Vive la Cité des Anges!
September 8, 2011
Sorry, Portland, but I gotta rep another city.
While visiting my family in Los Angeles, I discovered just how far we’ve come. There is no surer proof of the evolution of vegan cuisine than: the vegan croissant.
Mind you, I am not simply talking about any old crescent-shaped French flaky delicacy. Oh, no. It goes far beyond that. I am talking about three separate croissant-based meals.
1. Ham and cheeze croissant from Doomie’s Home Cookin
I thought I would never again get to experience the greasy grotesque joy of meaty & cheesy filled pastries. Thankfully, Doomie’s came along to fill all the junk-food shaped holes in my life. Fried chicken, shrimp scallopini, clam chowder – it’s all waiting for you on Vine Street.
2. Pesto Avocado Croissant Sandwich from Sage Vegan Bistro
Oh yes, my friends: Breaded seitan, tempeh bacon, avocado, arugula, heirloom tomato, red onion, pesto, garlic aioli on a double decker toasted croissant. With some kickass potato salad too, just for the hell of it.
3. Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding from Doomie’s
Sorry, I’m lacking a picture. While this bread pudding wasn’t the best I’ve had, it smothered in minty chocolateyness, and, most importantly, it made possible the #vegancroissanttrifecta.