Lowbrow and Highbrow Brilliant

Lowbrow and Highbrow Brilliant

The East Village’s Cowgirl’s Bakery makes deep-fried Kool Aid balls. A sucker for kitsch, nostalgia and an all-vegan bakery, I had to partake… once. I chose orange, the preferred artificial flavor of my youth. They also had the flavor of “red” and the flavor of “purple.”

Though I’d prefer deep-fried Tang, my orange zeppole, my little mainline of sugar, was a fun few bites.

Now to some natural sweetness… The Soft Serve Fruit Co., now in the Union Square hood thankfully, is a very welcome addition to the vegan frozen treat scene. Their soft serve is creamy, packed with natural flavor and, like, 99% fruit.  “Fruit, filtered water and the littlest bit of cane sugar,” the nice counter guy explains. Samples and great service are given with a smile. And that’s the beginning…

My banana and mango swirl topped with pineapple and strawberry was delicious–so clean! I need to go back to try another combination.