Are you looking for a fun and adventurous way to try new restaurants and new dishes? Luckily for you, the goal of a foodie tour is just that! Pick a location or theme, then order a different dish or drink at each restaurant. Try appetizers, drinks and desserts before picking your final dinner destination. Here are three foodie tours for you to try in Cle Elum, Ellensburg and Walla Walla to get you started:
This date night foodie tour in Cle Elum starts with appetizers and drinks at The Parlour Car.
This self-described 'Eclectic Casual Fine Dining' restaurant encourages adventurers to stop by whether they are wearing their ski boots or shorts! This cozy restaurant has two fireplaces, a corner bar and leather couches. Enjoy one of their starters like Salmon Cakes with a craft beer, wine or martini.
Next head over to the Cle Elum Bakery for a treat and a hot drink
The Cle Elum Bakery has all of your favorite pastries, pies, cakes, and cookies. This multi-generational, family-owned and operated bakery was established 1906 and still uses traditional baking methods to make their tasty treats oh-so-good!
Finish in Cle Elum with a wine paired dinner at Orchard Restaurant
You can watch your meal being prepared with their open concept kitchen! The chefs love to show off their skills as they turn the freshest ingredients from local farmers and ranchers into delicious food. You can enjoy the Chef's tasting menu paired with local wines or create your own culinary adventure with their a la carte menu.
Get your friends together and start your Beer, Wine & Cider Crawl in Ellensburg!
Whipsaw Brewing is a logger-themed taproom decorated with vintage saws and handmade wood tables. You're sure to enjoy their logger themed brews like the Widowmaker IPA and Hoot Owl Stout. If you are hungry, they partner with local food trucks to bring you delicious bites to pair with your brews.
Head over to Ellensburg Brewery and Tilted Tree Cidery next for a trip back in time to Ellensburg's brewing hay-day. They serve German specialty beers alongside their IPAs and appetizers like Bratwursts Sliders and Pretzel Charcuterie Plates. The taproom and family restaurant has historic photos of Ellensburg breweries from the past.
Your last stop in Ellensburg is the Brix Wine Bar for dinner! They have a full menu with pizzas, salads, panini, appetizers and desserts. For dessert, you have to try their Campfire Cake! It's a deluxe s'more on a plate with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. They have a great selection of red wines, white wines and PNW beers served by the glass.
Get your girlfriends together for this amazing Dessert Shop Foodie Tour in Walla Walla.
Start your dessert tour with Bright's Candies selection of handmade chocolates, gourmet popcorn, caramels, fudges, and other classic confections. You'll have a chance to peek into the magical candy making process with the viewing windows into the kitchen!
Next stop is the Frosted Cupcake Shop! They are a small family owned and operated bakery that offers new flavors every day and bake their cupcakes fresh every morning. Vegan or gluten-free? Don't worry, they have dessert options for you!
Finish your dessert shop tour at Colville Street Patisserie. They serve classic French pastries, cakes, desserts, gelato, coffee and beer. Try their Affogato with your choice of gelato and a shot of locally roasted espresso!
Don't forget to bring a designated driver, and drink responsibly. Go to YummyAlert.com to plan your own Foodie Tour! You can add restaurants to your wishlist and recommend the ones you love!