Black Sheep Deli and Bakery

Overall rating: 3.5 stars 4 Reviews
Serves meat, veg options available. Has vegetarian and vegan options, frozen prepared meals (veggie lasagna, pot pies, etc. Price: Moderate more-less
Take-out, Catering, Non-veg
79 Main St
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002

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First Review by will-travel-for-food
  • vegan

Nice Local Restaurant

Posted on 11 / 14 / 2012

Black Sheep Deli gives you a feel for the local Amherst atmosphere. Having said that, I wasn't super excited with my meal there. I ordered the portabella sandwich, which I thought was average, and a vegan cupcake which seemed a little stale and was too sugary for me to eat all of it at once. Overall, my experience was underwhelming, but they do make their own bread and some of it is vegan and gluten-free, if you're into that.

Pros: nice location, nice atmosphere, homemade bread
Cons: not many vegan options
  • vegetarian

Vegan baked goods--yummy!

Posted on 05 / 27 / 2011

My friend and I had the vegan chocolate cupcakes, and they were excellent. This is a great place for vegans to get cupcakes and other delicious baked goods. They were a little messy though, so get plenty of napkins. : )

Pros: Great desserts
  • vegan

decent sandwiches

Posted on 10 / 28 / 2008

the black sheep is on the pricey side. seven bucks for a sandwich that is easy to prepare and has common, cheap ingredients. that said, the sandwiches are pretty tasty and the coffee's alright. the atmosphere varies -- they often have appalling acoustic performers preventing conversation in their main room. nobody ever seems to be interested in the music, but they stay presumably because its better than the cold. still, along with crazy noodles, the best vegan-friendly meal you'll find in downtown amherst.

Pros: better than the competition
Cons: still not great

  • vegan

Fantastic dark roast coffee!

Posted on 05 / 09 / 2008

We love the Black Sheep Blend coffee offered here. We occasionally stop in to take a pound or two home with us to Rhode Island. They make some fantastic breads, too. Vegans should be aware that some of them contain honey, however. I believe that The Lone Wolf restaurant just up the block (which has delicious vegan breakfast offerings) uses breads and coffee beans from the Black Sheep. The Black Sheep is probably the best spot in town to get a nice, robust cup of coffee.

Pros: great coffee, great breads


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