Eat Local Guide

By Edible Marin & Wine Country | December 02, 2016
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Restaurants, cafés and seafood bars selected because of their emphasis on using local, seasonal ingredients.


Cibo (pronounced “CHEE–bo”) = food. We hold a simplistic vision for how food should be purchased, prepared and enjoyed. Cibo serves breakfast and lunch, using ingredients sourced locally and seasonally in Marin. Enjoy the housemade specialties and our own house-roasted coffee inside our historic space or dine outside at the café tables. Serving breakfast & lunch daily 7am–5pm.1201 Bridgeway, Sausalito; 415.331.2426; CiboSausalito.com

Visit the creamery and taste our award-winning cheeses, along with a large selection of other artisan-made cheeses from around the world. The Cowgirl Cantina offers seasonal, locally sourced picnic food, a coffee bar featuring Equator Coffee and a fantastic local wine selection. Open W–Su 10am–6pm. 80 Fourth St., Point Reyes Station; 415.663.9335; CowgirlCreamery.com

Located in the Marin Country Mart, Farmshop features contemporary cuisine that celebrates the seasonal bounty of Northern California in a relaxed, comfortable and modern atmosphere. We believe that the best tasting food is sourced locally, from people who grow or harvest organically and sustainably, with a view to taking care of the land for future generations. Open daily from 11:30am-9:30pm (F & Sa until 10pm). 2233 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur; 415.755.6700. FarmshopCa.com

The best Bay-to-Bar oyster experience with locations in Marshall, San Francisco and Napa; or contact us about Hog Island Traveling Oyster Bars. Hog Island Oyster Farm in Marshall open daily 9am–5pm. Retail sales 9am–5pm daily; Picnic tables with grills by reservation only 10am–5pm daily; The Boat—an oyster bar on the farm F–M 11am– 4:30pm by reservation only; Hog Island’s Picnic-to-Go selections. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. 20215 Shoreline Hwy., Marshall; 415.663.9218; HogIslandOysters.com

The marché aux fleurs is the farmers’ market in the South of France. We have taken this name for our restaurant because we base our cuisine on the seasons or the cuisine du marché. Our produce is locally farmed and harvested at the peak of ripeness, all of our seafood is sustainable and our meats are free-range. Our daily menu selections are comprised of only the freshest seasonal ingredients available. Serving dinner Tu–Sa, beginning at 5:30pm. 23 Ross Common, Ross; 415.925.9200; MarcheAuxFleursRestaurant.com

Beloved by generations of devoted cheese lovers since our inception in 1865, Marin French Cheese welcomes visitors from around the world to our Hicks Valley Ranch location. Picnic by the pond and taste our cheeses in their natural habitat. Our newly renovated retail store showcases many fi ne locally produced foods. Open daily from 8:30am–5pm, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day and Easter. 7510 Point Reyes-Petaluma Rd., Petaluma. 707.762.6001; MarinFrenchCheese.com

A coastal treasure, Nick’s Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar & Cottages overlooks the tranquil waters of Tomales Bay. Executive Chef Austin Perkins combines classic dishes with creativity inspired by the seasons and the abundance of The Croft, Nick’s own on-site farm and garden, and neighboring farms, ranches and the Bay. Serving lunch daily starting at 11am; dinner starting at 4pm; and brunch Sa & Su 10am–4pm. Oysters and cocktails offered at the bar starting at 11am daily. Locals’ night every Tu. 23240 Hwy. 1, Marshall; 866.63.NICKS; NicksCove.com

“Point Reyes Italian” with an unwavering commitment to local organic products. Open daily for lunch 11:30am–2:30pm and dinner 5–9pm. Available for catering on- and offsite and for functions in a private room. 11285 Hwy. 1, Point Reyes Station; 415.663.9988; OsteriaStellina.com

A Marin County Green Certified restaurant, Piatti consciously sources ingredients from local farmers, ranchers and other food artisans. Executive Chef Sebastian Lowrey’s seasonally inspired menus and daily “Market Menu” reflect Piatti’s commitment to this philosophy and to working with our community to raise awareness about where our food comes from. Open for lunch and dinner daily and offering a variety of spaces for private events. 625 Redwood Hwy., Mill Valley; 415.380.2525; Piatti.com

Piazza D’Angelo offers authentic Northern and Southern Italianstyle cuisine made with organic, locally sourced ingredients that pair perfectly with a list of over 200 Italian and California wines thoughtfully curated by General Manager Natale Cardamone. Serving lunch and dinner daily, and weekend brunch. Private dining for groups of up to 100 and off-site catering available. 22 Miller Ave., Mill Valley; 415.388.2000; PiazzaDAngelo.com and DAngeloCatering.com

