Best Bites: Where to find the best eggs Benedict in Whatcom County

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDApril 10, 2014 

FOOD EGGS BENEDICT

Eggs Benedict is one of the most glorious egg dishes ever created.

LEW STAMP — AKRON BEACON JOURNAL

Easter is around the corner, and that means it's time to celebrate the egg in all its forms. If you prefer your eggs poached rather than pastel, then eggs Benedict is probably the dish for you.

Whether it's with a heavenly hollandaise, the addition of crab cakes or even piling on the Benedict fixings on top of a waffle, here are several local restaurants that do eggs Benedict right.

MOUNT BAKERY

They call it Bellingham's Best Benedict, and that's not just bragging. This take on the breakfast favorite eschews the traditional English muffin and instead piles poached eggs, ham, Swiss and hollandaise on top of a half Belgian waffle. The café also offers a Portobello Benedict, or salmon and tomato basil options.

308 W. Champion St., Bellingham

360-715-2195

Mountbakery.com

BAYOU ON BAY

You might know Bayou for its po' boy sandwiches and Creole dishes, but its weekend brunch shouldn't be overlooked. When it comes to Benedicts, you can't go wrong with the classic. But where they really shine is their seafood Bennies: one offers a crab and scallop cake topped with poached egg and Creole hollandaise on top of an English muffin, while another pairs smoked salmon with creamy avocado and all the Benedict fixings.

1300 Bay St., Bellingham

360-752-2968

Bayouonbay.com

THE FORK AT AGATE BAY

The Fork Benedict provides a tasty twist on the usual recipe, with poached eggs, thick slab bacon, hollandaise and a sweet slaw of caramelized onions. Toasted biscuits serve as a rich base for this rich dish.

2530 North Shore Road, Bellingham

360-733-1126

Theforkatagatebay.com

LITTLE CHEERFUL

The Benedict options abound at Little Cheerful. Start with the basics (poached eggs, house-made hollandaise and English muffins) and you can add just about anything: salmon, homemade crab cakes, sautéed veggies, avocado, tomato or capicola, to name a few.

133 E. Holly St., Bellingham

360-738-8824

Littlecheerful.com

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Reach Zoe Fraley at 360-756-2803 or zoe.fraley@bellinghamherald.com.

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