A perfect fit with the Arcata dining scene: whimsical, creative, worldly small plates (think Thai-style tacos or buttermilk fried chicken) at moderate prices (a prix fixe is sometimes available for $20). The lavende…
Just a slip of a place, but with an enormous reputation. The short but inventive menu features seasonally inspired bistro cooking, from Asian to Mediterranean, with an emphasis on local organics. Wood-fired pizzas a…
Wildberries Marketplace is Arcata's best grocery, with natural foods, a good deli, bakery and juice bar.
The gigantic North Coast Co-op carries organic foods and is a community staple; check the kiosk out front.
Tops for vegetarians, this tiny storefront serves fab frittatas, pancakes and curries, and big crunchy salads.
Big salads, tasty coconut curry, cold noodle salads and homemade soups – and cheap!
Uses grass-fed beef to make fantastic burgers.
Tasty Southeast Asian sandwiches and donuts, even at 3am.
Creamy and wonderful flavors inspired by seasonal ingredients. Try the honey vanilla lavender. These are the same folks who run the ever-popular Fairfax Scoop in Marin County, California.