Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Busy Times: Eating Out

When life gets busy I tend to eat out more.  Thankfully Portland has plenty of places to load up on healthy, delicious, vegan, gluten free eats.  Here are a few I've had recently.


Prasad. Doesn't that look vibrant and delicious? 

This is the TANUKI BOWL:  rice noodles served hot in housemade miso broth with sea vegetables,
shredded kale, red cabbage, carrots, scallions & black sesame seeds


For quick and easy meals on the go I turn to the Whole Foods hot bar and salad bar.  This box is full of garlic kale salad, sweet potatoes, and tofu in a tangy mustard sauce.


Vege Thai.  This one is close to home and we go there a lot!  Aside from the awesome food, the service is super friendly and the atmosphere is cozy and relaxed.  This is the jungle curry noodles, but I usually get the pad see ew.  Can't say enough good things about this place!


There are a few juice bars in my 'hood.  Kure has this awesome hot drink called the "In-Cider".  (Insert mind-in-the-gutter jokes here.)  Aside from the silly name, this drink is really fantastic with apple, beet, lemon, ginger, kale, agave, elderberry extract, and cinnamon.  Really, really good on a cold day.


Here's the balance part of the post.  My favorite sweet treat from Back To Eden Bakery:  the pumpkin whoopie pie.  Everything at this place is vegan and gluten free and will blow your mind.  Or at least give you a sugar rush.  And they have cute chickens roaming the neighborhood pecking around the sidewalks.  City chickens.


Thank goodness I'm surrounded by places to pick up vegan/gf foods when I don't have the time to cook.  Portland keeps my gut happy when times are busy. 

Hope you're having a great week!

14 comments:

  1. Lucky you with so many awesome options! :) looks great!

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  2. Everything looks delicious, I can't decide what to comment on, except that I think I might want a whoopie pie now. The chicken is cute <3

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  3. That first soup really is gorgeous! The red cabbage is a pretty and interesting addition. And the In-Cider sounds so fantastic! I love hot juices but that one sounds so healthy and unusual. There's a raw restaurant around here that serves apple cider and is sooo good and spicy.

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    1. I like my cider spicy, too. The juice bars around here usually have interesting hot combos during the winter months.

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  4. Oh my gosh! I wish there were city chickens roaming Chicago!! I'd eat a whoopie pie every day!

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    1. They are pretty cute. I followed that one around for a while.

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  5. Oh man I want to take a bath in that first soup. It looks absolutely amazing and I've been craving a nice, hot bowl of comforting soup lately. That one looks perfect! WFs is always a great option for a quick meal and yours looks delicious. Count me in on the whoopie pie! Yum! Love the chickens!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah. I've totally been in the soup mood lately. And hot beverages.

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  6. Isn't it every vegan's dream to live in Portland? Wish Fred & Carrie would come and solicit me to move there.

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    1. Well, it truly is a vegan paradise of sorts.

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  7. Oh god, Portland. So awesome. Everything looks amazing, especially the whoopie pie because come on, dessert. And the chicken thing is strange and funny, much like I remember Portland itself being.

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