Restaurants & Cafes
Lone Pine Coffee Roasters
845 Tin Pan Alley, Bend, OR 97703
My all time favorite coffee shop in Bend. Tucked away in Tin Pan Alley downtown Bend, these guys not only roast the best coffee but also use locally-sourced non-homogenized, small-batch pasteurized milk from Gary’s Meadow Fresh. If you don’t do dairy, they also make homemade cashew-almond milk for their drinks. So good! Their vanilla-bean whipped cream is also whipped by hand, so extra style points for that too. Lone Pine is definitely worth a stop if you drink coffee. Even their decaf is delicious.
Westside: 845 NW Delaware Ave, Bend, OR 97703
Eastside: 1500 NE Cushing Dr., Ste #100, Bend, OR 97701
Jackson’s Corner was actually the first place I worked when I moved to town in 2009. They do an amazing job sourcing ingredients from local farmers and producers. Their fresh salads and pizza are the best in town. All the wheat-based products they make are made using organic, locally sourced grains and the breads and pizzas are also sourdough. They have both an Eastside and Westside location that are super family friendly and they make amazing seasonal specials that rotate weekly.
1289 NE 2nd Street, Bend, OR 97701
This is a little tucked away ramen shop that is definitely worth seeking out. There are generally 3 ramen offerings and several other seasonal menu items that seek to capture the products that Central Oregon has to offer in the moment. Hyper-seasonal and seriously delicious, the ramen broths are true bone broths and organic wheat noodles or yam noodles are available. If you’re not feeling ramen, you cannot go wrong with any of the special menu items which are often salads or other wholesome bowls. Follow them on Instagram to be notified of any upcoming special events and brunch pop-ups too.
Fix & Repeat
55 NW Arizona Ave, Bend, OR 97703
Located in the hip and happening Box Factory, Fix & Repeat is a beautiful plant-based restaurant offering organic juices, smoothies and various acai and macro bowls. I love the Rice Bowl with brown rice, black beans, sweet potatoes, avocado, walnut pesto, kale, basil Mama Lil’s peppers and a cashew cream sauce. Yum! I also like that most of their smoothies include healthy fats like coconut milk, cashew and avocado rather than just fruit and greens. They have a generally fun vibe and a nice patio in the summer months.
Sunny Yoga Kitchen
2746 NW Crossing Dr., Ste 120, Bend, OR 97701
SYK is sometimes a restaurant and sometimes a yoga studio and as strange as that sounds they do a wonderful job with both. The restaurant sources a majority of their produce from local farmers and creates delicious bowls, veggie burgers and tacos as well as fresh juices and salads. The Pork Tacos and the Sunny Burger are my favorites! If you’re into a yoga class followed by breakfast, you’ll really be making the most of this sweet stop.
310 SW Industrial Way, Bend, OR 97703
This food cart is located outside of Spoken Moto (where you can bring your food inside if it’s cold outside) and they have amazing grass-fed burgers and pasture-raised fried chicken sandwiches. I always order my burger bunless and it comes served over fresh mixed greens to make a super satisfying lunch. They usually have a really good salad offering with ingredients that cycle with the seasons. I don’t eat at a lot of food carts but this one is always reliably delicious and does a great job with ingredient quality.
1900 NE Division Street, Bend, OR 97701
Fairly new to the Bend scene, this plant-based cafe has an incredible menu full of nourishing gluten-free and vegan options. Love salads and bowls full of veggies? Or an occasional gf/v pastry? This is the spot! Despite the slightly industrial location, this cafe is a little haven with a lovely little patio to enjoy your meal.
The Humble Beet
1124 NW Newport Ave, Bend, OR 97701
The Humble Beet is in the old Devore’s Good Food Store on the westside. While so many people were sad to see Devore’s close, there is so much to be excited for in the new ownership and vision of what The Humble Beet is doing. With beautiful organic and locally sourced produce, a coffee shop, groceries, as well as many of the old favorite grab-n-go items in the coolers The Humble Beet is offering many reasons to stop in. Their prepared foods are all non-GMO and moving towards using all organic ingredients. They are also in the process of finding the most sustainable to-go and prepared foods packaging solution available (think Pickathon Music Festival token program).
937 NW Newport Ave, Bend, OR 97701
Spork is a solid choice and has many gluten-free options and with a focus on a diversity of global street food, there is something for everyone. My top three favorite menu items are the Lomo Saltado, the Thai steak salad and the fried chicken (always gf). The vegetables curry is also delicious and perfect for a cold winter day. Expect a line because this is a popular spot but it’s almost always worth the wait.
Deschutes Brewery Bend Public House
1044 NW Bond St, Bend, OR 97703
A Bend staple, Deschutes does a really good job with their food menu. All the potatoes for their fries come from Casad Family Farms, their beef comes from cattle fed some of the spent-grain from the brewery & much of their produce comes from local CO farms. They also bake all their own bread and make everything else from scratch. That’s pretty amazing for such a large volume restaurant.
Pure Joy Kitchen
519 NW Colorado Ave, Bend, OR 97701
Pure Joy is located in the same building as Cafe of LIfe chiropractic office and has an extensive and thoughtfully created smoothie list and menu full of plant-based and keto-friendly items.
Boone Dog Pizza (Sisters, OR)
223 East Hood Ave, Sisters, OR 97759
This is another amazing cart worth mentioning. These guys are parked at Euro Sports in Sisters, OR. They also make sourdough crust pizza and frequently change their toppings to reflect the season’s abundance coming out of the local farms in the area. Also offering salads, eaters working with special diets are also sure to be pleased.