Our Top 10

Healdsburg can be a bit overwhelming, so much to do.  So, here is our list of things that we believe make Healdsburg unique and would add to your trip. These are not in any particular order.

The Sticky Bun

Downtown Bakery & Creamery
308 Center Street, Healdsburg
(707) 431-2719

Walk and Shop The Plaza

Healdsburg Plaza

Salumi (and Wagyu) at Journeyman

Journeyman Meat Company
404 Center Street, Healdsburg
(707) 395-MEAT

The Saturday (and Tuesday) Farmer's Market

The Healdsburg Farmer's Market
(in the parking lot behind the Hotel Healdsburg on Saturday and in the Plaza on Tuesday)
Saturdays May 5-Sept 29 (9am-12.30pm)
If you like poke or super fresh salmon, the fish stand is outstanding.

See the Tucker car, the GodFather desk and Coppola's Oscars

Francis Ford Coppola Winery
300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville
(707) 857-1471

Have Some Pie

Noble Folk Ice Cream & Pie Bar
116 Matheson Street, Healdsburg
(707) 395-4426

Another 5-Star Bakery and sandwich shop

but this time a Celeb! The Owner Melissa Yanc won the Holiday Baking Championship on Food Network. Also, be sure to try out the sandwiches at her second place: Troubadour.

Quail & Condor
149 Healdsburg Ave
707 473-8254

381 Healdsburg Ave
707 756-3972

The Wine Wall (at the new Matheson restaurant)

Very cool and no reservations needed (for the wine wall). The new Matheson restaurant has 60+ wines by the glass. You can get either a taste, half glass or full glass. You provide your credit card to the host and they give you a card. This card then works on any of wines by the glass vending machines. Push a button and it dispenses (the wine is kept fresh via argon gas). And they not only have Sonoma wines, but also Napa, French and others. Prices vary - there was a Spanish Tempranillo for $18 a glass or 2007 Lokoya Napa cult cab for $190/glass.


Eat a Peach

This boutique farmstand in the middle of Dry Creek Valley is a classic.  From Memorial Day to Labor Day definitely visit to taste amazingly fresh peaches. Just lovely.


Order a "Dan Dinner"

One of our favorite local caterers does a take-out dinner most Friday nights.  A true locals secret. The dinners change every time, taste great and are plentiful.  He used to do monthly get-togethers with hundreds of locals but then pandemic hit.  He went to this take-out model and it has been so successful, he has stuck with it.  We order it every Friday it is available. 

The Dan Dinner