This is where to start if you’re in Bend at breakfast time. All the breads and pastries are made fresh daily, and they try to ensure that all foods on the menu are fresh and local. Whatever you get for breakfast, whether it’s a breakfast burrito or a homemade bagel, order it with a Bloody Mary for an exciting start to your day.
A must-have when visiting Bend, Parrilla Grill’s menu consists mostly of Mexican-themed food and is reasonably priced, with most dishes ranging from $6-$8. If you’re unsure of what to order, try either the Fish Tacos or the Red Headed Step Child. Should you find yourself unable to make it to the restaurant itself, don’t worry they can deliver to you.
Whether you’re gluten-free or a flour fiend, a vegetarian or a carnivore, Pizza Mondo has you covered. The toppings aren’t always what you’d find on an average pizza, and range from potatoes to bacon to pine nuts. Instead of choosing one of the tamer options, try the Big Island, which is topped with barbecue pulled pork, sweet hot peppers, bacon and pineapple. Pizzas are either 18 or 15 inches (gluten-free only available in 15), and cost anywhere from $13-$26.
Lunch or dinner will be delicious if you have it at Zydeco Kitchen. Some items on the dinner menu lean toward the pricier end, but the lunch menu is mid-range. In addition to their regular menus, the restaurant also offers a full gluten-free menu. While it would be difficult to pick a bad thing to order, if you’re in for lunch, definitely try the barbecue shrimp for $11 or the homemade vegetable burger for $9. For dinner, the barbecued baby back ribs — not quite breaking the bank at $23 — are an excellent choice.