Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Vegan Treats: "We Have Chipwiches!"

Regardless of how many times I've been to Vegan Treats, there's always some an extreme level of anticipation en route.  Will they have my favorite donuts?  Something new?  Blueberry ice cream? 

Scoff all you want, but when you pull up and see something like this sign in the window, you'll know for next time to be prepared for the unexpected.

There is nothing not to love about this sign.
Mind you, we didn't dive right into the chipwiches; we're not heathens.  We started out properly- with donuts: breakfast of champions!!

You can't go wrong with the traditional glazed or sprinkled; why choose?

There were two new donuts to try: crumb cake and French silk (?).

The crumb cake donut was the best damn crumby thing I've ever eaten (and believe me, there's a lot of crumby crumby things to be had).

I love filled donuts, but when the counterperson told me this was filled with "French silk," I was momentarily perplexed.  When she clarified that it had something to do with chocolate cream, my confusion instantly dissipated and the next words I uttered were, "I'll take two."  This was a SUPER donut because it was extremely generously filled.  Note to all donut makers: I'll pay extra for generously filled donuts, so don't skimp!

Vegan Treats always has an extraordinary selection of cakes, crumb bars, brownies, donuts, buns, cookies, and ice cream to choose from, but sometimes there are special extras available as well.

For example, whenever there are little truffles to be had, do yourself a favor and have one.

My favorite is still the white-chocolate/coconut, but this chocolate/hazelnut was mighty fine.

Once we were done with our "meal" we were ready for dessert.  For the record, I did check to see if the chipwiches were as big as the regular Vegan Treats cookies and was told that they weren't. What the counterperson neglected to mention was that they were possibly only millimeters smaller!  Ah well, in for a penny...

While I would have preferred a flavor other than vanilla (chocolate! peanut butter!), there's really nothing bad you can say about chocolate chip cookies filled with ice cream and rolled in more chocolate chips.

Thanks for bringing back another old favorite, VT.

I hope to see the chipwich sign up again soon and often.  Like, maybe this weekend to coincide with the Bethlehem VegFest?


  1. haha. loved your "meal" but dessert looked good too. Just one question, where was the kale?

  2. oh my gosh this is one of the best posts EVER! first, those donuts are amazing, and then that chipwich! oh my gosh!! yum!

  3. BYOL- I don't mix my sweets with my savories!

    glutenfreehappytummy- it was possibly better than it looks.

  4. Sigh. I wish you could have seen my friend Wendy and I standing outside Mighty-O Donuts debating whether or not we should go inside for a treat. You would have laughed at us, I'm sure. Maybe even fallen on the sidewalk laughing. (We did get the donuts and they were GOOD.) I would probably get the chipwich if I lived near Vegan Treats.

  5. Andrea- I am laughing from here! You have to commit to these things. Ever since you moved I can't think of you without thinking of Mighty-O. I've never been to Seattle, so you two are my only associations. If I ever visit, you can be sure I WON'T be the person standing outside debating!

  6. I have no doubt you'll buy at least one of each, as you should. I just hope they live up to your expectations!

  7. Andrea just suggested you to me, so here I am! I realize now that I have indeed been here before, but I thought I would say hi. I have had many Vegan Treats while on the east coast, but I've never been to THE Vegan Treats. I can't even begin to say how much my daughter would love the decor. My favorite thing to look at here is the chocolate filled doughnut. I don't know if I've ever seen such a thing.

  8. Hi Jenny! Any friend of Andrea's is a friend of mine. After all these years, going to Vegan Treats is still a thrill. Did you hear that American Express voted them in the top ten bakeries in the world. Not vegan bakeries, mind you; BAKERIES. They deserve it.


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