Markets and Bakeries
Haggen Foods has three large gourmet markets (210 36th St., 2814 Meridian St., and Barkley Village, www.haggen.com), with fine delis offering Chinese food, pizza by the slice, sandwiches, and a salad bar. They’re a good deal for fast meals.
Find European-style breads, plus sandwiches and soups at Avenue Bread Co. (1313 Railroad Ave., 360/676-9274, 7 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Mon.–Sat., 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sun.).
For French pastries, meander into La Vie En Rose French Bakery (111 W. Holly St., 360/715-1839, www.laviebakery.com, 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat., closed Sun.).
The Bellingham Farmers Market (360/647-2060, www.bellinghamfarmers.org, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Sat.–Sun., early April–October) is held in the parking lot at Chestnut Street and Railroad Avenue.
Across town at 11th and McKenzie, the Fairhaven Farmers Market (360/647-2060) takes place 3–7 p.m. Wednesday June–September.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition