As is well-documented on this blog, I love meat. Chicken, pork, lamb, beef, fish - you name it, I eat it with relish. Same goes for butter, eggs, wheat and sugar. But all of that doesn't mean I can't appreciate a good vegan, wheat- and sugar-free treat when I see one.
Saturday afternoon, I headed down to the Lower East Side to have my hair done (by the fabulous Holly at Fringe Salon). My salon is on Broome Street, right next to Babycakes, one of the best-known vegan bakeries in the city, and an agave brownie bite seemed just the thing to make my afternoon of pampering complete.
The brownie bites are about an inch and a half across, filled with a chocolate pudding. They're more cakey than fudgey in texture; I think of them as a virtuous version of Hostess cupcakes - free of wheat and sugar, but still satisfyingly chocolatey and gooey and delicious.