Napa Valley’s Hidden Gem: The Oxbow Public Market
You may come to wine country for the views, and of course, the wine, but while you are here, be sure to visit the Oxbow Public Market. As the area’s central hub, it is the ideal place to come if you want locally sourced food without leaving downtown.
The Oxbow Public Market is Napa Valley’s hidden gem because many do not know what is tucked away in here. Before you walk past it, come inside to this industrial style marketplace and see all the vendors offering local finds.
Here are just a few restaurants and shops to explore while you are in the market:
- C Casa: Enjoy Latin cuisine taken to an entirely new level with fresh and local ingredients sourced from wine country and the Bay Area. The cuisine here is unique, and sometimes you find ground buffalo tacos and crab on the menu too.
- Annette’s Chocolates: Satisfy your sweet tooth in this downtown chocolate factory that has specialty products people come from around the world to try. Take home a sack of gourmet truffles or sea salt caramels.
- Napa Valley Distillery: Tucked inside the Oxbow Public Market you have the Napa Valley Distillery. Here you can escape the wine tastings and try small-batch craft spirits, including a fantastic single malt scotch.
- Grab Some Charcuterie: At the Fatted Calf, you can pick up freshly butchered meats and charcuterie to enjoy at home or even in your hotel suite.
- Visit the BookMine: Napa BookMine offers new books and a gifting section where you can pick up unique items that go along with the selection of books to buy. They also have a children’s section and an expertly curated selection of vintage books.
- Whole Spice: Even if you are not looking to take gourmet spices home, you must walk into Whole Spice and see the vast collection curated by owners Ronit and Shuli Madmone. A large percentage of the spices here are organic, and they even have a wide array of salts and mushroom powders.
Walk over to the Oxbow Public Market from your room at Napa Valley Hotel and Suites. Our boutique hotel is conveniently located downtown and just a few blocks from the local shopping area.
Book a room by calling us at 707-226-1871 or reserve your room online and stay in the heart of Napa Valley.