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My wife and I are going to be moving to pullman (actually colfax) next month and I'm a little worried about the food scene. I know it's a small town and revolves around the university, so my hopes aren't too high. Please tell me everything you know about the restaurants/grocery stores/farmers' markets/CSAs in the area. I'm guessing we won't be driving to spokane for groceries.

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    1. re: jameshig

      I haven't lived in Pullman for quite some time, but there are little gems scattered here and there. I think there is still a co-op over in Moscow. Not sure about Pullman or Colfax. Any restaurant req's i could give would be too old to be useful. Good luck

    2. Hi,

      I go through Colfax once or twice a year. As I recall, you're probably going to do most of your shopping in Pullman and Moscow. Moscow does have a coop and is kinda cute. Colfax is small town, though.

      I know of a great butcher's shop in Lewiston, if that helps! And Spokane has some good eats. Pullman has fab ice cream on campus. Wish I knew more to pass along.

      1. There is a restaurant in Moscow called West of Paris that I've heard wonderful things about. I plan to make a little trip down this summer to check it out, let us know if you try it. And the Moscow coop and farmers market are great.

        Another little oddity is a restaurant in Dayton (about 65 miles down the road from you) called Patit Creek. It's very surprising for the area and quite good.

        1. Swilly's is excellent in Pullman. Nice atmosphere, good service and food. I haven't been there in a year or so but sense it is local institution.

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          Swilly's
          200 NE Kamiaken St, Pullman, WA 99163