|Sticky Finger's awards|
Sticky Fingers is located near the Columbia Heights metro station, which is only a 20 minute walk north of where we stayed. Whilst mostly a bakery, they also do brunch on weekends and burgers and salads until 8pm weeknights and 10pm Fridays and Saturdays. We visited on a Wednesday, so chose to take food away and eat back at our apartment.
On the bakery front, Sticky Fingers offers cupcakes galore, brownies, cookies, donuts (on certain days), and sticky buns. They have almond milk coffees, soy or coconut milk thick shakes, and a selection of packaged food that includes vegan marshmallows and vegan s'mores. My excitement was definitely not contained in this place.
For meals, there are five different burger options, ranging from a straightforward burger through to Texas, California, Asian and BBQ varieties (see the menu here!). They also have a vegan BLT, a sandwich with tempeh bacon, lettuce, tomato and Vegenaise, an Asian Salad, and a Power Salad. The 'meat' components are made with Beyond Meat, a US brand that claims to be the first plant-based protein to look, feel and taste like meat, and Gardein, which is the same brand as the meat-free BBQ wings I bought at Whole Foods.
I dithered between a burger and the Power Salad, but ended up going with the latter, with the sneaky plan of sharing a taste of Mr Bite's burger. It had kale, quinoa, hummus, avocado, cucumbers, tomato and sundried tomato flavour Beyond Meat pieces. It was all excellent.
|The power salad. It was powerful!|
Mr Bite chose the standard 'solo burger', which has a Gardein burger patty with lettuce, tomato and Vegenaise. He professed a desire for a similar burger to be available at home on a weekly basis, and on tasting it, I concurred. The patty may have been the best veggie burger I've tasted.
We couldn't, of course, visit Sticky Fingers without buying sweet items too. After more dithering, we went for the sticky buns for which they are renowned. I can make vegan cupcakes and brownies, but sticky buns are a more daunting affair - but one that Sticky Fingers pulls off with no trouble at all. We both agreed that the buns were, as with everything else, excellent.
|Vegan sticky bun.|
If you're ever in Washington D.C., visit Sticky Fingers Bakery. I don't think you'll regret it.
Sticky Fingers is at 1370 Park Road NW, Washington D.C., or see http://stickyfingersbakery.com/ .
Have you tried Beyond Meat or Gardein? Or do you have your own local vegan bakery?