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Grand opening: Vegan Divas bricks & mortar bakery

Posted by Niko on August 2nd, 2012

Vegan Divas doughnuts

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the grand opening of Vegan Divas first “bricks and mortar” bakery on the Upper East Side.  We’ve been long-time fans of Vegan Divas rich, high-end vegan baked goods and it was great to see their healthier desserts take off. We first reviewed them back in early 2010 and since then they’ve grown by leaps and bounds.  Their full line of offerings, including brownies, chocolate mousse and macaroons first debuted in Butterfield Market. Now they  can be found in Garden of Eden, Westside Markets and Citarella. (more…)

Blossom's orange currant scone

Blossom Restaurant (and Cafe Blossom) recently opened up a vegan bakery right next door to their popular take-out shop on Ninth Avenue in Chelsea.  This is pretty big deal.  Besides Baby Cakes, I’m not aware of any other vegan bakeries in NYC that exclusively offer pastry and bakery items.  Peace Foods Cafe and Whole Earth Bakery and a few others, offer lunch and savory items in addition to their vegan bakeries. (more…)

Spot Dessert Bar's heart shaped macrons

Valentine’s day is around the corner so if you’re feeling the crush of billions of marketing dollars telling you that you must get something red or heart-related for your partner–here are some suggestions. (more…)

Vegan Chocolate Chip Brownie from Baby Cakes Bakery by Erin McKenna

The all-vegan Baby Cakes Bakery had some killer chocolate chip brownies at the  New York Food and Wine “Sweet” event.  I seriously could have eaten about ten of these things.  Not sure anyone would ever be able to tell that these brownies were vegan and gluten free.   (more…)

Vegan desserts in New York City

One of my favorite brownies in NYC - Vegan or not

If this is some kind of tipping point for vegan baked goods please remember you heard it here first.  The Gourmet Garage in SOHO is now carrying the Vegan Divas line of high-end vegan desserts.  Initially, they will sell four products: the vegan and gluten-free chocolate mousse, carrot cake, chocolate chip cookie and chocolate brownie.  In my opinion this is their “A-list” and best four products.  The mousse and brownie are great desserts even compared to their full milk and dairy-containing counterparts. (more…)

Lulu’s Sweet Apothecary: Cake Batter Soft Serve (vegan)

Posted by Niko on September 8th, 2011

Lulu's Sweet Apothecary (vegan) cake batter soft serve

With all the hype about the opening of the Big Gay Ice Cream Store,  I thought it would be cool to feature their East Village neighbor, the  non-dairy, super-low-key, VEGAN alternative Lulu’s Sweet Apothecary.  This tiny 100% vegan ice cream shop sells what many bloggers believe is the best vegan ice cream flavor in New York–cake batter soft serve.   (more…)

Vegan carrot cake from Vegan Divas in NYC

A few weeks ago  I wrote about how bakers and pastry chefs can create great tasting vegan desserts with a little effort.   Case in point is the simple, not-too-heavy carrot cake from Vegan Divas.   (more…)