Spring Sandwich Showdown

Which Sandwich Will Reign Supreme?

Springtime is here, and so is our second annual Sandwich Showdown! From April 15 to May 15, sandwich lovers will be scouring Bellingham, Whatcom County, and beyond in search of their favorite sammie. We have invited food businesses to participate by submitting a featured sandwich – this may be a *custom* sandwich just for the Sandwich Showdown, or it could be one already on their menu. Which sandwich will reign supreme in 2024?

VOTE for your favorite sandwich below and you will be entered to win one of our ultimate sandwich prizes worth $50! One winner is randomly selected each week! Don’t forget to sign up for our News & Events newsletter and follow us on social media to learn about future events and fun ways to support local businesses.


Participating Businesses

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Sandwich Showdown on Social Media
Today is your last chance to vote in the Spring Sandwich Showdown! We're still tasting all of the awesome sandwiches our community has to offer. This week we stopped by @ono.kitchenandbar  and we were totally wowed!Not only will we learn who our Sandwich Showdown Winner is this week, but we'll also draw a winner for our final gift basket prize. Don't forget to vote before midnight tonight!#thinklocalfirst #sustainableconnectionsthinklocalfirst #springsandwichshowdown #eatlocalfirst
Have you been to @thewildoatbellingham? Whether you're vegan or not, their food is sure to impress - especially their vegan Italian Sausage sub! We're drooling just thinking about it 🤤
#thinklocalfirst #eatlocalfirst #veganfood #springsandwichshowdown #sustainableconnectionsthinklocalfirst
Each @avenuebread location submitted something different for the #SpringSandwichShowdown. So naturally, we had to inspect them all! Which have you tried? Do you have a favorite? Jury's still out over here... they're all too good!#thinklocalfirst #eatlocalfirst #sustainableconnectionsthinklocalfirst
We're on the home stretch of the #sandwichshowdown! Don't forget to stop at @greenescorner for their crispy, flavorful Korean fried chicken slider! Greene's has tons of yummy scratch-made food, plus a bevvy of beverage options, with something for everyone to enjoy! The perfect spot to get some comfort food with your peeps.
#sustainableconnectionsthinklocalfirst #bellingham #whatcomcounty #thinklocalfirst

Gift Cards for Sandwiches (and more)!

Whatcom County's Think Local First eGift Card has many of your favorite retailers, restaurants, services and entertainment in one place. Use the Think Local First gift card at any participating location in Whatcom County — there is truly something for everyone!
How does it work? Choose your recipient and send your gift card via email or text message. The recipient can use it to make purchases at participating businesses.

Many Thanks To Our Think Local First Sponsors:

Cascadia Daily News
Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism
Mt. Baker Care Center & Summit Place Assisted Living