Happy Birthday Dough Bakery!

What do you do when you turn one year old? Eat lots of vegan food ’till you have to unbutton your pants and celebrate with a gaggle of nice folks? Sounds like a good plan to me.

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This past Sunday, Holly from Traveling Pink Lips  threw a plant-based potluck to bring ATL vegans together and celebrate Dough Bakery’s first year of awesomeness in Atlanta. For the past year, this vegan bakery along with Gutenfleischers (the vegan deli inside Dough) has been satiating my needs for whoopie pies, chocolate chip cookies, soft serve ice cream, ginormous deli sandwiches, queso, pimento cheese, milkshakes and more. The pups even get a fix with their peanut butter treats.

Here’s the event-planner extraordinaire greeting us. She’s about to let us loose on the food.

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Everybody brought a dish + I brought my camera = vegan food porn. Here are a few highlights.

Mac and cheese with coconut bacon. This was Holly’s dish. Check out that rad spatula!

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Peanut butter tofu. Yes.

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100 % organic tabouleh.

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Raw cheese dip (with chia seeds!).

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Dill and sour cream potato bites. Nom.

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“Goat” cheese. I love cashew cheese and I’ve made something very similar before.

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Mini loaded potato bites with tempeh (recipe on Glue and Glitter).

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Candied jalapeno with cream cheese. So creative!

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Squash casserole.

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Quinoa sweet potato balls with Daiya mozzarella!

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My final plates. Yes plates! My eyes were far hungrier than the size of my stomach. I tried to get one of everything but I’m sure I missed some dishes as some arrived later while I was stuffing my face. Everything was delicious! I brought a black bean and corn quinoa salad (recipe here), but forgot to get a pic of it because I was too enamored with everybody else’s dish. It’s on the bottom of the circular plate.dough1yr_mixplate

Holly also surprised everybody with a gift!

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I was so excited to finally get my hands on some coconut bacon. I was also thrilled to get a Crazy Rumors lip balm (that balm is my jam) and a vegan key chain from Jeanette Zeis Ceramics.

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There was a raffle to win the big bag of vegan swag.  All the raffle proceeds went to Animal Action Rescue.


And boy were there sweets!

Brownie cookies. We split the second to last one.

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Chocolate chip and walnut cookies.

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Vegan gelato from Revolution Gelato. We’ve had this creamy-dreamy vegan gelato before but it’s not for sale yet, so it was a real treat to have some. I tried the new flavor, Hatch Chili Chip. I can not wait until this stuff goes on sale for realsies.  According to Jared the owner/creater this will hopefully happen sometime in the fall.

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And no birthday is complete without cake. Check out these fun decorated cakes made by Dough! Nom nom and nom nom nom!


I’m so happy that Holly put this event together. She did an incredible job bringing together an awesome and diverse vegan crowd where I got a chance to talk to old friends and make some new ones. And big ups to Dough and Gutenfleischers for hosting and basically being ‘da bomb!

28 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Dough Bakery!

  1. veganinbrighton

    OMG! What an insanely epic party! I love the coconut bacon mac ‘n cheese idea and I really, really wanna make stuffed potato skins now. Those birthday cakes are ridic too and whilst I’m pretend eating my way around this party I’ll take a few choc chip walnut cookies!

    1. luminousvegans Post author

      It was great! Unfortunately, I didn’t even get to try one of those cookies either b/c they were gone by the time I got up to get desserts. But I had to take a pic because they looked so pretty.

  2. veganadian

    What a lovely review! Thank you SO much for capturing everything. And also for your kind words! It means a lot. I had SO much fun, it’s ridiculous! I am really blessed and thankful that everything went according plan. I couldn’t be any more proud! I too made some new friends and I am glad. Everyone was so nice and happy. It was perfect! :] The food was ridiculously amazing. I missed the walnut cookies! :[ I guess it’s only fair since I began eating after everyone was done, hehe! I can’t wait to begin planning for more! It’s only going to get better from there!

    Ps. How about that Coconut Bacon though? It is SO addictive and one the best darn thing I have ever had, hehe! I am glad everyone was able to taste it and begin a newfound love!

    1. luminousvegans Post author

      I missed the walnut cookies too actually! But I had to include a pic because they were so pretty. You did a great job with the potluck and I look forward to any other future events you throw 🙂

      And yes, that coconut bacon is insane! I keep meaning to have it properly with something but I’ve almost polished off the bag by just eating it straight.

  3. A Tablespoon of Liz

    Yum, that all looks so good! I’m so jealous, It’s very rare that I can eat somewhere and be able to eat everything there, and potlucks are so much fun!

    1. luminousvegans Post author

      I know what you mean! I feel that more and more though, vegan is becoming a “thing”. Like people know what it is and places are so much more accommodating.

    1. luminousvegans Post author

      I was super happy and left super stuffed. I’ve never been to a potluck that large before so I didn’t know how much food to make but everything went very well.

    1. luminousvegans Post author

      Make sure you follow Dough and Gutenfleischers on facebook. I think they had a facebook update or something. Vegenadian (aka Holly) who put it on also blogged about it on her site: travelingpinklips.com Dough is also have a birthday celebration this Saturday as well. There will be cake!

  4. Andrea

    The vegan potluck of the century, I’d say. Every dish looks wonderful — a fitting celebration for the first anniversary of what looks like a fabulous bakery. Lucky you!

    Hmmm. I was going to make coconut bacon but seeing it already prepared and in a bag has inspired my lazy streak. 🙂

    1. luminousvegans Post author

      Ha ha! My lazy streak is going all the time! Warning though, the coconut bacon is addicting. I keep planning to have it properly with a salad or with mac and cheese but I just keep eating it straight from the bag and it is almost all gone.

  5. celestedimilla

    Oh my gosh, you’re really making me want to go to Atlanta!! There’s even vegan gelato? That is an indulgence I really wish we had out here. Everything looks delish! Celeste 🙂

  6. Cadry's Kitchen (@Cadryskitchen)

    That looks like SUCH a fun event! I wish more potlucks would include signs with the list of ingredients next to the dish. (I’m always so wary at most potlucks, because I don’t know what is vegan. I don’t want to wander around asking people, “Who brought this dish? What is in it?” So usually, I only eat what I brought unless it’s very obviously cut up fruit or a vegetable tray.)

    I’m so in love with that Phoney Baloney’s Coconut Bacon. I polished off my bag from PDX, but I plan on picking up another one when I visit Chicago this weekend!

    I envy the kind of vegan community you have in your town! What a blessing for you!

    1. luminousvegans Post author

      I hear you. That is why I try to only go to vegan potlucks if I can. When I can’t and have to go to work related things or whatnot, I just assume everything is not vegan just like you. So I only end up eating what I brought. And the people who don’t know I’m vegan (because I don’t broadcast it to everybody all the time) just end up thinking I’m an a**hole for not trying their food :-(.

      And I have fallen in love with that coconut bacon. I keep meaning to eat it proper, but I just eat it straight from the bag mostly. It is almost all gone.

      Oooh, have fun in Chicago! I’ve always wanted to visit there. Can’t wait to see what vegan eats you get into 🙂

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