above: Mussels at Rustica in Oak Harbor
Food and Wine
Romantic Vineyards, Farmers Markets with fresh organic produce, restaurants with chefs who work daily to create astounding dishes; these are the elements of food nation on Whidbey and Camano Islands.
Best Coffee is Island CoffeeWhen Seattle held a contest to find the region's best coffee, the winners were from Coupeville. They promptly named their coffee, "Seattle's Best." By Laura Hilton Throughout the world, Seattle is known as a coffee capital, thanks largely to that famous mermaid. But locals know it’s the whole Pacific Northwest region that roasts a mean bean, and in fact some ... Read More
The Local Flavor at Mutiny Bay DistilleryFirst there was a blueberry farm. Then someone opened a distillery next to it. You will want in on what happened.
The award-winning Whidbey Island Distillery crafts several kinds of liqueur and a whiskey at their intimate distillery and tasting room near SR 525. Their Blackberry Liqueur holds a 98 rating from the Beverage Testing Institute making it the highest rated spirit (of any kind) produced in North America.
Imagine a farmers market with a view of the water! Now, that's island life! Open at Windjammer Park Sundays June 6 to September 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Whidbey Island has some really wonderful places to taste wine and Whidbey Island Wine Tours can make in more enjoyable and safer by doing the driving! Get a group together and take a tour that everyone can enjoy. Choose four stops from among the many wine tasting options on Whidbey Island. The tour will take approximately four hours, giving everyone ... Read More
Whidbey Island Winery has produced an award-winning variety of red and white wine, including estate wines since 1992.
It started in 1986 and since then Whidbey Pies has grown into a Whidbey institution. From their Greenbank Farm location, Whidbey Pies has produced the kinds of pies islanders love, made by hand, full of flavor and natural goodness. Where can you buy Whidbey Pies? Where to Buy
Wicked Teuton Brewing Company is a unique micro brewery with award-winning recipes on tap nestled within a home brew store.
Zanini's Delicatessen features fabulous, authentic Italian food. Stop by for an ever-changing selection.