St. Helena alternative to Taylor's Refresher
- wearybashful Jul 23, 2008 11:10 PM
Every time I go to St. Helena for work I stop for lunch at Taylor's Refresher.
I do like it, and it fits somebody who's by themselves with not a lot of extra time-- but still wants to eat chowishly.
I am beginning to wonder if there's an alternative though.
The trucks going through St. Helena a couple of feet from the sidewalk produce enough smog to choke you.
wearybashful May 29, 2008
I trust you eat inside at Taylor's. How about Cindy's and Martini House?
Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen
1327 Railroad Ave., St. Helena, CA 94574
1245 Spring St., St. Helena, CA 94574
Locals often get to go food at the Sunshine Market (it has a parking lot, and is slightly south of the craziness in town). Also popular is Giuni's, which has been there forever, the bad news is that it is on the main drag in the middle of town on the west side of the street. You can sometimes find parking behind the store. It is kind of a hoot, you stand in line and they make your sandwich directly to your order. These are both good options if you are willing to "picnic", no real place to eat there. The Model Bakery has some casual lunch options, and they do have tables. Same parking hassle as Giuni's, though.
If you are coming to St. Helena from the south up highway 29 there are some Napa and Rutherford options that I find comfortable for a work day casual lunch. I like to sit at the bar at the Rutherford Grill and have a hacked chicken salad and a glass of Trefethen Riesling when I am splurging (or can put it on an expense account). The town of Napa has an excellent taqueria across from the high school called La Mixteca, you can search the board here for some ordering advice. I also like getting lunch at the ABC bakery (they have tables, there is a community table for singles that is fun to sit at).
Can anyone comment on the fish and chips at Go Fish as a lunch option?
641 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574