Vegan Yes, Granola No

Outside new Portland vegan eatery Canteen.

I must admit, I did a bit of a double take when I saw this industrial-chic new storefront on the corner of SE Stark and 28th. Long a coffee shop, the small spot had a new flat black paint job and slick block lettering. The appearance alone was enough to peak my interest but when I found out newly opened Canteen served fresh juice and gourmet vegan I was even more excited. This food cart turned brick and mortar is exactly what Portland’s lunch scene needs– delicious, healthy food served in a crisp-mod setting. The simple, clean, white interior with bistro tables and wooden counter tops just makes you want to sit and eat. The food which includes smoothies, juices, bowls and salads is awesome. Don’t miss the Portland bowl– quinoa, kale, maple tempeh and hazelnuts and the Verde juice (pure health in a glass). Canteen also serves beer and wine and is open into the evening.

2816 SE Stark St.

Portland, OR 97214





Babycakes on Larchmont

Skip the cupcakes, which can be dry, at this well known gluten free, vegan bakery and get a donut. The salted caramel is one of the best I’ve ever had. More of a cake/donut hybrid, I don’t know what they use instead of wheat flour, but it is absolutely to die for. Babycakes has lots of other tasty guilt-free treats. There are shops in New York, Los Angeles, and Orlando. I love the cute Hollywood location.

236 North Larchmont Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90004