…and we’re back! Karla the Veganshizz and I have returned from a few days of both business and pleasure up in Seattle. We caffeinated, wined, dined, worked (my day job exists!) schemed & dined some more with Seattle vegan greats and got in a little sweets shopping at Sidecar for Pigs Peace, where proceeds really go to the animals. Similar to a stop at the Vegan Mini Mall in Portland in recent years, patronizing the mid-50 blocks of the University District in Seattle has become more and more of a mandatory stroll for vegan tourists. Karla and I made an afternoon of it, starting at Herkimer, brunching at Wayward Cafe (more to come on that), perusing Sidecar, and walking around the U-District. It’s always fun to see what’s new in the land of vegan treats, and I picked up a few non-perishable things (trust me, I wanted to stock up on Chao Cheese, locally made truffles, Tofutti Pizza, and Tiramisu, among others) to take back, which are pictured above. With that, let’s discuss my giddiness over the following few treats:
- Sweet & Sara Brown Rice Crispy Treat – I feel like I want to save this for the apocalypse, you know?
- Theo Organic Peppermint Stick Chocolate Bar – Check mark #1: It’s locally produced in Seattle. Check mark #2: It’s organic. Check mark #4: It’s fair trade sourced. Check mark #5: It not only has fancy peppermint oil, big whoop, it has a brittled crunch – like an actual peppermint stick! Yes!!
- Pangea White Chocolate Chips – Did I make white chocolate chip and orange biscotti with these already? Why, yes.
- Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups – Somehow, these aren’t already in my freezer waiting for me to return home. This company has a line of nut butters as well, including a chocolate almond. A warning about the cups on their website – they’re milk chocolate – but the above are from Sidecar, so I have no worries.
Coming Soon: more thoughts and recaps on visits to Victrola, Trabant, Georgetown Liquor Co., Highline, Moonlight, Wayward Cafe, Loving Hut, and the cutest cruciferous vegetables I’ve ever seen.