Monday, March 10, 2014

The Cinnamon Snail Back on the Street Today!

In case you missed the memo, The Cinnamon Snail is back on the street today!

I had the distinct pleasure of attending their celebratory kitchen-warming this weekend and man-oh-man was it festive and grand.  The huge, new, impeccable space was buzzing with excitement as friends, staff, and like-minded vegan entrepreneurs gathered to toast the incomparable Snail crew's return to action this week: to spread peace, bliss, and vegan food to the masses.

A rare moment of rest for the beloved Snailmobile.

Lucky for us, on this day they were generously sharing it all with us.  It started with this stunning platter of- you guessed it, vegan samoas.

Uber-talented kitchen manager, Michelle, invented [UPDATED 3/11/14] expertly modified a recipe from The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur by Kelly Peloza, painstakingly created them, and shared the individual masterpieces in large supply; I could not have been more grateful or impressed.  These were literally the best cookies I've ever eaten.  And let's face it; I've eaten a lot of cookies!


Next up was a Snail-catered brunch of magnum portions and proportions:

Here's my hearty and scrumptious Snail plate adorned with two special Snail sauces and accompanied by Vegan Pilot Marty's homemade mac 'n' cheese. 

And the donuts, let us not forget the illustrious donuts.  At first they were like a mirage:

But then I cleaned my smudgy camera lens (those incredible samoas were sticky!) and they quickly came into gorgeous, unbesmirched focus.

I would be remiss if I didn't mention some of the other thoughtful and yummy contributions to the feast.  Two new friends brought homemade, vegan Madeleines.  VEGAN MADELEINES!!!  My excitement was directly proportionate to the photograph's blurriness: the soft, lemon rosemary delicacies were a most unique and delicate sweet/savory treat.

Another victim of my unprofessional excited, photographic blurriness: these terrific raspberry bars from Mister Sister.  I (and everyone else in attendance) could not stop gushing at the perfect cookie, crumb, jam trifecta that made up these impressive bars.

I don't know about you, but I've never seen a fruit salad cause more of a stir than this beautiful, star-filled one (courtesy of Doris Lin):

Even a certain Bean you may know and love humbly contributed VCIYCJ cowboy cookies to the celebration.

Believe me: they were no match for the samoas, which I shall continue to dream about...along with this positively magical contraption.  Just one amazing component of the impressive, secret, inner workings of the Snail!

Now that I've got your stomachs grumbling, please note that the schedule for the week has been posted.


Now, make like these happy people and get some Snail food!  Welcome back, Cinnamon Snail; you've been missed!  Thanks for who you are and all that you do. xoxo


  1. Abby, Great recap! I'm salivating over the memories of this most-delicious brunch. It was great meeting and talking with you. I'm very glad that you enjoyed our Madeleines. I look forward to seeing you again soon!

  2. jealous!!! Sounds like the Grand Opening was fun! And thanks for letting me know that the Snail-y is back!

  3. You have a real treasure in the Snail!

  4. Such an exclusive invite. I'm ready for that truck to leave a Cinnamony trail up and down the east coast so we all can enjoy.

  5. :) Do you know when the cookbook is coming out??

  6. That would be a red carpet event for me! YUM YUM!
    I thought I would casually stop on my way to testing to get a sandwich for later. The line was insane. I guess I have to wait a few weeks for the excitement to die down a little.

  7. Amanda, I hope to see you soon as well! What a fun time.

    BYOL, are you hiding under a rock? You have to keep on top of these things!

    Andrea, Don't I know it! I've been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to eat Chef Adam's food for a very long time.

    The Shenandoah Vegan, I hope one day there is a fleet!

    foodfeud, No word yet, but I'll keep you posted!

  8. Holy crap. Yet more reasons why I need to get me a one way ticket to that place. Madeleines? I'm going to move my belt down a notch in preparation.

  9. OMG! This looks like the best day! So much super delicious looking food and a behind the scenes peek into the snail's kitchen. Awesome!

  10. All of these platters are making me drool and hungry! These donuts look yummy and vegan madeleines?! I would love to have some! Thank you for sharing all the yummy vegan foods!


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