As far as wine country goes, some might say that Sonoma is Napa’s more low-key, down-to-earth little sister — dotted with small, charming, family-run wineries, relatively few of which command the tour-bus crowds and baller prices you’ll find in the Napa Valley proper. So it goes with the food scene as well: Sure, there are a couple of blowout, fine-dining tasting menu destinations in the region — which is starting to attract some big-name chefs, too — but for the most part, Sonoma County is defined by restaurants that tend to be more laid-back than that — little wine bars, hole-in-the-wall bistros, and all-day cafes.
There’s also more culinary diversity here than you might expect, so if visitors aren’t in the mood for straight-ahead Cal-French or Cal-Italian, they can also snag some great tacos, a plate of momos or shawarma, or an unpretentious deli sandwich. Here are 25 of Sonoma County’s most delicious destinations.
The Barlow is a 12-acre Bay Area outdoor market district in Sebastopol, California featuring local food, wine, beer, spirits and crafts made onsite by Sonoma County artisans. Stroll our industrial-chic, dog-friendly campus and savor the organic edible landscaping — a nod to the rich agricultural history of The Barlow. Our community is open and ready to greet you.