Welcome to Bainbridge Island, nestled in Puget Sound and just a short 35-minute ferry ride from the metropolis of Seattle. As well as its natural beauty, this small town island is known for its vibrant food scene, offering an abundance of farm-to-table eateries, local wineries, and artisanal farmers markets.
Whether you’re a visitor looking to experience the best of Bainbridge Island’s cuisine or a local foodie seeking the freshest ingredients, we’re here to take you on a gastronomic journey through the island’s top farm-to-table hotspots. Here’s a taste of Bainbridge Island.
Visit the Local Bainbridge Island Farms
Bainbridge Island is home to many farms and gardens to visit, each with distinct offerings and specialties.
The family-owned Heyday Farm produces fresh, organic produce and offers farm stays, educational programs, and farm-to-table dinners for guests.
Be sure to visit their charming farm store to pick up delicious, locally made products such as homemade hummus and hearty ready-to-heat soups.
Opening hours: Thursday – Saturday, 4.30pm to 9.30pm
Suyematsu & Bentryn Family Farms
The Suyematsu & Bentryn Family Farms have been in operation since 1928 and are committed to sustainable agriculture. They offer seasonal fruits, vegetables, and flowers, as well as a festive pumpkin patch to visit in the fall – so you can make sure to get those classic family snaps holding the bright orange pumpkins.
Opening hours: Please contact the farms ahead of time to make an appointment at email@example.com or (206) 780-5797.
Dine at Farm-to-Table Bainbridge Island Restaurants
Bainbridge Island is home to an impressive selection of farm-to-table restaurants that make great use of the island’s fresh local ingredients and sustainable practices. Here are some must-try Bainbridge Island eateries.
Treehouse Café is one of the most popular Rolling Bay restaurants: a cozy, family-friendly spot focusing on regional produce. Be sure to try from their pizza menu, which features a rotating selection of fresh, seasonal toppings, including many combos you’re unlikely to see elsewhere.
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 12.00pm to 10.00pm
Hammy’s Burger Bar at The Marketplace at Pleasant Beach Village
Hammy’s Burger Bar, located in the Lynwood Center, is a farm-to-table favorite, dishing up locally sourced, grass-fed beef burgers and organic salads that are a winning combo paired with a local craft beer or wine.
The 1/4 lb. burgers are made in-house every day by hand and are cooked to order. Take your Hammy’s burger to the next level by adding thick-cut fries, tater tots, or crispy onion rings. And, of course, don’t forget to treat yourself to a creamy handcrafted milkshake, a bottomless fountain drink, or an ice-cold beer.
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 11.00am to 09.00pm
Via Rosa 11 Italian Kitchen and Market
The Via Rosa 11 Italian Kitchen and Market in the Rolling Bay neighborhood serves filling Italian dishes made with community-sourced ingredients. Tuck into a scrummy menu of homemade pasta and wood-fired pizza – we recommend the mouthwatering butternut squash ravioli.
You can also shop from the selection of imported Italian products in their market to amp up your home cooking and impress your guests.
Opening hours: Monday – Wednesday 11.00am to 5.00pm, Thursday and Sunday, 11.30am to 07.00pm, Friday to Saturday 11.30am to 08.00pm
Sip and Savor at Bainbridge Island Wineries
Bainbridge Island is also renowned for its local wineries. Be sure to visit some of these island favorites to experience the best of the region’s tasty wine offerings.
Established in 1977, the family-owned Bainbridge Vineyards produces a diverse selection of wines, including their signature Siegerrebe, Pinot Noir, and Madeleine Angevine.
Enjoy a wine tasting while taking in the green vineyard views. Walk-ins are welcome, as are dogs on leashes.
Opening hours: The Tasting Room is open from Thursday to Sunday, 12.00pm – 5.00pm.
Rolling Bay Winery
Located in a picturesque setting overlooking Puget Sound, the small, artisan Rolling Bay Winery produces a variety of wines, including Syrah, Chardonnay, and a unique blended wine called ‘Cuveé Aldaro.’
Visit their tasting room to experience these delicious wines surrounded by sublime scenery.
Opening hours: Friday, 4.00pm to 7.00pm and Saturday to Sunday 12.00pm to 5.00pm.
Explore the Bainbridge Island Farmers Market
One of the best ways to experience the farm-to-table scene on Bainbridge Island is by visiting the buzzy Bainbridge Island Farmer’s Market. Browsing this popular market is a great way to mingle with local farmers, sample fresh produce, and purchase artisanal food products to take home.
Hosting over 40 vendors in the heart of Winslow, the Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market offers an array of regionally cultivated fruits, vegetables, flowers, and handcrafted products.
Pick up fresh eggs, artisan bread, and rich jams and preserves as you enjoy the music of local musicians who take to the stage every Saturday.
Opening hours: Saturdays 10.00am to 2.00pm, April to November
Where to Stay on Bainbridge Island
Bainbridge Island’s farm-to-table scene offers a culinary adventure for visitors and locals alike. From exploring local farms and markets to indulging in sustainable dining at the island’s best restaurants, there’s no shortage of memorable food experiences to be had.
As you savor the island’s flavors, you’ll not only enjoy a delicious gourmet journey but also support local farmers and artisans who are passionate about providing the freshest, most sustainable ingredients. Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or just out for a casual dinner, make the most of your visit to Bainbridge Island by embracing its exciting farm-to-table culture.
And if you need somewhere to serve as your base for your gastronomic discoveries, have a look at our selection of cozy and spacious Bainbridge Island vacation rentals – each complete with a large kitchen should you wish to cook up a storm with your fresh, local produce.