Our second stop on our Portland Cupcake Crawl was the vegan bake shop Sweetpea Baking Company located 1205 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214. Sweetpea makes from scratch, everyday, 100% Vegan cupcakes and other baked creations! You can find Sweetpea on Twitter, Facebook, Myspace and Flickr too!
I was really excited to stop into Sweetpea because their name is special to me. My husband, who was home on leave from Iraq while we were in Portland, calls me his Sweetpea. :) So needless to say, I really didn’t care what Sweetpea Baking Company had in terms of cupcakes, I was just happy to be there with my husband! hehe
As we walked into Sweetpea, we could immediately tell that this bake shop was unlike your typical cute, sweet cupcake store. Sweetpea is more urban, earthy, more natural with an organic feel. Perfect match for their vegan cupcakes! They had a very chill, industrial vibe and I was liking it!
We get up to the counter and find a small selection of cupcakes to choose from along with some other baked goods. We each pick our cupcakes and then sit down with a big glass of water to enjoy them. It was quite warm, muggy, and overcast in Portland that day.
I chose the Chocolate Peanut Butter cupcake. It was a very moist, yet dense cupcake with a whipped pb frosting topped with a chocolate piece. It was full of flavor and the pb/choc combo was to die for! This cupcake was definitely Vegan, I could taste the grittyness of the natural ingredients. It wasn’t your typical fluffy, made with real butter and all that yummyness, but it was still good. If you’re a Vegan, these cupcakes are a great choice for you!
My husband picked the black bottom cupcake (which I didn’t try) but he had the same reaction I did to mine. He could tell it was Vegan, not being a bad thing, but said it was also really tasty!
My daughter had the vanilla with chocolate frosting. She ate it all up… so I’m assuming she thought it was delicious! hehe
Overall, I had a really great time at Sweetpea. I’d definitely come back there if I was in the neighborhood and I’d definitely recommend it to my Vegan friends in the market for an excellent Vegan cupcake! Sweetpea was also serving up some other Vegan baked goods, but we didn’t try any. Next time, I’ll branch out and try one!
Thanks Sweetpea for a great visit!!! You were an excellent addition to our Portland Cupcake Crawl!