You don’t have to travel far to find farm-fresh, homemade, and high-quality food products when you live on Whidbey Island! From mouthwatering jams and artisanal chocolates to local grass-fed meats and island-made sauces and seasonings, Whidbey Island is home to some people who are seriously talented in the kitchen.
When you’re trying to find a gift for someone, we all know how hard it can be to shop for that person who “has everything.” Giving the gift of food makes it easier—who wouldn’t want a bread subscription (keep scrolling!) or a bar of handcrafted, single origin chocolate?
(For more local shops, click here to check out indie businesses on Whidbey Island.)
Whidbey Island Cocoa Company
Kitchen located at 819 Camano Ave, Langley, WA 98260
This Whidbey business is really something special. Started in 2017, Whidbey Island Cocoa Company offers “single source, bean to bar chocolate, beautifully wrapped in an elegant gold foil silhouette of Whidbey Island for long-lasting memories.” Their decadent creations are a great way to bring a piece of Whidbey with you when you visit faraway friends—who doesn’t love chocolate?
Whidbey Island Cocoa Company’s chocolate is available for purchase at several locations—click here to see what’s closest to you!
Oystercatcher has a restaurant component to it, but they also bake several different types of breads that you can buy from 3 Sisters Market, The Star Store, The Goose Community Grocer, Payless in Freeland, and at the Port Townsend Co-Op. Their bread varieties include Rosemary Olive, Sourdough, Molasses Oat, Barley Walnut, Buckwheat, Ebey’s Reserve, Sprouted Wheatberry, Rye, and Cider Oat. Thank you for the recommendation, Tacey Jungmann! (Tacey also recommends slathering the bread with 3 Generations jam. Yum.)
Tip: Want bread delivered to you? Oystercatcher offers a bread subscription for people who live on Whidbey Island! Click here for details.
Handmade on Whidbey and Fidalgo Island, 3 Generations offers premium jams and syrups. The creations are made by mother-daughter duo Jan and Becca, and Becca’s daughters are the official tasters and “jam makers in training”! Their list of jam flavors is impressive—in addition to classics like strawberry, raspberry, and blackberry, you’ll find more unique flavors like Apricot Balsamic, Chipotle Nectarine, Peach Bourbon, and Blueberry Spice in the mix as well. (Click here for a list of flavor options.)
You can order the sweet creations online, but you can also find 3 Generations at several farmers markets and shops—click here for the complete list!
Whidbey Beer Works
Located at 710 SE Fidalgo Ave, at the corner of Dock St.
According to their website, “Whidbey Beer Works is Oak Harbor and Whidbey Island's only specialty beer store.” You’ll find a mouthwatering selection of over 600 beverages (!!!), with beers, ciders, meads, and wines all in the mix. (Their website even has a list of every single item they offer… it’s seriously impressive. And maybe a little overwhelming, in the best way.) Thank you for the rec, Julie Christine!
Tip: On the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, stop by Whidbey Beer Works for beer tastings from 11am-4pm. Also, be sure to follow them on Facebook for updates on what’s on tap so you can bring in your growlers.
Located at 251 Cornet Bay Rd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277
This family-owned business has a story that’s just as impressive as their delicious products. Cornet Bay’s wide range of creations are sure to excite your taste buds—choose from a large selection of sauces, mustards, seasonings, and more. Sauces include options like Zesty Raspberry Chipotle Sauce, Sweet Bourbon Sauce, and Louisiana Steak Sauce, just to name a few. The perfect gift for anyone who loves to cook (or just eat!), Cornet Bay offers something to suit every taste! (Thanks for the rec, Kareena Gonzalez!)
Tip: If you need any inspiration in the kitchen, you can find recipes on their website.
3 Sisters Market
Located at 779 Holbrook Road Coupeville, WA 98239
A Whidbey icon, 3 Sisters Family Farms has been in the same family for over 100 years now. Their farm produces all natural grass-fed beef, all-natural pork, grass-fed lamb, all-natural chicken, and chicken eggs, all of which you can purchase at the 3 Sisters Market.
High-quality, local meats aren’t the only thing they sell though—the 3 Sister Market’s selection of goods is impressively eclectic—click here for a list of their vendors.
Kim Graves adds that “their pies are amazing! But I love that they have such a wide variety of gift items. I’m making northwest baskets for my in-laws and my dad this year for Christmas & I know I’ll be able to get almost everything at 3 Sisters. I also love their humanely raised & butchered meat.”