When we started our adventure, we knew right away that we were going to be eating at some of the best restaurants around the country and we wanted to highlight the best of the best. While visiting Pittsburgh, we not only had the chance to eat some delicious vegan food, but we were also able to sit down with Jeanette Harris, the owner of Gluten Free Goat Bakery. We chatted about how she got into business, why she offers vegan options, and many more. We would like to thank her for taking time out of her day to talk with us and to cook up some fantastic vegan food.
What we ordered
Flatbread- Curried chickpeas, roasted cauliflower, garlic cashew cream, chives. One of the first things that threw us for a loop was that we expected the flatbread to have more of a crunchy texture based on its appearance but it was a softer bread. The curried chickpeas are an explosion of flavor but not so overpowering that many curry dishes seem to have. The softness of the bread and the chickpeas are starkly contrasted by the crunch of the roasted cauliflower. All of this is topped with a creamy garlic cashew sauce that really brings all of the flavors together in harmony.
Vegan BLT- Served on a house made rosemary focaccia, heirloom tomatoes, red leaf lettuce, shiitake bacon, garlic cashew cream. The focaccia bread was one of the most fantastic gluten free slices of bread Hayden has ever had. The heirloom tomatoes were perfectly ripe and the garlic cashew cream doubled as a sort of aioli, which was fantastic. We absolutely loved the shiitake bacon which was probably our favorite meatless bacon we’ve ever had. They should sell just the bacon, it’s that good!
Salted caramel chocolate cupcake- Wow. This cupcake was absolutely mind blowing. The caramel that is made in house when combined with the salt and the decadence of the chocolate icing on top of a chocolate cupcake create one of the best desserts we’ve ever had. It’s worth visiting for one of these alone.