Bellingham, located in Washington State’s northwest corner and an hour south of the Canadian border, is known as a scenic college town with a thriving beer scene. But on a recent trip to explore the area’s food offerings I came away with some exciting new Bellingham foodie finds in addition to their well-known craft beer and pub grub.
Bellingham is a popular outdoor adventure town but there is a side of Bellingham that isn’t quite as well known: its fresh foodie scene! You may have heard of the restaurant on Lummi Island where it is difficult to secure a reservation. The New York Times named The Willows Inn on Lummi Island one of “10 Restaurants Worth a Plane Ride.” The Willows Inn is known for locally sourced cuisine at its best. Their award-winning head chef Blaine Wetzel describes his approach to food as a “story about the land.” They take pride in a menu that is both seasonal and local… fished, foraged, and farmed daily.
While The Willows Inn is on my foodie bucket list, I wasn’t able to get there on this visit to Bellingham.
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