Where to Eat in Solvang
Many travelers have questions about the restaurants in the Santa Ynez valley and Solvang. Luckily, this area of California has many options to choose from. What is remarkable about this small Danish-Californian city is how few people know about it. Though the city is most famous for its Danish influence, there are many other attractions as well. If you are thinking about taking a visit to the city, or are just passing through, make sure that you include a meal from one of the city’s great local places.
As with any other city of its size, Solvang offers many kinds of restaurants. But undoubtedly, the town is most famous for its Danish food. From Danish fruit pastries to specially prepared burgers, Danish influence can be observed in many of the local restaurants. One special dish is a certain type of sausage with Danish origins. Naturally, Danish beer pairs nicely with the Danish sausage. Balls of cooked pancake batter are a local favorite and usually served with a berry jam. Locals also enjoy hearty fare, such as beef stew.
If you are not in the mood for something Danish to eat, you still have a number of different options to chose from. Even picky eaters are sure to be pleased by the variety of options available to them here. For visitors who like to eat healthy, and perhaps more sustainably, will be pleased to discover that all the typical California fresh dishes are also available in Solvang. Sandwiches are also quite popular, with the ingredients ranging from healthy to deadly, but delicious. Even pasta fans can get excited, as the city also has a famous ravioli dish.
Many visitors are surprised by the variety of food and culture offered by such a small and relatively unknown town. Though many people come to visit Solvang because of it’s Danish architecture, they leave fondly remembering the food most of all. It is not at all uncommon to see young foodies flocking to Santa Ynez, with taste buds and camera in hand. But do not let that lead you to believe that there is nothing besides food in Solvang. In addition to its great food and design, Solvang also plenty of activities to keep you and your family entertained. There are also many great hikes and bike paths that you can explore and burn off the calories from dinner.
When you come visit Solvang, be sure to come with an empty stomach though, as there are so many wonderful dishes to taste. And to wash down your meal, why not try one of the many famous wines from the region? There are many reasons to fall in love with Solvang and its Danish-American cuisine.