Looking for the ultimate pairing? There’s a place at the table for you on the Olympic Peninsula. Along with scenic and natural wonders spanning from coastline to forests to mountains, you’ll find an abundance of culinary indulgences that will sate your appetite for all that’s fresh, wild and utterly Pacific Northwest. The Olympic Culinary Loop will help guide the way.
Farm Fresh to the Nth Degree
With water on three sides, it’s no wonder the Olympic Peninsula’s rich, fertile soil is ripe for farming. Get a taste of what’s farm fresh—seasonal fruits and veggies, artisan meats and cheeses, culinary lavender and more. Experience the local harvest at restaurants across the Peninsula or get it direct from the farm, a local farm store or at one of several local farmers’ markets.
A Seafood Mecca Awaits
Speaking of water, the Olympic Peninsula offers a feast of fresh shellfish and seafood known the world over—from the salt waters of Hood Canal teeming with oysters, geoduck and clams, to the northern shore’s bounty of Dungeness crab, to lakes and rivers packed with salmon, trout and more. Visit a shellfish farm, harvest and taste fresh from the water, or pull up a chair at a historic lodge, fine dining spot or casual eatery.
There are several seafood festivals throughout the year that celebrate the Olympic Peninsula’s cuisine. During Get into Your Sanctuary events in August, a host of restaurants serve up sustainable seafood dishes along with some delicious details about the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. The acclaimed Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival takes the Port Angeles waterfront by storm in October.
Bottled Right Here
The Olympic Peninsula is also home to some of the tastiet locally crafted adult beverages in the Pacific Northwest. Get a taste of crisp and creative hard ciders, imaginative craft beer and wine for every palate, and some truly unique distilled spirits. Visit tasting rooms or opt for a farm-to-table experience you can only get here.