Ukiah’s Historic Downtown is the backdrop for an exciting blend of arts, entertainment, cuisine, specialty shops and a down-to-earth functionality that only a small town can provide. Our scenic, tree-lined streets are also host to a well-rounded special events calendar. You won’t want to miss a thing.
Ukiah may be small but it’s open-minded and big enough in spirit for a wide variety of businesses. MacNab’s Menswear is a family-owned, third-generation shop where service is still an art form and shelves are full of everything a man could possibly wear. Boutique 120 features major brands including True Religion, Lucky Brand and Michael Stars and carries a big selection for men and women.
Liv Fashion Boutique is home to up-to-the-minute designs. Beneath its distinctive art nouveau-style sign, La Tre carries a selection of irresistible dresses, boots, handbags, and other accessories. Shoefly and Sox is a go-to Ukiah spot for gifts and fashionable, comfort footwear including Clarks, Born, Frye, and UGG, as well as handbags and accessories. And, if you're traveling with your four-legged friends, stop by Mendocino Barkery for water and treats, plus everything you need to spoil them.
You’ll also find a number of Ukiah stores with distinctive ideas for your home. Habitat specializes in gifts and fine housewares, while Mendocino Bounty is a marketplace that features local foods and wines along with unique kitchen and garden accessories. Elegant and intimate Three Sisters carries gifts, candles, and other items.
The reputation for food in Ukiah just keeps getting better. And, our restaurant options continue to grow by the month. Speaking of growth, many of our restaurants proudly serve local, organically-grown produce, meats and, of course, wines. In Ukiah, we were organic before organic was cool. When you can enjoy a Zagat-acclaimed restaurant down the street from the second certified organic restaurant in California, you know you have a food scene that can only be described as eclectic. And delicious.
Some of our favorites in downtown Ukiah include Patrona Restaurant & Lounge with its beautiful upscale interior and casual sidewalk tables outside. Here you will enjoy seasonal, locavore-style California cuisine, craft cocktails and a local wine list from heaven. Another great choice is Oco Time, where you can savor sushi and variations of its signature egg and noodle dish—the Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki. Or for a Brazilian twist on fine food, try Dora's Gourmet Cafe at 263 North State Street- delicious!
The contemporary atmosphere at Ritual brings a touch of sophistication to Ukiah’s historic downtown. Local wines, homemade desserts and creative entrees are always on the menu. For casual lunches, Schat’s Bakery & Café makes its breads, pastries, sandwiches, salads and soups from scratch daily. Newest to the block is Chop Chop- Patrona's quick little sister. Or savor the flavors of Saucy where gourmet pizzas are wood-fired and guests can enjoy a variety of wines and beers on tap.
Ukiah’s local farmers created the first Certified Farmers’ Market in Mendocino County in 1977. Although this Saturday morning market is the largest in the county, it has a small and personal feeling in comparison to many markets in larger cities. With live music, local arts and crafts, and educational events, this is more than just a market. Join us each Saturday in downtown Ukiah at Alex Thomas Plaza. For more information, click here.
Ukiah is host to several unique art galleries. Plan your visit around the First Friday Art Walk -- year-round, you can experience Mendocino County artists in a fun and festive environment as the galleries open their doors from 5-8 pm, often serving refreshments and providing live entertainment. For more information, click here.