Chocolate peanut food barroom astatine The Coronado
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The Valley’s vegan restaurants are known for serving each mode of savory plant-based dishes. But they person a saccharine side, too. From decadent acheronian cocoa barroom to soy-based crystal pick treats, present are 5 favorites from astir the metro.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
2245 North 12th Street
It’s improbable 1 idiosyncratic could devour a full portion of this dense, acheronian cocoa barroom unsocial successful 1 sitting – astatine slightest not without immoderate epic gastronomic effort and literal intestinal fortitude. In summation to the cocoa and peanut food and barroom mentioned successful the name, The Coronado piles connected caramelized bananas (like, 2 full sliced bananas per piece) and tops it with a ton of roasted peanuts. It feels similar it weighs astir 5 pounds. Lotta calories. But worthy it.
4025 East Chandler Boulevard, #28
When Brazilian Brownies from Pomegranate Café show up astatine a party, they don’t instrumentality astir for long. These gluten-free sweets are made with each earthy ingredients, including cacao, walnuts, Brazil nuts, coconut, and dates. They’re not inexpensive – a twelve of these delectable treats volition acceptable you backmost astir $70 – but they’re cleanable for peculiar occasions erstwhile you privation to impressment a assemblage (and ticker them combat implicit the past brownie).
Vegan cookies from Insomnia Cookies
116 East University Drive, #104, Tempe
The paper astatine Insomnia Cookies includes vegan and non-vegan cookies, but nary 1 tin archer oregon sensation the difference. The trio of vegan offerings consists of cocoa chip, treble cocoa chunk, and day cake, and each 1 has a cleanable texture: crisp and somewhat crunchy astir the edges, lukewarm and chewy inside. Each cooky is besides packed with cocoa chips, and successful the lawsuit of the day cake, studded with candy bits that lucifer confetti.
Rad Razzleberry Pie
Bear and the Honey Bakery
1375 East Broadway Road
The reddish razzleberry pastry from Bear and the Honey Bakery bursts with blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries beneath a buttery, flaky crust. Like each the pies astatine Bear and the Honey Bakery, it tin beryllium made vegan and/or gluten-free. It's the benignant of pastry everybody wants successful their face.
A tSoynami, the integrated “ice cream” treats that are a signature astatine Nami successful Phoenix.
2014 North Seventh Street
Nami knows however to marque vegan crystal pick treats that rival thing Dairy Queen could ever anticipation to bash (Blizzard who?). The magic starts with a basal of soy- and coconut milk-based crystal pick made with integrated unrefined cane sugar. From there, thing goes into the blender. Cookies and cream, s’mores, cocoa mint, “deconstructed peach cobbler,” and adjacent a Captain Crunch-y cereal with strawberries tin each beryllium swirled into a tSoynami.
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Niki D'Andrea has covered subjects including cause culture, women's basketball, pirate vigor stations, Scottsdale staycations, and good wine. She has worked astatine some New Times and Phoenix Magazine, and is present a freelancer.
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