3916 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
Holy Irony, Batman! I’ve been wanting to try this place for quite some time now, and decided to give it a go on the same day that I had a harrowing trip to the dental office (Get it? My Vegan Sweet Tooth)!
This super cute bakery/coffee house, located in a strip mall, sends out vibes that invite you to stay a while. The bakery case contained various vegan treats like chocolate chip cookies, gluten-free cupcakes, banana walnut bread, and more. You know how when you walk into a traditional bakery, you see rows upon rows of baked goods that seemed to be made mindlessly by a robot? Not this place. Each item was displayed proudly, obviously made with pride and care. As I spoke with the extremely polite and friendly owner (whom, by the way, did not seem to mind my minor slurring… I wasn’t joking when I said I had a dental procedure done earlier in the day) this sentiment was proven to be true. Although I did not try the coffee (Gasp! Is my addiction over?), I saw plenty of non-dairy creamers that could be used.
I ordered the Espresso Cupcake ($3.50), Chocolate Chip Cookie ($1) and a Brownie Bite ($1), which where all packaged up for me to go.
The Chocolate Chip Cookie made all of my vegan sweet teeth (Yes, I happen to have many in this mouth of mine), scream for joy. It is exactly what I look for… a good amount of chocolate chips, chewy texture, and not the least bit overdone.
The Brownie Bite, oh my…the Brownie Bite. So chocolately, and light, I’m in love! Sometimes vegan brownies can be so dense and heavy that they’re kind of off-putting and unpleasant to eat. Not this one. With a chocolate drizzle on top, and chocolate chips throughout, let’s just say I could easily put away about 10 of these with no problem whatsoever.
Now, the finale! The Espresso Cupcake. I am admittedly a coffee addict. The only thing that I might like more than the actual thing is coffee in cake form. I saw it, and I new it had to be mine. The little chocolate covered espresso bean on top, along with the chocolate drizzle, was quite impressive paired up with the light and airy coffee flavored frosting. Although there was absolutely no skimping on coffee flavor, it was smooth and not at all overwhelming. The cake itself was chocolate and had an abundance of chocolate chips (Cheers for texture!). It was a perfectly baked, moist platform for the awesome toppings listed above.
DIG IT OR DITCH IT?
DIG IT! Ladies and Gentlebeans, we have struck vegan gold here! Every item I tried was evidently baked with expertise and care. I will be returning with a fistful of cash to try all that My Vegan Sweet Tooth has to offer (without the consent of my dentist). Give it a try and let me know what your favorite item is!