As everyone knows, a toddler and a pregnant lady are constantly in search of a treat or two. Or three. Since we eat like Hobbits, it’s hard to keep our tastes sated. In honor of K-Pants’s 2nd birthday, this post is dedicated to places that make the everyday special with sweet decadence.
Crave is gluten-free. Apparently no gluten ever enters their doors. I don’t have a gluten intolerance, but I’m happy to claim one if it lets me eat here more often.
The pint-sized shop puts out two kinds of cupcakes each day, as well as cake bites, and crazy cinnamon rolls that you’ve got to try! They aren’t open on Mondays yet, so be aware. Even if you are pregnant and slobbering, they won’t open the door. I tried.
Northwest 23rd Street is full of hedonistic delights (K-Pants and I would like to organize a gelato-crawl for those who are interested). But our current favorite spot is Two Tarts Bakery that our friend Wendy introduced us to. They have a beautiful gallery case full of cookies that instantly starts your mouth watering.
At eighty cents per cookie, they’re the bite-sized way to buy a little happiness. K-Pants loves the shortbread, and I love their take on the Oreo sandwich cookie. Two Tarts has an awesome blog (link above) that leads me to believe there are also ice cream sandwiches in our future!
Everything is good here, but have you had their Normandy Apple Toast? It’s like a fruity french-toast custard. Oh, heaven on earth! And it weighs about five pounds a slice, so you know there’s a lot of egg and cream in there. We approve. At over $3 it’s the most expensive treat on our list, but when you’re in the mood for some true decadence that’s worth it’s weight in gold, this is the way to go.
(Photo courtesy of http://www.sainthonorebakery.com/)
Looking for more family-friendly food adventures? Check out…
- Mommy C’s guest post on the best Portland family brew pubs.
- Great diners and burgers in West Portland and the ‘burbs.
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