Take Mom on a Picnic Adventure!

The Calistoga Buffalo Chicken Wrap from The Napa Deli is a great choice for a picnic item. Photo via Cammie W./Yelp.

The Napa Deli

FAIRFIELD – Whether you’re on your way to a beautiful outdoor picnic spot in Solano County, wine country, or the beach, The Napa Deli is a convenient location to stop and grab your picnic goodies. This quaint market-like setting is filled with everything you need to set the tone for a fantastic outdoor adventure.

Sandwiches such as the St. Helena Turkey Guacamole with Monterey jack cheese, tomato, onion, and mayo; the Suisun Valley Club, featuring turkey, applewood bacon, pesto, and more on sourdough; or the Green Valley Vegetarian with hummus, mixed greens, sprouts, pepper jack, cucumber and tomato are just a few of the delicious fresh picnic delights available. They’re ready to box up and pair with chips, salad, dessert, and a bottle of wine.

Does mom prefer wraps over sammies? The Calistoga Buffalo Chicken is a big hit and the Healdsburg Turkey, Carneros Southwestern, and Cloverdale Vegetarian are also favorites. Plan a brunch picnic for mom with one of their enticing breakfast items such as the Berryessa Breakfast Burrito, Bodega Lox, or a Kenwood Vegetarian. If indoor dining is more mom’s style, stop by and dine in on a Napa Grilled Chicken Panini on focaccia with sliced chicken breast, roasted red pepper, caramelized onion, provolone, and red pepper aoli.

The Napa Deli also serves barbecued tri-tip, pastrami, turkey bacon, and cheese paninis. Customize your order for any taste and diet by choosing from a variety of vegetarian items and gluten-free breads.

Want to opt for dinner at home? Pick up a house-made Italian lasagna, Alfredo, pasta or other dinner choices to heat at home for a cozy Mother’s Day dinner. Feeding a crowd? They cater too!

You can find The Napa Deli at 5121 Business Center Dr. #100, in Fairfield. Call 707-864-3364 or visit thenapadeli.com  for more info. (Please note, The Napa Deli is closed on Sundays.)


Swedish Princes Cake, Cheese Cake and German Chocolate Cake from Rosanna’s in Fairfield make a sweet treat for mom. Photo via Jenny W./Yelp.

Rosanna’s European Delights

FAIRFIELD – Treat mom to a sweet surprise this Mother’s Day with a baked goodie from Rosanna’s in Fairfield.

If you plan on serving breakfast in bed, add a fresh-baked almond, chocolate or plain croissant, pastry, or sweet roll along with one of their selections of unique coffees or teas.

If a picnic is part of your plan, it’s worth the stop to fill your basket with an assortment of delicious European cookies. (Don’t forget to include their specialty, Coconut Macaroons!) The Apple or Pear Tortes are another favorites that will travel well to your destination.

Dessert after a Mother’s Day dinner could include a Swedish Princess Cake or a custom cake personalized to tell her how special she is to you.

Open Mother’s Day from 7:30am to 2pm, Rosanna’s is at 1119 Texas St. in Fairfield. Call 707-422-2253 or visit them online at rosannascakes.com.


The Spicy Tuna Sandwich from La Borgata Italian Deli. Photo: Michelle Trippi

La Borgata Italian Deli

VACAVILLE – Nestled in a small storefront in Downtown Vacaville, you’ll find a charming Italian deli hosting a variety of fresh items for your picnic. Choose a sandwich from their Signature or Vegetarian Menu or build your own from the large selection of fresh, savory meat items such as capicollo, prosciutto, salami, coppa, ham, turkey, beef, and mortadella. Selections also include a variety of cheeses and veggies on your choice of bread.

Take care of the little ones with PBJ & Nutella choices from the Bambini Menu which includes a cookie.

Don’t forget to add a fresh garden salad, chips and a bottle of La Borgata Wine. It should also be noted a “must try” are their dessert bars and cannolis.

La Borgata is located at 317 Main St. in Vacaville. Phone 707-685-9406 or visit laborgatadeli.com(Please note: La Borgata is closed on Sundays.)


Michelle Trippi writes “Tastes of Your Town”, a monthly feature in the print edition of Your Town Monthly. This article was originally published in the May 2018 Solano and Yolo County print editions.