Sunday, January 6, 2008

Vegan Dad on the Road: Sticky Fingers Bakery

On the recommendation of many I went to the Sticky Fingers Bakery. What a treat! First, feast your eyes on this display case filled with 100% vegan goodies! I went there for breakfast, so I went with the egg and sausage muffin. I was informed later that it tastes even better heated, and I think a splash of ketchup would have been good too. The "egg" part is flour-based, and had good texture. I would like to see if I could replicate this at home, but am at a bit of a loss how to do so.
Of course, what is breakfast without a cinnamon bun the size of your head? These had a nice soft "eggy" texture to the pastry, and that sticky-doughy center that just makes your day.The coolest part was meeting the owner, Kirsten, who let me take pics of the store and talked about the dishes I had just eaten. It just reinforced my long-standing desire to open a vegan cafe one day. She made sure I left with some "afters" to munch during my conference. The first was this pecan cookie--delightfully crisp on the outside but still chewy on the inside even though the cookie was fairly flat. Perfection!

The second was this Little Devil--chocolate cake with creme filling and a thin chocolate glace icing. You'll have to excuse the crappy pic here--it was taken in the hotel room with poor lighting. I kept this treat cool in the ice bucket and enjoyed it for an evening snack.
Thanks to everyone at Sticky Fingers who made my visit so enjoyable! On a scale of one to ten, I give them an eleven.

8 comments:

Friar Tuck said...

An eleven? You've been watching Spinal Tap again haven't you?

Vegetation said...

Hmm that flour based "egg" has me intrigued. I wonder if it's tofu free? I wonder if the flour is chickpea flour (that's generally used for an eggy flavour)? Turmeric maybe for the colour? Sorry loads of questions you don't have answers for :P

Chelsea said...

I am completely in love with Sticky Fingers! I've had the egg and sausage thing as well and I thought it was really good..definitely better heated and with ketchup. I think Sticky Finger's only fault is that they don't heat the stuff up for you (they only offer you a microwave to do it yourself). Other than that, you can't really complain about an all-vegan bakery cafe :) Hope you're enjoying DC's vegan food..swing by Richmond if you can, we've got much more down here!

Elisabeth said...

you've just inspired me to visit some friends in D.C. so I can try out these places!

Romina said...

I'm drooling!

Sticky Fingers Bakery said...

Hey Vegan Dad! Thanks SO much for taking the time to visit us at Sticky Fingers Bakery. It was a pleasure meeting you. We really appreciate your generous write-up, and the photos are super!

Keep doing what you're doing--you rock!

Kirsten
Sticky Fingers Bakery

VeggieGirl said...

oooh, yes!! I'm SO delighted that you had a chance to go to Sticky Fingers Bakery - sounds like you definitely enjoyed it :0)

vonT said...

Small world! I've been perusing your blog for seitan recipes, which I've just gotten into after realizing I need to get more creative to appease my meat-eating significant other... I happen to know the other owner (or rather, co-owner) of Sticky Fingers Bakery. Crazy! They make awesome baked goods, though I don't get down there often enough to partake in their treats...