According to their home page, the Polly Fox is "all gluten-free (but not completely vegan)". That's funny because I am exactly the opposite! We again grabbed our Plant Curious Plant-Based coupon book and headed for Abbotsford.
The Polly Fox Bakery and Cafe - Vegan Options
Located on Essendene in the revitalized downtown core of Abbotsford, PF is located in a heritage-style building that might make you think that you were in Gastown.
While there are quite a few vegan bakery items, there is a little less on the food menu. Still, there was enough to keep us interested. One impressive thing about their Vegan BLT is that you have a choice of bread or these wonderful waffles. Having had amazing vegan waffles at Krause Berry Farms, I am now convinced that the vegan version is better than the original. These were crispy and still substantial and worked perfectly in the sandwich. The sandwich was delicious and the rice paper bacon was not bad. Having made a few types of vegan bacon at home, I can say that they need more flavouring to get there. Liquid smoke, used judiciously, and soy sauce, could be a little more forward.
The Vegan Sandwich also hit the spot. Thank you, PF, for not using green bell peppers. The orange provides a lot of flavour and when combined with, beets, carrots et al and served on focaccia, this was a very good lunch.
The vegan baked goods (I just don't care about the gluten-free part) are very impressive. We had an amazing Vegan Nanaimo Bar and an equally impressive Vegan Apple Fritter. We also enjoyed a Cappuccino with oat milk. There are many choices of baked goods not to mention beverages.
This is a very nice casual place with high ceilings and windows. The staff are very friendly and even allowed us to use both of our Plant-Based Deals Book coupons. There are a couple more vegan items on the menu including a soup but it would be nice to see a breakfast sandwich and maybe a couple more sandwich choices. Still, we can't complain when any restaurant provides plant-based options.
Food 4 out of 5
Vegan options 3 1/2 out of 5
Comfort 4 out of 5
Service 4 1/2 out of 5
Value 4 1/2 out of 5
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