Being a vegan can be hard, thankless work—extended family members rarely understand, many restaurants don't accommodate you, and cows still try to devour you every chance they get. With today's Groupon, enjoy bakery treats that are animal-product-free enough for vegans, and delicious enough for everyone else: for $6, you get $12 worth of vegan baked goods and tasty sandwiches from Black Sheep Bakery, open for breakfast and lunch. This Groupon can be used at Black Sheep Bakery's Kerns and Main Street retail locations.
Ten-year veteran baker Amanda Felt prides herself on treats and sandwiches that tickle both vegan and non-vegan taste buds. High demand for Black Sheep's wholesale organic goods at coffee shops and farmers' markets encouraged her to open two stores in the past five years. Items on the menu combine quality ingredients with handily launchable designs. Visitors frequently flock back to devour the peanut-butter and chocolate-chip brownie ($1.75). The muffins ($2) are moist, light, and available in varieties such as maple applesauce and marionberry. A muffin's breakfast marriage to a small cappuccino ($3) builds a white-picket fence around the Tudor of your mind, and the bakery also serves savory lunch dishes all day. Choose your own sandwich adventure ($4 half, $6.50 whole), and you can graze on salad greens for $2 extra. Black Sheep also carries an array of handcrafted vegan chocolates, such as caramel turtles ($6 for box of three) and assorted truffles ($10 for a box of five).
Both Black Sheep locations feature friendly counter service and matching menus, but each has its own distinctive traits. The cozy Main Street location has a bike-thru window, allowing cyclists to holster extra espresso rations. The larger space in Kerns has a warm, homey feel, with one of its milky-white walls covered in small old-fashioned mirrors. They reflect an array of smooth wood tables that can rest aching tennis elbows, catch kamikaze crumbs, or inspire metalheads to take up carpentry.