Thursday, November 15, 2012

Crumbs Organic Bakehouse

November 10, 2012


Not once have we managed to drag ourselves across to Ascot Vale, where Crumbs have been baking vegan-friendly goodies for years. This is ridiculous, I know. In 2012 they've graciously met us more than half way, setting up a sister shop in North Melbourne with an irresistible window display.


While I believe their source bakery is more of a mix, the North Melbourne store's baked goods are exclusively vegan. (However they do offer dairy milk for coffee, and sell eggs and honey.) There's a few coeliac-friendly sweets in the mix too, including this dense chocolate brownie. But if you're up for some wheat flour with your white sugar, look no further than the lemon curd-centred doughnuts ($3.50 each). Omitting the eggs has simply left more room for bracing lemon and I'm all for it.

We should give their bread a go too, but we'll most likely be driven back to test whether any of the other sweets can out-do that doughnut. We're also eagerly anticipating the tofu and mushroom pies and sausage rolls that they promised are in the works.
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The North Melbourne Crumbs was visited on the same day as us by Mel of Veganise This!. It has also received positive reviews from new international students, And Lashings Of Ginger Beer and The Good Hearted.

There's appreciation for Crumbs goods at other locations on Vegan About Town, Consider The Sauce and CRAP SPATULA.
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Crumbs Organic Bakehouse
16 Errol St, North Melbourne
9375 4777
veg treats and bread up to ~$7 each

Accessibility: Crumbs has a flat entry and excellent views of all their goods. Seats and benches are set against the wall and are tall. Ordering and payment takes place at a low counter. There aren't any toilets.

6 comments:

  1. I suspect you were around the corner having breakfast when I dropped in! What a shame I missed you...

    I was VERY tempted by the lemon curd donuts, I'll definitely give them a try next time I make a visit. The pies and sausage rolls sound promising too. :)

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    1. Mel, it seems we hit good luck with Crumbs but bad luck missing each other. :-P

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  2. The Ascot vale store is fantastic too! Don't forget the inner North West guys!

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    1. We should go there more often, I know, but the public transport from here isn't the greatest. :-/

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  3. I need to get my assets over to Oz one of these days soon. This place looks so lovely and inviting.

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    1. It is cute! And it's exciting to know that they've got some new things in the works. :-)

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