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 – these specials will be available ALL MONTH LONG!
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 join us, learn, and get the chance to win prizes.

Aslan Brewing Co. is a locally owned and operated B-Corp 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. 

Eat Local Month Specials

Ralph’s Greenhouse Organic Pickled Beet Salad

Samish Bay Cheese vache, organic arugula, Holmquist hazelnuts, balsamic vinaigrette 

Oktoberfest Bowl

Flynn Farms roasted potatoes, Pangea Ferments sauerkraut, bratwurst, mustard cream, herbs 

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. 

Eat Local Month Special

Cascadia Farms Stuffed MushroomsGarlicc, breadcrumbs, herbs, basil pesto.


Breadfarm is a small artisan bakery, located in the village of Edison, just off Chuckanut Drive in the beautiful Skagit Valley.  Our naturally leavened bread and European influenced pastry are full of the best local and organic ingredients available.  Find us in Edison, at select farmers markets, or look for our breads delivered fresh daily to restaurants and grocers throughout Skagit and Whatcom counties.   We are a passionate bunch of bakers, changing the world, one loaf at a time.   

Eat Local Month Special

Originated in England, the Bakewell Tart is made with a tender rye and wheat crust, filled with fresh lemon curd or jam, almond frangipane, local blueberries, and a topping of sliced almonds. We finish it with a drizzle of lemon syrup and a dusting of powdered sugar. 





Our best selling loaf, moist and flavorful, the Samish River Potato Bread is naturally leavened, with local Cairnspring Mills Flour and whole roasted organic Russet potatoes grown right here in Skagit Valley.  Try it topped with aged cheddar as grilled cheese or as french toast! 




Our best selling Danish dough filled with house-made pesto, an soft cooked organic egg, smoked ham, fresh herbs and coarse salt and pepper.  This is a perfect breakfast on the go but they sell quickly, so order early. 





A French cake made with local Einkorn flour (Bluebird Grains), hazelnut frangipane (Holmquist Hazelnuts), blackberries (Rose & Alan Merritt), and fresh lemon zest.  




Tender Danish dough filled with sweet cherry tomatoes from Well Fed Farms, house made herbed chèvre, rosemary, and lemon sea salt. 

A local favorite since 1981, our award-winning Calico Cupboard Cafés & Bakeries produce made-from-scratch breakfasts, lunches, pastries, and country-baked bread that rivals any small town café or baked good throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Expect wholesome, old-fashioned recipes with a modern twist including gluten-free and organic grains, and ingredients sourced from local farms and reputable ranches. 

Eat Local Month Special

Roasted Butternut Squash Hash 

A Skagit Valley favorite, locally grown butternut squash, baby spinach, fire roasted red pepper and red onion on a generous amount of local country style potatoes, topped with bleu cheese crumbles. Bacon optional.

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.

Eat Local Month Special

Harvest Bowl

Bountiful local veggies with a grain base and a tangy dressing to tie it all in, featuring produce from Springtime Farms and seafood from Key City Fish.

Weekly specials – stay tuned!

Pizza, Beer, and lots of fun, unique items. Elizabeth Station is what a 7-Eleven would be like if there was one in the Shire. 

Eat Local Month Special

Cascadia Mushroom Pizza

Enjoy a local pizza highlighting FIVE local businesses. With flour from Cairnsprings Mills (Burlington), Crème Fraiche from Twin Brook Creamery (Lynden), Mozzarella from Ferndale Farmstead (Ferndale), Blue Oyster Mushrooms from Cascadia Mushrooms (Bellingham), and parsley and green onions from Daydream Farms (Nugents Corner), this pizza is a delicious way to celebrate Eat Local Month!





Address: 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

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. 

Eat Local Month Special

Labor Day Weekend Brunch Menu


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 Holly’s 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!

Eat Local Month Special

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



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. Year-round outside dining available by reservation! Inside tables separated by plexiglass dividers. 

