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Bainbridge Island Food


Help Stuff Some Turkey on Thanksgiving

Stuff the Turkey Food Drives to benefit Helpline House will be collecting donations at T&C Market, Bainbridge Island Safeway and at a variety of locations.  Thanks to some community partners donations can be dropped off each Friday and Saturday until  Thanksgiving.

  • November 15: Eagle Harbor      Congregational Church and Friends - Food Drives at T & C and Safeway;      9am to 3pm 
  • November 16: Boy Scout Troop 1496      - Safeway Food Drive; 9am to 3pm 
  • November 19: Ordway Annual All      School Food Drive 
  • November 22: Bainbridge Island      Police Department - Food Drive at Safeway and T & C; 9am to 3pm 
  • November 22: Bainbridge High      School - All School Food Drive 
  • Novermber 23: Cub Scouts Troop      4496: Food Drive at Safeway; 9am to 3pm 
  • November 23: Bainbridge Island      Police Department - Food Drive at T & C; 9am to 3pm

If you would like to conduct a food drive, here’s a brochure to get you started.

Food and monetary donations may also be brought directly to Helpline House Monday through Saturday, 9:00-3:00. For more information call 206-842-0204 or see




Bainbridge Island Bakery Heaven

I never thought I would ever rave about toast, but it’s one of the many delicious favorites that can found at the Blackbird Bakery on Bainbridge Island.  Ask any Bainbridge Islander here and I’m sure they would agree that their delicious bread and the baked goods are out of this world.

The owners, Jeff Shepard and Heidi Umphenour opened the Blackbird in 1999 and have been busy baking breads, quiche and sweets for a grateful community ever since.  They champion local food products in their soups, sandwiches and salads for lunch.  All goodies are backed onsite with the highest quality ingredients. In the evening, small plates of appetizers are served with beer and wine. 

“We’re talking to local and county farmers about the products they can provide us,” Shepard said. “We want local and seasonal food to dominate our menu. It depends on availability, but we want to be as local as much as possible.”

The inside of the restaurant is a cozy 600 square feet, which is large enough for 10 two-person tables. There will also be four tables placed in a 300-square-foot courtyard that is tucked away from traffic.

INSIDERS TIP:  Blackbird Bakery is a cash only business so come prepared if you just carry plastic.  It gets busy on the weekends and when a ferry unloads and you are sometimes greeted with lines out the door.  But stick it out, it’s definitely worth it.

Find Blackbird Bakery at:
210 Winslow Way
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
ph: (206) 780-1322



Roosters! A Place to Cluck About

One of my favorite hangouts on Bainbridge Island! The coffee is excellent, strong and dependable and so are all the extra goodies you can grab with it.  They use Poverty Bay Coffee, which is organically shade grown and owned locally.

Fresh baked daily, Roosters offers a range of pastries and muffins for breakfast.  Later in the day try a delicious soup.  The menu changes regularly so there is always something new to try.   The Sandwiches and salads are fresh, tasty and hearty enough to satisfy your hunger.  All at very reasonable prices.

Roosters is open late for those looking for late-night chow  or even just a comfortable place to talk over coffee.

Open 7 days a week.
Monday – Friday: 7am – 7pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8am – 7pm

123 Bjune Drive SE
Bainbridge Island.



Great Coffee, Food and Music - All in One Place

Not only do they serve the best island-roasted coffee and unique Pegasus tea blends, but they also pour wine varietals, draft and bottled beer as well as classic cocktails in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Sit inside or outside on the shaded terrace for the best in local farm's vegetables made into delicious soups, salads, panini, french fries as well as more heartier lunches and suppers.

Pegasus has become the downtown institution for consistent musical entertainment. From its folk singer-songwriter base, musical styles range widely from cello duos and classical piano to jazz, country and bluegrass outfits.  It’s music selection is “Americana” because it is great foot-tapping stuff, but not stomping or head-banger music.   It’s better suited for a lively listen, rather than for background music.

You can find Pegasus Coffee House at:

131 Parfitt Way SW
Bainbridge Island WA 98110.



Four Swallows: A Bainbridge Island Favorite

With a Best of Washington nomination, praises from Seattle Times Restaurant Reviewer Providence Cicero and  Savuer, there is absolutely no doubt that Four Swallows on Bainbridge Island is a special place.

This fine dining restaurant only serves wonderfully, fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients. The pasta’s, such as the Gnocchi, is made home made daily and prepared perfectly every time.

The ambiance at Four Swallows is "quintessential" Bainbridge Island; intimate and inviting in a vintage home that exudes charm.  From the moment you walk in, the service and hospitality are just fantastic, thanks to Mike, who manages the front of house and all your needs.

This is definitely one of my favorites on Bainbridge Island.

481 Madison Ave. N
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 842-3397

Open tuesday through saturday at 5:30 pm