While Sonoma’s claim to fame is wine, the region’s latest crop of farm-to-fork fare—from a drive-thru restaurant from an organic-foods pioneer to a food-centric complex lined with eateries—is just as layered with ingenuity. From the hip, bustling plaza in Healdsburg to tasting rooms on postcard-perfect landscapes across the valley, here are must-stops for every foodie’s palate. Whether you crave a juicy Pinot Noir or crisp Chardonnay (just two grapes that thrive here), or a food experience to blow up your social-media feeds, it’s all here. There’s even a new bakery with serious cred (the France-born pastry chef trained under an El Bulli chef).
By Kristine Hansen