FARM TO FORK CULINARY EXCELLENCE

A long time foodie paradise, Visalia has quietly become a hot spot for fresh-from-the-farm cuisine. Now, the secret is out! We're cookin' up all the finest dishes, attracting visitors from all over for our local favorites, sweet treats, creative recipes, great brews and tasty concoctions. We are ready to dish when you are.


Cooking Demonstrations
David Vartanian, chef at The Vintage Press, offers a popular, local tradition with monthly cooking demonstrations where he shares his insights, experience and recipes.  The family-owned restaurant was started in 1966 and embraced Visalia's entrepreneurial spirit ever since.  Private demonstrations are also available for visiting groups.  Guests enjoy questions, answers and humor as David prepares the meal and imparts hints from the kitchen. Dates vary. Can't make it for a Recipe Club? Then be sure you make reservations to dine. It is a special treat.

Nut Butter Tasting
Where else can you sample 17 flavored nut butters, made fresh from locally produced, top-quality nuts?  Local nut farmer, John Oneto has been producing nuts for more than 30 years and introduced all-natural nut butter to his costumers.  Drop by his store, Naturally Nuts to taste the true flavors of pistachio, hazelnut, walnut, pecan, and almond in a creamy spread that pairs perfectly with celery, crackers, and even makes a nice compliment to gelato. Want to take some home? He ships!


Around The World in Downtown Visalia
Let's face it. Foodies want food! So explore Downtown Visalia. Our restaurants offer flavors from around the world, from Danish aebleskivers, to Indian curry dishes, street food, and brew house favorites.  Uncork a bottle of wine, get a craft-brew pint, pull into a classic American drive-in, or watch authentic Italian cuisine made right in front of your eyes.  No passport required! Find all these great listings and more in our Restaurant Guide.


Farmers Market (where you can meet the farmer!)
Visalia Farmers Market, located in the heart of California's Central Valley, celebrates our region's rich agricultural history. They provide a wide selection of locally grown produce and handmade products seasonally available year round. Find the market every Saturday at Mooney Blvd and Caldwell Ave or seasonally at Akers Street and Tulare Avenue. But go early; they are open from 8:00 am to 11:30 am.

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112 E Main St, Visalia, CA 93291
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