Healdsburg is certainly one of the best places to experience California’s Wine Country and I am lucky to call it home. With plenty of farm-to-table restaurants in the area, you’ll find yourself in a heaven filled with talented chefs, exquisite restaurants, amazing wine, and some of the most delicious meals you can find. I’m sharing my top Healdsburg lunch spots that I absolutely adore so you can enjoy this special town!
Alioto’s Healdsburger is voted one of the “Top Burgers in Sonoma County” and rightfully so. Alioto and many other burger spots are featured on my Best Burgers in Healdsburg You Must Experience. Okay now back to this special spot. It is my go-to for fresh burgers, sandwiches, ice cream milkshakes and other daily specials. What is better than a burger and a milkshake? Local products are used whenever possible and they have a great selection of beer and wine. Healdsburger also offers indoor and outdoor picnic table seating. “It’s SO GOOD THE LOCAL’S KEEP IT A SECRET!” 48 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Photos courtesy of Healdsburger
Big John’s Market
For a great assortment of locally procured produce, cheese, and delicious food, Big John’s Market is the spot to visit. They also have a great deli section, a burrito bar and hot food that is perfect for picnics or to grab a bite between a day of wine tasting. Make sure to read my Top 10 Healdsburg Wineries here and make sure you are stopping at the best spots Healdsburg has to offer. 1345 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Photos courtesy of Big John’s Market
Brava’s Bar de Tapas
For some delicious Spanish food, a lovely outdoor setting (hands down one of my favorite patio’s in town) and some of the best cocktails in town, Brava’s Bar de Tapas is the spot to be. I love sitting in their back patio, so when you make a reservation, be sure you are requesting their outside area. They have both warm and chilled tapas, various small plates and a great selection of beer and wine. 420 Center Street, Healdsbrug, CA 95448.
If you want to try some more cocktails while in Healdsburg, check out my post-Best Healdsburg Cocktails & Bars here.
Photos courtesy of Bravas Bar de Tapas
Food is one of the best ways to explore local culture and a great stop is Campo Fina. This stylish Italian restaurant serves up the tastiest wood-fired pizzas and other small plates. The relaxed atmosphere makes it a great place to grab shareable bites with friends and family. I recommend a pizza, salad and meatballs as I can’t visit and not have at least one pizza and one salad! 330 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448
The Roasted Spring Vegetable & Farro Salad & Chopped Salad (not shown) are two of my favorites.
Costeaux French Bakery
If you’re visiting Healdsburg, be sure to check out Costeaux French Bakery. They have a delightful selection of all-day breakfast items such as omelets, quiches, and sandwiches to choose from. Also, I recommend their artisan breads, soups and signature desserts. If you’re looking for a quick grab, you can even get their boxed lunch option to-go! Make sure you stop by this French-style gem while you spend you time in Healdsburg. Costeaux is also featured on my Best Healdsburg Bakeries blog post, make sure to check it out. 417 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448
The Turkey and Brie Sandwich tastes like a slice of Thanksgiving (my favorite meal of the year)!
Photos courtesy of Costeaux Bakery
Instagram Live with Costeaux Bakery & The JetSetting Fashionista
Like I mentioned, Costeaux Bakery is a must visit while in Healdsburg because of their delicious treats, food and incredible ambiance. I was so lucky to join Will Seppi, the owner, manager and baker, to get a behind the scenes culinary demo. Watch Will and I bake the most delicious Costeaux Cinnamon Walnut Bread below or head over to the JetSetting Fashionista Youtube page.
Dry Creek General Store
Looking for the cutest and charming general store? Then you must visit the Dry Creek General Store. This spot is a gathering place in the heart of Dry Creek that serves the finest hand-crafted sandwiches, soups, salads, deli platters, and boxed lunches which are ideal for a quick snack while wine tasting in Dry Creek. Guests can sit on the porch to look out to the Dry Creek Valley or picnic on their property in the back gardens. 3495 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448
And if you need ideas of where to Wine Taste in Dry Creek, be sure to read my Top 10 Dry Creek Wineries post here.
Duke’s Spirited Cocktails
Duke’s Spirited Cocktails Lounge is certainly one of the coolest hangout spots in Healdsburg. On any given day you’ll find it filled with customers enjoying delicious food, and a cocktail or two. This upscale lounge has an impressive cocktail menu and their brunch offerings are equally as delicious. The decor is sophisticated and classy with an unbeatable atmosphere you can definitely enjoy with some friends. 111 Plaza St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
JSF Duke’s Favorites: A few of my fav’s that I recommend you try are:
ALL IN ONE BUN: smoked ham, gruyere, 6-minute egg, brioche, maple dip
CHILAQUILES: pork chorizo, crispy tortillas, ahogada sauce, avocado, crema, fried egg, cilantro
Photos courtesy of Duke’s Spirited Cocktails
Looking for authentic Mexican bites in town? El Farolito has you covered. Tacos, burritos, fajitas, enchiladas… you name it! El Farolito is an upbeat restaurant located in the heart of Healdsburg, so it’s right within walking distance to the rest of the city. Their execution of delicious food makes this upbeat Mexican joint a must-visit. 128 Plaza St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Photos courtesy of Farolito
Hazel Hill at Montage Healdsburg
Hazel Hill is centrally located a few minutes from downtown Healdsburg and tucked among 258 acres of Montage vineyards. This beautiful and upscale farm-to-table restaurant located at Montage Healdsburg Hotel offers seasonal, California-influenced French cuisine for breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, happy hour, and dinner. While enjoying delicious food and an exquisite selection of wine, guests are immersed in views of wine country as far as the eye can see. I highly recommend this lovely spot! 100 Montage Way, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Photos courtesy of The Montage
JourneyMan Meat Co.
