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Restaurant Week

Meet local Chefs and restaurateurs, and learn how to GET A TASTE of their seasonal Eat Local Month specials crafted with fresh ingredients from local farms and food producers.
Look for the fork icon on their menus to identify items crafted with 50% or more local ingredients!

Be sure to follow Eat Local First NW on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to join us, learn, and get the chance to win $2000 worth of prizes.

Aslan Brewing Co. is a locally owned and operated brewpub pouring craft beer made on-site using 100% organic ingredients. Located in the heart of Bellingham, Aslan Brewing serves up local and seasonal food to pair with its wide variety of unique beers. All ages. Cans, growlers, and kegs to-go!
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Our kitchen will be serving this awesome Oktoberfest Bowl all September! It features Springtime Farms potatoes, a mustard cream sauce, Joe’s Gardens cabbage for sauerkraut, bratwurst, and pretzel dust 😍 It pairs great with a crisp lager!
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Bar Cicotti (chi-koh-ti) is a coffee and wine bar with fun simple Italian-style eats located inside the Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher building in downtown Bellingham and brought to you by the owner of Storia Cucina, Jonathan Cicotti. Cicotti is Jonathan’s Italian family’s name where many of his recipes and roots come from in Cento in Northern Italy. Just as in Italy, Bar Cicotti serves as a coffee bar during the day and a drinking bar at night. Follow Bar Cicotti on Instagram!
Bellewood Farms operates the largest apple orchard in western Washington. With over 25,000 trees and 22 apple & pear varieties, including delicious Honeycrisp, Bellewood serves our local food system with premium quality fruit, fresh cider, pies, and much more. Located in the heart of Whatcom County, the farm offers a farmstore with local gifts & a cafe for breakfast and lunch. The distillery makes award-winning farm-to-bottle spirits like vodka, brandy and gin—try them for free! Bellewood offers several community rooms for events, meetings, and weddings.

The Birch Door Cafe brings to the table three generations of restaurant excellence and expertise. It is our hope that through our handcrafted meals and caring service we can be a bright spot in your day. We thank you for your patronage and invite you to relax, savor and be delighted. We love our customers. You’re the reason we’re here!

Bellingham Cider Co. is a local craft cider producer and restaurant with a full bar overlooking the Waterfront District of downtown Bellingham. Our food is prepped fresh and we source our products from local farms and businesses. Our small-batch ciders have no added sulfites, sugars or preservatives.

Eat Local Month Special
Our Dungeness Crab Spaghetti is just one of our September Eat Local Month dishes, featuring Salt Pepper Oil pasta, which is a must-try if you haven’t already!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gazpacho featuring Spotted Owl Farm tomatoes and City Sprouts Farm Persian Cucumbers. Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and all-around delicious local special!

 

Calypso Kitchen offers a “Heat & Eat Menu” with the intention of supporting our community the best way we know how, with good nourishing affordable food.

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I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with a handful of farmers over the last few years and there is one little farm family in particular that makes my little island heart so happy. Southern Exposure Family Farm has for the last few years grown these beautiful Trinidad Pimentos (a seasoning pepper full of fruity, vegetal flavors that will accentuate almost any dish it is added to). For any of you that has feasted on Calypso Kitchen menu items, you may have very well tasted the flavors of these beautiful seasoning peppers. Thank you, Southern Exposure Family Farm,  for being such an avid supporter of Calypso Kitchen and for allowing me the opportunity to be far from my warm sunny island home and still have access to such beautiful tropical produce.
To our local community, we at Calypso Kitchen love producing vibrant tropical island flavors for our community! We’re so lucky to live in a place that values local farms, food, the land and seas that they are produced from, that we ALL live on. We are grateful for our relationships with farmers, restaurants, producers, and you, our customers.

Chuckanut brews national award winning European style Lagers and Ales and serves them along with a local, fresh menu including pizzas & burgers, entrees, and more at our North Nut “Kitchen” location in Bellingham. Our South Nut location in Skagit has an all age Tap Room with Beer Garden.

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Kolsch Mac and Cheese with pretzels from Ralf’s Bavarian Pretzels We’re grateful to get premium product from Ralph’s German pretzel as well as for our Kolsch Mac n cheese with Bellingham Pasta noodles! And don’t forget our beer is always local! There are no supply chain issues when you are sourcing locally from your neighbors!

Cosmos Bistro is locally-sourced comfort food with a world view. We serve notoriously innovative burgers, homestyle dinners and BRUNCH everyday focusing on family recipes from around the world. Our commitment to fresh flavors and seasonal fare helps to support local farmers, fishers and producers. Together we share our local pride and provide you with the food your soul desires.

