Idaho Panhandle

7 STOPS | 7 MILES | 22 min

Sandwiched between Montana and Washington state, Idaho’s panhandle stretches from the wheat-gold hills of a fertile table called the Palouse to the green timbered mountains of British Columbia. Ancestral home of the Nez Percé, it is pure paradise for souls who crave to get away from everything but nature. North of Coeur d’Alene, the town of Sandpoint is an isle of natural beauty and cultural sophistication, with culinary treasures that range from two-fisted diners to pinkie-in-the-air artisan coffee houses.


Hoot Owl Cafe

Huge portions of such hearty fare as biscuits and gravy and locally made sausage distinguish the fine breakfasts for which Hoot Owl Cafe is known.


Di Luna’s

A friendly Idaho panhandle cafe serving hearty breakfast and lunch, Di Luna's is a good choice for carnivores and vegetarians.


Old Tin Can

A gleaming silver food truck parked at Sandpoint's Oak Street Court, the Old Tin Can is a jolly source of handsome burgers and hand-cut French fries.


Pie Hut

In Idaho's panhandle, the Pie Hut is a charming little restaurant that offers blue-ribbon cream & fruit pies, savory chicken pot pie, and beguiling sandwiches.


Evans Brothers Roasters

In this conscientious Idaho coffee house, expect a masterfully poured cup of coffee made from beans of the world, which Evans Bros. roasts on premises.


Pine Street Bakery

Excellent coffee and espresso accompany cookies, cream puffs, croissants, cupcakes, and scones. A Sandpoint, Idaho breakfast best bet.



Waterside grill and fine-dining restaurant, Dish is an Idaho Panhandle foodie destination. Bests: smashed potatoes, bacon, and anything with huckleberries.