JourneyMan Meat Co. is a high-end and locally sourced, meat counter that also has a wine tasting bar offering handcrafted provisions and local wine pairings. They also offer their entire menu to-go for pick up, local delivery, and nationwide shipping and meat cases which can be custom made to order. 404 Center St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Photos courtesy of JourneyMan Meat & Co
If you’re looking for some true Southern BBQ, then KINSmoke is the place to visit. They grill up all meats and even seafood to cook for you in a pit over California Oak and cherry woods. Their barbecue style is very authentic with great flavors and spices. The joint has a fun and entertaining atmosphere, perfect to gather with family and friends. 304 Center St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Photos courtesy of KINSmoke
Little Saint Healdsburg
Little Saint Healdsburg is a brand new spot in the area that is gaining a lot of buzz. This plant-free based restaurant is completely vegan with some of the best food you will ever try. Check out my blog on Little Saint Healdsburg Grand Opening here.
Fresh ingredients served straight to the plate from Little Saint’s garden area. Plant-based food never tasted SO good.
Their cookies (and all their meals) are so delicious, be careful because it’s hard to resist going back for more.
Founded in 1881, Oakville Grocery is the oldest continually operating grocery store in California and the perfect place to grab a quick bite. They serve artisan sandwiches, house-made salads, wines & other picnic-friendly food. They have lovely outdoor seating as well as a curbside pickup option. 124 W Matheson St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Photos courtesy of Oakville Grocery
If you are ever craving sushi in Healdsburg, I recommend Otoro Sushi. Their ingredients are very fresh and sourced from local farmers’ markets. The environment is cozy and intimate serving gourmet sushi, delicious soups, and Bento Boxes. 1280 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Photos Courtesy of Otoro Sushi
The Parish Café is a great eatery in downtown Healdsburg. Its authentic cuisine is a mix of Cajun and Creole specialities. Their dishes are so delicious that they’ll leave you wanting for more as the hours go by. The café is relaxing, with charming townhouse-style designs, and certainly one of my top Healdsburg lunch spots! 60 Mill St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Photos courtesy of Parish Café
Overlooking historic Healdsburg plaza, PizZando is a lively and casual spot that serves a rustic menu of wood oven pizzas, house made pastas, grilled meats, fish, and seasonal appetizers. They have lovely wines and a wide selection of cocktails. The ambience is cozy and modern, whether you sit inside or on the patio. It’s a perfect spot for a night out with friends or family. 301 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Photos courtesy of PizZando
Quail & Condor Bakery
Quail & Condor are your friendly neighborhood bakers in Healdsburg, CA. Their sensational pastries, bread, and pies have soft and pillowy textures with incredible flavors. The bakery makes sure to use fresh, local ingredients. They even have exquisite seasonal pastries such as the Cardamom Cream Bun or Miso Pumpkin Muffins. Be sure to check this place out for baked goods galore! 149 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Prior to opening their own freestanding store, I enjoyed Quail & Condor weekly at The Healdsburg Farmer’s Market (which takes place on Tuesdays & Saturday’s)
Photos courtesy of Quail & Condor
Shelton’s Natural Foods Market
Shelton’s Natural Foods Market is a great choice to shop for organic, locally-made groceries and find a community gathering place. It’s known as “The Biggest Little Natural Foods Store Around” and is located in the heart of Healdsburg. Along with the best fresh produce, they also serve salads, sandwiches, and ready-to-eat meals which are all made by in-house chefs. 428 Center St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
J.S.F. Tip: Order a deli sandwich here they are the best in town and they also have amazingly fresh pre-made salads and divine deli salads.
Photos courtesy of Shelton’s Natural Foods Market
The Wurst Restaurant
The Wurst Restaurant has patio casual dining just off the beautiful downtown Healdsburg Plaza. It’s a great place for lunch that offers indoor and patio seating. The vibe is very laid-back as the joint serves up some of the best grilled, artisan sausages, burgers, draft beers, and local wine. There are also plenty of desserts to choose from such as homemade milkshakes, ice cream floats, and the Wurst Sundae. 22 Matheson St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Photos courtesy of The Wurst Restaurant
Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar
Located just north of the town square in downtown Healdsburg, the East Coast, and South America meet Wine Country at Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar. This airy and lively seafood cafe has very inviting and warm vibes. The new chef’s raw bar features an ever-changing selection of fresh seafood. Designed for sharing, the menu features a raw bar serving tapas, lobster rolls, and items ranging from Latin-inspired skewers to ceviches. 403 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Photos courtesy of Willi’s Seafood & Raw Market