Day in Bellingham
Because of a crazy travel schedule, I'm going to have a day with nothing to do in Bellingham in June. I'm coming in to the train station and I won't have a car, so I'm looking for things within walking distance of the train station (I don't mind longish walks).
Are there any good restaurants that I can walk to to grab a tasty mid-price (under $15) lunch?
Also, I'll be heading off on the ferry for a few days, is there a place I can stock up on food that will last me about three days (mostly things like bread, cheese, veggies for snacking, etc, I won't have much cooking equipment)? If I understand the website correctly I should be in walking distance of the farmer's market. Anyone been there? Is it good?
LotusRapper has some great suggestions. If your day in Bellingham is a Saturday, then I'd encourage a walk to the Bellingham Farmers Market. It is an easy walk along a beautiful waterfront trail that connects Fairhaven to downtown. You can get lots of great food to pack for your trip and also grab a yummy lunch at the market. We have an excellent market and should have some fresh produce available by June (unless the growing season is truly awful). The market is fun and lively and it is the place to be between 10am-3pm Saturday. There is a mini market in Fairhaven on Wednesdays.
If you go downtown, there are lots of eating options and you can also stock up on food at the Community Food Co-op, only 1-1/2 blocks up the hill from the Farmers Market.
Let us know if you need more tips on Bellingham and Fairhaven.
You sure plan ahead of time ! Do you mean the Amtrak station where you'll be arriving at ?
If so, you'll be within 1/2 mile, or < 5 mins, of the quaint historical Fairhaven village:
While I'm not a B'ham local, I visit fairly frequently. My recent thread (link below) may contain some useful recommendations from the B'ham locals (you can ignore the thread title about Chinese food, as the thread's scope invariably expanded to other cuisines):
Back to your lunch hunt. I would recommend a few spots all within Fairhaven village:
Avenue Bread: 11 St at Mill Av
Mount Bakery Fairhaven: Harris St at 13 St
Skylark Cafe: Harris St at 11 St
Mambo Italiano: 12 St, between Harris & McKenzie
On Rice Thai Bistro: Harris St at 13 St
Bookfare Cafe: top floor of Village Books store
Of these, perhaps Bookfare Cafe, Avenue Bread and Mount Bakery would suit you nicely, esp. at Bookfare where you get a panoramic view of surrounding vistas.
There are many other possibilities that others here can suggest.