on the flavor and love embedded into staple comfort foods like Mac n Cheese, Chicken & Waffles, and Ox Tail. Fixins Soul Kitchen prides itself on serving authentic soul food and "economic development for the community." Shop BIPOC- and LGBT-owned businesses during the holidays to support the community!