We asked readers where to find the best local pumpkin desserts for Thanksgiving in Whatcom County and the votes are in.
The survey had 15 pumpkin dessert choices from nine local bakeries in Whatcom County, including a pumpkin pie from Pure Bliss Desserts, a pumpkin chai pie from Sweet Bellingham and pumpkin custard pies from Saltadena Bakery and Cake Shop.
The non-scientific poll received a total of 27 votes.
Best Pumpkin Dessert in Whatcom County
Pure Bliss Desserts’ pumpkin cheesecake received six votes and was named Best Pumpkin Dessert in Whatcom County.
“Our pumpkin cheesecake is creamy, smooth, and perfectly spiced. We make our own whole wheat biscuits for the crust and then top them with lightly sweetened whipped cream made with local whipped cream, then sprinkle it with cinnamon. It’s also gluten-free, making it an easy and delicious dessert to share with friends and loved ones this time of year,” Andi Vann, owner of Pure Bliss Desserts, wrote in an email to the Bellingham Herald.
Pure Bliss Desserts creates cakes, cookies, tarts, cupcakes, muffins, and other specialty desserts like pies, cheesecakes, and dessert wedges.
The bakery also has a rotating monthly menu of specialty flavors and desserts, including November Gingerbread Spice Cake, Caramel Pecan Pie, Gingerbread, and Pumpkin Cheesecake.
The dessert shop is also popular online, receiving a 4.5-star rating from 292 Yelp reviews.
“Our mission has been and always will be to spread joy in our community and beyond through delicious desserts…and it is an honor to be able to be a part of our customers’ tables this holiday season,” Vann wrote.
If you want a pumpkin cheesecake for your Thanksgiving celebration this year, Vann recommends ordering ahead online before noon on Saturday, November 18. The bakery will also be closed from November 24 to 27.
Pure Bliss Desserts is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and is located in Bellingham at 1424 Cornwall Ave.
Following Pure Bliss Desserts’ pumpkin cheesy pie with five votes was Boundary Bay Brewing Co.’s “boozy” pumpkin pie.
Boundary Bay Brewing Co. is best known for its beer and food, but come Thanksgiving, the brewery creates its own “boozy” pumpkin pie that’s made with the brewery’s imperial oatmeal ale.
As of Tuesday, November 21, the pumpkin pie is sold out.
Boundary Bay Brewery Co. is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and is located in Bellingham at 1107 Railroad Ave.
Pumpkin Spice Cake and Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake from Slice of Heaven Bakery & Cafe tied for third place with four votes.