Internets! Why, oh why have I not been to Portabla before? I drive past it all the time. Heck, I walk past it all the time. And yet I’ve never stopped in. Until today.
I decided it was high time to see what this cute little place was about. And lo! It’s about amazingly prepared, crazy-delicious food, ready for you to tote home. It’s about friendly staff and really good vegan cookies. It’s about:
A chicken salad sandwich made with local, all-natural chicken, celery, onion, cranberries, almonds and mayo on sourdough bread.
A Mediterranean panini stuffed with artichokes, olives, pesto and chicken. The bread is crispy-chewy, toasted but not scorched.
A Santa Fe panini, stuffed with house-roasted turkey (that actually tasted like turkey), bacon, avocado, pepperoncini and chipotle mayo. I could not believe how wonderful the turkey breast tasted.
A vegetable-goat cheese empanada, full of well-seasoned mushrooms and spinach, with the thickest, flakiest, most tender and delicious crust EVER.
Buttery, chewy-crisp cookies, one with chocolate and pecans, the other vegan, and so surprisingly buttery-tasting.
They’ve just started serving brunch on the weekends, and I think I’ll have to stop by very soon. I saw lox with capers and creme fraiche on the menu, as well as eggs benedict made with meatloaf instead of Canadian bacon. I can’t wait!