While I have tried Pushkin’s Bakery on 29th and S, I had no idea that they had opened a restaurant on Capital Ave. until a friend suggested it to our brunch group. Another friend who lives a gluten-free/dairy free lifestyle due to severe food allergies had introduced me to the bakery years ago.
My first thought was that the building was super cool. The restaurant is on the bottom and no doubt super expensive living spaces are on the top. They were in the process of building a paver patio out front (Which is probably installed by now) – due to my late posting. Life gets in the way and what you think you might edit and post quickly… never happens. I still have a Napa trip from 2016 to post.
I was really drawn to Pushkin’s simple interior. I love mixed woods and metals. The bakery items in the case also looked delicious and got me excited to see the rest of the menu.
I grabbed a menu while I waited for my crew to arrive. Parking was quick and easy, which was surprising for a Sunday. I found metered parking only a block away which bonus – led me into a cool vintage store.
The restaurant is rather narrow, but there are quite a few tables along the wall with some shared table space in the middle. I’m hoping to enjoy the outdoor patio seating next visit.
Once we were seated they also passed out their Vegan Brunch menu. One friend in our group has severe food allergies and it’s so awesome for her to have a place to go where she knows there won’t be any issues with cross contamination, etc.
I was feeling more “Lunch” than “Brunch” – so I went with the Green Grill and Fries. Havarti, Avocado, Tomato, Spinach, Butter Lettuce and Sprouts on Focaccia Bread. It hit the spot… then I saw what others ordered…
Farm Fresh Eggs, Hashbrowns and Bacon…
Shakshuka – Spiced Tomato Sauce, Baked Eggs, Parmesan and Toast and I was having some “breakfast” type food envy. I did try a bite of the Shakshuka and it was delicious!
I also had the opportunity to try the Vegan Adult Grilled Cheese at the Sacramento Grilled Cheese Festival (Another post I have lagged on pulling together) and I was blown away by the flavor. Cashew Pepper Jack Cheese, Tomato and Arugula and Gluten Free Focaccia Bread. While I wouldn’t classify it as a “Grilled Cheese Sandwich” like the other samples that day, it really did surprise me with how delicious it was.
The best part of the whole Pushkin’s experience like I said above – thanks to the owners, Danny and Olga Turner, my friend is able to eat without worry that she will get really sick. Danny has allergies and sensitivities to wheat, gluten, and dairy and realizes the importance of their guarantee of no cross contamination with wheat products.
Having two menus gives everyone the freedom to choose what fits their dietary needs. I for sure will be going back to try more items – and for another Adult Grilled Cheese – that I’d rather from here on out – refer to as an Adult Toasted Cheese Sandwich. 🙂
Go check it out!
1813 Capitol Ave. Sacramento, CA