Eat & Drink

Discover the best places to eat and drink in the West. Find unique places to eat in your favorite cities, unearth regional food and wine specialities, and dive deep into the history of food and how it reflects the varied cultures of the West.

Platter of tacos with salsa at Tacolicious in California

Top Tacos in the West

When your taco craving strikes, satisfy with one of these best bites.
A cup of  oce cream sits on the bar counter at Bozeman's Sweet Peaks West Main location.

Favorite Ice Cream Shops in the West

Members scream for this irresistible summer treat.
Bixby Bridge at sunset along California's Highway 1 coastal highway, image

Where to Eat Along the California Coast from Big Sur to Monterey

Pull over for the best eats along California's Central Coast.
fresh fruit tops a Utah scone served at Penny Ann's Café in Draper.

10 Best Regional Western Dishes

Our regional guide to Western dishes, including onion rings and pie, will leave your mouth watering.
Pie at Noble Folk Ice Cream & Pie Bar in Healdsburg, California, picture

Sonoma County Eats for Any Palate

California's wine country has a variety of dishes to satisfy all your cravings.
A woman's arm reaches into a wine fridge to remove a bottle of white wine, picture

You’ve Been Storing Wine Wrong This Whole Time

Avoid these 8 common mistakes for better tasting, longer lasting wine.
A latte and scone at Lighthouse Coffee Shop in Sparks, Nevada.

Favorite Coffee Shops in the West

More than a place to get a cup of joe, these spots foster a sense of community.
Pair with Dead Oak blue cheese salad with blue cheese mousse, windrose farms greens, dehydrated corn, brioche and truffle honey.

4 California Road Trips for Food Lovers

Tours, tastings, foraging, and more in the Sierra Foothills, Central Valley, rural Marin, and Central Coast.
A grasshopper milkshake on the counter at Lala’s Creamery in Petaluma, California.

Best Milkshakes in the West

Cool off with these treats in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming.
Sugarpine drive-in on a sunny day.

10 Drive-Ins for Your Next Road Trip or Date Night

Eating in your car has never been this much fun.
Asparagus from Zuckerman's Farm at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Favorite Farmers' Markets in the West

Find organically grown veggies, bowls of steaming ramen, and friendly local vendors.
apple cider and spices on a marble table.

5 Cozy Winter Drinks to Make Now

Sip on a cup of comfort and nostalgia with these recipes.
plate of pan-roasted salmon with cranberry compote, wilted greens on squash puree at Indian Pueblo Kitchen in the Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Native-Owned Restaurants in the West

Five eateries that dish out history and heritage along with the bison tenderloin.
A father and son put a cooler into the back of an SUV.

How to Pack a Cooler for a Road Trip

Keep your food dry and safely chilled, whether you’re going on a picnic or week-long trip.
a selection of poke bowls from Paddles Up Poké in Boise

Top Places for Poke

The Hawaiian classic has taken the mainland by storm.