Cowiche Canyon Kitchen + Icehouse

202 E. Yakima Ave.
Yakima, WA
Phone: (509) 457-2007
This spacious, lively spot (pictured above) in downtown Yakima offers a sleek setting for revelry. Board-formed concrete walls give the airy dining room a modern look, while its patio and stylish lounge diversify the environment. The refined pub menu includes more than just burgers—but the burgers, ground in-house and served on house-made buns, are pretty darned good. Artisan cocktails, local craft brews and Washington wines, satisfy most thirsts.


28 N. First St.
Yakima, WA
Phone: (509) 426-2220
This quaint spot in downtown Yakima offers creative, contemporary dishes that tap into the bounty of Northwest farms and seafood purveyors. Depending on the season, the choices can include an elk tartare, Dungeness crab poutine or a pesto garganelli with sweet corn, Soil to Sky tomatoes and feta. The frequently changing menu offers à la carte items in shareable portions as well as a 7- to 8-course "hands-free" chef's tasting menu. Beverage options showcase local wines, craft beers and craft spirits.

Horse Heaven Saloon

615 Sixth St.
Prosser, WA
Phone: (509) 781-6228
This friendly Prosser gastropub is set in a renovated downtown building that dates back to 1912. The kitchen produces scratch-made renditions of pub favorites, including burgers, steaks, street tacos and more. The beverage selection includes housemade beer, local wines and craft cocktails.

Jade's British Girl Treats

1115 Grant Ave.
Prosser, WA
Phone: (509) 643-9459
This café and bakery, established by a U.K.-trained chef, is set within a former church near the edge of downtown Prosser and offers freshly baked goodness for breakfast and lunch. Sweet and savory pastries, sandwich breads and other items are baked on-site, while many other ingredients come from nearby farms and ranches. Save room for the house-made confections.

Los Hernández Tamales

3706 Main St.
Union Gap, WA
Phone: (509) 457-6003
A modest, family-run tamale stand might not sound like wine-country cuisine, but in-the-know foodies swing by this spot, which earned a James Beard Foundation America's Classic Award in 2018, as often as possible. The Hernández family's team makes chicken and pork tamales from scratch, with masa made from house-milled corn. And their asparagus tamales, made with pepper jack, are a celebrated rite each spring, during the local asparagus season.

Los Hernández Tamales: West Valley

6411 W. Nob Hill Blvd. Ste. 102
Yakima, WA
Phone: (509) 367-6480
The Hernández family opened a second location of their landmark tamale shop in Yakima's West Valley in February of 2019. The shop showcases the pork and chicken tamales, with masa made from house-milled corn, available in the original Union Gap location, which remains open—and as busy as ever. The world-famous asparagus tamales, featuring locally grown asparagus and pepper jack cheese, will be available in late April, into May, depending on the local asparagus harvest.

Provisions Restaurant + Market

2710 Terrace Heights Drive
Yakima, WA
Phone: (509) 452-8100
With polished woods, cafe lights and a sunny patio, this fun spot, just a short drive from downtown Yakima, offers a stylish setting for delicious comfort foods, prepared with locally sourced ingredients. The beverage menu showcases Northwest craft beers, artisan cocktails and wines from all over. Among other items, the attached market carries salads, sandwiches and other grab-and-go items.

Second Street Grill

28 N. Second St.
Yakima, WA
Phone: (509) 469-1486
This fun, lively downtown Yakima spot offers steaks, pasta, sandwiches and burgers in a refurbished brick space and, when the weather cooperates, on its sidewalk patio. A bank of screens above the center-island bar makes it easy to catch a game. Twenty-four mostly Northwest beers on tap, regional wines and specialty cocktails cater to a variety of thirsts.

The Prosser House

1232 Wine Country Road
Prosser, WA
Phone: (509) 786-7492
Chef John Gray and his team bring refined touches to foods that are fun to eat, from burgers and pizzas to more creative selections. Recent tantalizers have included barbacoa-and-cheese empanadas and cheese ravioli with lamb ragu. The beverage selection includes craft cocktails, craft beers and wines from nearby producers. The restaurant sits in the former home of E.W. Taylor, Prosser's first mayor.

Whitstran Steak & Spirits

1427 Wine Country Road
Prosser, WA
Phone: (509) 781-6266
Set in the renovated former home of the Whitstran Brewery Co., this cool spot near downtown Prosser offers premium steaks, seafood and burgers made from naturally fed, locally raised beef. The beverage selection includes local wines and craft cocktails.