Metro Vancouver vegan YouTubers, Vegan Twosome recently visited and reviewed Wild Oat Bakery and Cafe in Bellingham. While I was intrigued, I always want to review other places just to get the word out on as many vegan eateries as possible. So we set our sites on Go Natural Foods, a Latin American cafe with a vegan/vegetarian menu. Google told us it was open until 6pm and led us to the front door! Oops! Not there anymore! I never follow my own advice to phone ahead. Good thing we had a backup plan!
Wild Oat Bakery & Café, Bellingham - Vegan Cafe
Wild Oak is downtown near Oak and W Holly Street and street parking is available. We arrived just after noon on a Monday and there were tables available. Check out the menu, order and pay at the counter and the nice folks will bring you your food.
We were a little conservative on the ordering front. Mharie had decided on a BLT with a cup of soup on the side. This was a decent Tortilla Soup that hit the spot for a rainy Monday. The BLT was nicely toasted on sourdough bread.
We were kind of impressed with the coconut bacon. It's hard to say how they do that but it was salty and a little crispy like you want it to be!
The Chickpea Toona Melt was definitely worth the price of admission. Rye bread nicely grilled and buttery was the base for chickpea toona which was not as fishy (in a good way) as you might expect but provided a nice taste and texture. Melty provolone-style cheese, lettuce and mayo rounded out this very good sandwich. Served with a decent and very fresh side salad, this was a satisfying light lunch. Just right.
There are quite a few other tempting items on their menu including a Reuben and a Blackened Cajun Fysh Sandwich that we would like to try. If you're in Bellingham or passing through, this place provides some solid vegan eats. A nice cozy room and friendly service rounded out our experience.
Food 4 out of 5
Vegan Options 5 out of 5
Comfort 4 out of 5
Service 4 out of 5
Value 4 1/2 out of 5
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