Vegan Desserts A Delight Around LA
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Los Angeles is a perfect city in which to eat - whether it entails having access to the cuisines of countless ethnicities or healthful options that honor our moral obligations. There’s a tricky thing, however, about desserts for vegans - most of which incorporate butters, understandably, into their recipes. LA vegans have reason to rejoice, though, with ever more plentiful options to get their sweet tooth on around town:
Kiss My Bundt (Mid-Town)
Kiss My Bundt offers vegan red velvet on Fridays and Saturdays as well as vegan chocolate on Saturdays. They may be vegan, but they certainly don’t look nor taste like they’re in shortage of any sort of ingredient. Incredibly moist and delicious, the red velvet will never let on what you’re missing…it’ll be a secret between you and your bundt. And if you’d like a sizeable order (6 mini-bundts or more), the vegan bundts are available any time of the week. What are you waiting for?
Mini Bundt - $2.50 Baby Bundt - $4.50
Kiss My Bundt Bakery 8104 West 3rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90048 323.655.0559
The Bakery at Akasha Restaurant (Culver City) The Bakery at Akasha has a few options available for vegans at their storefront. Pick from chocolate cupcakes, tarts and cookies - or go for their meyer lemon scone. If you’re seeing a movie across the street, best come early and buy a few treats to sneak into the theatre - it sure beats the $8 popcorn at the concession stand!
Dark Chocolate Cupcake with Ganache Glaze & Vanilla Icing - $3.25 ea Salty Chocolate Pecan Tart and Rustic Apple Tart - $4.75 ea Chocolate Chip and Snickerdoodle Cookies - $1.50 ea Meyer Lemon Scones - $2.50 ea
Bakery at Akasha 9543 Culver Boulevard Culver City, CA 90232-2618 310.845.1700
Babycakes (Downtown Los Angeles) Los Angeles vegans rejoiced when Babycakes came toÂ us from New York - to set up shopÂ in the historic Pacific Electric lofts downtown. Not only could you get a french dip at Cole’s and a cocktail at The Varnish - you could also get dessert nearby. There are a lot of vegan options here (loaf? cookie sandwich? macaroon?)Â with a variety of flavors:
Vanilla Cupcake with Zesty Lemon Frosting - $4.25 Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf - $3.65/slice (Check the recipe from Glutenfreebird.com) Cinnamon Raisin Cookie Sandwich with Vanilla Filling - $5.00 Cinnamon & Sugar Toasties - $3.75/slice Vanilla Macaroons - $1.50 each
Babycakes 130 E. 6th St. (between Main & Los Angeles) Los Angeles, CA 90014 213.623.5555
Isabellaâ€™s Cookie Company (Various Retailer Locations) The homemade, all natural cookies from Isabellaâ€™s recently introduced two delicious new vegan options found at various Southern California retailers:
â€œV-Chipâ€ Chocolate Chip Cookies â€“ $7.00/bag of bites (10 cookies/14 oz) or $3.50/individual cookie (6 oz) â€œV-Nutterâ€ Peanut Butter Cookies - $7.00/bag of bites (10 cookies/14 oz) or $3.50/individual cookie (6 oz)
Isabella’s Cookies found here Incl. Famima!!, Cheese Store of Beverly Hills, Silver Lake Wine, Larchmont Village Wine & Cheese, Whole Foods (various)
Veggie Grill (West Hollywood, El Segundo, Irvine) When I tried Veggie Grill awhile back, I was certainly wow-ed by how good 100% plant-based food could taste - at reasonable price points. But one of the biggest stand-outs of my meal was their Vegan Carrot Cake. The cake itself was moist and rich-tasting while the cream cheese-y icing blew my mind; it may as well have been the “real” thing.
Veggie Grill WeHo 8000 W. Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90046 323.822.7575
Veggie Grill El Segundo 720 Allied Way El Segundo, CA 90245 310.535.0025
Also 2 Irvine locations at Spectrum and Univ. Center
Vegans who hate baking have more sweet-tooth options than ever all around town. Got a vegan birthday coming up? Snag a few of these sweeties to treat that special person - no need to compromise. Now. What’s for dinner?
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