Last night, Mike and I visited an exclusively vegan bakery in Pawtucket, Rhode Island named Wildflour. I didn’t know what to expect as I have only occasionally spotted vegan treats offered at a routine bakery, but never an entire bakery devoted to vegan specialties.
Walking in I was surprised with the number of offerings available. Looking at the treat counter below you can peak at a few of the treats available including: green tea cupcakes, carrot cake cupcakes (gluten-free), raw cheesecake, brownies (including gluten-free), cookies (including gluten-free), and much more! There are plenty of gluten-free options for those trying to avoid gluten.
I was a bit dissapointed that they use a soy based flour base for the gluten free items. This left me with only 3 soy free options: raw cheesecake, Mexican raw chocolate, and Raw-reo. I was really hoping to get a brownie, however, since I am trying to avoid soy I decided to go with the raw cheesecake.
However, I was quite impressed! The raw cheesecake was amazing! I had never even heard of raw cheesecake before visiting Wildflour. It was definitely a different taste, although one that I wouldn’t mind enjoying again! At $7 it was a bit pricey, however, after researching ingredients and time involved, I could justify the high mark up. Very filling and satisfying dessert – I highly recommend!
Mike ordered one of the peanut butter brownies. He was very pleased and would like me to try to out a recipe at home one day! He honestly couldn’t tell the difference between the vegan brownie and non-vegan orders of the past (if anything he said it was even better!) We both agreed that vegan and non-vegans alike would enjoy this decadent treat.
In addition to treats, you will also find a coffee and juice bar. You will have your pick amongst: freshly squeezed juice drinks, fruit smoothies, green smoothies, and special seasonal drinks. Coffee (included slow brewed and traditional), a selection of lattes, and vegan hot chocolate are available to complement your treats.
For lunch, a selection of readily made quick eats such as: raw lasanga, kale sesame salad, soba noodle salad, and coconut yogurt parfaits are available. Breakfast pastries include various muffins and scones, including: chocolate chip and ginger scones, pumpkin and strawberry bread, and various gluten-free options.
Wildflour is owned by the same people as Garden Grille (a vegetarian restaurant located next door). I am eager to try out this restaurant after my experience at Wildflour.
Wildflour is located in Pawtucket at 727 East Avenue (for those of you not familiar with the area, Pawtucket is just a short 10 minute drive from Providence).
Wildflour hours: Monday-Thursday: 7:00am-9:00pm, Friday: 7:00am-10:00pm, Saturday: 8:00am-10:00pm, and Sunday: 8:00am-9:00pm.
To view the entire menu, visit the Wildflour website.