If you’re like us when you travel, we think sampling different cuisines is a fantastic way to explore a region. When you try a variety of different foods, you can really get a sense of local ingredients and flavors, as well as what’s important to chefs. Here in Napa, the priorities include fresh-from-the-farm ingredients, cutting-edge techniques, and recipes that focus on flavor, whether the end result is a simple yet classic dish or a one-of-a-kind meal the chef created on the fly. One of the best ways to cover a lot of culinary ground in a short amount of time is with a Napa Valley Food Tour. Find out a few of our mouthwatering favorites and start making plans to visit today!
Don’t forget to download a copy of our free Vacation Guide to Napa Valley. It contains top recommendations for restaurants, shopping, wineries, and excursions like the Napa Valley Food Tour! Our Vacation Guide is a useful tool for planning as well as making your way around the valley once you arrive! It also has info on our lovely accommodations right here at Churchill Manor.
Guided tours are a wonderful way to experience a region. Select one of the following tours (or plan to take one of each!) for a culinary tour of Napa.
Downtown Napa has a variety of restaurants and wine tasting shops and it can be a little overwhelming to decide which one to visit first. Gourmet Walks takes the guesswork out of it. Sign up for one of their 3-hour walking tours and enjoy and enjoy 7 stops with tastings at each. The tours begin at Oxbow Market and end in the heart of downtown. You’ll walk a leisurely 1-mile with plenty of time to sit and enjoy small bites at each restaurant. Visit their website for pricing and additional tour info.
The folks at Foodies on Foot have found a way to combine cuisine and history in one fell swoop. During your tour, you’ll not only get an introduction into the region’s history and culture, you’ll also get to taste the offerings from 7 different eateries. The company’s Napa tours include the Oxbow Market Tour, the Historic Napa Mill Tour and a Segway Foodie Tour. Check their website for pricing and to book your reservations.
If you prefer a DIY tour, feel free to check out the following hotspots on your own!
The Napa Farmers Market is known for its fresh produce, handmade crafts, and delicious food. From handmade chocolates to smoked olives, the range of specialty food vendors at the twice-weekly market does not disappoint. Pure honey, balsamic vinegar, pasta, coffee, and baked goods are among the products you can buy. If you find yourself getting hungry while you’re browsing the vendor stalls, ready-made and fresh-to-order food vendors are also on-site to satisfy your cravings.
The Oxbow Public Market is a fantastic environment in which you can gain a better understanding about local products. The market is packed full of everything from wine and cheese shops to cafes and sweets in this awesome multipurpose space. Explore it on your own at your leisure. Just don’t forget to stop by the following shops at the Oxbow Public Market: Hog Island Oyster Bar, C Casa, Kitchen Door, Ca’ Momi, Napa Valley Distillery, Annette’s Chocolates, Kara’s Cupcakes, Cate & Co.
After enjoying delicious food on a Napa Valley Food Tour, come back to Churchill Manor where you can enjoy a little siesta before heading back out on another adventure. Select from an array of luxurious rooms, including the lovely Stag’s Leap, one of our premier rooms. No matter which accommodation you choose, you’ll love our fine amenities, gourmet breakfast, fantastic service and all of the little details that set our bed and breakfast apart. Get a preview when you download our free Vacation Guide!
Come and enjoy luxury in the heart of downtown Napa. We can’t wait to welcome you to Churchill Manor.