Vegan Options in Bellingham

I originally started this site in 2008 to share information about vegan topics and vegan options at local restaurants, but in 2016 I decided to change it from a blog with regularly updated posts to a website with some core restaurant information. The information listed on this page is based on my own experiences as a vegan at these restaurants. I hope it is information that is useful to you! Restaurants are listed below in alphabetical order.



Pigs Peace Sanctuary: 27631 56th Ave NW, Stanwood, WA


I can't believe I have wanted to visit the Pigs Peace Sanctuary for nearly 20 years, and then finally, yesterday, my wish came true. And the experience was truly amazing. If you are not yet familiar with the Pigs Peace Sanctuary, I encourage you to learn more about it. We are so lucky to have such a valuable place so nearby Bellingham. Not only does it provide a safe place for rescued animals to recover from trauma and live out their lives in peace and happiness, it also offers humans a place to connect with and learn more about these beautiful, often misunderstood creatures.


 Judy Woods and  the volunteers that help her are doing really incredible work and you cannot help but be moved by the stories of bravery, survival, recovery, and connection that Judy shares with you when you visit the sanctuary. Tour appointments have to be scheduled and approved with Judy in advance, and people are eligible to sign up as volunteers with the sanctuary after attending a tour. My tour experience yesterday was so profound, I am determined to work as hard as I can to overcome my driving anxiety so that I can visit at least once a month and help where needed.


I encourage you to check out their website, learn more about this awesome sanctuary, and consider making a donation of your time, skills, and money to support this valuable place that provides such love and care to so many who would not otherwise have any. Thank you to my wonderful friends who made this life-changing day possible for me (especially you, Molly!), and thank you to Judy and all of the incredible animals at the Pigs Peace Sanctuary. I will see you again very soon!

New Event: Alex Lockwood @Village Books!


Hi Everyone! I know it's been awhile since I have posted anything, but I wanted to give you all a heads up about an upcoming event that may be of interest to you. On Monday, July 18 @7pm, Village Books is hosting vegan writer, scholar, and runner, Alex Lockwood, who recently published a book called The Pig in Thin Air. He  is here visiting from the UK  and will be in Bellingham as part of his book tour. He will read from and talk about his book, and he also invited me to be part of the discussion after the reading. I am very much looking forward to that, and I hope you will consider joining us for what promises to be a very interesting evening!

Below is more information I have taken from the event post found on the Village Books website, and also here is a link to the FB page event listing: https://www.facebook.com/events/525149637672469 

Please help spread the word to anyone who you think may be interested. Thanks, and see you soon!

"The Pig in Thin Air is part family food memoir, part road trip, and part study of our encounters with animals. Making links between our food habits and environmental crises, the book challenges us to tackle climate change by developing deeper, more compassionate relationships with all animals, including ourselves.
Alex Lockwood, PhD. is a writer, scholar, and runner from the UK. He is a widely published academic, and both his fiction and nonfiction have appeared recently in The Guardian, Earthlines, Compassionate Man, ZoomorphicLike the Wind, and The Dodo. In 2014 he won a prestigious Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship to explore North America working with national animal protection organizations, which forms the basis for his current book. He is also the author of Environmental Journalism and Writing and writes passionately about ways to protect our planet’s biodiversity and natural spaces."