(UPDATED 5/18/2020) Description of lunch at Juno’s Kitchen, a popular lunch spot located on J Street in East Sacramento.
A friend and I recently stopped by Juno’s Kitchen for lunch. When my friend suggested that we go out for lunch that day I immediately thought of Juno’s. I had heard really good things about the eggplant sandwich – and I was anxious to try it.
We arrived shortly after the popular East Sacramento lunch spot opened for the day. Upon entering we were cheerfully greeted, given menus, and invited to choose our table.
We decided to sit outside at a table with an umbrella. It was a hot day, but we were comfortable enough sheltered as we were from the direct rays of the sun.
Juno’s Kitchen is small, with limited seating. Every table, inside and out, was filled within a very short time after our arrival. It was also doing a brisk take-out business.
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My friend ordered the Grilled Chicken Sandwich (bacon, greens & basil aioli) ($12.00), and I ordered the Panko Crusted Eggplant Sandwich (roasted peppers, manchego cheese, arugula, basil aioli & balsamic reduction) ($11.25).
We both ordered iced tea, and we were offered refills several times during our meal.
It did not take long before our lunch was served. Mark Helms, the chef-owner of Juno’s, bakes his own naturally leavened sourdough bread and rolls each morning. You can also buy a loaf of bread ($8.00) to take home with you.
The Grilled Chicken Sandwich was served on a freshly made baguette – and it was huge. The chicken had been pounded thin before being cooked, and it was said to be both moist and tender. My friend was only able to finish half of the sandwich, and she was happy to take the other half home.
The Panko Crusted Eggplant Sandwich was served on slices of rustic bread. The thin slices of eggplant were encased in a crunchy exterior. The sandwich was delicious! Unlike my friend, I ate every bite – so no leftovers (sigh) for me.
When I previously reviewed Juno’s Kitchen it was open for both lunch and dinner. It is now open for lunch only – and my previous post has been updated to reflect this change in hours.
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Juno’s Kitchen Snapshot (UPDATED 5/18/2020):
- 3675 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
- (916) 456-4522
- Lunch: Tuesday-Saturday (11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
- Closed Sunday & Monday
- Street Parking
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