Vegan Dining: The Friendly Toast

As I mentioned before, the hubby and I just got back from an awesome little vacation.  It’s always so nice to get away from it all.  No cleaning, no laundry, no checking emails and my manicure still looks fantastic from Sunday.  Yeah vacation is pretty awesome.

On our way up to Portland, Maine, we stopped at The Friendly Toast in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  This was a trip down memory lane for my husband.  A long long time ago he was an undergrad student on the north shore.  He and his friends would venture up to Portsmouth for some good food (who likes dorm food anyways?).

One of the appeals of this spot is that is veggie friendly.  Yay!  If you are a vegetarian/vegan you know that breakfast can be tricky when you’re dining out.  I would probably consider it the most difficult meal eat as a vegan.  Although, their menu is more vegetarian friendly than vegan friendly, there were plenty of options.   No sticking to a fruit cup and plain bagel here!


The hubby and I were living it up on vacation so we started with the orleans fries.  They were the perfect balance of savory, spicy and sweet.  They just might be the best fries I’ve ever had.  Seriously.  They come with sour cream which we omitted from our order, but I would be curious how vegan sour cream would have accompanied these babies.


I appreciated that their egg scrambles could be substituted with tofu.  That’s an option I wish more places had.  However, I order the “so it ve-gan” which was the only vegan scramble on the menu (the other scrambles you could easily order without cheese).   This scramble came with black beans, kale, roasted red peppers, corn salsa, salsa verde and tortilla strips.  It was tasty.  I was a little disappointed in the home fries and pretty much left them alone.  I wanted to order a side a veggie sausage, but sadly the sausage and bacon veggie options were not vegan.  My meal did however come with toast.  They make their own fresh bread and it was delicious.  I did wish they had vegan butter for it however.


My husband ordered the falafel wrap which was always his go to in his college days.  He was a little disappointed in it as well.  I tried a few bites with no expectations and it honestly wasn’t that special.


I appreciate the veggie friendly options on the menu but wish they had more vegan options.  When you’re offering so many tofu options I think it would make sense to have vegan meats and butter to accompany those meals, but then again I’m not in the restaurant business.  Overall, I would recommend this place and visit it again…if not just for those fries!





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