The morning after the DC Vegfest I met a friend and his wife at Sticky Fingers bakery in downtown DC for brunch. He highly suggested it and after reviewing the menu, I had to agree. It sounded like CTB, but smaller and more vegan.
In fact, everything in the place was vegan which makes ordering really easy. I don’t have to say “Can I have vegan cheese?” because that is assumed already. I was also drawn to the name. Sticky Fingers just sounds delicious to me. I do not consider my burrito a success unless there is a bit of love juice running down my hands.
I had briefly looked over the menu before telling my friend we should go there, so getting there a bit before them, I had more time to decide what I wanted. When we made plans the day before, I was craving sweet things so the french toast and sticky buns were what drew me toward the place. However, after eating a lot of sweet things the day before, I was more than ready for savory.
I was deciding between the breakfast burrito and the BLT ranch wrap before I was pointed toward the special of the day. Sticky Fingers has a specific brunch menu that includes the french toast, pancakes and homefries. I was drawn to the chorizo breakfast tacos complete with chorizo seitan, tofu scramble, avocado, spinach and tomato.
The wrap was very flavorful. I used to think I did not like tofu scramble. However, once you have tofu scramble that is seasoned appropriately, it is delicious. I also think I was afraid it would taste like eggs…which is does not. Thank Jesus because I do not like the taste of eggs. The seitan was done is a lovely spanish sausage style and was not too spicy. The avocado added creaminess and balance to the meal. It was delicious and I would order it again. I actually tried to recreate it at CTB today with some success.
My friend go the French toast with homefries and tofu scramble. It looked really great! The only thing I would have liked would maybe to have bigger pieces. If I were to just get the French Toast and not to platter like he did, I would not have been filled up.
Overall, I had a great experience. It was not crowded and our food was hot and fast. On the way out I grabbed a “sweet and salty” cookie suggested ot me by both my friend and the staff. I ended up bringing it home and split it with my roommate. We liked it but the salt was a bit overpowering. I would eat it again, but not everyday.
I hope to go back!
Are you a salty or sweet breakfast person?
What is your favorite brunch food?