Eat Local Month Special

Burrata Caprese (Appetizer)

The Crow’s Farm Heirloom tomatoes, Blanchard Mountain Farm basil, burrata, Blanchard Mountain Farm cherry tomatoes, Blanchard Mountain Farm basil oil, balsamic reduction

King Salmon (Entrée)

Sea to Shore fisheries king salmon, local confit fingerling potatoes, grilled asparagus, smoked salmon mousse, lemon zest, zaalouk

Since 2001, Mallard Ice Cream has innovated more than 600 flavors using organic and locally grown produce and exotic spices from specialty crafters. A taste (or a pint) of Mallard is a downtown Bellingham experience on everyone’s list.

Eat Local Month Special
Local Berry Ice Cream
Aronia from Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Raspberry from Viva Farms and Strawberry from Viva Farms
We are also proud to feature two signature espresso drinks made with Maniac Coffee Roasters: 
Duck Petals – A rose vanilla latte and Duck Tracks – a Mallard take on a molasses mocha. 
Everything listed will be 10% off for Eat Local Month!

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 

Eat Local Month Special

Berry Bites

Sweet tamale bites filled with local mixed berries and friend to a fluffy goodness sprinkled with powdered sugar.







Cascadia Mushroom Tamale

Enjoy our Cascadia Mushroom Tamale (vegan) and support THREE local businesses at once. From the beginning of our first day opening in 2017, we knew that sourcing local would be our top priority! Please buy local – buy from a small business – you will always know that a REAL person will do a happy dance when you do!


The Old Town Cafe is a family-owned business. We prepare all our dishes in-house using as many local, regional and organic ingredients as possible. We serve local milk, eggs, beef, bread, chicken, spirits and beer year-round.. We also offer a backdrop for showcasing local artists and musicians and we strive to achieve a worker friendly workplace. 

Eat Local Month Special

Lummi Island Wild sockeye salmon filet sandwich on a Breadfarm potato bun with sweet onions from Bright Thread Farm, Rabbit Field’s tomatoes and Joe’s Garden lettuce. Served with daily soups or salads with ingredients from Jose’s, Bright Thread Farm, Ralph’s Greenhouse and Rabbit Fields Farm.

Where New Mexico meets the Pacific Northwest. Pepper Sisters is a family-owned business that has been cooking up wholesome, scratch-made southwestern cuisine for over 30 years. We are proud to utilize numerous locally-grown ingredients, create seasonally-inspired specials, and offer many vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. 

Eat Local Month Special

Eat Local Month Tostada

Joe’s Garden grilled corn tostada with black beans, fresh Joe’s tomatoes, shaved Joe’s green and purple cabbage, and Joe’s sweet green beans, topped with poblano crema and queso fresco on a crispy tostada shell. Served with a side of minty cucumber rice salad (cukes from Joe’s!).

Eat Local Month Panna Cotta

Lemon panna cotta, featuring Twin Brook Creamery and Barbie’s Berries.

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.

Eat Local Month Special

All pizzas made from local ingredients! Every Pizzazza pizza begins with Cairnspring Mills locally grown and milled flour and Ferndale Farmstead‘s fresh mozzarella. 

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

Brown Butter Apple Tart

Chocolate Hazelnut Orange Torte









Creme Brulee








Chocolate Mousse

Blackberry Creme Brulee; Mixed Berry Crisp (not pictured)

Rifugio’s County Italian Cuisine emphasizes locally sourced, high-quality ingredients that, paired with their charming atmosphere, allows guests to enjoy a restorative dining experience.

Eat Local Month Special

Local Summer Squash Two Ways

Puréed sauce and whole sautéed vegetable paired with sea scallops and herbs with squash from Empyrean Farm Produce.

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 Mills. 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.

Eat Local Month Special

Three Farm Gnocchi

Handmade ricotta gnocchi with a conserva of tomato (Cedarville Farm), fennel (The Crows Farm) and red onion (Sonder Farmstead). Garnished with summer savory and pecorino. The gnocchi are made with flour from Cairnspring Mils.


