Eugene Weekly released its “Best of Eugene 2022-2023” list, and the vanillaverse is shining in our hometown. Many recognizable names are on the list, like Sweet Life Bakery Eugene and Salt and Straw Ice Cream. If you didn’t know, Singing Dog Vanilla is located in Eugene, OR. We always keep an eye on what’s happening […]
Eugene Weekly released its “Best of Eugene 2022-2023” list, and the vanillaverse is shining in our hometown.
Many recognizable names are on the list, like Sweet Life Bakery Eugene and Salt and Straw Ice Cream.
If you didn’t know, Singing Dog Vanilla is located in Eugene, OR. We always keep an eye on what’s happening in the area. Whether it’s bakeries, ice cream, beer, or food, we want to know the best our town has to offer.
Last week, Eugene Weekly released its Best of Eugene 2022-2023 list. The list included all the best things in Eugene. Everything from the best bakeries, desserts, beer, photographers, coffee, comedians, and so much more was on the list.
Our fans, A.K.A members of the vanillaverse, were represented well in the Best of Eugene List. Keep reading to see who is the best of the best in Eugene, OR.
Best Bakery in Eugene
Our friends Sweet Life Bakery and Noisette Pastry Kitchen made the list of best bakeries in Eugene. And that’s no surprise for us. When dessert enthusiasts walk into Sweet Life Patisserie, they will quickly see a display case full of desserts. There is an assortment of cakes, pies, tarts, cookies, ice cream, and more. It’s not uncommon for the line to be shoulder-to-shoulder full of guests looking for something sweet. However, it would be best if you trusted us when we say it’s well worth the wait.
Are you craving a crips banquette? Then you might want to consider Noisette Pastry Kitchen. They are “committed to infusing high-quality local ingredients with old-world techniques,” something we love to hear.
If you don’t have time to bake at home but are craving something sweet, these are the spots for you.
Best Ice Cream in Eugene
It’s possible you found Singing Dog Vanilla while reading the Salt & Straw Ice Cream Cookbook. After the release of that book, we quickly made our Organic Double Strength Vanilla Extract available for home use.
This brings us to the next category in the Best of Eugene list: The Best Ice Cream. After opening its Eugene shop in April 2022, Salt & Straw immediately became a local favorite. So, it’s no surprise they quickly ended up second on the list.
Best Local Beer
Oregon has a long history of beer and breweries. So when it comes to our local beer, we don’t take things lightly. It takes a lot to impress Oregonians. Oakshire Brewing in Eugene, Oregon, took home the crown as the best local beer. If you’re from Eugene and haven’t tried their ‘Theme from the Bottom’ dessert beers, you’re missing out.
Best Coffee & Best Coffee Shop
Vanilla latte, anyone? Regarding the best coffee in Eugene, the vanillaverse stole the podium. Equiano Coffee, Farmers Union Coffee Roasters, and Wandering Goat Coffee Company took first, second, and third, respectively. These days, it feels like there is a coffee shop or stands on every corner. Still, if you’re looking for the best coffee in Eugene, try one of these three places.
Are you looking for great coffee and good vibes? If so, then Farmers Union Coffee Roasters is the place for you. First, for the best coffee shops in Eugene, and second for the best coffee, it’s the place to be.
Best dessert? That has to be the same as the best bakery, right? Well, yes, but also no.
When it comes to a bakery, it involves so much more than your “just desserts,” so Eugene weekly had to get specific and make sure to find the best dessert in Eugene. To none of our surprise, Sweet Life bakery Eugene took the top spot, followed by Noisette, and in third was another member of the vanillaverse, Metropol Bakery. Another clean sweep!
Best Local Food Market
Do you love to shop locally? Every town has its famous local markets, and Eugene is no different. The vanillaverse saw another clean sweep in this category, with Kiva Grocery Store coming in first. The second was Capella Market. Lastly, Market of Choice rounded out the best local food market category.
So, when you’re not going out for dessert, coffee, or even to a brewery for a drink, be sure to head to one of these markets to get some of the best local food and beverages this town has to offer, including some pretty serious vanilla.