Reno Provisions is the epicenter for Reno’s foodie movement

New $1.6 million downtown Reno Provisions will house bakery, butcher, white label food production, breakfast, lunch and dinner

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The short version of Reno Provisions is simple: Cafeteria, market, retail, demonstration kitchen, event space, butcher shop, pastry, pasta and bread production. The long version paints a bold and much deeper picture; one that adds new layers to the sustainable food movement chef Mark Estee want to pioneer in Northern Nevada. This multifaceted provisions store is the first of its kind in Reno and as the city continues to revive and reinvent itself, the downtown location solidifies Reno’s progression as a culinary community.

Cafeteria dining sounds uncharacteristic but the name was purposefully chosen to describe a multitude of menu options, all of which are grab-n-go and maintain Mark’s standard of simple, fresh, seasonal and local. From 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., 7 days a week, guests can dine-in or take-home packaged restaurant staples, each integrating whole animal butchery and root to stalk philosophies. House specials will be featured daily along with deli sandwiches, gelato, juice and smoothies. Love the tomato sauce at Campo? The homemade pastas, the salad dressings, the pizza dough? Want a Burger Me! bun or house-made salumi at your next party? No problem. The market is stocked with high-quality ingredients so customers have the ability to craft their own dishes at home.

The small bar at Reno Provisions is no different. A focus on real ingredients fits well with Reno’s modern fruit-juice forward bar scene. Old style cocktail menu with local spirits from Frey Ranch Estate Distillery, Churchill Vineyards, Seven Troughs Distilling and all local beers on tap from Reno’s breweries. The bar and wine program are run by Justin Jesick of Campo and Elise Vandenberg.

“There is contagious momentum in Reno right now and we’re thrilled to be at the forefront,” Mark said.

The ambiance at Reno Provisions is tasteful and sleek with an Art Deco theme that draws on recycled and local pieces. Furniture can easily be removed and re-arranged should the entire 6,000 square feet of floor space need to be transformed for a private event. A $1.6 million renovation was completed to the 1956 building, which among other improvements now has larger windows to highlight the city’s energy and allow for ample natural light.

Customers will find a retail area filled with pantry items, kitchen tools, cookbooks, and local artisan works. Hand selected by team members of the Local Food Group, Mark’s overarching restaurant brand, Reno Provisions also becomes a go-to for gifts and last minute must-haves.

Directly adjacent to the retail area is the demonstration kitchen, which features a state of the art cooking facility for recipe testing, education, cook-offs, hi-definition filming and more. A hub for culinary creativity, the space will serve up learning opportunities for even the youngest of chefs.

Down a wide set of stairs, inner workings of the entire operation commence: butcher shop, bakery and pasta production. This 12,000-square-foot section of the building vertically integrates the supply chain of Local Food Group establishments, and is where Mark and his team exercise quality control and consistency.

“Reno Provisions is a beginning and final destination under one roof,” Mark said. “Our goal is to adopt and implement the simple principles of vertical integration to food, beverage and service, while creating a first-of-its-kind culinary experience in downtown Reno. It stands as a model of a community working together. We could not be more excited to open these doors.”

Reno Provisions

What: Cafeteria, Italian-style grocer, event space, butcher shop, white label kitchen, bakery, coffee shop.
Prices: Breakfast $6, lunch $8, dinner $10.
Where: 100 N. Sierra St. Reno, NV 89501
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 7 days a week
For more information: or 775-771-6322

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Mike Higdon

Editor & Publisher at Drinkable Reno
Mike Higdon is a journalist passionate about beer and cocktails. He started the site because no one else covered Reno's growing craft scene at the level of detail required to stay in the know about all things drinkable in Reno.