Vita’s Wildly Delicious in Lopez Village is one of the most unique and charming communities in the San Juan Islands, with
specialty shops, art studios, cafes, and a bakery. The farmer’s market, B & Bs, and community parks add to the friendly village appeal. Boaters can walk or bike the country road into town from the two nearby marinas, or arrive by dinghy at the public beach, where a stairway leads directly into the village.
Be sure to visit Vita’s Wildly Delicious at 77 Village Road, a local favorite not to be missed. This intimate wine and tapas bar, open seasonally from May 1 through September, offers “wildly delicious” foods and wines from around the world. You can choose from their many creative salads, marinated skewered meats, and specialty desserts to accompany your favorite glass of wine or cider; or try a hearty panini with the rotating keg program of northwest beers. It’s often hard to make a decision while standing in front of the display case admiring the individually prepared delectable items.
Food selections are all made in-house, within view of the professionally staffed kitchen. They may even un-cork a fresh bottle when ordering a glass of sparkling wine or cider. The personal attention makes you feel as if you are in a tiny French bistro or intimate Tuscan villa. Seating is available at the family-style indoor bar, or sit outside in the lovely garden on those beautiful sunny days and enjoy the company of others. Vita’s great food, drink, and good cheer makes for a classy and pleasurable afternoon lunch. Don’t forget to try the local and imported cheeses, salami, and house-cured olives.
A larger garden, somewhat hidden from view, is used for special evening events scheduled throughout the spring, summer, and fall seasons. On Tuesday nights, you can enjoy the outdoor wood-fired pizza made with fresh ingredients from Vita’s hot-house. Fridays are wine tastings with live music, along with special guest hosts that pour the wines.
Vita’s Wildly Delicious, a family owned business, is so good and so fun that you’ll want to come back for more. It’s one of the most delightful venues in the San Juan Islands that’s sure to please. You’ll find locals lined up for the May 1 st opening, anticipating a great selection of food delights.
Fisherman Bay, home to Lopez Village, is well protected and is one of the easiest anchorages in the San Juan’s with good anchoring depths, an excellent mud bottom, and lots of room to swing on the hook. Fisherman Bay is entered through San Juan Channel, which is narrow, winding, and shallow; boaters will need to check tide tables before entering and departing. If you prefer tying-up at a dock, there are two family-run marinas that provide transient moorage – Lopez Islander Resort & Marina, and Islands Marine Center. From here, a country road leads to the quaint village with more to discover than you might first expect.
VITA'S WILDLY DELICIOUS
Vita’s aims to feed the body and heart of all its customers.
Great wine selection. Seasonal hours.
~ An iconic Lopez Island eatery since 2001 ~