Back to Eden Blog


Posted on Nov 15, 2013
Anyone who has visited our shop before knows what a petite space it is and yet we somehow manage to make magic happen in there in spite of that fact. With over thirty handcrafted baked goods in rotation daily, an impressive ice cream shake/sundae menu and a nice assortment of savory lunch options we’d like to think that we are working it out. Well, we are quite proud to say that this week things just got a lot better around here.

For the four plus years we have been doing business in our humble little shop at 2217 NE Alberta Street the number one request we have gotten from our customers is espresso. Given the limited counter space and close quarters we have always assumed that it was more than our shop could bare but alas we have made it happen! Espresso is finally here!

Now you can get your caffeination on when you stop by for your morning pastry, getting your lunch to go or are picking up your special order cake. We are delighted for the partnership we have with Trailhead Coffee Roasters who produce some of the highest quality beans here in Portland. Our milk choices include soy, rice, hazelnut and hemp so you definitely have options. And if mochas or flavored lattes are your fancy we source fair-trade organic chocolate and flavor syrups from Holy Kakow.

We’d like you consider Back to Eden Bakery your go-to source for a quality cup of coffee as well as your favorite 100% plant-based vegan gluten-free bakery! Thank you for all your patience and support over the years. We heard the demand and are so happy we were able to respond!

P.S. While we have your attention we want to remind you that we are now actively taking special orders for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Please refer to the ordering guide below and keep in mind that all orders need to be placed by either Monday, November 25th or Sunday, December 22nd respectively. The calendar will fill up, however, so do yourself a favor and give us a call soon!

Wishing you all the best and a happy holidays!

Back to Eden Bakery


The Holidays Are Just Around The Corner...

Posted on Nov 5, 2013
There are so many things to love about this time of year, especially that special day in late November when we all gather to give thanks!  Friends, family and the most comforting food ever, what more could you ask for?!  Every house looks different and we all have our traditions, both old and new ones but one thing is for sure, we’ll all be cooking!
The cornerstone of every good celebration, no holiday spread is going to be complete without an array of seasonal desserts.   Nothing says Thanksgiving like a fresh baked pie but with all that shopping and cooking (and eating) you might be asking yourself who’s got the time?
Maybe your gluten-free relatives are in town this year and the idea of making a gluten-free crust on top of the million other things on your list sounds beyond daunting. Whatever your reason, there is nothing wrong in asking for a little help this holiday season!
If you find yourself needing a “helping hand” to lighten your load in the kitchen this year than look no further than our vegan gluten-free pies and desserts!  Just as buttery and flaky as its counterpart our gluten-free pie crust is truly one of a kind. We’ll be filling them up with the  freshest seasonal ingredients and aromatic spices with an emphasis on fair-trade, organic and local whenever possible. On the menu: Caramel Apple Crumble, Cranberry Apple, Marionberry Pear and Pumpkin topped with whipped coconut cream.
No doubt you’ll be running around for days getting it all ready so if you need some other treats to satiate your your guests we’ve got just what you need. Want to start the day off on a sweet note? Choose from our list of scrumptious morning pastries like glazed cinnamon rolls, muffins, scones, coffee cake or soy-free baked doughnuts. On the savory side of things choose from our  our wildly popular eggless quiches, tomato kale cashew tarts or savory scones. Knowing that you may just want a variety of it all we will be selling whole pies and quiches in an 8” size as well as our smaller personal size so you can mix and match.
Just refer to the pricing guide below and fill free to email us at if you have any questions. The calendar will begin to fill up fast so do yourself a favor and place your orders as early as possible. The last day to place an order for Thanksgiving is Monday, November 25th and for Christmas it will be Sunday, December 22nd. Please note that there are no guarantees we will be able to accommodate your request so do think ahead.
Whatever you need we are here for you and would take delight in helping to make your holidays as stress-free as possible. Nothing brings us more joy than knowing that our allergy sensitive treats are in your home and your stomachs!

Let us be the first to wish you a Happy Holidays!!

With love and warmth,
Back to Eden Bakery

P.S. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!! The bakery will be closed on Wednesday, November 13th all day for some much needed storefront maintenance. After 4 plus years of fielding your requests we have finally figured out a way to add an espresso machine to our operation! Soon you will be able to meet all your caffeination needs when you stop by for your baked goods! Thanks for your patience and support over the years, espresso is coming soon!!