A few weeks ago Nick and I stopped into Paper Moon Pastry’s new brick and mortar location (3523 W. Fullerton Ave) for an event and we were pleasantly surprised by all of their delicious vegan goodies!
Nick purchased a chocolate covered rice krispy treat with dandies in it, which I was unable to photograph since he ate it before we got home.
We also picked up a few treats for the pups made by All My Friends Are Bread, which they went crazy over!
After our visit I did a brief interview with Ana:
SCV: Do you always have several vegan options available and marked or is that something you just do for the vegan events you host?
TB: Vegan options are ALWAYS available, but we recommend that our vegan customers ask what’s vegan because sometimes we have top-secret vegan items that we don’t mark. The reason being that non-vegan customers are sometimes hesitant to try vegan pastries. This way, they eat and love vegan food without knowing it’s vegan, and we get to have sneaky secrets with our vegan customers.
SCV: I saw in one of your previous interviews that you’re planning on keeping a portion of your shop as a boutique for local vendors, which is totally cool! Will these vendors rotate or will they stay the same?
TB: The plan is to rotate the vendors on a monthly basis so there’s always new and exciting things available. We’re trying to stick to local vendors, importing from other cities ONLY when the items are particularly cool and made by people we really love.
SCV: My dogs went crazy over the All My Friends Are Bread treats, please tell me you’ll be carrying those on the regular.
TB: Absolutely, AMFB is a staple at our monthly vegan markets – she’s the best!
SCV: Besides Café Mustache and Wormhole, are there any other places people may have tried your vegan goodies before?
TB: At The Dill Pickle Food Coop, Township, New Wave Coffee, and also in their wildest dreams.
SCV: I think your shop is pretty cool and I read in one of your interviews that you’d eventually like to turn the basement into a venue for shows/a community space. That’s pretty rad!
TB: Definitely looking to book shows of all kinds when the basement is finished – punk, metal, weird performance art, comedians, DJs – anything that makes us happy!
SCV: Can’t wait to come back and try some more vegan goodies and get more dog treats. I wish you the best of luck!
TB: Thanks for stopping in!
Paper Moon Pastry is located at 3523 W. Fullerton Ave and is currently open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9-5pm.
They host a monthly vegan pastry , confection and gift market, called, The Vegan Vortex. The next one will be held March 29-30 and they are currently trying to raise money to re-sign their lease and open the store on week days, so be sure to check it out!!
This month’s market will include:
Special guest Kelly Peloza, author of Cheers to Vegan Sweets
Vert juice: fresh squeezed juices made by two super pretty girls
Vintage Clothing and Accessories from Poly Golightly Vintage
Literary matchboxes by Lauren Reese (Piedra Papel Tijeras)
Jewelry, Handbags, Wallets from Tarnish
Cards and Stationary from Anxious Alphabet
Vegan handmade soaps from Bitter Betty Bath & Body
All natural lip balm and body care from Lola Moon
Cookbooks from Bake and Destroy
Vegan bike bags from Po Campo
Vegan Chocolate Boxes from Katherine Anne Confections
Celiac safe gluten free treats from Bot Bakery
Tarot Card decks and Candles from Last Craft
Crafts and necklaces from artist katie holland
Vegan all natural dog treats from all my friends are bread
Greeting cards from Betty Turbo
Vegancentric Jewelry from The Lucky Cupcake Company
Used books on consignment from Uncharted Books
Paintings on glass: new work by Brett Whitacre
Brand New issue of Monsters and Dust hot off the presses”pink/punk”.
The event’s menu includes:
$1 metropolis coffee
so many cupcakes
chili cheese nachos with teese vegan cheese
hot chocolate tarts
roasted tofu burritos
apple crumb pie
maple sugar sandwich cookies
and SO SO MUCH MORE