Where to Buy Picnic Supplies

Look for locally produced fresh breads, cured olives, cheeses, and, of course, wines. Where to picnic? In Sonoma, the Plaza is hard to beat. In the northern valley, Jack London State Park is an ideal spot. Many of the wineries throughout the valley offer great picnic spots.

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Sonoma Market

SNIPPET: Locally owned and operated gourmet food market half a mile from town square.

BEST FOR: All your food needs!


Basque Boulangerie

SNIPPET: Well-loved and inexpensive local hangout for early morning breakfasts and lunches. It's billed as a bakery but it's really also a small deli cafe.

BEST FOR: An early morning coffee and pastry at a curb-side table. Or grab a sandwich to eat in the plaza.

Glen Ellen Village Market

Glen Ellen Village Market

SNIPPET: Glen Ellen Village Market is a favorite full service market tucked away in sleepy and idyllic Glen Ellen. You can't help but feel like you are in the middle of wine country.

BEST FOR: Anything you need from a gourmet market! Snack, picnic lunch, hot entree for dinner, or a full week's worth of groceries. Extensive selection of wines, beers and beverages.

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Sonoma’s Best

SNIPPET: Quaint country deli, wine store and shop 1.5 miles east from Sonoma Plaza.

BEST FOR: Pick up a sandwich or picnic supplies on the way to or from Napa. Or make it a lunch stop on your self-guided bike tour. Nice patios that are quiet enough to hear the birds.

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Viansa Winery

SNIPPET: You might think you were in Tuscany judging from the villa-like tasting room, cypress and olive trees, and large courtyard. But don't expect to see a functioning winery here as this is a tasting room only, along with a robust marketplace for all sorts of food, home decor and art.

BEST FOR: Stop for wine tasting and a picnic lunch on the way into town.

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VJB Cellars

SNIPPET: Well funded, family-run, winery tasting room and deli with a distinct Italian flair.

BEST FOR: Grab a glass of Barbera and a table in the piazza-like patio and order up a prosciutto panini or a pizza fresh from the wood-fired oven. If you are lucky, you might catch live accordion music. Benissimo!

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Whole Foods Market

SNIPPET: Whole Foods at its finest, just two blocks off the town square.

BEST FOR: Grabbing everything you need for a fantastic picnic lunch! Best spot in town for chai.

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