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Many Eat Local Month Dishes with ingredients from Springtime Farm, Cascadia Mushrooms, Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Blanchard Mountain Farm, Puget Sound Food Hub, Joe’s Garden, Kragnes Family Farms, Ebb & Flow Farm as well as many local and regional wineries, breweries and cideries. We buy locally because we love to support our neighbors and the community we live in to keep us all thriving. The relationships we have built are for a lifetime! The quality and flavor from local producers is outstanding! We love sharing their passion with our guests through our food and atmosphere.

Our vegan, gluten-free, chocolate torte with a marionberry coulis is back for fall!! i mean how sexy does that sound and look? 🤤 come in and have one you won’t regret it!!

 

 

 

Evolve Cafe and Chocolate has its home above Village Books, one of the largest independent bookstores in Washington. The cafe is renowned as a source for local and sustainable food and products, all while overlooking beautiful Bellingham. The dishes are served on Bellingham-made pottery. Their organic coffee is sourced from a local family who has been their supplier since day one. The tables where patrons laugh and dine are upcycled Douglas fir from a 100-year-old Fairhaven house roof. Everything in the cafe has a story, from the food to the “writers corner” to the green living wall that infuses the air with extra oxygen.

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Our new breakfast sandwich. Buttermilk biscuits made with locally milled flour from Cairnspring Mills,  breakfast sausage from Skagit River Ranch, scrambled eggs, zucchini, provolone, and tomato-ginger chutney.

Holly’s Meat Pies celebrates the tradition of the Cornish Pasty we make our pasties from scratch in the heart of Whatcom’s organic farmland. Partnering with local farmers to grow and raise the ingredients for our old-style meat pies (and veggie pies) has made Good To Go Meat Pies a popular destination spot. Offered hot, chilled or frozen. We proudly source from Meadow Fed, Appel, Broadleaf, Terra Verde, Hopewell, Cloud Mountain Farms and use Fairhaven Flour Mill Organic Flour – taste the difference good ingredients make!

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Spinach & Feta Pasty with ingredients from Broadleaf FarmAppel Farms, and Fairhaven Flour Mill.

We love local and what better excuse to come up with a new HMP Pasty! Garlic mashed potatoes made with Broadleaf Farm organic potatoes, fresh organic spinach, Appel Farms feta cheese, organic onions from Broadleaf Farms, fresh parsley, gravy made with hints of Nutmeg all wrapped into our buttery, flaky pastry made with Fairhaven Mill Organic Flour is bound to become a favorite Eat Local Special!
– Holly and the Crew

 

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Take in panoramic views of Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands as our Executive Chef takes you on a culinary tour of the Pacific Northwest. Keenan’s at the Pier invites you to enjoy the finest ingredients the region has to offer in a lively atmosphere.

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Black Cod with Blanchard Mountain Farm Eggplant, african blue basil oil, sweet onions, bok choy, sweet potato, jasmine rice, yellow curry

Poached Pear
Port poached Cloud Mountan Farm Center orcas pears, pistachio cake, Blanchard Mountain Farm african blue basil, greek yogurt mousse, fresh Cloud Mt. Farms kosui pears, mint-lime shortbread crumble, cardamom-spiced port reduction.

Caprese appetizer with City Sprouts Farm gorgeous heirloom tomatoes, Blanchard Mountain Farm African blue basil, arugula, balsamic reduction, EVOO, crispy prosciutto

Pork Belly Udon with Ten Fold Farm pork bone broth, grilled book choy, Cascadia Mushrooms, radishes, green onions, Blanchard Mountain Farm African blue basil, sunny side up egg

Lemon herb lamb shank, First Cut Farms yellow wax beans, City Sprouts Farm pattypan squash, Osprey Hill Farm mustard greens, and Blanchard Mountain Farm eggplant baba ghanouj.

 

New Mexico Tamale Company

New Mexico Tamale Company’s tamales are lard free, shortening free and Gluten free. We have a variety of flavors in Pork, Chicken, Vegetarian & Vegan. They are all handmade from scratch. We are a small batch company and do not use large machinery. Just good ol’ fashioned elbow grease! We believe that handmade is the BEST and ONLY way. All of our tamales are GENEROUSLY filled! We know you love our masa…but we do not skimp on the fillings!

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Enjoy our Cascadia Mushroom Tamale (Vegan) and support Three businesses at once!
From the beginning of our first day of opening in 2017 we knew that sourcing local would be our top priority! We continue to do it to date, as our Business relationships grow we love to always shout out these Amazing businesses as they mean so much to us! Please buy local – buy from a small business – You will always know that a Real person will do a happy dance when you do!
Packers Kitchen + Bar is a classic waterfront eatery offering seasonal menus with hearth-fired dishes crafted from local farms and waters, as well as craft cocktails, wine and local microbrews.

