Healdsburg used to be a sleepy Sonoma County village. Then the food revolution came to town.
Healdsburg sits in the middle of three unique wine-growing regions, but it’s the food that is wowing critics and food lovers alike. It’s where the Slow Food Movement meets the Wine Spectator.
Learn more about the small town that has become the prize of the foodie world.
In the not-too-distant past, the best dinner spot in Healdsburg was a red-sauce Italian joint next to the highway, and the only option for picnic goodies was the Salami Tree Deli. But then Napa got crowded, Sonoma wine developed street cred and a slew of boutique hotels opened up around the town square.
And Healdsburg became seriously about food.
So serious that the tamale truck at the Saturday farmers market features chef-butchered meat. So serious that the town is home to at least four destination restaurants, including one where the cooking is equal parts science fair and Cordon Bleu.
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Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.