Gofo tofu

Illustration By Mark Stivers

If you’re trying to eat local, you can still find good old mom ’n’ pop companies in town, like the Sacramento Tofu Company. Started 47 years ago near Southside Park, they’re now in a warehouse off of Power Inn Road. You can buy their products in local stores like Oto’s (on Freeport Boulevard) and the Davis Food Co-op, but owner Alvin Kunishi, son of the founder, still sells tofu straight from the factory. Standing in the front office that serves as the store, he says, “It’s traditional to buy them this way.” You can get a great deal on-site on soft ($2), regular ($2.25), firm ($2.50) and organic extra-firm ($3) tofu. Or, they sell three kinds of soy milk and sushi age, which is deep-fried tofu used in sushi making. You might even find a basket of dried mango for sale next to the Japanese waving-cat statue. Call (916) 383-0725 for hours and directions.