Whether you’re looking for live entertainment while you dine or just a great lunch spot, Bellingham has some of the best options for locally sourced cuisine. From the weekly Farmer’s Market to beer and tamales, there’s something for every traveler wanting a unique one-of-a-kind experience.
Bellingham Farmer’s Market
Voted of the Top 10 Farmer’s Markets is the Pacific Northwest, Bellingham’s Downtown Farmer’s Market occurs every Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and showcases organic fruits and veggies, fresh-baked breads and even massage chairs for those needing a little TLC. Local musicians play throughout the market and interact with the crowds, providing great entertainment throughout the day. Not only can you enjoy great foods, but there’s also artisan items like soaps, flowers and pottery made locally in Bellingham. You won’t want to miss this weekly market, visit Bellingham Farmers Market for details.
Aslan Brewing Co.
Known as the Pride of the Organic Northwest, Aslan Brewing Co. not only provides locally crafted beer but has some of the best food in town. Aslan’s commitment to organic ingredients, locally sourced goods and low-impact practices make it the perfect spot for a truly Bellingham experience. One of their house favorites is the Trifecta Tacos, featuring one Hawaiian pork taco, one blackened salmon and one fried yam and black bean taco. Each taco has a signature taste and leaves you wanting another order, especially the Hawaiian pork! For those wanting a fully local sandwich, try the Pacific Northwest Grilled Cheese. It’s full of locally sourced cheeses, fresh baked bread and local tomatoes and arugula, add some tomato bisque on a cool day or some waffle fries for a fun twist. Come for happy hour and a beer or a nice lunch with friends and family. Aslan Brewing Co. has the perfect beer or food for everyone.
Mallard Ice Cream
Once of the coolest places in Bellingham is Mallard Ice Cream. Every flavor of ice cream and sorbet is made right in their shop and over an hour of human time goes into each batch, taste-testing every step of the way. What makes Mallard stand out is that while they have their eight permanent flavors, including our favorite: cookies and cream, they rotate up to 14 flavors at a time so there is always something new to try. From traditional ice cream to non-dairy sorbet, all flavors and styles are fresh, house produced and locally sourced so you’re getting true Bellingham in every bite. Cool off on a hot summer day or see how much ice cream you can handle by stopping by Mallard Ice Cream.
“Where New Mexico meets the Pacific Northwest, enjoy scratch-made traditional and interpretive flavors of the American Southwest,” is the slogan for this Bellingham fixture. Since 1988, Pepper Sisters has been a local favorite boasting new and interesting flavors. From vegetarian and vegan to more traditional dishes with meat, there’s a flavor profile that suits everyone’s needs at Pepper Sisters. Their most popular dishes are the Yam Tacos and Chicken Elote Enchiladas, both providing the perfect amount of Pepper Sisters spice and are served with salad and sopapillas with honey butter. Add a nice ginger fizz or house margarita and really make it a fiesta. Don’t forget dessert – the lemon mousse and fresh strawberry mint is our suggestion. Specialty desserts and entrees are seasonal, but there’s always something delicious on the menu. Visit Pepper Sisters and dig-in while visiting Bellingham.
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