Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Best Of Leavenworth

February 21, 2017


This weekend, I had the pleasure of renting an incredible cabin in Leavenworth with a great group of friends. I've been making my way over to this magical place all my life, from Oktoberfest shenanigans to summer rafting trips. No matter what time of year you venture to Leavenworth, there are always wonderful adventures and experiences to take in, but these are my Best Of Leavenworth recommendations!


Best Restaurant: South. Located on Front Street in the heart of downtown Leavenworth, South serves up the most mouthwatering Latin food, and their cocktails are beautifully crafted. Ever since I first experience at South, I've struggled to branch out and eat anywhere else! Plus, the salsa bar is top notch.

You have to try: Relleno and a Mangorita

Choices, choices, choices! #southpybus #southleavenworth #Wenatchee #Pybus #pybusmarket #leavenworth #leavenworthwa #upperleftusa #northwestisbest #pnw #pnwlove #yummy #instagood

A post shared by southfriends (@southfriends) on


Best Winery: Icicle Ridge Winery. With tasting locations both uptown and downtown, and the most BEAUTIFUL log home winery in Peshastin just outside Leavenworth, you'll love the warmth of this family-owned establishment. There's a good chance you'll end up chatting with one of the family members, and you'll get the inside scoop first-hand!

You  have to try: The Reserve Syrah


Best Bakery: The Danish Bakery. We stopped here on the way out of town and I think I left with 5 or 6 different treats! It's impossible to pick just one, so don't be shy about loading up on turnovers or Danish puff. Remember to bring cash because they don't accept plastic! 

You have to try: The Raspberry Strudel

My favorite cup and the last raspberry strudel I brought back from The Danish Bakery in Leavenworth. It may be my Monday but so far it's a good start! . . . . . . . . . . . . #Danish #raspberry #strudel #Leavenworth #danishbakery #sweets #pastry #girlsweekend #breakfast

A post shared by Tia (@tialloyd) on


Best Brats: Munchen Haus. If there's ever a line, it's well worth the wait! In the winter, rain or shine, you can sit in their outdoor beer garden and stay warm by a fire or outdoor heater. The mustard selection is out of this world, and you HAVE to throw the apple cider kraut on your brat! 

You have to try: The BIG "BOB" Bratwurst

Come get all the brats, pretzels, cheese sauce, mustard and beer you can handle before the Münch goes under the hammer for the big remodel! #münchreno

A post shared by Munchen Haus (@munchenhaus) on


Best Beer: Icicle Brewing Company. You can sit outside year-round thanks to the outdoor fire and heaters! And your well behaved pooches are welcome to join you. If you sit inside, the upstairs is RAD, with historical information on the walls and games to play. 

You have to try: The Bootjack IPA

Hanging with my favorite #mustache.

A post shared by Taryn Daly (@tarynkisw) on


The holiday lights are still up and snow is still falling in Leavenworth, so go experience the magic of the Bavarian Village soon!


Happy Adventuring,


Taryn Daly



Taryn's Wreckreation Guide is powered by Visit Bend. Upgrade your downtime in Bend, Oregon. Do some skiing at Mt Bachelor with short lift lines and long runs; or take a deep breath and give the breathtaking views a double take. Bend, Oregon – it’s where you go to play!