Many of our items are vegan and gluten free. Just how much?
Pembroke is a made-from-scratch bakery. No box mixes here. Never. We start with whole foods, and know every ingredient that goes into our food.
Baked Goods–All of our breads, bagels, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, donuts, and brownies are vegan. We use no butter, milk, eggs or any other animal product in any of our baked goods. We also make some items gluten-free, and happily accept special orders. We use a soy-free rice milk, soy-free Earth Balance vegan margarine, and either golden-flaxseed or aquafaba (bean water) as our egg substitute.
Soups–All of our soups are made from scratch, so that we can be sure of the ingredients. We make a variety of vegan soups every day, and post them on our facebook page. Our most popular soups are Tuscan White Bean and Mustard Greens, Chili with Tofu and Beans, and Cuban Black Bean. Our soups are gluten-free, and are also usually soy-free as well. We also offer rice and beans every day, using organic brown jasmine rice. These also vary, from vegan red beans and rice, to Mujaddara (lentils and rice), dals, and even the Italian comfort food, Risi e Bisi (peas and rice). You are always welcome to substitute salad greens instead of rice, and to add your choice of additional toppings from the sandwich case.
Salads: We have a variety of organic greens, vegetables and fruits for salads, often featuring local produce found at one of our many farmer’s markets. We make our own homemade vegan herb vinaigrette and Southwest 1000 Island. Folks can choose to add protein to their salads. We have Daiya vegan cheeses, baked tofu, chickpea salad, and corned seitan. For non-vegans we also have sliced turkey and dairy cheeses (but we encourage them to try the tofu).
Our sandwiches can be made vegan or non vegan. We offer a variety of toppings on our homemade breads, and any can be made into a panini. We make most everything from scratch, including our awesome smoked Applewood Tofu (the apple twigs are pruned from our own garden), and our Chickpea Salad sandwich is legendary. Like peanut butter? Try our house-made, roasted sunflower butter. We make from scratch our own Blackbean burgers, Beet burgers, Cluck–our seitan and chickpea burger, and our own Corned Seitan. We also offer our homemade gluten-free, vegan breakfast sausage. (It kind of looks like a cookie, but tastes really amazing!). For non-vegans we also have sliced turkey and dairy cheeses (but we encourage them to try the tofu). We make our own gluten-free sandwich bread in both regular and herb flavors.
We make hot chocolate, and have available soymilk, almond milk, and coconut milk, and also carry dairy milk in both whole and non-fat varieties.
Are we completely vegan? No, but we offer plant-based yummy choices for everyone.