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“I can say, without a doubt, that Whatcom County has some of the highest quality products produced anywhere in the world. Some of Seattle’s best restaurants and chefs seek out products that originate right here. This saves fossil fuels, improves air quality, relieves traffic congestion, road degradation, unnecessary risks to quality, and contamination concerns. First and foremost, I believe we all deserve to experience the amazing bounty of our beautiful county. This is what we endeavor to bring to you and your guests every day.” – Semiahmoo Executive Chef Devin Kellogg

Check out our list to see some of our favorite local partners:

LOCAL FARMS

Spotted Owl
Growing Veteran Farms
Misty Meadows
Bellwood Farms – apples, vodka, apple brandy and gin
Ten Fold Farm
Wright Brother’s Farm
Silver Creek Farm
Cloud Mountain Farm Center

POULTRY/MEAT

Sage & Sky Farm
Hempler’s Smoked Meats
Skiyou Ranch Meats
Skagit River Ranch

DAIRY

Twin Sisters Creamery
Ferndale Farmstead Cheese
Samish Bay Creamery

FISH/SEAFOOD

F/V Nerka
Taylor Shellfish – clams, oysters
Judd Cove Oysters

ARTISAN PRODUCTS

Salumi Charcuterie
Bellwood Farms – vodka, brandy, and gin
Avenue Bread
Bellingham Pasta Co.
Calypso Kitchens
Rads Pepper Sauce
Cairnspring Mills

Pizza’zza believes good food starts with quality ingredients grown and produced by neighbors. That’s why 80% of our total food dollar is spent with local growers/producers like Ferndale Farmstead, Cairnspring Mills, Cloud Mountain Farm Center, and many others. Drop by our Fairhaven pizzeria and taproom where you’ll find the perfect marriage of local beers and delicious New York Style pizza in a casual, family-friendly environment, or opt for a take-out or take-and-bake pizza for a cozy night in. You can also find our pizzas at your favorite grocer in the freezer section.
Pure Bliss Desserts
Pure Bliss Desserts is a from-scratch, all-natural bakery, specializing in layered cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, torte, gourmet dessert wedges & cookies. We live closely to our philosophy of only using the best ingredients possible, locally sourcing those ingredients when possible, and creating all our delectable desserts in small batches to ensure the highest quality. We truly LOVE what we do and enjoy pouring Bliss into our incredible community of Bellingham and beyond through desserts with integrity and care.
Eat Local Month Special
Eat Local Month Creme Brulee with local products from Day Creek Organic Farms, Edaleen Dairy, and Barbie’s Berries.

Browned Butter Apple Bourbon Tart 🍎 Not only is this delightful fall-favorite made without gluten, its classic tart crust is filled with baked apples and browned butter; then topped with house-made whipped cream, and drizzled with bourbon caramel.. I think I’ll take 4 slices, please! 🤩
Available by the slice or preordered whole through the end of the month.
Local ingredients provided by: Apples from Joe’s Gardens, dairy from Edaleen Dairy, and eggs from Day Creek Organic Farm.
Rifugio's Country Italian Cuisine
Rifugio’s Country Italian Cuisine places an emphasis on locally sourced, high-quality ingredients paired with our charming atmosphere allows guests to enjoy a restorative dining experience.
At Storia Cucina, San Francisco restauranteur, Lopez Island raised Jonathan Cicotti brings classic Italian food & cocktails to life. In our kitchen we make everything from scratch with quality, local products, including our pastas and breads, made with freshly milled flour from Cairnspring mill. Our bar specializes in classic Italian cocktails done right. ‘Storia Cucina’ is made by the ingredients & people who produced them, the recipes & people who passed them on, the chefs & their passions, our wonderful staff, and guests who share these experiences with us.
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Ricotta Cavatelli
Pepernata, tomato sauce, parmigiano, basil. Pasta with tomatoes and peppers from Uprising Seeds 
Terramar Brewstillery
The tap list at Terramar Brewing & Distilling is always changing, a reflection of local seasonal ingredients and our desire to explore and highlight the many different flavors that Skagit Valley has to offer. We brew our beer from barley grown and craft-malted right here in Skagit Valley. Our cider apples are sourced from a couple towns over at Cedardale Farms. Berries and botanicals, and a few hops come from Skagit and Whatcom farms. Our beers range from PNW takes on traditional and historical styles, Belgian or Farmhouse styles to barrel-aged mixed fermentations.
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CHICKEN LIL’
chicken • local spinach • Mama Lil’s Peppers • Samish Bay Cheese Vache • house cheese blend • garlic oil • atop our 3-day fermented pizza crust made from 100% Cairnspring Mills flour

What Local Means to Our Chefs

 

Watch the Eat Local Month video illustrating the relationship our local chefs and restaurateurs have with our local farms, fishers, ranchers – and YOU!

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Thank you to our Eat Local Month Sponsors!

 

Whatcom Community Foundation