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Napa/Sonoma casual lunches

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Spending 12 days in area, particularly Healdsburg/Russian River/Dry Creek area, Carneros area and Yountville/St. Helena area. We have great dinners planned at places like FL, Redd, Madrona Manor, etc. , but would like some great, very small lunches for when we're out and about during the days. Sandwiches-like food, but noteworthy. We don't want to make such a long pause at one of the great nighttime restaurants for lunch. Any help?

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  1. Stop by Bistro Jeanty for their tomato soup in puff pastry, and maybe split a salad. Yum!

    1. You can check out the Oxbow market.
      Pica pica maize, is great for cornwiches, I really liked the vegetarian one.
      While there definitely try the Three twins organic ice-cream, its outstanding.
      I recently had the chocolate-lavender and strawberry, both great!

      1. Try Fremont Diner while in the Carneros - some very informative posts have been done in the past several months if you do a search.

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        1. Healdsburg try Bovolo and Downtown Bakery both on the Plaza and great and quick and low key.

          1. DH & I picked up sandwiches at Sunshine Market in St. Helena last Fall & thought they were okay. A local told us to try Giugni's Deli (1227 main st.) next time; something about "giugni juice".

            1. Try Boon Fly Cafe for breakfast or lunch (at the Carneros Inn). Love the green eggs & ham & good burgers.

              1. If you're in Guerneville while at the Russian River you might consider Boon, a fairly new restaurant on the main road. It's good for a very casual lunch. Nearby wine tasting is Gary Farrell, for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

                1. For me, Azteca Market in St. Helena has the best carne asada tacos in the Napa Valley. I've had them all. Diavola in Geyserville is nice for a quick pizza.