Whole Earth Bakery:
- a 100%-vegan establishment
- vast selection of gluten-free, oil-free, and wheat-free items
- no refined sugars used
The venue, itself, defines the meaning of hole in the wall. Don’t let that deter you, as the food is delicious. Brownies, scones, turnovers, cakes, pies… I only wish I could’ve sampled more of the fare. Luckily, I successfully smuggled a vanilla cheesecake cupcake through security. (The seitan I tried to bring back was another story; they made me empty my bag so they could scan it individually. We all know that seitan is the stuff of terrorists, right? Well, that and liquids over 4 ounces. In the end, they did let me keep the seitan. Thank you La Guardia Airport Security!)
A few days later, back in the comfort of my Texas home, I constructed a lovely little second breakfast around the flourless cheesecake cupcake:
The apple-juice-sweetened (?!) tofu cupcake was divine–not too sweet, but perfectly soft and full of flavor.