Fritz Pastry

Chicago, Illinois

4.3 / 6 votes

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Vegan-friendly bakery/cafe with vegan baked goods and light foods

Restaurant, Coffee/Tea/Juice, Grocery/Bakery/Deli, Caterer

Offers two flavors of vegan cupcakes, a vegan muffin, donuts, cakes and light snacks and drinks such as soup and sandwiches.

From the website: FritzCakes, streusel cake, pumpkin bread, and muffins are all vegan all the time.

Added by conde.kedar on Dec 28 09 (last updated Nov 27)

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Fritz Pastry recently changed ownership and not only do they have vegan donuts (!!) and other goodies, but now Saturday & Sunday brunch as well as wraps. I checked out brunch the second weekend they announced having it. I really enjoyed it and will be back to try other menu options (the menu has changed since I was there - I think they change it every few weeks). If you're looking for a quaint brunch with a coffee & pastry shop vibe, this is your place! They also have an outdoor patio for the spring/summer/fall and while small, it's still cute.

Now, when I went there, the brunch menu had carrot cake pancakes and a tofu scramble as their vegan options. As of today, they have blue fennel hash (purple potatoes, carrots, onion, zucchini, baked tofu and red pepper ketchup - $8.50) and lemon cardamon pancakes (with seedling fruit blueberry syrup and whipped cream - $9). I'm not sure which menu sounds better! My tofu scramble was really awesome. It came with a variety of veggies - red potatoes, carrots, onion, zucchini. There was also a red pepper sauce (I'm pretty sure it was this - I ate this a bit ago so if memory serves!). I love ketchup on my tofu scrambles, so I piled that over the potatoes and such. The tofu was also baked. Super tasty and a great scramble over all.

I also split a raspberry tart with my friend. I love raspberry desserts! This was a perfect ending to my brunch along with my soy latte.

Their only prepackaged vegan wrap is the balsamic roasted veggie wrap (though the bbq tofu sandwich is vegetarian - there is cheese). The wrap has eggplant, red pepper, zucchini, soy mayo, organic greens on a tomato wrap. It comes with chips and a pickle all for $7. There is also a seasonal salad for $6.25 which comes with seasonal veggies, fruits, and lemon-balsamic vinaigrette.

Brunch is served on Saturday's and Sunday's from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go check it out, Chicagoans!

For a complete review, please see my blog here: http://veganmiss.blogspot.com/2012/06/vegan-chicago-restaurant-review-of.html

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Stealth Vegan Pastries

Comfortable, welcoming, stay-a-while vibe inside with plenty of coffee shop type seating. Outdoor seating along side of bldg.

Amazing soy lattes.

The small chalkboard food menu has been vegetarian every time I've been in here. About 30-40% of the bakery items were vegan. But here's the dealio: the vegan items are not marked. I kind of like it b/c I'm sure there are a lot of ppl buying and eating the vegan items that otherwise would not be. I just wish there was a way to tell them, after they bit into that delicious yummy treat, that it's 100% vegan!

My faves in order:
1. chocolate cupcake (vegan)
2. cinnamon donut (vegan)
3. vanilla cupcake (vegan)

Their vegan pastries taste better than their non-vegan pastries. How do they do that?!

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Neighborhood

Lincoln Park

Non-Smoking

No Reservations

Prices

$ - inexpensive

Payment

  • MasterCard Visa

Cuisines

  • American

Features

  • Delivery
  • Quiet
  • Wi-Fi

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vegan chocolate muffin at top, vegan cinnamon donuts w donut hole in middle, small Fritz vanilla and chocolate vegan cupcakes

vegan chocolate muffin at top, vegan cinnamon donuts w donut hole in middle, small Fritz vanilla and chocolate vegan cupcakes

tofu scramble vegan raspberry tart soy latte

Hours

closed
7am - 1pm
8am - 6pm
7am - 1pm
8am - 2pm

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