Eat Local First Restaurants & Retailers
Celebrate these farm-to-table restaurants in September. . .
Throughout September these fine establishments offer distinctive Eat Local First dishes – made of 50% or more farm-sourced ingredients.
. . that source locally year round.
*Eat at their tables
*Get your Passport stamped ->
*Proudly display your “I ate local today” sticker.
Avenue Bread 1313 Railroad Ave., 2301 James St., & 1135 11th St., Bellingham
Breads baked daily, many include locally-milled flours. Soups, sandwiches, and delicious treats are made with local farm’s veggies in season, at their three deli locations.
Brandywine Kitchen 1317 Commercial Street, Bellingham 360 734-1071
Incubated at the farmers market, this restaurant now offers handcrafted baguette sandwiches and entrees made with fresh and local ingredients, beer & wine, and extensive gluten free options.
Ciao Thyme in the Kitchen 207 Unity Street, Bellingham 360 733-1267
At the heart of Ciao Thyme’s catering, teaching kitchen, and Incognito dinners is their goal of bringing folks together to share locally seasonal unique meals, and stories.
Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen 601 W Holly Street, Bellingham 360 752-3377
Award winning lagers and ales, year-round locavore menu options, all-ages dining, outdoor waterfront seating, and live music are the hallmarks of this small but mighty brewery and restaurant.
Community Food Co-op: Downtown 1220 N. Forest St, & Cordata: 315 Westerly Road 360 734-8158
The only community-owned and natural food supermarket in Whatcom, the two locales feature local, and organic products. Over 20% of the Co-op’s annual budget is spent with local food vendors. Look for the Eat Local First label in store, and year-round partner events.
Dashi Noodle Bar 1313 North State Street., Bellingham 360 305-1500
Hot noodle soups, Asian salads, and steamed buns, featuring local farm produce and meat. Open for lunch and dinner, offering beer, wine and sake.
Good to Go Meat Pies 128 W. Main Street. Everson. 360 966-2400
Old-fashioned style meat pies, baked fresh each day, with Farmer Ben's, Appel Farms, Field of Greens, Cloud Mountain and Fairhaven Flour Mill ingredients. Take out hot, chilled or frozen.
Nell Thorn Restaurant 205 Washington Avenue, La Conner. 360 466-4261
This bistro offers contemporary and classic cuisine, local and organic ingredients, overlooking the quaint town of La Conner, in Skagit County. Listed in “1,000 Places To See Before You Die.”
Old Town Café 316 West Holly Street., Bellingham. 360 671-4431
A vibrant place for musicians and artists as well as good breakfast and lunch, this family-owned business is a local landmark. All food prepared from scratch, with seasonal, local ingredients & organic options.
Pizza’zza (inside Yorky’s Market) 1501 12th Street., Fairhaven. 360 756-9322
Known for stellar pizza and other fare using local and organic flour, meat, eggs and produce – all inside a gas station! Also the one restaurant in Whatcom offering organic, grass-fed Skagit River Ranch burgers.
Pure Bliss Desserts 1424 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham. 360 739-1612
Serving up a delicious from-scratch all-natural treats and wine, Pure Bliss Desserts use fresh, seasonal, organic, and even gluten-free ingredients to make the absolute best of every baked-to-order bite!
Seven Loaves Pizzeria 1530 Cornwall, Avenue. - Inside Bellingham Public Market 360 594-4019
Hand crafted organic pizza, with whole wheat, sourdough, or gluten free crust, and tons of toping options. Huge salads featuring seasonal produce, sprouts, etc. Pizza by the slice & grinders. Dine in or take out.
Temple Bar 306 West Champion Street., Bellingham 360 676-8660
A vibrant neighborhood bistro serving creative craft cocktails, fine wine, select beer and Mediterranean-style and seasonal fare. Ambient, European décor, daily happy hour. Outdoor seating available.
The Markets on Lakeway 1030 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham 360 714-9797
Their commitment to label “local” only on products that come from within 35 miles, and videos in the store make our favorite farmers and food entrepreneurs seem like rock stars. How much local is in your bag?
The Table by Bellingham Pasta Company 100 North Commercial Street., Bellingham. 360 594-6000
A restaurant and retail pasta shop next to the historic Mount Baker Theater, featuring a seasonal menu and serving NW beer and wine, full bar, happy hour and gluten-free options.
The Table's Eat Local First Three Course Dinner Menu:
1st Zucchini Carpaccio and Pickled Beet Salad Duo
-Growing Washington Squash, House made Fresh Cheese, Growing Gardens Mint, Harissa Spiced Olive Oil.
-Growing Washington Alto Beets, Cloud Mountain Sweet Onion and Gravenstein Apples, Growing Gardens Dill.
Basque Braised Pork Shoulder and Papardelle
-Farmer Ben’s Berkshire Pork, Cloud Mountain Tomatoes and Krimzon Lee Peppers, Viva Farms Fennel, Bellingham Pasta Co. Papardelle.
Cascadian Shiitake Mushroom Ravioli
-Cascadia Mushrooms, Growing Gardens Scarborough Fair Herbs, Holmquist Hazelnuts.
Breadfarm Pudding with Grilled Peaches
-Breadfarm Foccacia, Cloud Mountain Peaches, Lavender Hills Lavender Honey.
Trapeze Café 1530 Cornwall Avenue – Inside Bellingham Public Market 360 594-6069
Organic café, bakery and deli. Notably the outlet for two local gluten free bakeries: Leah’s Bakery and The Baker’s Cousin (paleo). Organic espresso, teas, raw olives, salami and deli meats, sandwiches.
Click HERE for the full list of Eat Local First campaign participating businesses who have taken the Eat Local First pledge, to shift their food budgets by 10% each year to more locally grown, caught, foraged and crafted foods.