Although it's just 35 minutes by ferry from Seattle, Bainbridge Island is a totally different world. Travelers who enjoy the outdoors can hike, bike or walk in the Bloedel Reserve or Fort Ward State Park. The island feels rural, and local agriculture is a source of pride for residents (check out what's in season at the farmers' market). Bainbridge Island is also known for its strong visual and performing arts culture, and there's good shopping in Winslow.
Restaurants in Bainbridge Island
5.0 based on 31 reviews
This is a wonderful resource where you’re almost sure to find something you can’t wait to start reading. Even in the age of e-readers, there’s nothing like the promise of opening a real book to the first pages. There is lots to explore even though this is not an enormous store, and terrific curation for the most part. I especially like the section on Local Authors (quite a few writers on or near Bainbridge Island!), and the full wall of books that employees recommend, with notecards explaining why they chose a particular selection. Much love for Eagle Harbor Books, with one caveat: their crafts section seems comparatively uninspired and kind of random.
5.0 based on 24 reviews
Churchmouse has been my local yarn store since long before it became famous. Located on in a small breeze on Bainbridge Island, this little shop carries a wide variety of luxury fibers, designs their own garments, and is available for knitting circles and charity knit-a-longs regularly. Their mail order service rivals that of Nordstrom. Packages are beautifully packed, tissue-wrapped, and include a hand-written thank you note and postcard. Lovely service from lovely people... and if you're a knitter, you must make the pilgrimage.
5.0 based on 6 reviews
5.0 based on 1 reviews
A wonderful selection of mineral specimens from all over the world, fossils, beautiful crystal lamps and decorative crystal sculptures and gemstone bowls. A fun place to visit and learn for all ages!
5.0 based on 4 reviews
Walked in here as we were touring around Bainbridge, and ended up having a great conversation with the man who was behind the counter about teas, how they're made and how they source their teas. Incredibly cute, smells amazing, and is worth a visit.
4.5 based on 27 reviews
An old-fashioned general store located in the historic Rolling Bay neighborhood of Bainbridge Island. Home of the famous Bay Hay shirts. In addition to being a full-service feed store and garden center, Bay Hay and Feed carries gift items and a great selection of socks, boots, and outdoor clothing. The Market at Bay Hay offers fresh vegetables, fruit, cheeses, dairy and meat from local farms, plus locally-baked bread.
I may never have found this lovely establishment except for a local florist recommendation. They have a most diverse selection of merchandise and I bought something from each department! I love the Sorrel and other shoe and sock department. There’s clothing for men and women, cards, gifts, candles and childrens’. The little bakery and food department is perfect for snacks, lunch on the way or take home. And then the garden shop is outstanding, both indoors and outdoors. The staff is extremely helpful with plant selections. And most interesting...feed for animals and even chicks.
4.5 based on 20 reviews
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts is a nonprofit gallery that brings free art education and outreach to communities across Kitsap County. In fact, we are one of the region’s largest nonprofit galleries, supporting the livelihood of more than 200 Northwest artists, while serving close to 10,000 youth, adults, and seniors each year through more than 100 free programs—inside and outside of the gallery space. Founded in 1948 by a group of Bainbridge Island artists, we have a proud history as the first visual arts organization on Bainbridge Island and one of the very first in Washington State. Formerly known as The Art Project.
Organized as a non-profit, it has the goal of free art education and outreach throughout the county. Over 200 Northwest artists show here---you will see numerous mediums and various price levels---paintings, ceramics, prints, glass, jewelry, sculpture, etc. The people here are very enthusiastic and often know quite a bit about some of the artists. It has great personality. Check out my photos for more details.
4.5 based on 5 reviews
This place is amazing! If you love vinyl and you're visiting Bainbridge Island then you MUST stop by. I purchased a pristine copy of We're Only In It For The Money, pressed, in 68, by Deutsche Grammophon. The owner is extremely knowledgeable and the shop is particularly well organized.
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