Oxbow Public Market
644 1st Street
Photo by Rachel Weill, AFAR Media
Sun - Sat 7:30am - 9:30pm
Oxbow Public MarketThink of the Oxbow like a high-end shopping mall for food and wine. On the east side of the Napa River, the market brings together a number of epicurean purveyors under one roof (well, technically, it’s three different roofs). The result: Oxbow is a good place to go for a great meal. Food vendors include Hog Island Oyster Co., Kara’s Cupcakes, Ritual coffee roasters, Live Fire Pizza, and Three Twins Ice Cream. There’s a stand-alone location of Gott’s Roadside, the St. Helena drive-in that first became famous under the name Taylor’s Refresher. Also at the market: outposts of Model Bakery and The Fatted Calf butcher and charcuterie. The Oxbow even houses a handful of merchants, including Hudson’s Greens & Goods; Napa Bookmine; and the Napa Valley Distillery, a local spirits manufacturer that sells tonics and syrups at this location. Pro tip: Swing by the Oxbow on Tuesday nights, when nearly every vendor remains open late for “Locals’ Night.” Also, the Oxbow celebrated its 10-year anniversary in December 2017 and will be commemorating this milestone with a host of events, including seminars with winemakers and chefs, throughout 2018.