Review: Petunias Pies and Pastries, Portland. Vegan and gluten free.

 

LOCATION:
610 SW 12th Ave,Portland, OR 97205, USAT: +1 (503) 841-5961
HOURS:

Sun: 9am-7pm

Mon-Thurs: 9am-8pm

Fri & Sat 9am-10pm

See holiday hours

WEBSITE:

http://petuniaspiesandpastries.com/

The menu

After a hard morning (well not really) we were in need of something yummy, despite having had a large and filling breakfast. We were not on for a full on meal so we decided we’d settle for a snack – we some pastries!

We had heard about a vegan bakery called Petunia’s on the periphery of Portland’s Pearl District so we decided this sounded perfect for what we needed. In In 2010, Lisa Clark founded the very first entirely gluten free & vegan baking business in Portland; Petunia’s Pies and Pastries. From here things grew to the point where she and her partner decided to open a bricks and mortar joint on Portland’s busy 12th Avenue.

It is not difficult to find, and the place is very light and airy inside. The interior design style and their merchandising is very cutesy (a little too much for my masculine sensitivities) but it has a pleasant atmosphere. The pastries and cakes were to die for, but we stuck to our mission of having some pastries so we had a tasty scone and a scrumptious peanut butter and dark chocolate bar. Wow! All this we washed down with some very nice coffee.

Had we been hungrier they have a selection of breakfast (served all day) and lunch dishes which sounded and looked (judging by what others were eating … can’t help being a little nosy) fantastic. We’ll be trying those on a future visit for sure.

Now I am not usually fixated by toilets (unlike Karen who tries never to pass one by) but when she returned from her visit she said I must go and see then gents. Well, I wasn’t really needing to go but I went anyway to wash my hands and they indeed were very stylish, particularly the metallic sinks the had been decorated with hammered designs in their interior. It was worth the journey!

So, we were very impressed with Petunia’s and will definitely be returning, this time when we are hungrier. The cakes especially look good … so we might need to buy one for a special occasion.

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