Healdsburg , California
Tel: 707 433 1212
Concierge.com's insider take:
The most sophisticated country store you're ever likely to stumble upon, this green and yellow shop carries everything from gourmet sandwiches to sock monkeys. The rustic shed out back brims with antiques and folk art collected by the owner's parents. On warm days, order a bowl of chocolate pudding and head to the glossy, cherry-red picnic tables on the back patio, where dense Sonoma County grapevines overhead provide cool shade. The shop also carries its own house-made condiments, such as fig-and-olive spread, which make wonderful gifts for foodie friends. Note that the shop is ten minutes outside Healdsburg; though the store is reason enough to hop in the car, plan to tack on a visit to the surrounding Alexander Valley, one of area's most scenic wine-producing regions.
Open Mondays through Fridays 7 am to 5 pm.