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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.
                -Aaron
                http://www.thesluicebox.com/

                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.