November 22nd, 2011vegan bakers
hold the phone! clara’s cakes, one of our favorite bakeries, has started offering vegan mexican wedding cookies (aka russian tea cakes?)! they’re ridiculous: rich, moist, powdered sugary, littered with nuts, and scarily real tasting.
they’re 12 bucks per dozen which is a steal, considering this is one of the best tasting baked goods i’ve eaten in ages. to order, email clara at firstname.lastname@example.org!Tags: cookies, mexican, vegan bakers
August 25th, 2011vegan bakers
these are brilliant. giant homemade chocolate chip cookies with oreos stuffed inside. you can order them now in los angeles, so get on it. here’s how:Tags: clara's cakes, cookies, what you sick people come here for
August 1st, 2011vegan bakers
hey LA, there’s a new vegan cookie on the block! emily’s desserts is a west hollywood based online bakery, and they’re shipping homemade chocolate chip goodness all over the country.
here in los angeles, we have no shortage of impressive vegan cookies—and i’m on a mission to try them all! my latest discovery is michy’s, an entirely vegan mail order bakery based in west LA with an arsenal of cookie flavors that is guaranteed to blow your mind. the tag line of michy’s cookies is “gourmet. vegan. delicious.”—and i’m happy to report that the description is very apt.Tags: cookies
April 20th, 2011vegan bakers
this post is dedicated to natalie portman, who lives in los angeles and recently gave up on veganism because she couldn’t find any vegan cookies.
i have put away truckloads of vegan cookies in my time (believe me!), but now that i’ve discovered ye olde tyme bake shoppe, i can say that i’ve found my favorite.
the small los angeles based operation sells their treats both online and at some restaurants in the san fernando valley. whether you wanna place a mail order or drive to the 818, whatever you need to do to get your hands on these cookies, it’ll be worth it…Tags: cookies, the valley
April 9th, 2011vegan bakers
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January 25th, 2011vegan bakers
there’s no shortage of vegan cookies here in los angeles, but i can say without a doubt that the oversized chocolate chip treats from mardy’s munchies are some of the best.
the small neighborhood bakery based out of northeast LA was started about two years ago by montecito heights resident steve rossen, and his partner jana. while they only have one vegan item on the menu at the moment, it’s a damn good one and worth trying out…Tags: baked goods, cookies, dessert, highland park
it’s that time again…for a vegan field report! this is the third one to come to us from kris of veganscraps, and she blogs about an entirely vegan bakery called sweet freedom located in the uncharted (by quarrygirl) territory of philadelphia. damn, it looks good! i have added this to my list of places to hit up when i finally make it to philly for an epic weekend of eating and drinking with vegan brew. check it:
Alas, I got to visit a bakery I’ve been wanting to for a while now! Sweet Freedom Bakery is located in the artsy city of Philadelphia and it is the city’s first bakery to bring a vegan healthy take on our favorite goodies! The items they offer are 100% Vegan as well as Gluten, Corn, Wheat, Peanut, and Soy free as well, while never using any Unrefined Sugars. Naturally I had to check it out while in Philly (it was my first stop from the train station!)…Tags: bakery, cookies, dessert, field report, philadelphia, philly
December 5th, 2010vegan bakers
cookie fans, get excited! isabella’s cookie company specializes in natural treats (no artificial ingredients or preservatives) and they happen to make four vegan cookie flavors that are available in whole foods locations all over los angeles.
isabella’s sent me a huge box of sample cookies recently, and they were super tasty. as they say on their website, the cookies “only have a fourteen day shelf life before they begin to lose their freshness, but they never last that long!!“…Tags: cookies, whole foods
July 10th, 2010vegan bakers
you already know about the killer breakfast sandwiches that a taste of life sells every sunday at the hollywood farmers market, but now you have yet another delicious reason to visit their booth. PEACE TREATZ!
peace treatz is an all vegan bakery that has been taking private orders for a while, but now their treats are available every week at the taste of life booth at the HFM. i had a chance to try their cupcakes, and they were tasty beyond belief. if you are in town this weekend, you gotta go pick some up…Tags: cookies, cupcakes, hfm
June 10th, 2010vegan bakers
i’m happy to announce that there’s a new baked goods company on the los angeles scene, and it’s called merely “ingredients”. the small studio city-based business is run by shelley boyle, and produces amazing animal-free baked goods with simple healthy ingredients, as the name would suggest.
shelley was kind enough to send me some of her treats to sample…and i was blown away by their deliciousness. she was also generous enough say she’d throw in a few sample bags of cookies to all quarrygirl readers who order from ingredients within a week of this post! but before you click away and start ordering massive amounts of sweets, check out what i tried.
