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Whole Earth Bakery: NYC

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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:

whole earth bakery

tofu cupcake

The apple-juice-sweetened (?!) tofu cupcake was divine–not too sweet, but perfectly soft and full of flavor.

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. Maria says:

    yummy, more cheesecake for breakfast ;). that bakery sounds divine–i would love to visit New York one day. sigh, all your adventures sound fabulous. haha, those security people always take my food away too!

  2. Cheesecake for breakfast is always a good idea in my book, and how responsible of you to add other healthy components to your breakfast 😉

  3. JB says:

    the cupcake looks scrumptious! but honestly i don’t know how you were able to eat vegetables along with a cheesecake cupcake and an apple. i can never eat vegetables at the same time as fruit or dessert. so kudos to you for being able to mix flavors like that!


    p.s. why do you look so pretty in every single picture i’ve seen you in?!

  4. Jess says:

    Cheesecake cupcake?? YUM!
    <3 jess

  5. Apple juice-sweetened cheesecake?? In cupcake form?? That sounds too good to be true!

  6. brandi says:

    ooh, that cupcake sounds and looks amazing! I’m glad you were able to smuggle it home :)

  7. Meg says:

    I think you should do a little recreation of that cupcake, I’d love to try it! :)

    As for airport security – they did the puff test on my Mom the last time we went through! Yeah, it was pretty funny afterwards, but we were close to missing our flight because of it! I’m glad they let you have your goodies, though :)


  8. Sagan says:

    Anything cheesecake sounds good to me!

  9. Shelby says:

    Wow, that cupcake looks spectacular!!!

  10. Erin says:

    Please recreate it! I love your creations and this sounds great. Sounds like you had a great time!

  11. Marianne says:

    Cheesecake cupcake? I’ll take a dozen. You should definitely play around and come up with a recipe.

    Damnit, now I want cheesecake.

  12. Christina says:

    Cheesecake cupcake?! Yum! I just bought cheesecake ice cream and I really think cheesecake is the miracle flavor. It tastes so good in every form!

  13. Allie Katie says:

    Delicious! I travel all the time and the four ounces of liquid rule is the stupidest thing ever. Le sigh.

  14. oooo I would love to try that cupcake lol..thank goodness they let you over security with everything :)

  15. hey! to reply back..I REALLY love justins pb..and so conveniant in the squeeze packs..I ordered a whole wack on line because I can’t get it here..and I do have the maple kind..I just haven’t tryed it yet!! I should, real soon!

  16. Emily says:

    Glad they let you keep the seitan, Katie!
    The cheesecake cupcake looks and sounds absolutely amazing. I baked cupcakes and frosted them with my new tips today and thought of you! :-)

  17. broccolihut says:

    Haha, now THAT is a good airport security story. Can’t wait for part five!

  18. Kailey says:

    YAY for more cheesecake :)
    those cupcakes look amazing!!

  19. nicole says:

    o goodness that cupcake looks devine! if you come up with a recipe i am making them asap!.

    airport security gets annoying at least they are trying to protect everyone from seitan…haha i kid

  20. Katharina says:

    That cheesecake cupcake looks so cute and innocent! There’s this italian bakery by where my parents live and they offer “sugar-free” treats. Surprisingly they’re not sweetened with splenda but rather apple juice. So I guess technically they’re not sugar-free, but I’m glad they have this alternative :) And surprised as well!

    I wonder if they have Pearl River Mart over where I am. I’m moving to a new place soon and I feel like getting cute bowls!

  21. Amanda says:

    I’m so checking out that bakery in my next NYC trip. Thanks for the tip!! Cupcakes for it!

  22. Allison says:

    I don’t even like cheesecake, but that picture has my mouth watering! Looks deeeelish! I love your pictures on this post…you’re so cute Miss Katie! :) I just caught up with your previous posts about various diets and I wanted to say that I thought they all were written so wonderfully…you’re an inspiration girl! Have a great day!! :)

  23. You enjoyed NYC in the most delicious way! And somehow you managed to try a bunch of things I’ve never done, and I even LIVE here! But then again, I’ve never even gone to the top of the Empire State Building…

  24. cheesecake for breakfast = best start to the day! aaaah. I am going to be hitting you up for eateries in NYC when I go in october!

  25. I love veggies at breakfast!!! Lovely plate.

  26. ha ha. did you pronounce it “satan” for added effect?
    i’m hoping this new no-liquids rule will finally be the catalyst for an airline food revolution. i had to guzzle my green juice before passing security on my last trip because i didn’t have a prescription for it.

  27. omgosh that is one adorable little babycake. I love that it’s white and fluffy looking!!! So jealous of your travels Katie…:P I do love the picture of you holding the chopsticks though…you look like a pro! heheeh

    P.s. I’m doing my very own big lucky giveaway (lame name …sorry!! hahah) but please come check it out!! :)

  28. yummysmells says:

    Sounds like you had a blast!! I thought of you today while prepping dinner – I realized I was haveing a CCV meal!! B-nut squash fries, baked tofu and roasted brussels sprouts… yumm!

    Glad to see you’re doing well!

  29. Serena says:

    That cheesecake looks amazing! I must remake it 😀