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!

Vegan Buttermilk Biscuits

These are the best biscuits for decadent breakfasts sandwiches, biscuits and gravy, or if you craving a biscuit-like roll to accompany your dinner. I make these every Thanksgiving, and they are also one of my husband's favorite brunch items.

Vegan Buttermilk Biscuits:
  • Preheat oven to 450. In large bowl sift together 2 cups flour, 3 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp salt. 
  • Cut in 1/4 cup vegan margarine.
  • Stir 1 1/2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into 1 cup of unsweetened vegan milk. Add the "buttermilk"  to the dry ingredients and mix.
  • Roll the dough out onto a floured surface and use a round cookie cutter to cut out biscuits. I usually stack two circles on top of each other so that they will break apart easily after they have baked.
  • Bake for 12-18 minutes or until slightly golden on top.