At Nicki’s Bella Marina, the Fish and Chips are big enough for two, with pieces so generous you’ll be hooked. Pair this hearty classic with their tangy Deep Fried Dill Pickles and house-made tartar sauce.  

Next time you’re in Downtown Bellingham, visit Cafe Rumba for some bold Peruvian flavors. The Quinoa Bowl is as colorful as it is delicious, and it comes topped with your choice of meat, avocado, tomato, and vibrant house-made salsas. 

For a meal you pick yourself, visit Kuru Kuru Sushi. While searching through the colorful options on the rotating conveyor belt, look out for the Dynamite Roll, a spicy crab roll with a satisfying fried crunch and tangy eel sauce. 

 Tacos La Guelaguetza embodies the definition of a hidden gem. The truck’s authentic Oaxaca menu is affordable and literally dripping with flavor. Order the QuesaTaco de Birria for a meal of satisfying cheese pulls and tender meat. 

 Breakfast food is arguably the best kind of food, and Skylark’s Cafe helps prove that. The Traditional Breakfast comes packed with all the classics, the standout being the well-seasoned crispy side of potatoes.  

 If you don’t have an Italian grandma to cheer you up with food, the Lamb Ragu Polenta from Milano’s is the next best thing. The ragu is brimming with flavor, and the creamy polenta is as comforting as a warm hug. 

 Calico Cupboard Café & Bakery might have a mind-boggling selection of sweets, but this eatery isn’t all about indulgence. Try the Sesame Chicken Salad the next time you’re craving a healthy bite that doesn’t skimp on the veggies (or flavor). 

 The Umami Bowl at SconeGrown is like sushi in a bowl, except it’s totally vegan. Signature tofu nuggets are served with fixings such as seaweed, rice, pickled veggies, and a plant-based miso aioli that you’ll want to drizzle on everything.