We focus on organic and local ingredients in all of our cafés. Our baked goods are made fresh from scratch daily. For breakfast, we offer a selection of French and American pastries, housemade organic granola and oatmeal, as well as grilled breakfast panini. We proudly feature Equator Coffees & Teas coffee. Our lunch menus feature handmade sandwiches on our housemade focaccia rolls, organic soups and seasonal salads. Our specialty flatbreads, pan forte crostini and seasonal cookies are also available in the cafés. Open M–F 7am–5pm and Sa & Su 8am–5pm. 1139 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur; 1407 Grant Ave., Novato; in the Marin Country Mart, Larkspur; and JUST OPENED in the Boardwalk Shopping Center in Tiburon. RusticBakery.com

Neighborhood American diner meets Mexico City street food in Tam Junction. Organic and local ingredients inspire creative breakfasts and lunches for early risers, trail blazers, commuters and the community. Featuring Four Barrel Coffee, local eggs, Bolinas greens, meats from Marin Sun Farms and bread from Green Gulch. Open daily 7am–3:30pm. 221 Shoreline Hwy., Mill Valley; 415.388.9085. ShorelineCoffeeShop.com


The perfect stop for a quick bite and a glass of wine. Enjoy a refreshing beverage, a savory lunch or freshly baked breads, pastries, cookies and chocolates during your visit to the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. Open daily 10:30am- 5pm. 2555 Main St., St. Helena; 707.967.2320. TheBakeryCafeatGreystone.com

In Italy, community comes together around the table. Meals are soulful, seasonal, spirited, sincere—and always enjoyed with wine. Ca’ Momi brings these traditions to Napa Valley with obsessively authentic Italian cuisine, wines and passion. The Ca’Momi Enoteca wine bar inside Oxbow Public Market specializes in certified authentic Pizza Napoletana, piadine, organic salads and classic pastries in a take-away format, while Ca’Momi’s Osteria on Napa’s First Street celebrates Italy with a full menu of traditional pastas, pizzas, seafood and local meats—as well as all-natural craft spirit cocktails, organic house-made beer and wine. Join us for heart-crafted cuisine and community! Osteria open daily: Lunch 11am–5 pm; L’aperitivo Italian Happy Hour 3–5 pm; and dinner 5–10pm.

Also open late night F & Sa (until midnight). 1141 First St., Napa. Enoteca open daily 11am- 9pm. 610 First St. in the Oxbow Public Market. CaMomi.com

Innovative farm-to-table dining experience offered by renowned chef and Culinary Institute of America alumnus Larry Forgione and the CIA’s bachelor candidate students. Savor creative culinary concepts presented by the next “it” chefs. Open for dinner F & Sa 5:30–9pm. 2555 Main St., St. Helena; 707.967.2300. CIARestaurantGroup.com/The-Conservatory-at-Greystone

Hog Island Oyster Bar Napa at the Oxbow Public Market. Serving sustainable seafood specials and shellfish raised on our farm in Tomales Bay. Open daily. Hours M 11:30am–6pm, Tu–Su 11:30am– 8pm. Happy Hours Tu–W 5–7pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. 610 First St., Napa; 707.251.8113; HogIslandOysters.com

TORC in downtown Napa is a casual yet sophisticated restaurant serving contemporary American fare. TORC’s beverage offerings include vintage Burgundies, Napa cult wines, an extensive beer selection and seasonal craft cocktails. Dinner is served nightly 5:30–9:30pm with a 20-seat bar, seasonal patio and private dining room that can accommodate up to 50 guests. 1140 Main St., Napa, 707.252.3292; TORCNapa.com

Modern farmhouse cuisine in a country setting. Enjoy meals cleverly crafted by Culinary Institute of America students alongside professional chefs in an intimate setting in the Napa Valley. Amazing wine list and delectable bites. Open Tu–Sa for lunch and dinner, as well as Sunday brunch and supper. 2555 Main St., St. Helena; 707.967.2300. CIARestaurantGroup.com/Wine-Spectator-Greystone-restaurant


Acre Coffee is an independently owned coffee roastery with café locations in Petaluma, Santa Rosa and San Francisco. We honor a “made by hand” approach. In addition to our extensive coffee and loose leaf tea offerings, we serve housemade pastries, grilled sandwiches and salads made using local and organic ingredients. 21 4th St., Petaluma; 1080 Petaluma Blvd. N, Petaluma; The Montgomery Village (2365 Midway Dr.), Santa Rosa; and 525 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco; AcreCoffee.com

