2012 is off to a sweet start! Pedal to the metal KZ and I hit the high road to Philadelphia. First, we stopped at Dun-well Donuts-right here in Bushwick. I never thought I'd see the day when you could get a freshly baked donut at 8AM in a charming spacious establishment. These guys are good at what they do and were kind enough to let our curious cameras capture the racks.
I had The Elvis-peanut butter and banana frosting. I like that there was no sweet overkill.
1st stop in Philly, Memphis Taproom. A traditional place with a standout vegan option: The Vegan Rooster. Their blood sausage was light, cardamom hinted, and grain filled. The coconut bacon was also a unique addition. While I enjoyed it, the sheer smokiness of it was a bit intense.
Then it was off to Bethlehem for Vegan Treats. VT are sold throughout the city, so it was neat to see their roots. Their display case was a sight for sore eyes, beautiful bedazzled little cakes in so many colors and combinations.
I opted for the caramel pecan cheesecake and cannoli. Sweet tooth fixed for a while I hope.
Dinner at Vedge, from the same people that brought us Horizons. Was it really 3 years ago that we went there?
I'm sorry to say that my camera just doesn't hold up in that romantic lighting. This was one of my many little plates, each one a powerhouse of flavor. Will words suffice?
Roasted rutabaga salad, little leaves, charred onion, farro, and pistachio
Fresh hearts of palm, garbanzo crepe, curried gold lentils, green harissa
Baby green kale as caldo verde, garlic crouton, potato broth
fresh baked bread and fruity olive oil to start