The Bistro at Shuksan is a Southern inspired farm to table kitchen. We work closely with local farmers to source our ingredients for our menu. Using sustainable practices is a priority for us to reduce waste. 

The Vault Wine Bar celebrates PNW cuisine in Blaine, WA. They serve incredible local food, as well as wine, beer, and craft cocktails. They also have weekly events – Wine Wednesday, Trivia Thursday, Music Friday, Tasting Menu Saturday.

Eat Local Month Special

 Melon, Cucumber, Prosciutto, and Olive Oil Powder

Melons and cucumbers from Spotted Owl Farms, Blaine WA, olive oil from Drizzle in Fairhaven.




PLT (Prosciutto, Lettuce, Tomato)

Lettuce from FarmWild, Bellingham WA, heirloom tomatoes from Spotted Owl Farm, bread from Bread in Blaine, eggs from 5 Elements Farm, San Juan Island Sea Salt from San Juan Island.



Hazelnut Butter and Jelly

Hazelnuts from Holmquist Nuts, jelly from local berries, bread from Bread in Blaine.

For Eat Local Month, 10% will be taken off the food including the tasting menu – excluding September 17th.

We prepare Norwegian, Buttermilk, Mochi, Brussels, and Liege-style waffles from scratch, featuring local, organic ingredients for our globally inspired menu. Find us Saturdays from 10-2 at the Bellingham Farmers Market and Sundays from 8:30-1:00 at BANTER Cafe in downtown Bellingham. Once a month, on Saturdays, we vend at the Lynden Farmers Market, and on Sundays at the Skagit Valley Farmers Market, held at the Christianson’s Vinery in Mount Vernon. In addition, we cater weddings, parties, and corporate events. 

Our team at Waffles in Paradise regards the PNW as a bountiful utopia and strive to support Whatcom & Skagit County farmers & producers. We source flour from Cairnspring Mill + Fairhaven Mill, eggs from East of Eden Farm, milk from Twin Brook Creamery, Maple Skyr yogurt from Steensma Creamery, sheep cheese from Harmony Fields, buttermilk from Grace Harbor Farms, local berries from Viva Farms and Mariposa Farm, cardamom from Living Earth Herbs, and vanilla & hibiscus sugar from The Kitchen Imp. 


Eat Local Month Special

The Dirty Harry

Rosemary Buttermilk waffle made with Grace Harbor Farms buttermilk, Twin Brook Creamery milk, eggs from East of Eden Farm and flour from Cairnspring Mills 

On top there will be wild-caught smoked salmon, directly sourced from Lummi Island Wild, house pickled red onions from Bright Threads Farm, and Vache cheese from Samish Bay Creamery 

Life’s a Peach 

Lavender Norwegian heart-shaped waffle, made with Pelindaba Farms Culinary Lavender, eggs from East of Eden Farm, flour from Fairhaven Mills, milk from Twin Brooks Creamery, cardamom from Living Earth Herbs, Maple Skyr yogurt from Steensma Creamery, topped with homemade Strawberry Lingonberry jam; strawberries sourced from Sonder Farmstead. 















Nestled in the shadow of Mount Baker, Wake n Bakery offers certified organic & fair trade coffee, handmade baked goods, & a variety of food items to fuel your adventures 

Eat Local Month Special

Week 1: Sept 1st -8th

–  GF Black Currant Honey Pie

– Egg, Potato, Sausage, Tomato, Green Pepper Breakfast Burrito

– Blackberry Ginger Honey Scones

Week 2: Sept 8th – 15th

– GF Blueberry Peach Pie

– Potato, Tempeh, Cabbage Slaw, Tomato Breakfast Burrito

– Blackberry Ginger Honey Scones

Week 3: Sept 15th – 22nd

– Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes

– Potato, Pulled Pork, Cabbage Slaw, Tomato Breakfast Burrito

– Maple Sausage, Egg, Potato, Cheddar Puff Pastry Pockets

Week 4: Sept 22nd – Sept 30th

– Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes

– Tomato Bisque

– Maple Sausage, Egg, Potato, Cheddar Puff Pastry Pockets


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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