Leavenworth is a unique little village, once a logging town, in the state of Washington. When the logging industry went bust the town centre was redesigned to resemble a Bavarian village in order to stimulate the economy through tourism. While German cuisine is well represented, foodies will also find everything from new American to Italian food. Here we explore 10 of the best restaurants Leavenworth has to offer.
Mountain Home Lodge is a beautiful resort tucked away in the Cascade Mountains. Dinner is served Saturday nights and reservations are mandatory as it is a small intimate dining room. Using locally sourced ingredients in their contemporary cuisine, including produce from the resort’s organic garden and orchards, menus change each week and can be customised to guests’ dietary needs. The orange and thyme-brined roasted game hen with wild rice pilaf and bundles of green beans and vanilla carrots is one exquisite highlight from a previous menu. Along with homemade bread and tantalising desserts, such as sweet summer peaches and cream angel food cake with freshly whipped cream, plus an excellent list of wines, diners can also expect exceptional service and breath-taking views of the Cascades at this gem.
Mountain Home Lodge, 8201 Mountain Home Road, Leavenworth, WA, USA, +1 800 414 2378
Blackbird Bistro is a modern coffee shop in the heart of Leavenworth. A warm-toned cosy atmosphere, which features an open dining space with exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, and tasty American fare that entices customers again and again. Interested in the sustainable movement, this café’s founders proudly use ingredients from local sources, including Caffe Umbria coffee from Seattle. Highlights from the menu include made-from-scratch biscuits and gravy and a zesty pulled pork barbecue sandwich, they also have gluten-free options and a soup and salad bar. With big picture windows and outdoor seating, diners will have stunning views of the tree covered mountains and Blackbird Island all the while savouring their meals.
Blackbird Bistro, 221 8th St., Leavenworth, WA, USA, +1 509 548 7802