Restaurants, Cafes, Markets
Home to some of California’s best farms, fisheries and chefs, Northern Humboldt features excellent food choices. All suggestions below are conveniently located on or near Highway 101.
In the town of Orick, near Near Redwood National Park, EdeBee’s Snack Shack serves popular lunch fare. Try the signature elk burger. At the Shoreline Deli & Market, stock up on hearty sandwiches, and redwood burl art. For Do-It-Yourself meals, the Orick Market is small but well stocked with essentials.
Twenty miles south in Trinidad, fresh seafood is always on the menu, including at the iconic Seascape Restaurant, right on the bay next to the pier, and the Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, a village tradition since 1975. For light fare, try a potato cone lunch at the Lighthouse Grill, gourmet thin slices at Headies Pizza & Pour or organic coffee and baked goodies at the Beachcomber Cafe.
Pick up supplies for a meal or a week at Murphy’s Market, a Humboldt grocery chain with a deli, local foods, seafood and, often, someone grilling burgers, hot dogs or chicken in the front. For fine dining with an ocean view or quiet ambiance, try the nearby Moonstone Grill and Larrupin’ Cafe, respectively.
Farther south eight miles, McKinleyville has many choices along the main Central Avenue: fast food, coffee and supermarket chains, a natural foods store, and local favorites like Central Sandwich, Carmela’s Mexican, Six Rivers Brewery, Papa Wheelies Pub and the Sushi Spot.