The Olympic Peninsula is the large arm of land on Washington’s western coast, just across Puget Sound from Seattle. Anyone who has had the pleasure of visiting already knows about our amazing scenery and friendly people. They’re undoubtedly also aware of the area’s spectacular, regional dining.
The Olympic Peninsula’s proximity to the coast provides a rich foundation of fresh, local seafood. Our Native American heritage and an unusual diversity in microclimates furthers the culinary cornucopia. Importantly, a growing focus on locally sourced, sustainable foods helps our region’s unique flavors to both flourish and shine.
A concerted Farm to Table movement has been underway on the Olympic Peninsula since 2009 and the variety of locally sourced ingredients found here is astonishing. From Hood Canal oysters and Puget Sound salmon to rainforest foraged mushrooms, wild game, beef, and fresh seasonal produce. Cideries, breweries, creameries, coffee roasters, farmer’s markets, co-ops, and more abound here – but how to find it all?
The Olympic Culinary Loop
The Olympic Culinary Loop ( www.olympicculinaryloop.com ) encircles the Olympic Peninsula and its delectable bounty; a four-county tour within easy reach of Highway 101. Along the way, you’ll experience a whole world of regional culinary sensations through area farms, restaurants, wineries, and B&B’s.
The Olympic Culinary Loop connects you to the best of the Olympic Peninsula’s farm-to-table bounty with easy to follow tours and itineraries. Best of all, it is far too large to be enjoyed in just one trip. The Olympic Culinary Loop is a large, ever evolving collection of growers and producers that you can return to time and again for fresh and unique dining experiences.
At the top, I said that InsideOut Solutions was proud to launch the Olympic Culinary Loop’s new, responsive website. I should have mentioned that we’re also proud to be neighbors with good folks like them, and proud to be a part of a region that cares so much about authentic and sustainable food!