What's this? A box of pastries from Sweetpea Bakery in Portland... wooo hooo!
The thing is, we just really don't have any special vegan pastries here in Santa Cruz. Honestly, that's probably okay, but sometimes I want a special treat!
No one really wants to have to make an extra stop on the day they leave for a trip... so I orchestrated a Complicated Pastry Obtaining Plan for my friend to pick up my order and bring it to my cousin and then my cousin could bring it to me. Actually, they know each other and like each other -- so in the end my sweet friend even gave my sweet cousin a ride to the airport! It made me so happy to think of them spending time together.
I gotta say, the gal from Sweetpea who helped me over the phone was so friendly and kind and patient and sweet.
Great customer service!
Early in the morning on the day of departure, I called the bakery and placed my order.
I ordered an Almond Ring (my favorite), a blueberry muffin (tragically and majestically enjoyed in the car before I could even get home and take a picture), 2 apple danishes, a Mocha muffin, and a blueberry strudel bar. The mocha muffin and Danish #2 went to one of my besties here in town, who is also a lover of vegan pastries! We always try to hook each other up, if it works out.
Then! Just one week later, I also scored some vegan Morning Buns. Oh MAN these were so good! A local chicken sanctuary sponsored a fundraiser selling vegan pastries. What fun! There were a bunch of things to pick from, and you had to place your order ahead of time, and pick-up was on Valentine's Day, or ValHENtine's Day, as they were calling it. Such a neat idea. I ordered a half-dozen morning buns, which was the minimum amount.
in sarvangasana, thinking of morning buns
On the pick up day, I was busy hosting and attending a yoga workshop with my teacher at my yoga studio, so I sent my darling parents to get them for me. See how I recruit my loved ones to procure treats for me!? Mwahahaha
I didn't need 6 morning buns, so I shared two Valentines treats with my mom and dad, and two with my aforementioned special pal, and kept two for myself. Mmm! They were absolutely incredible! Maybe next time I will have to keep all six??