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  • Yvonne Rich
  • 03/16/19

MODEL BAKERY - ST. HELENA & NAPA​​​​​​​

Model Bakery, a Napa Valley culinary staple for locals and visitors, providing artisan breads, pastries and breakfast & lunch menu. Still in their original location in St. Helena since 1908 and using the brick ovens installed in the 1920s to bake their culinary creations. Proprietor Karen Mitchell, once a successful caterer in the Napa Valley, works with her daughter and managing partner Sarah Mitchell Hansen, are dedicated to authentic, artisan baking traditions. Top of a must have at Model Bakery are the fresh made English muffins, also they are one of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite things. 

Model Bakery is a great place to grab a quick lunch with fresh, seasonal salads, soups, sandwiches and pizza!

1357 Main St, St Helena, CA & Oxbow Market, 644 1st St., Bldg. B, Napa, CA

The Model Bakery

BRASSWOOD BAKERY - ST. HELENA

Brasswood Bakery is part of the culinary and wine village, Brasswood located between St. Helena and Calistoga. Bringing fresh locally-inspired ingredients to the menu, this artisan bakery, deli, and culinary boutique is a place to stop in and grab a hand-made breakfast sandwich and warm crafted coffee as you travel through Napa Valley in the morning. Brasswood Bakery is great to find picnic provisions – sandwiches, pasta, salads, and sweets. Flying Goat from Sonoma County is the coffee of choice.

-from website Brasswood Bakery at Brasswood is an artisan bakery, deli and culinary boutique serving distinctive, hand-made baked goods and picnic provisions – sandwiches, pasta, salads, and sweets. Menus are locally-inspired using fresh ingredients sourced from farmers and vendors in the Napa Valley and Bay Area. Our vendors use sustainable farming methods where possible.

3111 St Helena Hwy, St Helena, CA
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Bar & Bakery - Brasswood

DEAN AND DELUCA - ST. HELANA

Dean and Deluca is a pinnacle for the upscale grocery experience. Starting your morning off at St. Helena’s Dean and Deluca you will be able to find your breakfast pastries or seasonal parfaits to complement your favorite latte, cappuccino, or espresso drink. 

While you wait for your specialty coffee creation, Dean and Deluca is a great place to take a moment to look around for the ingredients to add to your dinner menu or pick up a new culinary tool for your kitchen. Either from the deli or refrigerator grab a fresh gourmet to-go-lunch from Dean and Deluca, will keep you enjoying one of Napa Valley’s great culinary experiences. 

607 St Helena Hwy, St Helena, CA

Dean & DeLuca

BELLA BAKERY & CAFÉ – CALISTOGA

Local Calistoga residents Paul and Jen Crudo opened the bakery and café in 2013. Bella Bakery & Café are proud to be their hometown bakery and they want to serve their community with a smile, great cup of coffee, and a treat made from scratch. The bakery makes its own quiches, pastries, sandwiches, and variety of cakes, including wedding cakes.

​​​​​​​What we love about Bella Bakery & Café are the delicious sandwiches, whole quiche pies to order and take home, and their unbelievable chocolate and salted caramel tarts.

You can find them open during many of the Calistoga daytime and nighttime parades.

1353 Lincoln Ave. Calistoga, CA 94515

Bella Bakery

SWEETIE PIES BAKERY - NAPA

Sweetie Pies Bakery located in The Hatt Building of Napa is one of the many local bakeries in the Napa Valley, that has gained national attention, for their pies, cakes, artisan bread, cookies, and dessert bars. Napa Valley’s Sweetie Pies Bakery not only have rave reviews from the locals but “a must stop for Napa Valley” reviews from Food Network, Bon Appétit Magazine, New York Times and Food & Wine Magazine to name a few. Not only being an outstanding bakery, but this is also a place to start your Napa Valley morning. The breakfast menu adds to the great choices of foodie items to get you moving for work or play. If you miss breakfast, stop by for their equally desirable lunch menu.

Although Napa is one of the best places in the world to wine and dine, the city has so much more to offer. If you’re interested in calling Napa Valley home, I would love to show you more area gems. Feel free to reach out to learn more and find Napa real estate here. 

520 Main St, Napa, CA

Sweetie Pies Bakery

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