After hours of exploring and sightseeing, finding the perfect place to grab a bite to eat is essential. This is especially true in Wine Country, where you’ll find everything from small, family-owned cafes to renowned Michelin-star bistros. With so many incredible Healdsburg lunch spots, it can be difficult to choose just one! That’s why we’ve compiled a list below of seven of our favorite places to go for the best lunch in Healdsburg. Looking for the perfect afternoon activities to do afterward? Check out our free Vacation Guide! It’s packed with local recommendations on the top hiking trails, wine tours, attractions, and more.
7 of the Best Healdsburg Lunch Spots You’ll Love
1. Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar
Seafood might not come to mind first when you think of California wine country, but it certainly should! Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar brings East Coast and South American seafood classics to downtown Healdsburg. Designed for sharing, the menu features everything from Maine-style lobster rolls to grilled fish tacos. Don’t be shy when it comes to pairing your meal with a delicious glass of wine. Willi’s offers an extensive wine list (as well as beer and cocktails), and you’re vacationing in wine country after all!
Italian cuisine is deeply rooted in family tradition, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Catelli’s in Sonoma County. The third-generation Italian restaurant is nestled between the stunning hills of Dry Creek and Alexander Valley and serves up some of the best, authentic Italian food in California. The patio at Catelli’s is the perfect spot to enjoy a beautiful Sonoma wine country afternoon!
3. Healdsburg SHED
Serving lunch daily from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the community-style cafe at Shed features an open kitchen, wood-burning oven, and meals that are made with care. Enjoy fresh salads, tartines, cheese platters, and more, all sourced from farms within 10 miles distance and all seasonal, sustainably grown, and delicious.
Although only open for lunch on weekends, a trip to Chalkboard should be worked into every trip to Sonoma County. Since 2013, this restaurant has been sourcing much of its menu from local farms, and many ingredients come from their own three-acre vegetable and herb garden. Specialties include housemade pasta dishes, like beet and ricotta gnudi and Old Bay strozzapreti, that feature unique flavors and fresh, seasonal ingredients.
5. Healdsburg Bar & Grill
Home to one of the Best Burgers in the U.S. according to Food & Wine Magazine, a trip to Healdsburg Bar & Grill is a must when you’re in Sonoma County. Enjoy munching on classic lunchtime favorites like sandwiches, chicken wings, and salads on the spacious outdoor patio, or order a box lunch to take with you on a hike or bike tour.
6. The Parish Cafe
For a taste of the deep South in Northern California, The Parish Cafe is an ideal destination. This restaurant on Mill Street specializes in Creole and Cajun favorites, from fried okra and po-boys to gumbo and jambalaya. Lunch at this joint isn’t complete without an order of soft, decadent beignets, lightly topped with powdered sugar. Yum!
7. Bravas Bar De Tapas
Considered one of the top 20 tapas restaurants in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure, Bravas Bar De Tapas serves traditional Spanish-style and modern tapas along with local and Spanish wines, sangrias, and Spain-inspired cocktails. It’s the perfect place to grab small bites and delicious drinks!
Looking for the Best Healdsburg Accommodations?
After a delicious Healdsburg lunch, wine tours, and whatever else your day might include, unwind at Honor Mansion! Our Healdsburg hotel is the best place to stay during your wine country vacation. Relax in one of our beautiful rooms or suites, then join us for afternoon wine hour! You can enjoy a selection of wonderful local wines paired with scrumptious appetizers, including meats, cheeses, dips, and other treats. It’s the perfect way to snack and sip as the day winds down!
Ready to plan your Sonoma Wine Country vacation? Check the availability of all our accommodations now and book your stay today! We look forward to hosting you soon.