Before the term “farm to table” was en vogue, Paducah’s culinary gurus were concocting original menus, filled with dishes prepared with fruits and veggies sourced from local farms, and pairing each meal with delectable wines and desserts. For more than 30 years, Paducah chefs have set themselves apart by treating food as art. Their pride and passion is evident in each bite. If you want to satisfy a desire for eating truly local items consider adding Cynthia’s Ristorante, Freight House Restaurant or Kirchhoff’s Bakery & Delicatessen to your itinerary. To sample a delicious steak or savory pasta don’t miss Doe’s Eat Place or The Italian Grill, while you’re in town.
CRAFT BEER, WINE & SPIRITS
Your culinary experience does not have to end with the food you eat. We encourage you to give one of our region’s award-winning breweries, wineries and distilleries a try. Each of these establishments uses original recipes, some of which have been handed down from generation to generation. All are located within walking distance of shops, restaurants and other attractions you’ll want to take in while you’re in town. Dry Ground Brewing Co., Paducah Beer Werks, Purple Toad Winery, Silent Brigade Distillery and The Moonshine Company serve some of the region’s most delectable craft brews, wines and spirits.
FOOD & DRINK
If you happen to visit Paducah from April through October, a stop by the Downtown Farmers’ Market will give you a taste of local flavor, as well. The market is filled with fresh produce, fresh breads and baked goods from Kirchhoff’s Bakery & Delicatessen, as well as a variety of hand-crafted goods and fresh flowers to brighten up your day. In the fall, visitors always enjoy Barbecue on the River, a three-day festival filled with smoky flavors and aromas that envelope Paducah’s historic downtown. Pipers, Olive Oil --- Souvenir... Showcase of western Kentucky's agricultural connection.
Your travel companions and taste buds will be thrilled by this culinary adventure.