A fixture in Bellingham food culture (and event culture for that matter) is Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro. With a locavore menu, cozy indoor atmosphere to enjoy in bad weather, and an outdoor deck and beer garden with live music in the summer, this family-friendly spot is a year-round favorite for post-outdoor relaxing and refueling (and it’s located right off the South Bay trail for easy access by bike). A rotating tap offers seven permanent brews and seasonal specialties; beers may include a Galbraith Mountain Series with Cedar Dust IPA and Woopsie Woodle Vienna Lager, which were created to capture the spirit of the beloved trails on Galbraith Mountain.
In the summer, the Farmers’ Market (across the street from Boundary Bay) is a festive place to find a variety of food. Whether you want to munch on fresh organic berries or hit up the food stands and enjoy a big salad from 21 Greens or some homemade ice cream from Mallards, there are many options to be enjoyed alfresco at one of the picnic tables lining the Market. Kids love to hula-hoop while adults enjoy browsing the bounty from local Bellingham farms while enjoying live entertainment from crafty buskers.
Restaurants: Boundary Bay
Events: Bellingham Farmers’ Market