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For breakfast, lunch, or snacks, Merchants Ltd., 21 E. Main St. (tel. 509/525-0900; www.merchantsdeli.com), has long been Walla Walla's favorite downtown establishment. Basically a huge, glorified deli, it even has live music on some evenings. For sausages made with Walla Walla sweet onions, drop by Onion World, 2 S. First Ave. (tel. 509/522-2541; www.onionworld.com), which is just a walk-up window. You can also get these sausages at the Walla Walla Farmers Market on Saturday mornings from May through October. When it's coffee time, try Coffee Perk, 4 S. First Ave. (tel. 509/526-0636), a favorite downtown espresso place. At Colville St. Patisserie, 40 S. Colville St. (tel. 509/301-7289), a block off Main Street, you'll find the best pastries in this corner of the state. They also have gelato and a tempting assortment of decadent chocolate confections. For perfect picnic fare for a wine-tasting foray, be sure to stop first at Salumiere Cesario, 20 N. Second St. (tel. 509/529-5620; www.salumierecesario.com). If it's pub food and microbrews you're after, then head to Mill Creek Brew Pub, 11 S. Palouse St. (tel. 509/522-2440; www.millcreek-brewpub.com). Wine bars in Walla Walla include Grapefields, 4 E. Main St. (tel. 509/522-3993), and Vintage Wine & Tapas Bar, 10 N. Second Ave. (tel. 509/529-9340).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.