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Blue Heron Bakery

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4419 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia, Washington, USA, 98502

Serves meat, vegan options available. In 2015 the bakery relocated here and added cafe service; previously at 4935 Mud Bay Rd NW. Bakes some dairy-free and egg-free cookies and bakery products, some with honey; a daily vegan soup; and the sweet potato quinoa salad is vegan suitable. Tue-Sun 7:00am-8:00pm

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Pizza, Take-out, Bakery, Non-veg

Reviews (10)

First Review by punkinness

Sweet Tooth - Edit

Pros: plenty of vegan options such as cookies, brownies, breads and granola.
Cons: Fresh cookies are too sweet and too expensive. They are smaller than the hand minus the fingers, and the brownies don't taste like anything. They're also really small. The only thing that taste good are the day-old cookies (they're really crumbly and delicious), the Country French Baguette, and the granola.
Remember to ask which products have honey, and if they say they don't know, ask them to pull out the list of ingredients they have. The people who work there are very friendly and would love to help, but there's always that one person who has no idea what they're doing.
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention their muffins! Those are amazing. Try one ;)



Updated from previous review on 2016-08-18

Pros: Warm Staff, Vegan Options, Bread selection on point

Cons: Day-old cookies are better than fresh cookies, pricey


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Great bakery - Edit

We usually stop in for a bag of day old vegan muffins. Very evergreen atmosphere but that makes it organically olympia. Vegan selection seems limited or at least the staff knowledge of which products are vegan.

Pros: great muffins, good location

Cons: limited selection


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Glorious Vegan Delicacies, feels like home! - Edit

We enjoyed the fruits of Blue Heron Bakery during a recent visit to Olympia. We were scouting out a farmer's market, and saw their pretty, enticing treats and inquired "was anything vegan?" Over several days we enjoyed: spelt chocolate chip cookies, rebel island tango granola, and kalamata olive garlic sourdough bread! Some of our party also enjoyed the date bars, which are dairy and egg free, but do have honey. Everything was delicious!!! Those chocolate chip cookies are cookies I've been dreaming of! Next time we are in Olympia this will be a must-visit bakery. What a gem and a blessing to the community. Thank you for the abundance and variety!

Pros: huge variety of vegan treats, excellent sour dough, uses dates!!!


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Awesome! - Edit

Great stop for coffee and treats (might I recommend a fudge bar?!) or for your starchy staples.

Lots of vegan options in the sweets case (marked with a handy 'v') and in their breads. Their espresso is great, as well, so caffeinate while you snack.


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Great vegan options - Edit

Blue Heron's probably the best vegan-friendly bakery in Olympia. They have a wide range of vegan options, from tasty "Krunch" bars to deeelicious brownies - and the brownies are so good we went back the same day to get more.
I also liked the Alternate Date Pecan, which is essentially a vegan oatmeal cookie, but cookie-wise, the chocolate-chip walnut's even better. It's a little dingy-looking, and the service is a little uneven, but the baked goods make it well worth the trip.

Pros: Vegan-friendly, Good food, Available at stores

Cons: Location


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Great Vegan Friendly Bakery and Coffee Shop - Edit

This is probably the best vegan friendly bakery in the United States. Their soul cookie is a meal in itself and is great. Lots of choices for vegan cookies, breads and muffins. I especially like the spelt, peanut butter, chocolate chip cookies. My favorite bread is the sourdough spelt bread. I can throw a load in my bag when I travel and it lasts for days or weeks. I buy a little hummus or peanut butter along the way to make sandwiches and have vegan legal travel food for a whole trip. Their expresso coffee drinks are better than S'^%rbucks and reasonably priced. This place appears humble on the outside but it produces great stuff!

Pros: Vegan Friendly, Knowledgable Staff, great cookies and bread

Cons: only open 7 days until 6 p.m.


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Good stuff - Edit

They are good. I have never had any thing bad here but not really memorable either. They are always very nice and will help you find all the vegan items they have cause they might not be labeled. You must ask! As other post say they do sell a lot of their goods in other stores so that is nice. They also see to have a good amount of gluten free items. I do not have any problems with gluten but eat things without from here cause you can't tell the difference.

Pros: Vegan and Gluten free options, Very nice and helpful staff


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Good brownies - Edit

Yummy brownies. Cookies too. Lots of vegan options. Friendly staff. Find them at Olympia Farmer's Market too! Marlene's in Tacoma, Co-op in Olympia.

Pros: Brownies, Cookies, Yummy


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Fond memories - Edit

I went to college in Oly a few years back, and one of my favorite warm and fuzzies was enjoying Blue Heron's vegan chocolate chip cookies with a nice micro brew. Yes, beer and cookies is where it's at. They also do some really tasty (albeit fatty) muffins (really unique flavors), and nice breads, and even though they're a bit out of town for those without transport, their stuff's available at the co-op and Thriftway.

Pros: vegan goodies, Spelt chocolate chip cookies!, Muffins!

Cons: Muffins are oily?


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great location - Edit

while their peanutbutter spelt cookies are magnificent as well as a vegan chocolate cake, they really could offer more in the way of vegan fare. none of their biscotti are vegan, and many of their baked goodies have dairy. the location in mudd bay is incredible, it has so much character, right on the bay too. but overall i say bring on the vegan nummies.

Pros: location, cookies, detailed website

Cons: eggs, dairy, honey


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