Yountville: Ranch Market Too?
I didn't have time to stop when I was in Yountville on Sunday. However, searching around it seems like it might be a chow-worthy stop.
This is the only mention I could find on Chowhound ... given the other Bay Area Ranch Markets with a number preceeding the name. Anyway, here's the mention
"A truly "hidden" gem is the sandwich counter at the Ranch Market in Yountville. Open daily until 5 pm, you can get a sandwich made to order for about $5-7. These are not the foofie-la-la designer sandwiches you will find throughout the valley, just super tasty chow like smoked turkey, roasted tomato chutney, with mayo, lettuce and fresh tomato on wheat ($5.75), or (my favorite) mortadella and provolone on a soft white roll ($4.49). Browse through the market for a cold soda (a refrigerator case on the south side of the store) and so may options for chips and such. There's a small seating area where you can eat in, but I like taking the sandwich to go and taking a seat at one of the parks in town. Dessert and coffee at the Bouchon Bakery afterwards makes my day complete"
Seems like there are different owners for the deli, Lewis and Jacqueline Chilton, who bought it in 2008 and call it Yountville Deli
The few mentions on Yelp give it unanimous approval as both a good little local market and a place to pick up picnic supplies. Supposedly there is a good selection of cheese, bread, wine, beer and condiments.
The website has a lot of interesting condiments, jams, etc some made by the market, some from all over the world and others from local places like Marshall's honey, the girl and the fig, etc.
Any suggestions here?
Some stuff on the website that seemed interesting to me
- Route 29 Licorice Piglets
- Ranch Market Smokey Mozzarella Bread Spread
- Ranch Market Artichoke Bread Spread
- Bread Dip Company Feta & Pink Peppercorn Bread Dip
- Maggie Beer Burnt Fig Jam
Ranch Market Too
6498 Washington St, Yountville, CA
I came across these posts about Yountville Deli. It seems worthwhile to make a few comments as I don't think they are reflective of the situation there now. They changed owners back in 2008 and did a big renovation last year. Some people seem overly excited about finding "hidden" places but honestly the old place was tired and the quality questionable at best. We would never go there.
In terms of sandwiches "being disappointing", I can't agree with that at all -- at least not now. It's a very busy place with a large selection of specialty sandwiches plus options to build it yourself. I live down in the city of Napa and stop there a lot going up and down the valley. The place is still mostly locals but now has much fresher food and still very reasonable prices. Heck, there are lots of places in Napa with more expensive sandwiches so to have this place in fancy Yountville is pretty surprising. So if you haven't been in there lately, the change is good.
rw, I was the op of the quote you have above, from April 2007. Ownership of the deli has changed hands, and unfortunately the sandwiches are now very disappointing. The prices have gone up, the variety has gone down (selection of meats, cheeses, etc) and the hours that the sandwich counter are dwindling (possibly due to the slow down of the economy and business in the Valley). So sad.
The market itself is still well stocked with speciaty foods, condiments, trinkets and post cards, etc from Wine Country, many of which cost less than you'd find them at Winery gift stores.
Yes. It's not bad, but I think they really cater to the tourists. It feels like a "staged" Napa Valley "experience." I've tried a few of their panini. I thought they were okay, but nothing I'd return to eat again. I'd rather go across the street to Bouchon for the tartine du jour.
I'm looking forward to summer, though, as NapaStyle has what seems to be a lot of patio seating. A glass of wine with some cheese and charcuterie on the patio sounds divine. Of course, that's more about ambiance than the food.