Monday, January 30, 2017

Pushkin's Restaurant

I actually feel kind of silly blogging about Pushkin’s Restaurant since, judging from all the photos showing up in my Facebook newsfeed, it seems as though every vegan in town has already been there. But in case there are still a few people out there who haven’t heard, Pushkin’s Bakery opened a restaurant in midtown last month and it’s been a big hit with local vegans.

The menu at Pushkin’s Restaurant is 100 percent gluten-free, but they also offer a separate menu that’s all vegan. I had lunch there last week with my friend Cathy, and I had a terrible time trying to choose from among all the vegan options. I finally decided on the refreshing Green Gem Salad, with butter lettuce, grapefruit, avocado, radish, and a lemony vinaigrette. I had Portobello mushrooms added for an extra charge.

I really wanted to try the Coconut Parfait for dessert, but they were out of them. Instead, I checked out the baked goods in the display case and found three vegan options –double chocolate walnut cookies, chocolate chip muffins, and barracuda cupcakes. As you can see in the picture below, I opted for the fabulous barracuda cupcake.

Pushkin’s Restaurant is located at 1813 Capitol Avenue, and their phone number is 916-823-5520. Their website address is, and their Facebook page can be found at The restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Dawn | KitchenTravels said...

I love that Pushkin's offers vegan options, and that they have done so well. Sadly, every time I've had their vegan cupcakes in the past, they have been very dry and honestly, not that great. Have their cupcakes improved?

Pam said...

I agree that they're often very dry, although I get a really tasty one once in awhile. My favorite vegan dessert at Pushkin's Bakery is their Russian tea cakes, but they didn't have those at the restaurant.