A New Vegan Bakery in NYC
There’s a new all-vegan bakery in New York City. I repeat, there’s a new all-vegan bakery in New York City. Cowgirl’s Bakery in Manhattan’s East Village. And they are pretty impressive.
What would have two proud Brooklyn gals brave the bar-laden East Village during one of the drinkiest nights of the year? The prospect of better vegan options in our dear metropolis, that’s what! After Em sent the veg-crew Cowgirl‘s menu, I have been confused. (Why wasn’t I told about this? Who’s in charge? Eckhardt, Sir.) I was skeptical it was yet another location acting as a depot of vegan baked deliveries. But no, no, no. Cowgirl kicks vegan cupcake butt. More decadent than Babycakes and far better than any other local option. And I’ve tried ’em all. For this first visit, I got the Cotton candy cupcakes and a green donut for St. Patty’s Day. Of important note is how good Cowgirl‘s frosting is… it’s sweet, very creamy yet light…. not a porous whipped buttercream that coats your mouth in shortening, not a overly-sweet and overly-piped headdress of grainy sugar, no. It was truly impressive. My cotton candy cupcake was not just pink, it tasted like cotton candy. Infused with organic flavorings, it captured the taste of nostalgia.
Cowgirl’s has a slew of creative and fun cupcake options, including the Coffee & Donuts cupcake that Ms. CP got. It is a coffee-flavored cake topped with a real mini vegan donut. Real donut, as in fried and greasy but clean at the same time. We were in heaven and happy that there was plenty of traffic in the bakery, which open a week or so ago. Besides cupcakes, donuts and cookies, Cowgirl’s serves hot food on the cheap. I am so glad there is a new option for homegrown vegan delights. I look forward to sampling other cupcakes and spreading word about this new fantastic bakery.