Monday, October 7, 2013

Restaurant Review: Portland's Sweetpea Baking Co.

Blueberry Danish
One of the places I was most excited to visit in Portland was the "vegan mini mall." I first heard about it at the Texas VegFest, when both Food Fight! and Herbivore Clothing Co. had booths here in Austin. We wanted to enjoy a meal in the area, but were hoping to eat somewhere where we could sit down, not just snack on deli food from Food Fight! Enter Sweetpea Baking Co., an all-vegan bakery.

  • All vegan
  • Treats rival traditional baked goods
  • Lunch options
  • Fun atmosphere
  • Organic and locally sourced (when possible)
  • Entree options weren't clearly advertised
Tofu "BLT"
We first entered Sweetpea thinking that we would only be grabbing pastries for later, and would have to find somewhere else for a sit-down meal. However, we were delighted to discover, upon checking out at the front counter, that there was also a selection of entrees for lunch. We really enjoyed a tofu "BLT" and a French Dip style sandwich, in addition to the other baked goods. I just wish the bakery was more clearly advertised as a restaurant, as their sandwiches were great.

While the pastries in the shop were quite good, I was glad to see that a selection of items was also carried in a suburban New Seasons Market near our hotel. Sweetpea seems to have a good understanding of texture and their baked goods rival many traditional versions. This was one of my favorite stops on our trip, and I really enjoyed an opportunity to enjoy so many fun vegan indulgence foods in one place.

Product Ratings (out of 5)

Performance (Taste)

Disclosure notice: This restaurant visit was paid for by the reviewer. No compensation was accepted and the opinions are my own. Please verify any claims with the restaurant, especially if you have any allergies or concerns.

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