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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Vegan Baking Has Taken Over My Life

In the Lower East Side, there is a tiny little bakery. It is kitschy and brightly painted. There is wonderful 60's music playing. The employees wear the cutest blue and white striped uniforms. It is overflowing with cupcakes and cookies.....but best of all, all the sweets are vegan, gluten-free, and (mostly) sugar free!
Erin McKenna's bakery has been a great success, and now she has given us a cookbook!
Those who swear by the bakeries creations include Jason Schwartzman, Mary-Louise Parker, and me! When I lived in New York I tried to visit the bakery almost every day and inhaled everything they had to offer. Now that I am back in Los Angeles, I thank my vegan stars that I have the cookbook!
Also, McKenna has stated that she will be opening a second location in downtown Los Angeles in 2010.....

Also on the vegan baking front....
If you are interested in cupcakes or cookies, you will have heard of Isa Chandra Moskowitz, founder of the Post Punk Kitchen.

VEGAN CUPCAKES TAKE OVER THE WORLD was her first devotion to vegan sweets, and now she has created VEGAN COOKIES INVADE YOUR COOKIE JAR, which has 100 amazing cookie recipes, including the addicting Chocolate Peanut Butter Pillows, which I think I have made at least five times now.

That's it for the vegan baking news for now.....


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on the cookbook! We truly you hope you enjoy baking your bakery favorites at home.

BabyCakes NYC

Mattie said...

Isn't that place the best? Every time I"m in the LES that place sucks me in like a black hole, then I get all giddy and forget how to talk when I order. The cookbook is so cute- the layout alone is worth the purchase and the baking methods are so well developed.

The Vegan Collection said...

Bummer about Babycakes opening in 2010 in LA, I thought they were opening this year! :(