A Foodie Tour of Healdsburg, CA

This Sonoma, California destination is a health-conscious wine and organic food lover’s ideal vacation spot.


Hello fellow travelers! I just got back from wine country in California and I had a great time. I’m excited to tell you all about it… so strap in and get ready!

A Foodie Tour of Healdsburg, CA

A Foodie Tour of Healdsburg, CA

If you’re a food fanatic, you’re probably just as enthralled with the farm-to-table and organic food movements as I am. As I’ve learned, not only is organic, local food better for your health and the planet, but it definitely tastes much better as well. Lucky for us, there’s a huge farm-to-table and organic wine movement going on in Healdsburg, California.

A Foodie Tour of Healdsburg, CA

In case you haven’t heard about Healdsburg, here’s the low-down; it’s a beautiful town in the heart of Sonoma’s wine country. It’s at the exact point where three of the best wine regions in the world intersect. The area is championing the switch over from chemical fertilizers and pesticides to natural, clean and sustainable farming practices like organic and, better yet, biodynamic farming.

Healdsburg is a health-conscious foodie’s dream.

Think garden-to-table: many restaurants have their own backyard gardens where they grown organic produce. Think bicycle and hiking tours that take you through solar-powered biodynamic wineries. Think spas, relaxation and fair-trade shopping in a luxurious, eco-friendly and hyper-charming town center.

A Foodie Tour of Healdsburg, CA

In front of the Healdsburg Herald, the local newspaper’s office (yes, it’s in a house!)

A Foodie Tour of Healdsburg, CA

Follow me on this visual tour for four great reasons to visit Healdsburg for your next vacation:

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A writer, artist, and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary taught herself code and created Urbanette when she was a teenager. Currently, she lives in Monte Carlo, but spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She's always traveling, looking for hot new topics, destinations, and life hacks to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 61 Comments

  1. Avatar of Jerry Gargulak

    Jerry Gargulak

    Wonderful! Great article. We are headed there late October your insight is very appreciated!

  2. Avatar of Katelyn Jordan

    Wow! never knew CA is like this. I always thought CA is just a state where Hipsters grow and breed. Never knew it’s this beautiful.

  3. Avatar of Pevensie girl

    Pevensie girl

    Hey! I just love your photos!! The view is great!! Can I have a copy to print? Thank you so much.

  4. Avatar of Tom Kearney

    Tom Kearney

    Wonderful article. Your descriptions were in-depth and down-to-earth, unlike most articles about our town. It’s true, there are too many restaurants, shops, and wineries for one article. Every word you wrote is true and you didn’t exaggerate at all. Thank you for sharing your feelings.

  5. Avatar of Monika Smith

    Monika Smith

    Wow! great article & pictures. this travel article is very impressive. i would love to visit this place.

  6. Avatar of Diana Hewitt

    Diana Hewitt

    Great article, Hilary! As always very well done. May I ask what kind of camera you use to take these photos? they look very professional. I’m starting a blog, and I want my photos to look as good as yours. 🙂

    • Avatar of Hilary Rowland

      We used a Sony RX100.. it’s an older model, but I like it because it will shoot RAW (so you can adjust the light levels in post) and has a hot shoe for a mic or extra light, etc.

  7. Avatar of Frances Seifert

    Frances Seifert

    Such an ecofriendly, vegan friendly, healthy beautiful little town! It’s making it’s way to my bucket list as I’m writing this comment. ;)If you know more places like this, please share! I’m very interested. 🙂

  8. Avatar of Anna Kaplan

    Anna Kaplan

    Such a gorgeous place, isn’t it? I’m so impressed with the hotel that was built out of recycled materials. I’m a sucker for eco-friendly 😀 -as all humans should be!!-

  9. Avatar of Delilah Peyton

    Delilah Peyton

    such a well detailed tour. loving the photos, and the video makes it all even better. the only thing is… i wish you would rate the places you visit like out of 5 or 10, so we could get a better idea.

    • Avatar of Nicky Bryan

      Nicky Bryan

      This is not Yelp.. She’s not writing a review.. She’s sharing her travel experiences with us.. And if you noticed, she’s only mentioning the pleasant ones. I haven’t seen a negative article on a place she visited. Which I’m sure she must have had some negative experiences at some places, but she never mentions them because it’s out of the context. She does travel guides, not do not travel guides, so rating would be pointless.

      • Avatar of Delilah Peyton

        Delilah Peyton

        well hello to you too… i was just making a suggestion, i wasn’t criticising or anything. no need to overreact like that.

  10. Avatar of Colleen Frasier

    Colleen Frasier

    What a beautiful town! Just like the kind of towns we see in movies and wish it was real. 🙂 And leave it to Hilary Rowland to discover it for us! ????? Always a unique, stunning place that leaves us in awe… And Healdsburg is a wonderful example of that! thanks a bunch. ❤️

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