I have had the privilege of living in Arlington, Washington for over 15 years. My husband was born and raised here, and we have built a home we love (next door to family), and are raising our daughters in what we consider our own piece of paradise in the Pacific Northwest.
Arlington is located 40 miles north of Seattle, and 100 miles south of Vancouver, B.C. in Snohomish County. We have lakes, rivers, mountains, ice caves, preserved wildlife, and land, literally right outside our front door.
While I love to travel, 2020 has forced us to pivot, providing an opportunity to explore our own backyard now more than ever.
Truth be told, I have a newfound appreciation for the city of Arlington, and am PROUD to call it home, as I have watched the small businesses CONTINUE TO SERVE the community, trying to support our familiar comforts.
I encourage you this season, please Shop LOCAL, Shop SMALL, and Shop ARLINGTON. You can learn more about the participating businesses on Shop Local Arlington, and follow along here, as I highlight a few of them in a series of gift guides.
Continue reading for the most crave-worthy guide – Best Gifts for the Foodie!
Shop Local Arlington: 7 Best Gifts for the Foodie
Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.Ernestine Ulmer
If this doesn’t sum up 2020, I don’t know what does. On the plus side, this year we have all come to appreciate whatever comforts we have left – and FOOD has been a true hero. From banana bread to homemade sourdough, the kitchen was our solace in a really rough season. With that said, I feel like it’s safe to say, we are officially a united group of foodies. Which makes holiday shopping easy – just shop as a foodie would!
I’ve curated a list of small businesses in Arlington offering delicious gift ideas from coffee to cookies, honey, and takeout. I hope you find it helpful!
Best Gifts for the Foodie
Hammond Bread Company
Family-owned and operated cottage bakery offering baked goods for pickup including homemade bread, cinnamon rolls, cookies, cupcakes, and pastries. You may also try the Vegan Macarons at https://www.butterwickcakes.com/ that are perfect to give as a gift.
You can order online at Hammond Bread Company.
Three locations in the heart of downtown Arlington. A Drive-Thru espresso stand to serve those on the go, a cozy Coffee Shop, and a fantastic Beer & Wine Lounge for everybody over 21!
You can order takeout, gift cards, coffee beans, or merchandise online at Moe’s Coffee.
Moe’s on Olympic: 434 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223
Sweet Daisy Confections
A licensed home baker offering personalized sugar cookies, starting at $36/dozen.
Contact Sweet Daisy Confections to customize an order.
The Stilly Diner
A lively breakfast and lunch restaurant in downtown Arlington.
You can order takeout or purchase a gift card online at The Stilly Diner.
Check out the Family Quarantine Special…
The Stilly Diner: 223 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223
Camano Island Honey
Sustainable farm producing 100% natural honey and beeswax products.
You can purchase honey, bath and body care, and pet care products online at Camano Island Honey.
Rhodes River Ranch
Home-cooked style restaurant offering unique signature dishes, desserts, burgers, steaks, prime rib, and family meal options.
Contact Rhodes River Ranch to order takeout or purchase a gift card.
Dusty’s Cookie Jar
A licensed home baker offering custom sugar cookies and hot cocoa bombs.
Contact Dusty’s Cookie Jar to order.
Best Gifts for the Foodie
If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… The people who give you their food give you their heart.Cesar Chavez
While this year is a bit different and many of us are unable to dine with friends and family for the unforeseeable future, I do believe food is a gift from the heart. I hope this list inspires you to gift something you enjoy or even consider a gift certificate as an opportunity to plan a future meal together.
Shop Local Arlington
Be sure to check out the other Shop Local Arlington Gift Guides!
As we continue to devote our energy to supporting our local community, our neighbors, and our friends, it’s important, now more than ever, to shop local, shop small and shop Arlington.
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