.

Bites Nearby

You could stand on a corner and look around until a restaurant sign draws you in. But we've got a better idea. Each week, Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch picks a great restaurant either in town or nearby that is worth checking out.

Virago Baking Company

Overview: Virago Baking Company is the premier eatery for vegan, gluten-free and all-natural healthy food. Its warm atmosphere makes it a welcome spot to unwind after a busy day. What’s great is you can get a bite to eat and something warm to drink while watching a live performance from a local musician, and even try out your own talent at the monthly Open Mic Night.

Decor: The pastel green walls and artistic décor really gives you a feeling that you are at home. It offers ample seating at wood or metal-woven tables. For live entertainment, the acoustics are perfect.

The drinks: Virago offers hot drinks, cold drinks and espresso. All the hot drinks are organic, including the coffee ($2 for a small, $2.25 for a large), tea, hot apple cider ($4 for small, $4.50 for large) and chai latte ($4 for large). Espresso options feature the Good Morgan (triple espresso with vanilla) for $4, Americano (espresso shot with water) for $2.25, Baker’s Starter (coffee with espresso shot) for $3.25, and Espresso Noelle (one shot, hazelnut and cream splash) for $2.50. If you prefer a cold drink, choose from iced coffee and lattes, Virago Iced Tea ($2.50), fruit smoothies ($6) or Honest Tea ($1.75).

Appetizers: While Virago doesn’t offer appetizers, there are options that can suffice for a small entrée. There are five different salads: simple, goat cheese, Greek, fruit and ABC (arugula, beets and goat cheese), ranging in price from $5 to $8.

Entrees: Virago Baking Company is all about choices. They have a breakfast menu, including an egg burrito (organic eggs scrambled and wrapped inside a whole wheat or gluten-free rice wrap) for $3.50, to which you can add turkey bacon, cheese and sautéed vegetables; the quiche of the day; a frittata (organic eggs and mixed vegetables) for $5; and a tofu scrambler wrap (tofu, red peppers, onions, mushrooms and Daiya cheese) for $7. Virago also offers cold and hot wraps. The curry chicken salad is a delight for the palate with chicken, raisins, almonds, red peppers and onions for $9. The turkey pastrami reuben, made with Thousand Island dressing and blue cheese, is like a New York deli-style wrap that warms all the way down.

Desserts: Virago Baking Company is known for, and takes pride in, its desserts. The restaurant calls its Celebration-size cupcakes VIP for Virago Inspired Pleasures. These cupcakes are filled with extras, and they are large enough to share – if you want to. All cupcakes are $5 each, or 13 for $60. The most famous dessert is the Get the Led Out (GTLO) triple chocolate cupcake. This treat oozes with chocolate, and that fact that it’s organic and gluten free makes it a more healthy indulgence. Also recommended is the Raspberry Romance, and it tastes just as good as its name. There are also “Happy” options at $3 each, such as the aptly-named Hallelujah (chocolate, pecans and coconut), and the perfect and unique recipe of cinnamon, chili and chocolate called the Aztec.

Service: There is hardly ever a wait to order food, and there’s always seating available. Servers are quick to deliver drinks and food to you at your table once you have ordered.

Signature dishes: Get the Led Out cupcake, gluten-free pizza on Friday and Saturday nights

322 ½ W. Main St., Lansdale

Owner and chef: Regina Petruzziello Mason

Cost: $$

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something