The ferry town of Winslow is as picturesque as Bloedel’s Camellia Grove, possessing Eagle Harbor Book Co., one of the region’s best bakeries and a dozen tasteful boutiques, all framed by a white steeple from the local congregational church. Blackbird Bakery’s lemon blueberry scones may be the best in the state, but there are many other bakeries to try on the five-block Winslow Way East. Pegasus Coffee House offers baked goods and a great all day breakfast menu.
It’s no surprise that a village as quaint as Winslow would draw top foodies in search of a simpler life within 35-minutes of Seattle. The Hitchcock Delicatessen and Charcuterie and The Madison Diner capture culinary trends from Seattle and beyond, while Restaurant Marché adds a French twist to the countryside culinary celebration.
San Juan Island, Washington
There’s plenty of traditional dockside dining, featuring Dungeness crab and oysters grilled to order, in Friday Harbor. But at Friday Harbor House the menu is elevated to haut coastal cuisine with “flash fried kelp & calamari” featuring locally harvested bull kelp. Numerous ice cream shops serve Lopez Island Ice Cream, sweetening our moods toward mellow island life. Located four miles outside of Friday Harbor, Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes provides every type of rustic lodging imaginable from lodge rooms, log cabins, platform tents and campsites to a 1978 Excella Airstream trailer.