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10 Best Gluten-Free Friendly Restaurants in Portland, Maine

Baristas+Bites whips up delicious coffee, refreshing breakfast/brunch selections like the chickpea salad wrap, and lots of goodies that are not just gluten-free, but vegan. The carrot cake muffin is a favorite, and the baristas will walk you through the great case explaining which items are wheat, dairy, egg-free and so on. But you truly can’t go wrong with any of the cupcakes, as connoisseurs praise the sweet delights for tasting even better than gluten-ized versions.

Why baristas + bites is a hidden gem of Portland

One of the things that I love most about Portland is the places that make it what it is. Sure, there’s no doubt that the hot restaurants that everyone wants to get into are fun, but you can’t go there every time you need a quick breakfast or lunch bite.

And that’s where a place like baristas + bites comes in. The name might sound familiar, and maybe you’ve even walked past it a few times running errands but never made it in. I’m here to tell you, you’re missing out! Keep reading to find out just a few reasons why baristas + bites is a hidden gem of Portland!

THE BOLLARD: Veganista

Check out this review from the Veganista food & booze column in the bollard, Maine’s independent voice for local news and art coverage.

LIVEKINDLY: Vegan Food Top Wedding Trend as Plant Based Menus Boom

Who doesn’t love a wedding? The free-flowing bubbly, the atmosphere and the food all make for a great day. However, if you’ve been a vegan guest in the past you may know that the latter can sometimes be a little tricky. But it seems this could no longer be the case.

PORTLAND PRESS HERALD: Vegan food increasingly given favorable reception at weddings

Maine’s prime wedding season won’t be here for months, but planning is well underway for the nuptials and parties that are scheduled for this summer and fall. One request coming up in a lot of pre-event meetings: vegan food.

Vegan Portland Maine Dining Guide: The Best Vegan Restaurants in Portland Maine

Baristas and Bites is a breakfast and lunch joint in Portland with several vegan options on the menu. They believe in offering fresh food from local farmers at a fair price point with excellent service to match. I had some great conversations with the staff there about their vegan offerings and they were more than happy to help. Please note that Baristas and Bites has a cashless system, accepting debit and credit.

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