What looks to be an ordinary gas station is home to a truly extraordinary eatery. Inside the Tioga Gas Mart -- aka "The Mobil" -- Chef Matt "Tioga" Toomey offers some of the most tantalizing plates in the Sierra Nevada, as well as some plump (albeit more pedestrian) to-go sandwiches and pizzas. We recommend you sit down here in a booth or on the popular patio and enjoy the mind-blowing cuisine before moving on. The menu includes fish tacos with mango salsa and ginger slaw, pork tenderloin with apricot-berry glaze, and wild buffalo meatloaf with garlic mashers, but we especially liked the lobster taquitos with tomatillo salsa -- and the transcendent chocolate cake. All of the plates overflow with excellent salads and heaps of fresh fruit, making the deli the best post-backpacking eatery in the area.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Highly Recommended 2010