New York is home to some of my all time favorite vegan restaurants. The fact that they don’t deliver to Florida can be a bit sad sometimes (especially when I was planning my vegan wedding). However, this all changed for me this week. High Hopes Vegan Bakery has some of the best treats (in general, not just “good-for-being-vegan”) I’ve ever had, and best of all – they ship their goodies to you!
I’ve been following Cynthia Huggins (owner of High Hopes Vegan Bakery) on Instagram for a few months now in hopes of another annual New York trip that would include a stop to see her. A couple of weeks back though, she mentioned that she was looking for bloggers to share her treats with. This is when I realized that no trip was needed. They ship. Life complete.
Cynthia sent me a few of her vegan chocolate chip cookies to test out. The thing is, I don’t think this is the item I would have chosen for myself because vegan cookies have been a gamble in my past. They’re usually too dry and grainy or super crumbly (and not in a good way). I think I had just lost hope for them all together.
However, the verdict on these High Hopes Vegan Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies: I’m legitimately blown away. As I said, I’ve always had a hard time finding non-made-at-home vegan sweets that aren’t a bit on the dry side. But these cookies were the perfect balance of deliciousness: not too thick or too thin, a tiny bit crisp on the outside, soft and chewy inside, pair perfectly with vanilla almond milk and the chocolate chips were still soft and melty without heating them up!
- Vegan Cinnamon Buns (whaaaaat?!)
- Vegan Donuts (I’ve been in search of these since my vegan pregnancy)
- Vegan Peanut butter filled cupcakes (because who doesn’t want the cake version of a vegan Reese’s Cup?)
Have you ever ordered from High Hopes Vegan Bakery? If so, which items do you suggest? If not, which vegan baked goods are on your to-do list? Share them in the comments below!
Be sure to visit them online too for awesome giveaways, coupon codes and newly added vegan treats:
PS: Follow her on Instagram if you plan on ordering today – there may or may not be an AWESOME discount code posted!
Here’s a little new music for this Music Monday by some of our awesome friends, of the band Kids: