What are you craving?
Perhaps because Petaluma sits between Wine Country and San Francisco, two locales that are known for their devotion to delicious food, we claim more than our fair share of award-winning restaurants. Our agricultural heritage, fertile soil, and mild climate clearly give Petaluma chefs an advantage when creating their gourmet menus. Many of their starring ingredients are grown at nearby organic farms, handcrafted by local producers, or raised at the area’s many sustainable ranches. Michelin has even given nods to Petaluma restaurants, including Central Market, Cucina Paradiso, Risibisi, Stockhomme, and Table Culture Provisions.
If the family craves something a little more basic, Petaluma has plenty of options for down-home American fare, such as burgers and pizza. Or be adventurous. Petaluma offers an amazing selection of ethnic cuisines ranging from Turkish to Thai. You won’t have to travel far to find exceptionally delicious and affordable dining
20th Annual Art & Garden Festival
Sunday, July 9, 2023, 11am-5pm
Location: Kentucky St., Fourth St. B St. A Street Parking Lot
The 20th Annual Art & Garden Festival is one of Petaluma’s signature events and features local crafters, artisans, gradeners, live music on two stages, and an array of local wineries, breweries, restuarants and fine food purveyors.
This event is free to attend with tasting packages available to those who wish to partake in all the great wine, craft beer, cider, cocktails, and more.
Vendors are handpicked and will be showcasing quality, creative home and garden décor, jewelry, arts, and more. With over 100 booths of unusual, unique, handmade items, this event has something for everyone’s taste and budget. Experts will be on hand to answer gardening questions.
While parents are eating and dancing, kids can enjoy the children’s corner, with jumpy, face painting, FREE hands-on arts and crafts, and more! Please leave your furry friends at home as this event could be overwhelming for your animal.
KNOW WHAT YOU’RE CRAVING?
PETALUMA IS AN EPICUREAN’S DREAM COME TRUE
Petaluma is a foodie’s fantasy — a home to entrepreneurs who use their passion and creativity to craft ice cream, bake bread, make cheese, distill whiskeys and ports, and ferment charcuterie and kombucha, to name just a few of the artisanal delicacies to be found in shops, restaurants, and markets that dot the city of Petaluma.
Explore the perfect pairing — great dining and historic downtown. Petaluma’s picturesque iron-front buildings aren’t just a feast for the eyes; the downtown district is a literal feast of dozens of eateries that offer visitors an unforgettable taste of our town. Reputed to have more restaurants per capita than much larger cities, you won’t have to look far to find one that showcases the community’s delicious abundance.
Venture outside our historic downtown, and you will find all of the traditional chain restaurants you find throughout the country as well as some hidden gems- sports bars, tasting rooms, and friendly neighborhood restaurants the locals know and love.
In Petaluma, farm-to-table cuisine isn’t a description, it’s an experience! Our fertile farmland and moderate climate have made it possible for restaurants to serve locally-grown, seasonal foods since the first restaurant opened on the dusty streets of Petaluma in the mid-1800s. And it continues to the present day.
Easy Rider is a contemporary southern restaurant & cocktail bar that embraces the bounty of Sonoma County. Their menu and wine list change with the seasons, with over twenty wines by the glass and a selection of hyperlocal craft beers.
For a unique dining experience on the Petaluma Riverfront, Luma Bar & Eatery is a plant-forward restaurant showcasing local produce with an inclusive menu for vegan, vegetarian, omnivore or meat eaters. Specialty cocktails and botanical non-alcoholic libations complement your meal.
Critics have sung the praises of Central Market’s “brilliantly-prepared,” locally-sourced menu for years. Their produce, poultry, and pork come from their nearby farm, and everything is made from scratch daily.
Della Fattoria’s name, which means “Of the farm” says it all. Everything on their menu is rooted in the soil of the Weber’s westside farm. Other downtown restaurants with an emphasis on farm-to-table cuisine include Cucina Paradiso and Wild Goat Bistro, just to name a couple.
PETALUMA LOVES YOUR PETS
Don’t leave your furry friends at home! Pack up the entire family and head to Petaluma. Dining out at one of Petaluma’s delightful bistros is a treat that should be shared with all members of the family, including the four-legged variety. You’ll enjoy the sights – and your pup will particularly enjoy the delicious aromas wafting along the breeze – at one of Petaluma’s many restaurants with patio seating. And if a morsel of that juicy, char-broiled burger just happened to fall from your plate and land a few inches from his nose, tails would wag. Bone appétit!