In the new year, people tend to reassess their diets, deciding to eat more vegetables, finally cut out that gluten, or maybe go vegan. So we set out to see what some of the vegan bakeries in New York are baking up this time of year.
Of course, vegan sweets can be tasty no matter what the season. By the same token, they can be terrible, plagued by problems like way too much sugar, a leaden or gummy texture, or simply a lack of imagination.
We weeded out the duds and found six great vegan sweets in the city: some of them from old standbys like BabyCakes, and a few from up-and-comers like Dun-Well Doughnuts in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Either way, with these sweet, fluffy, moist and sometimes decadent desserts, things are looking up for vegans in New York.
About the author: Lauren Rothman is a former Serious Eats intern, a freelance catering chef, and an obsessive chronicler of all things culinary. Try the original recipes on her blog, For the Love of Food, and follow her on Twitter @Lochina186.