Experience Bainbridge Island’s small-town charm and #SpendLikeItMatters at local businesses, all located just a short walk from the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal!
Beautiful Bainbridge Island provides the perfect day-trip escape from the bustling Seattle metropolis! The island, located a short ferry ride from Downtown Seattle is home to great food, peaceful nature walks, and charming shops.
1. Start off your day with a coffee from Blackbird Bakery! #WomanOwned
Founders Heidi Umphenour and Jeff Shepard opened the spot in 1999. They feature work by local artists on the walls and a community bulletin board highlighting upcoming events. You’ll definitely want to order a slice of their famous toast, baked from scratch and slathered in butter and jam. #WomanOwned #FamilyOwned
2. Coffee in hand, make a stop next door to Bon Bon Candies for a box of their homemade fudge! #WomanOwned
The candy store stocks a dizzying array of chocolates, hard candies, licorice, and jellybeans – every sweet you can imagine! Cheryl Smith and Diana Cohen took over the business in 2020 and have continued supplying Bainbridge sweet lovers with their sugar fix. (Personally, I recommend their chocolate-covered gummy bears.) #WomanOwned
3. Next, head across the street to Eagle Harbor Books. #WomanOwned
The proudly independent bookstore has been around since 1970 and is currently owned by Jane Danielson and her husband Dave. The cozy space has grown to shelve more than 15,000 in-store titles. If you’re struggling to find your next read, check out the staff recommendations located near the front. #WomanOwned
4. Thirsty? Head over to Thuy’s Pho House and grab a bubble tea. #WomanOwned #AsianOwned
Owner Thuy Nguyen opened the business in 2008. Her menu boasts a rich selection of delicious, fresh Vietnamese staples with plenty of vegetarian options. Their bubble tea comes in fresh, fruity flavors like strawberry, mango, and lychee.
5. Pet owners won’t want to miss a visit to B.I. Barkery! #LGBTOwned
The store stocks a colorful variety of pets toys and gear and a unique selection of decor and clothing for their owners. Owner Steven Facer and his husband Michel Gibson have seven dogs of their own (you read that right!), so they know how important it is to spoil our four-legged friends with the best products available.
6. Located right next door to the Barkery is Little Island Crafts! #WomanOwned
Sister Rebecca Miller and Rachel Ringdahl opened the store in 2017 to support Bainbridge Island’s community of makers. They stock everything you might need to start your creative endeavor: yarn, paint, colored pencils, beads– even glitter!
7. For dinner, head into Ba Sa Restaurant. #WomanOwned #FamilyOwned #AsianOwned
Chef Trinh Nguyen and her brother Thai are passionate about Southeast Asian cuisine and sustainability, showcasing local meats and produce. Be sure to order a seasonal cocktail with whatever dish you choose!
8. Finish your visit on the way back to the ferry with a stop at Bainbridge Apothecary & Tea Shop! #WomanOwned #FamilyOwned
In 2020, Erika Thayer and her family purchased a historic property in downtown Winslow with the goal of restoring its original beauty and, hopefully, adding some new magic as well. They opened Bainbridge Apothecary & Tea Shop, selling over 50 bulk teas and traditional herbal remedies designed to restore the body’s balance and encourage natural healing. She also sells local craft artisan items, household products, and works by local artists, as well as crystals, tarot cards, and other mystical items.
#SpendLikeItMatters while you support local businesses on Bainbridge Island.