The best places to fuel your day in the Sierra.

By Tiara Wasner


Breakfast is hands down my favorite meal of the day. Okay, maybe right after dessert. There is something about waking up to freshly brewed Hell Yeah DRINK COFFEE DO STUFF coffee, a stack of banana chocolate chip pancakes, and a side of bacon. However, I get it when you’re on vacation-slow mornings, or cooking breakfast may not be your jam. You might be more into grabbing something delicious on the way to your next adventure.

Well, get ready for some mouthwatering eats because the Reno/Tahoe region has an array of restaurants, diners, bakeries, and coffee shops to fuel all your mountain escapades!

Breakfast delivered

Want your meal to come to you? Yoshi’s Unique Deli is Reno’s premier sandwich and catering shop! You can choose from several signature sandwiches or build your own. Let them take the guesswork out of menu planning.

Bella Tahoe Catering in Stateline is a full-service catering company. However, they also offer “boxed meals.” I highly recommend ordering the quiche or smoked egg salad sandwich. Ordering is super easy. Simply add your selections to the cart, adjust quantities, and schedule your delivery!

Perenn Bakery in Reno
Perenn Bakery in Reno
Fit for any activity

Whether you’re heading to Lake Tahoe or staying in the Biggest Little City, start your day at Perenn Bakery. They’re open daily. I recommend arriving early or ordering online to ensure you can experience one of their popular tartines or bacon jam breakfast sandwiches. Pro tip: Order a baguette for later.

More of a bagel person? Maybe even a connoisseur of sorts? Let me introduce you to the only East Coast-style bagel shops in the region, Tahoe Bagel Co. in South Lake. While it may have only opened a few months ago, it’s quickly become a local hot spot. You can’t go wrong with an everything bagel and garlic herb spread, which is grandma’s special recipe. If you’re looking for a breakfast sandwich, I recommend the veggie on an everything pesto bagel and my better half likes the LOX breakfast sandwich on an everything bagel. I was told the Back to Life and Ruebenowitz sandwiches are local favorites! Now I’m just telling you all the local secrets. They open daily at 6 a.m. and serve Black Cabin coffee!

Tahoe Bagel Company (Sean Davis)
Tahoe Bagel Company (Sean Davis)

Whether you’re heading out for a day of skiing at a local resort or into the back county, you’ll likely want a hearty breakfast. In this case, swing by Fox and Hound Tahoe for the smokehouse breakfast burrito. The burrito is stuffed with eggs, cheese, hash browns, and your choice of pulled pork, smoked sausage, or tri-tip! I’m a pulled pork gal with the Fox & Hound mild barbecue sauce. Eat half for breakfast and save the other half for lunch! If you have time to dine in, I recommend ordering the churro french toast or mountain breakfast. Both are local favorites.

Speaking of breakfast burritos … you can’t go wrong with a classic breakfast burrito from Casey’s. Casey’s is one of those hidden gems located 5 minutes from Stateline in the Round Hill Mall. Their breakfast burrito includes eggs, cheese, beans, pico de gallo, and hash browns. It’s the perfect way to start any morning after a late night.

It’s hard to pick a favorite grab-and-go breakfast spot in the Reno/Tahoe region. Just know, you can’t go wrong with any of these picks! Happy adventuring.

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