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For the Foodies

December 12, 2016 by Mount Vernon Hotel

A Food Trip into Downtown

Downtown Mount Vernon has some of the most exciting food finds you’ll experience when staying in our little city. If you are ready to explore and are quite a serious foodie, Downtown invites to offerings of a mix of American and international spots. Some leading restaurants are cited by reviews.

The Rachawadee Thai Cafe is a small, former 50’s era diner with some unique and usual Thai dishes many have claimed authentic and phenomenal. Their spice levels are high though but the staff can adjust the spiciness to your liking. The cafe is along Gates Street and serves lunch and dinner til 8pm.

The Skagit Valley Food Co-op Deli, located on First Street, offers international and vegetarian fare, and some gluten-free and organic selections. They also keep an exquisite and unique wine department with stocks from sources all over the world while giving generous advice about their wines. Great wine pairings with nutritious dishes make up their mantra. They open all week and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

For Italian, it’s the popular Pacioni’s, also on First Street, well-known for their pastas, calzones and Neopolitan-style crust pizzas once voted best pizza in Skagit Valley. Well- appointed and cozy, it’s a combination restaurant-pizzeria with a market nook where you can get homemade and imported delicacies. There are monthly wine-tastings and special chef-inspired dishes.

Another must-see Italian restaurant, this time on Montgomery Street, which earned the reputation as the Skagit Valley’s best authentic Italian restaurant – is the Il Granaio. Located in Old Town Grainery Building, it features a warm, inviting atmosphere for private parties, business meetings and presentations, a quick lunch, or an intimate dinner. Try their Sunset Special, a four-course dinner available until 6pm daily.

Downtown boasts of other top-rated restaurants. Find Calico Cupboard Old Town Cafe & Bakery for non-traditional American fare. Have Mexican at COA Mexican, a sophisticated, low-stress neighbor- hood eatery. For freshly baked and organic products, as well as roasted coffee blends, go for Calico Cupboard.

Food Explorations close by

Soak in all the culinary delights offered in Downtown Mount Vernon just by staying at Quality Inn, your hotel in Mount Vernon. Foodies enjoy the nearness of our hotel to delicious food finds.