Bushwick, Brooklyn is now home to Elisa’s Love Bites, a gluten-free bakery with a few vegan options always on-hand.
At the time of my vist, marked v-options included the Black Heart Cake, Original Sin Cake, Fig Buddies and Fluffers, aquafaba meringue cookies.
The Black Heart Cake was what I devoured right then and there–rich, delicious, no gluten-free grittiness. A sublime few bites for $5.00. For that price, maybe an addition of a housemade berry coulis drizzle would set this treat over the moon.
Into Manhattan, it was time for a vegetable and herb-heavy bite at Inday: Dosa waffles topped with roasted vegetables and pickled raisins. Yum, but it was missing something. Maybe the chutney that was supposed to accompany would have rounded out the flavor? A nice, unique vegan option, however.
After, we had a reservation at Little Lion’s Cat Cafe in SoHo. We watched a movie with the cats, who were skittish and not really interested in us, unfortunately. I guess my fantasy of being covered in cats would be easily (and more cheaply) accomplished at home, though the money goes to a great cause.