For all Healdsburg locals & visitors looking for the perfect lunch for the best picnic, this blog post is for you. As a Healdsburg local myself, I have spent time finding some great spots to enjoy picnics, especially with spring here and summer around the corner. Follow along to see The Best Healdsburg Picnic Lunches (where to buy them) for your next Healdsburg outing as well as a few spots I love to picnic!
Best Spots to bring a picnic lunch to in Healdsburg
The Healdsburg Plaza
Picnic along the Russian River
Healdsburg Open Land Trail with great benches or pack a blanket
Also be sure to check out my recent blog, The Best Healdsburg Local Spots to Try.
For a great assortment of local produce, cheese, and delicious food, Big John’s Market is the spot to visit. They have a great deli and hot food selection, perfect for picnics or a quick bite during the day. Make sure to read my Top 10 Healdsburg Wineries here and make sure you are wine tasting at the best spots Healdsburg has to offer. 1345 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448.
Call 707-433-7151 to order.
Costeaux French Bakery
Costeaux French Bakery has a delightful selection of all-day breakfast items such as omelets, quiches, and sandwiches to choose from. I recommend their artisan bread, soups, and signature desserts. This French-style bakery is truly a Healdsburg gem and perfect to carry out for any picnic lunch or stay and dine in! 417 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448.
Costeaux is also featured on my Best Healdsburg Bakeries blog post, make sure to check it out.
Every dish served here is made fresh with tons of flavor. If you’re looking for some great bagels or pastrami, this is the place to check out. The food is great and everyone here is so friendly making it a perfect lunch spot to try. 11 Mitchell Lane, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Owner Drew all smiles opening weekend! He’s the best I’ve been buying bagels from him at the Healdsburg Farmer’s market for years (where you will still find them). Congrats on your new free standing location.
Dry Creek General Store
Looking for the cutest and the most 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
Guiso Latin Fusion
Guiso Latin Fusion is an amazing Latin fusion restaurant that offers traditional cuisine with a fresh and modern twist. This is a small neighborhood bistro that combines Salvadoran, Caribbean, and other latin flavors in a charming space. 117 North St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Photo Courtesy of Guiso Latin Fusion
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.
Grab bites or lunch for your picnic at 25 North St, Healdsburg, CA 95448.
Fresh ingredients are 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
Overlooking historic Healdsburg plaza, Pizzando is a lively spot serving wood oven pizzas, house-made pastas, grilled meats, fish, and seasonal appetizers. They also have a great collection of wine and cocktails to choose from. The ambience is a perfect spot for a night out with friends or family. 301 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448
In addition to fabulous Pizza Pizzando also has great salads many of which are seasonal like this Pear Burrata Salad I enjoyed during a summer month.
As if it couldn’t get any better, it’s Dog-Friendly. Check out my Favorite Dog-Friendly Hotels in California if you’re planning on visiting the area!
Shelton’s Natural Foods Market
Shelton’s Natural Foods Market is a great choice to shop for organic, locally-made groceries. It’s known as “The Biggest Little Natural Foods Store Around” and is located in the heart of Healdsburg. They also serve salads, sandwiches, and ready-to-eat meals which are all made by in-house chefs. 428 Center St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
See Deli menu here and order by calling at (707) 431-0530.
I love going into Summer’s Market since it is a great spot to grab some tasty lunch. This is a fantastic neighborhood market that is worth checking out. 557 Powell Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Stop by for the best bread and sandwiches at the Troubadour in Healdsburg! Locally sourced and fresh bread all the time awaits at this great food spot. Specializing in world-class breads, the Troubadour is a favorite local spot in Healdsburg. 381 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448
See Troubador menu here and swing by to grab your picnic lunch!
Troubador Healdsburg images by Emma Morris for Troubador
The Wurst Restaurant serves some of the best grilled, artisan sausages, burgers, draft beers, and local wine. There are also plenty of desserts to choose from, perfect to end your picnic on a sweet note. 22 Matheson St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Quail & Condor
Another fabulous Healdsburg gem is Quail & Condor a bakery that also has amazing bread (what more do you need for a picnic, some bread and cheese). 149 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Quail & Condor pictures by Emma Morris for Quail & Condor