Vegan (non-bread) options come and go
Posted on 07 / 21 / 2009
This is the bakery that supplies the vegan cookies and muffins you see at all the suburban Detroit coffee shops. They are strictly organic, so be prepared to spend about $6 for a loaf of bread, $2 for a cookie or muffin. A couple years ago they used to have some great vegan ready-made sandwiches and soups, but they slowly disappeared. For vegan lunch options, you can usually find a ready-made peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but I miss the vegan avacado, sunflower and pesto sandwich they used to make regularly. Maybe I was the only person who ever bought it? Anyways, there is often one vegan veggie focaccia bread available by the slice. They are first and foremost a bakery, so it remains a great place to buy organic bread. They usually have one or two types, each, of vegan cookies and muffins. Last time I checked, they are closed on Sundays and Mondays, and offered a 10% discount if you showed a Wayne State student ID on Wednesdays. They have a cooler stocked with drinks such as Odwalla juices and have their own coffee bar. If you are in the area and need a quick lunch, you might be able to get something decent if you are vegan, no guarantee though. The staff will gladly heat up anything you buy in the oven, if you want.
My favorite breads are the farm bread (aka sourdough) for making sandwiches at home, and the cherry walnut for something sweet to snack on.
If you're not familiar with the neighborhood, look for the nearby "Spiral Collective" which is easier to spot ... Avalon is only a couple doors down from them.
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