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Oxbow Public Market, Napa

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Under one roof, Oxbow Public Market features local vendors, specialty food shops, cafes, and an outlet selling organic produce from local farms. The market promotes sustainable agriculture and eating local foods, and it aims to improve the food culture through education and community. You'll find foods like crepes, fresh produce, cheeses, seafood, fresh bread, wine, beer, and much more. You can shop for meal components, including fresh vegetables, meat, or fish, or opt for a full meal from one of the artisan cafes. The small indoor market also has an outdoor seating area next to the Napa River. Since this is part of Napa Valley, don't leave without sampling some wine. PutOxbow Public Market into our Napa journey planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This is a nice market but it’s not very big and unless you plan to eat at one of the restaurants you won’t need too much time to see and shop there. We were expecting a much bigger market with more.....  more
    This is a nice market but it’s not very big and unless you plan to eat at one of the restaurants you won’t need too much time to see and shop there. We were expecting a much bigger market with more.....  more »
  • This is just a really fun place. There are many different food vendors and others to choose from. The atmosphere is just really fun and inviting. Only drawback I see is that some of the individual... 
    This is just a really fun place. There are many different food vendors and others to choose from. The atmosphere is just really fun and inviting. Only drawback I see is that some of the individual...  more »
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  • We went on a weekday. There was plenty of parking, both by the market and across the street. They do share the lot with The Culinary Institute of America, so I would imagine that if there was an event it might fill up. Inside the market there are a couple dozen vendors/restaurants that share the space to sell their wares. It was like a mini farmer's market with fruits, veggies, cheeses, meats, spices, and small gifts. There was indoor and outdoor seating for the restaurants. Prices were on the higher side. Also, if you have small children, I would imagine that you would have to keep an eye on them because everything is displayed in a way that just makes you want to pick it up or at least touch it. Check their website for current offerings, specials, and events. There is also a path behind the market that you can walk along part of the Napa River. Also, like I mentioned, they are right across the parking lot from the CIA (Culinary Institute of America). If you have any foodies in your family, this is a really neat place to check out. They have a free culinary museum with all kinds of interesting kitchen gadgets.
  • Most interesting shopping in the area. The "market" is a bunch of smaller shops all open together offering gourmet food, produce, prepared food, meat, cheese, olive oil, spirits, home goods, beer and wine, rose slushies, seafood, pizza - the list goes on forever. If you're looking for a quick bite, fun gifts or souvenirs, or specialty gourmet groceries, this is the place for you. We had to take two tours through to see everything and I think we still missed a lot. Bustling energetic place!

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