Built in 1905, this rustic, elegant restaurant is located at historic Dawn Ranch, where the wellheeled San Franciscans summered. Ranch grown organic vegetables, sustainable seafood, free range meats, small batch spirits, micro brewed beer and limited production wines. Serving dinner nightly and brunch on Sa & Su. 16467 Hwy. 116, Guerneville; 707.869.0656; DawnRanch.com

Rob Larman’s Cochon Volant BBQ Smokehouse brings authentic BBQ flavor and style to Wine Country. Serving ribs, brisket, pulled pork, fried chicken and catfish, mac and cheese fritters, cornbread, housemade sauces and housemade pickles, “big ass” salads, housemade desserts including the famous Lizzy’s cookies, all washed down with local brews and wines. Serving lunch and dinner Th–Su. Catering available. 18350 Sonoma Hwy., Sonoma; 707.509.5480; CochonVolantBBQ.com

SHED celebrates the land, farming, food, art, culture and people of Northern Sonoma County. SHED is a modern-day grange hall, fresh foods market, café and store. We host workshops, suppers and cultural events. Open 8am–7pm, closed Tu. 25 North St., Healdsburg; 707.431.7433; HealdsburgShed.com

Q Craft
Q Craft is a gourmet BBQ caterer offering a full range of services from simple drop-offs for groups to full-service catered events. Outfitted with a 23-foot custom smoker/kitchen on wheels, the Q Craft crew brings the BBQ to your backyard, office or event space and cooks all the succulent meats and sides on-site, ensuring the best product possible. Sourcing the freshest produce from local farms, the flavors are unbeatable. Serving all of Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties, as well as San Francisco. 707.307.3373. QCraftBBQ.com

The River’s End is located in the village of Jenner by the Sea about 20 minutes north of Bodega Bay. The restaurant is set on a bluff overlooking the Russian River as it spills into the Pacific Ocean. We serve seasonal California cuisine with a focus on Sonoma-sourced ingredients. Restaurant open Th–M for lunch noon–3:30pm and dinner 5–8:30pm (9pm on F & Sa). We also offer lodging and all of our cabins have spectacular vistas of the romantic Sonoma coast. 11048 Hwy. 1, Jenner; 707.865.2484; ILoveSunsets.com

Thistle Meats is a whole animal butcher shop serving our community ethically raised and locally sourced meats in downtown Petaluma. We believe that good food, especially quality meat, should be celebrated and easily available as a genuine, custom- cut experience. We offer locally raised beef, lamb, goat, pork, rabbit and poultry from farms and ranches we know and trust. We adhere to a philosophy of whole animal butchery, offering handmade charcuterie, pâtés, salumi, terrines and other cured meats as well as local produce, cheese, eggs and prepared foods: a sandwich of the day, soups, stews, bone broths and marinated and seasoned meat cuts. Open daily 10am–6pm. 160 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma; 707.772.5442; ThistleMeats.com

Underwood is the favorite watering hole for local hipsters and the “who’s who” of Sonoma County winemakers. Try Underwood’s specialty cocktails served alongside ice-cold oysters on the half shell at the bar or while playing bocce. Or select from Chef/Proprietor Matthew Greenbaum’s great bistro dishes like tuna tartar, duck confit or Moroccan chicken. Open Tu–Th 11:30am–midnight, F & Sa 11:30am– 2am and Su 4pm–midnight. 9113 Graton Rd., Graton; 707.823.7023; UnderwoodGraton.com

Willow Wood has become a beloved favorite for locals and travelers alike. It’s good, down-home comfort food dished up with genuine country hospitality. From eggs Benedict at breakfast to a hot Black Forest ham and brie sandwich at lunch to a roast chicken dinner, Willow Wood aims to please. Voted best breakfast and brunch in Sonoma County. Open M–Sa 8am–9pm, Su 9am– 3pm. 9020 Graton Rd., Graton; 707.823.0233; WillowWoodGraton.com


Hog Island Oyster Bar San Francisco. Enjoy incredible seafood in a stunning setting. Located in the historic Ferry Building on San Francisco’s waterfront, Hog Island Oyster Bar offers the finest selection of oysters, craft cocktails, and an ever-changing seasonal seafood menu. Open daily. Hours M–Th 11:30am–9pm, F 11:30am–10pm, Sa 11:30am–10pm, Su 11am–9pm. One Ferry Building, San Francisco; 415.391.7117; HogIslandOysters.com

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