Foodie Tour

Foodie Tour

Itinerary for Bainbridge Island
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

By Cindy Jones

Food lovers, wear something loose fitting. You’re going to have your plate full trying to cover the highlights in only one day.

If you’re here on a Saturday, don’t miss the Farmers’ Market, held downtown right by City Hall. Bring canvas bags to load up with produce and pack along a small cooler with ice if you can. This is your chance to stock up on fresh-as-they-get veggies, artisan goat cheese and organic meats. The market runs April through mid-November, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

At midday, grab a sidewalk table at the Hitchcock Deli & Charcuterie and enjoy soup and a sandwich while watching Winslow’s corner of the world go by. Save a bit of room, though, for a stop at Mora, a “destination ice cream store” recently noted by Food & Wine magazine as one of the nation’s best. Dulce de leche, blackberry, and dark chocolate mint are just a few of their signature flavors.

For sweets to take home with you, belly up to the counter at Bon Bon Confections. This shop is packed with treats of all kinds—including their collection of the “wacky and nostalgic” — but the main attraction here is the mouthwatering selection of fine chocolate candies. Be sure to check out the fudge. Made in small batches daily, the flavors are always, fresh, creative and sweetly satisfying. Still feeling peckish? Take your hosts to dinner at the world-class Restaurant Marché.