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.
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.
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!
Peanut butter tofu. Yes.
100 % organic tabouleh.
Raw cheese dip (with chia seeds!).
Dill and sour cream potato bites. Nom.
“Goat” cheese. I love cashew cheese and I’ve made something very similar before.
Mini loaded potato bites with tempeh (recipe on Glue and Glitter).
Candied jalapeno with cream cheese. So creative!
Quinoa sweet potato balls with Daiya mozzarella!
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.
Holly also surprised everybody with a gift!
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.
Chocolate chip and walnut cookies.
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.
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!