As previously reported, Karen Pride and Brittney Galloway, of Pearl District vegan cafe Prasad, are set to open gluten-free sister restaurant Harlow. Like Prasad, Harlow will feature a cornucopia of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free cuisine and dozens of fresh juices and smoothies, all accessible through an easy counter service format.
So where will the main differences between Prasad and Harlow lie? "Harlow is a full-scale restaurant, versus Prasad being a café, so our menu is larger. It's more expanded upon," says Galloway. Make that menus, plural: breakfast, lunch and dinner, to be exact. For breakfast, Harlow will offer gluten-free lemon poppyseed quinoa pancakes with the option of local farm eggs; dinner features dishes like the "Portlandia Rawsome Burger," a housemade nut-and-veggie burger with cashew sunflower cheese on raw bread. Unlike Prasad's mostly grab-and-go setup, Galloway describes Harlow's dining room design as "feminine and whimsical." Think mismatched vintage chairs and tables, chandeliers, and an abundance of natural light. "We decided to open it up and keep [Prasad's] communal tables but add more space. Definitely more space," she says.
The third and final difference? A full liquor license. Harlow's new digs once housed the late BridgePort Ale House, whose enormous bar will be converted to churn out beverages of both the healthful and hard varieties. Smoothies, juices, and even on-tap kombucha will be poured alongside a full menu of cocktails, wine, and beer. And gluten-free devotees needn't worry about the beer thing. Says Galloway, "We've worked with Harvester Brewing here for really amazing gluten-free beer, and that's pretty exceptional."
Harlow is shooting for an opening at the end of the month.
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— Taylor Thompson