In the dog days of summer, even if you aren’t a vegetarian, with the heat, you don't always want to eat dog’s, chicken or… You know the feeling.

If you want a light lunch and you're in North Portland, come into the Bread and Honey Café and try one of our light and tasty vegetarian lunches.  If you want some protein, add our all natural chicken, brined and marinated in lemon garlic and parsley, to any salad for only 3 dollars.

  1. Quinoa Mediterranean Salad with tahini lemon dressing, topped with cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions and feta. Plus, quinoa is considered a complete protein, meaning it packs all nine essential amino acids your body needs. Take away the feta and this salad is vegan.

  2. Greek Salad with our lemon chickpeas, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta and pepperoncinis. This salad is bursting with flavor, and chickpeas also contain protein.

  3. Hummus Cucumber Tomato Sandwich with red onions on rye bread. This sandwich is  served with a side, choose either our Honey Shallot Lime Beet Salad, Grandma's Yukon Potato Salad or Lemon Parsley Chickpea Salad to keep your meal vegetarian.

  4. Our special for the summer is a Beet Salad Sandwich on grilled focaccia, blue cheese aioli, marinated beets, topped with arugula and red onion tossed in our honey shallot dressing. This sandwich is soo good, you’ll be sad to see summer go!

  5. The good news is that we have one more amazing vegetarian lunch item, the bad news is that I can't count very well, apparently… so let's talk about my Spinach Cheese Pies, with a cornmeal crust, sautéed spinach, onions, roasted garlic, smoked gouda and sour cream make up the filling, plus a classic galette dough make up the crust. They are amazingly delicious, and with a side green salad you have a perfect lunch.

My personal Philosophy on meat vs vegetables is such, factory farming is disgusting and cruel but if we don't put our money into better farming practices then it will never get better, also, I really like bacon, but a little bit of bacon goes a long way, I like to use a couple of pieces at a time to flavor tomato sauce, rice dishes or legumes, you don't have to use much to get a lot of smoky bacon flavor. Using meat and dairy as a flavoring tool rather than the main course is a lot healthier than eating a lot of meat and cheese all  at once.

You shouldn't feel like you have to take a nap after you eat lunch, that's your body using all its energy to digest, so if you have to go back to work after lunch, come to Bread and Honey Café and partake in our vegetarian salads.