Don’t fear the word: VEGAN desserts at Peacefood Cafe21 Aug 2010, Posted by Holy crap it's vegan!, Peacefood Cafe in
For those of you who are terrified of any dessert that has “vegan” in the title I have some news: The mini brownies at Peacefood are actually really good especially when you consider their $0.99 price.
These brownies are moist and “cake-like” rather than “fudge-like” but the thing I like most about them is their dark chocolate cocoa flavor. This is what is often missing from many brownies IMHO. Maybe the lack of eggs and milk forces a vegan baker to focus more on flavor? A more traditional baker might take for granted that a brownie with all the usual ingredients will taste pretty good no matter what they do. Check these out for a buck and let me know how they were.
The mini cupcake with chocolate frosting was good as well. I doubt too many people could identify it as “vegan” in a blind taste test. Like the Brownies, it was moist. For some reason it did not have the deep, dark chocolate flavor that the brownies had. If you like your frosting with the sweetness-o-meter jacked to 10 like Magnolia or super-high in volume like Sweet Revenge then you might not love these.
The oatmeal cookie was also good but might not please every cookie palate out there. Like the brownie, it was fresh and moist but also had an “uncooked” quality to it. If you like your cookies crisp or baked to a dark brown you should avoid this cookie. It also had a nice strong cinnamon spice flavor. It kind of reminded me of spice muffins that you might get in Vermont or Massachusetts.
Peacefoods is already very popular on the Upper West Side with many dinner options to go along with a refrigerated case full of dessert options.
Peace Foods is located at 460 Amsterdam. A map is here:
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