Have I mentioned how much I love dessert? Well, it’s winter, and so nice warm desserts are high in demand in my stomach, which I am only too happy to oblige.
Recently a place opened up downtown called The Pie Hole. I tried going on opening day, but it was during my season of waking up at 3 pm and so by the time I made it down there at 6:30 or 7 they had already sold out of everything. I finally made my way back down a couple weeks ago, and it was pretty good, I have to say. The chocolate bourbon pecan pie is probably my favorite so far.
However, I also decided before I went home for Christmas that I wanted to at least make an attempt to be vegan. This means I’ve been making trips to Babycakes. I was first acquainted with Babycakes by a friend from New Jersey, whose mother would ship out an apple pie and various other goodies from the famed vegan New York bakery every Thanksgiving.
Now we have two in Los Angeles, and I am addicted to it (brewing Stumptown coffee doesn’t hurt either). It’s a little unfortunate that they made the dining area in the downtown location smaller in order to accommodate an expanded kitchen, but I guess it means they’re doing well. And I’ve never had to compete for the one table out front, so I suppose I have nothing to complain about.