Food & Drink in Ceres

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Everybody loves homemade pizza, but not everybody has the time, energy, or lush, Italian moustache required to make one themselves. That's where Bob's Take-N-Bake Pizza comes in?Bob's chefs meet convenience and deliciousness halfway, creating hand-assembled, uncooked pizzas that diners can take home and bake at their own pace. Customers can build their own custom pies, choosing between traditional and whole-wheat crust, or they can make the whole easy process even easier by picking one of Bob's tried-and-true topping combinations such as the Hawaiian supreme pizza, topped with Canadian bacon, pineapple, and crumbled bacon.

2531 E Whitmore Ave
Ceres,
CA
US

As the vibrant, swirling skirts of belly dancers entrance patrons' eyes, Skewers' chefs slice up lamb, filet mignon, chicken, and salmon for the restaurant’s namesake kebabs. To sate carnivorous cravings, their flavorful meats—which are marinated for 48 to 72 hours in tangy Mediterranean spices and oils—are roasted over the open flame of a stove or a snoring baby dragon. Bartenders craft potent martinis and pour international wines that complement both the punchy flavors of the kebabs and the plumes of sweet, aromatic smoke that dance through the hookah garden. On select nights, the kebab house brims with the catchy beats of live jazz bands, late-night DJs, and brave karaoke performers, and belly dancers take center stage with their sensuous dance moves on Saturday evenings.

906 J St
Modesto,
CA
US

Flexibility is key for Xpress Bodyworks' massage therapists. In addition to soothing musculature and minds through Swedish strokes, craniosacral techniques, and reiki therapy, they target signs of chronic pain with deep-tissue pressure and trigger-point work, always adapting their techniques to the client. The studio's signature treatments combine elements from each approach, forming personalized bodywork sessions that simultaneously address aches and energy concerns.

Gentle music plays in the private treatment rooms to put clients at ease even before they climb atop the heated massage tables. Flickering candles illuminate the space and a draped ceiling reinforces a spirit of calm as the therapist and the client discuss bodywork needs, lifestyle concerns, and whether it's good for the back to fall asleep in the bathtub.

2717 Coffee Rd
Modesto,
CA
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No strangers to grocers, siblings John Pallios and Denise Pallios Zagaris grew up working in their father's grocery stores, the first of which opened back in 1951. After the chain closed, the two put their heads together before arriving at the inspired idea of a small, old-school neighborhood deli. Thus, Chopping Block Butcher Shop and Deli was born. From the butcher, a huge variety of meats includes quality steaks, hand-made sausages, and specialty dry rubs and marinates. The deli counter is equally stocked with ready-made eats, as well as fresh-made sandwiches and deli slices.

2625 Coffe Rd
Modesto,
CA
US

The no-nonsense cooks at Old Mill Café prep stomachs for an honest day's effort with hearty diner breakfasts and lunches. Sizzling steak, plump sausages, and crispy ribbons of bacon accompany cooked-to-order eggs and piping hot cups of fresh ground coffee. Chefs also toss platters of flapjacks and fold fresh omelets, stuffing their eggy creations with everything from mushrooms and swiss to ham and cheddar. These early-morning favorites compliment a along with a full lunch menu of burgers, sandwiches, and grilled chicken breast sandwiches.

2400 Coffee Rd
Modesto,
CA
US

Applying a healthful twist on traditional Indian recipes, the chefs at India Bistro whip up an array of authentic fare using housemade ingredients and fragrant spices. The kitchen’s ovens sizzle with juicy cuts of goat, lamb, and chicken, and numerous vegetarian offerings sate the hunger of herbivores. Though the menu features decadent noshes such as butter chicken, India Bistro’s culinary gurus also architect a number of low-carb and low-fat options for those conscious about fitting back into their high-school lockers.

3125 McHenry Ave
Modesto,
CA
US