Best Bites: Four places in Whatcom County to get your pizza fix

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMay 8, 2014 

FAT PIE  CLO

Kitchen manager Daniel Weber puts out a freshly baked Chicago style pizza at the new Fat Pie Pizza at 1015 Harris Avenue in the Fairhaven district of Bellingham, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. The new restaurant serves Chicago and Detroit style pizza for lunch and dinner daily.

PHILIP A. DWYER — THE BELLINGHAM HERALD Buy Photo

Pizza may be Italian in origins but at this point, it's a dish as American as apple pie.

We've taken the concept of pizza and run with it. You can have it loaded with toppings with a crust a mile deep or pared down to its simplest form and cooked in a wood-fire stove.

No matter which way you slice it, here are some of the best places to pick up a pizza in Whatcom County.

NORTH FORK BREWERY

Pizza never tastes better than after a grueling day hiking and biking out in the woods (or for the less outdoorsy inclined, after a drive up Mount Baker Highway). With its thin crust and flavorful toppings all cooked to perfection, North Fork's pizza is well worth the trek. For all those carnivores out there, two words: house meat. Order it.

6186 Mount Baker Highway, Deming

360-599-2337

Northforkbrewery.com

FAT PIE PIZZA

At Fat Pie, you've got two options for how to get your pizza: deep and deeper. The Detroit style is a pan pizza with a crisp crust, while the Chicago is a pizza so deep that it truly lives up to the name pie. Each is ready to be customized with toppings ranging from carmelized onion to sliced roast beef. Dig in.

1015 Harris Ave., Fairhaven

360-366-8090

Fatpiepizza.com

LA FIAMMA WOOD FIRE PIZZA

An open flame just does something delicious to pizza crust. It's even better when that crust is topped with pesto and six kinds of cheese, or pulled pork and smoked mozzarella, or meatballs and tomato sauce. And there are plenty more creative combos where that came from.

200 E. Chestnut St., Bellingham

360-647-0060

Lafiamma.com

GOAT MOUNTAIN PIZZA

Goat Mountain offers a few twists on the usual pizza experience. The crust is more like a tasty flatbread, available gluten free and sprinkled with gourmet sauces and toppings. And instead of by the slice, it's pay-by-weight, so you can try a taste of a several flavors (potato, truffle and bacon or spicy garlic and fennel sausage to name a few) without having ot commit to a whole pie.

215 W. Holly St., Bellingham

360-510-6336

Goatmountainpizza.com

SHARE YOUR IDEAS

Got suggestions for the best places to eat in Whatcom County? Whether it's for service, ambience or food, send your best bites tips to zoe.fraley@bellinghamherald.com or call 360-756-2803.

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