We discovered a little cafe in Boston that offers vegan options via Yelp: Blue State Coffee. Honestly, I went there because their vegan burrito includes Daiya’s Pepperjack Style Shreds, which was pretty awesome for a local cafe. It is located on Boston University campus off Commonwealth Avenue, about 30 minutes walk from Brookline. At Blue State Coffee, they carry trans-fat free baked goods especially locally made bagels and croissants from scratch with all natural ingredients; some of them are VEGAN or GLUTEN-FREE made fresh daily. I don’t mind walking that far for a vegan meal. In the beginning, I thought the cafe has a kitchen due to an online seasonal menu, but these vegan burritos and tuna salads were pre-made in the glass display. I don’t mind pre-made burritos or tuna salads, as long as I have something made to go whilst traveling or in a rush hour. There is only one Boston location; Blue State Coffee locations include Providence and New Haven CT.
- Website: www.bluestatecoffee.com | Facebook: facebook.com/Blue-State-Coffee | Twitter: twitter.com/bluestatecoffee | Menu: Read Full Online Menu
- Address: 957 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215. On Boston University Campus
- Hours: Monday – Friday: 7am – 8pm | Saturday – Sunday: 8am – 8pm
- Vegan Notes: It isn’t a 100% vegan cafe/bakery. Their seasonal menu will indicate VEGAN next to an item, which makes it easier for vegans or vegetarians to order from. Blue State Coffee bakery do carry a few vegan baked goods labelled VEGAN, which is pretty nice to see.
Vegan Tempeh Burrito: chipotle tofutti sour cream, Daiya shredded jack cheese, tomatoes, black olives.
When I grabbed the plastic box containing the vegan tempeh burrito from the glass display, the creamy texture of the burrito filling made me hungry already. For $7.25, that’s an average cost for a big burrito like you would buy at Whole Foods, but Blue State Coffee’s burrito is different and quite delicious. I like the fact that they create quick meals-to-go using vegan products such as Tofutti and Daiya cheese. It’s fantastic to see a local cafe that offers something like that! I would love to take that burrito with me for my flights, because it’s so much better than an ordinary burrito I had at Whole Foods or fast food joint, even the black olives didn’t slightly bother me (despite my hate for olives). I would love to try their spectacular vegan tuna salad next time I’m in Boston, and seeing that in a local cafe had already intrigued me. I’m pretty impressed with their seasonal menu with vegan options, plus I would love to see more new vegan dishes every season. Well done, Blue State Coffee, I am very pleased with your menu!