Haines has a few consistently good restaurants -- which is a few more than most other Alaska towns this size -- and you can also eat well during the summer at the Hotel Hälsingland.

There are lots of places for a casual meal as well. The best for a hot breakfast is Chilkat Restaurant and Bakery, on 5th Avenue, a block north of Main Street (tel. 907/766-3653). It's a friendly place with cute country decor serving hearty American food and a variety of Thai specials for lunch. Terrific lunches are found at the Mountain Market & Café, a natural food store and cafe at 3rd Avenue and the Haines Highway (tel. 907/766-3340). A primary town hangout and the best espresso stop, it serves hearty and reasonably priced sandwiches, tortilla wraps, soups, and many fresh-baked goods. Pick up a picnic, or stop by for coffee, roasted in-house, or breakfast. The liquor store carries organic wine in its broad selection.

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