Welcome to Napa Valley — a foodie’s paradise! Our foodies guide to Calistoga, CA, will help you navigate all the possibilities. Napa Valley is known worldwide for its unique geographical attributes that make it perfect for growing vines. But what has sprouted up, as a result, is a culinary community that is second-to-none.
The valley not only produces exquisite wines, but it also grows a variety of crops that make eating in the valley a worthy goal. In fact, Calistoga specifically prides itself on its agricultural heritage and the delicious food that it produces. So, self-proclaimed foodies, you’re not going to want to miss this list of must-try Calistoga restaurants that will both satisfy your cravings and surprise you with their quality and execution.
Partner inns the Craftsman Inn and the Calistoga Wine Way Inn have collaborated with a local coffee shop to provide some delicious breakfast options. The Calistoga Roastery has breakfast sandwiches, smoothies, house-made pastries and granola, and an array of coffee or tea-based drinks. Our inns provide vouchers for breakfast at the cafe as well as in-room snack packs for when you’re on the go.
- Sam’s Social Club — Try this casual California spot for a light lunch. With bright, vibrant salads, sandwiches, and pizzas. There are also plenty of yummy smaller picks for the table to share. Brunch is served on the weekends with added egg dishes, bagels and toasts, and waffles and cinnamon rolls.
- Picobar at Solage — Sit poolside at this high-end bar to indulge in modern takes on classic Mexican street food like elote, salsas and queso, crudo and ceviche, and plenty of tacos to choose from.
- Solbar — This is a Calistoga must-try. Solbar offers a beautiful setting (think poolside seating and stylish, modern digs), and their truly exquisite fare is inspired by the California culinary scene.
- Fleetwood — This is a Calistoga’s local’s best-kept secret, with every dish hitting it out of the park. They are known for their wood-fired oven pizzas being the best thing on the menu by the ones who go there often. But they’ve also put their own spin on some classic Italian dishes, like wood oven roasted meatballs, California seasonal salads, classic bolognese made with short ribs, bright, vibrant proteins, and traditional Italian desserts.
- Tank Garage Winery — a gas station turned tasting room, this place has a relaxed, casual vibe. The tasting menu changes seasonally.
- Clos Pegase Winery & Tasting Room — wine flights, cave tours, acres of vineyards, and historic architecture await you at this premier Calistoga winery.
- Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery — Try Martino’s peanut butter pie or the Meyer lemon icebox pie. You’ll enjoy the relaxing outdoor seating and casual vibe.
- Bella Bakery — If you have a craving for something sweet during the day, Bella Bakery is the perfect stop. Open every day until 2pm. So, grab a cinnamon roll, muffin, croissant, or a savory slice of quiche quickly. This is a local favorite that guests return to again and again.
The Craftsman Inn and the Wine Way Inn are a haven for traveling epicureans. We’d love to advise you on what places you should try that suit you best. Use our foodies guide to Calistoga, CA as a source for culinary delights. Calistoga is our home, and we love to share its beauty with you! Book a room today and see why guests come from around the world to this rich, fertile land for some of the best culinary experiences.
Updated: September 2022