The Best Vegan Summer Sweets in Austin, Texas
Skip all the shaved ice and snow cone trucks. And if you pass the hometown favorite Amy's Ice Creams (Cold Stone Creamery minus the cloying corporate culture), or any errant fro-yo, keep on moving. The best summer sweet bites in Austin lurk a little farther afield, and happen to be, for the sake of this roundup, vegan.
Yes, summertime screams for dairy milk ice cream, but I prefer something lighter, a little less sweet, and a lot more rejuvenating in the languid Southern heat. So though they may be outrageously delicious, I'd also bypass certain crowd-pleasing trailer foods; namely, Gourdough's made-to-order doughnuts and the cake balls at Holy Cacao (get any of the homemade vegan chocolates—goji caramel, coconut macaroon—at Cheer Up Charlie's instead).
Two top-tier vegan eateries, Beets Living Foods Café and Borboleta Gourmet, home-make outstanding cookies, cake slices and vegan ice creams, but at frustratingly high prices. A similar story goes for the dessert case at the meditative macrobiotic mecca Casa de Luz. For something just as tasty, at half the price, try any of these six establishments.
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About the author: Blessed with a fast metabolism and currently based in Austin, Texas, Citizen Taco eats everywhere and reports on the good stuff.