it’s worth noting that the snacks are numbered rather than named. ingredients explains the method to their madness on their website: “We might be considered an odd bunch, because we have an affinity for numerals. You know… those numbers that follow you wherever you go. Do you always look at the time when it is 12:34?? We’re those kind of people. So, when it came time to name our products, we gave them numbers instead. Essentially… if someone had a favorite treat, it was named from their favorite number. Who knows… maybe you’re like us and your number will be on a bag someday. You can always dream….” it’s a totally quirky and bizarre way to label the products, but i dig it! plus, on every bag there is a little personal story behind the number. so fun.Tags: cookies, ingredients, vegan bakers
you gotta love the a taste of life booth at the hollywood farmers market. as if the breakfast sandwich (one of the top ten vegan items to eat in los angeles) wasn’t enough to get you out of bed early on sunday…
now you have their homemade chocolate chip cookies to tempt you as well.
these things are baked freshly, are super fluffy and moist, and will only set you back $1. this is the kind of cookie that you bite into and it starts immediately melting all over…in a good way! it’s cakey and juicy all at once and just oozes with rich creamy chocolate. mmmmm.
and while you are at the taste of life stand, you would be a FOOL to leave without buying one of their breakfast sandwiches. i know i go on and on about these, but they are WORTH THE HYPE.
moist biscuit, melted cheese, succulent sausage, grilled tofu…all smashed together, ALL VEGAN. like an egg mcmuffin but way better and tastier. oh, and as you know a taste of life also makes the best vegan soul food in town…so stock up on some mac and cheese and bbq tofu while you are there as well.
see you sunday!
a taste of life
hollywood farmers market
cross street of ivar and selma
8:00am – 1:30pm
PS: thanks to @havingmysay for telling me about these awesome cookies!!Tags: a taste of life, breakfast, cookies, hfm, hollywood
February 20th, 2010products
i have been cursed with the unfortunate combo of a gigantic sweet tooth, and no baking skills whatsoever. luckily though, more and more companies are rolling out delicious and easy to make vegan products, so i can be just as lazy as the rest of america!
the latest super tasty no-brainer product i’ve tried is eat pastry ready-made cookie dough. this stuff popped up overnight and is now available in the refrigerated section at whole foods locations all over socal. it has an eye-catchingly cute design and super simple to follow instructions.
you basically just form the dough into little tablespoon sized balls, pat ’em down, and bake ’em at 340 for 12 minutes. soooooooo easy and sooooooo scrumptious. and because there are no nasty-ass eggs in this stuff that may poison you, feel free to eat it raw! i did, and it was awesome.
eat pastry uses only natural certified organic products, and i would say their cookies have a lighter and healthier taste than other vegan baked goods i’ve tried. they are still very flavorful, very tasty, and very convenient…so i know i will be back for more.
the only flavor i’ve eaten so far is chocoholic chunk (which is just as delicious as it sounds), but eat pastry also makes chocolate chunk, peanut butter, ginger, and oatmeal raisin. each container is 5 bucks, which is a pretty reasonable price considering you get about 2 dozen cookies out of it.
so go forth, be lazy vegans, and consume vast amounts of cooked or uncooked cookie dough! it’s like livin’ in the future.
PS: for another very enthusiastic review of eat pastry’s products, check out vegansaurus.Tags: cookie dough, cookies, snack attack
i just got the news that starting today, native foods in westwood is offering 5 new flavors of homemade vegan cookies!
i haven’t tried them yet, but the pictures are adorable and the menu descriptions sound delicious. just check out all the cookies they have to offer…Tags: cookies, westwood
January 29th, 2010vegan bakers
remember buying dough at the grocery to make cookies with, and eating almost the entire package raw, before any of it ever hit the oven? i do! well now you can get that simple pleasure back with pre-made frozen cookie dough by luscious organic desserts.
luscious is one of our favorite vegan companies, and i can definitely say they’ve unlocked the secret to the perfect cookie dough. i tried the chocolate chip flavor, as well as white chocolate pecan, and both were fabulous. each little container of dough costs $6.50…and i think it makes about a dozen cookies (i can’t say for sure because i ate so much of the dough raw).
the dough is already separated into little balls, so all you have to do is smoosh it down on a baking sheet and bake it at 375 for about 8 minutes. it’s so unbelievably easy—i made about a billion cookies in under half an hour.
the cookies turned out absolutely delicious, and i shared them with friends who all agreed on that. they are real crowd-pleasers, super easy to make, and are done in no time. what more could you want than that? oh, and the dough tastes straight up AMAZING raw.
for ordering info, contact luscious organic desserts. i think they are already selling this stuff, but still waiting on final packaging and labels.Tags: baking, cookies, luscious organic desserts