Eating My Way Through Portland – Gluten/Dairy/Soy-Free & Loving It!
I love to eat (which is why I created this blog so long ago!). And living in Portland, Ore. gives me a lot of opportunities to try new foods that also fit my dietary requirements (no gluten, dairy or soy and keep refined sugar to a minimum – interferes with my intuitive abilities!). Here’s some of what I’ve been finding these days (and loving). Enjoy!
Back to Eden Bakery
This is one of my fave spots. In fact, every time I visit, I get 2-3 goodies thinking I’ll give one to my partner or eat it later in the week. That never happens, as I usually eat all of them in one sitting. This raw cheesecake was especially good, although it was so rich it was the only thing I devoured that day.
Their baked egg dishes ROCK. Light, fluffy and with goat cheese, you just can’t go wrong. Also, the staff couldn’t be nicer. They are the sweetest ever. So much so, you barely notice that you’re stuffed into a tiny table and a tiny seat and can almost eat your neighbors food by turning your head. Please get a larger restaurant Broder so I can love on your food some more.
I discovered their delicious cookies at People’s, but quickly found an excuse to visit their small bakery to sample more. I love their cookies because they add awesome ingredients like quinoa and almond flour which adds a lot of depth to the flavor. They do use agave, but I never find their goods too sweet. I love dough and their cookies are doughy yumminess. I also recommend their tarts. De-lish. Outdoor seating makes the small space manageable too!
EarthCafe Raw Cheesecake
Filled with all foods I can eat, this raw cheesecake blew my mind! It is rich, but totally delicious. I grabbed a slice at Whole Foods. And while I found the price to be somewhat appalling ($6.99), it turned out to be totally worth it. A great take-home treat for a hard day of being awesome.
Eena Kadeena Flourless Cookies
Another take-home treat, found at New Seasons – Eena Kadeena has done it again with her Chocolate Chew flourless cookies. There is brown sugar involved, but with no flour I had to give the cookies a shot. It was hard to just have one, and thank goodness they only come in packs of 7. Hold on to your cookies folks, these are my faves right now.
And, an hour and a half west of Portland…
Exists my fave gluten/dairy/meat-free dining spot – Blue Scorcher Cafe in Astoria, Ore. They still have the best gluten-free chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever tasted (they even rival mine!) and every time I visit they have another gluten/dairy-free treat that is as tasty as it is gorgeous (who knew gluten-free flour could stay together so perfectly?!). It’s so very worth the drive. Their salads and pizzas are equally incredible and I also love their soups and lavender ice tea. But mainly, I just go there for dessert.
Have a fave Portland or coast gluten/dairy/soy-free spot? Leave your comments below!