I was surprised to find that there still weren't any tables or chairs set up, and the decoration hadn't made much progress. There was a larger and more varied assortment of goodies, but none of the items I was hoping for such as bread goods (croissants!), black and whites, and rainbow cookies. In their defense, because of my fruit/dessert aversion I passed on a majority of the day's offerings because there seemed to be an inordinate amount of fruity goods: scones, muffins, danishes, etc., which simply are not my individual cup of tea.
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Last time there was only a sprinkle, so this was a great improvement on an otherwise already delicious cookie.
Of course I had to try the chocolate chip cake balls: giant, dense, glazed munchkins of sorts.
Fantastic, but I suggest that you eat these right away because the sweet, icy, glaze turns the ball quite mushy in the fridge. This is particularly grand if you're a cookie dough lover, but I preferred them as fresh cake: tasting like an upscale donut hole/tiny cake.
Look at the incredibly huge chocolate chips lurking throughout!
Finally, I could not pass up the iced sugar cookie shaped like a crown. They also had a tooth but, um, yeah; I went with the crown.
These tasted almost exactly like my scrumptious dinosaur sugar cookie from the bakesale; I swooned. That's what I'm talking about, Champs; things like this truly support a mission of being an authentic, [vegan] Brooklyn bakery.
The consensus among NY vegans seems to be that there's somewhat of a standoff as they wait for Champs to kick things up a notch. While I agree that I've expected "more" both times I've visited, I can't say that I have been disappointed in anything I've chosen. But Champs, please do bring it on; we're ready. And, in the meantime I'll be buying the pignolis, sugar cookies, and chocolate chocolate chip scones by the truckload.
Btw, have you tried their cake?