Earlier in June we posted about the all-vegan bakery Champs owned by Megan Blackburn and Brad Baker (best name ever) of Boneshakers that was scheduled to open later in the summer. Vegans rejoice-it’s finally open and ready for business! The interior of Champs is fairly bare bones right now-three pictures are hung on the wall, and there aren’t any table and chairs, but they’ll be arriving soon. Taking inspiration from the Italian bakeries in the area, Baker and Blackburn wanted to offer everything one would find at a normal bakery, but made with strictly vegan ingredients. A variety of cookies, cupcakes, scones, brownies, and Gimmie! Coffee Drinks are served. We tried the chocolate, peanut butter brownie and it was delicious. Typically vegan treats taste chalky, but that wasn’t the case here. The Discerning Brute got the details on the tasty vegan treats:
Champs. 176 Ainslie Street. Brooklyn, NY 11211. (718) 599-2743
Eighty-five percent of the ingredients they’re using are organic, their shortenings are healthy oils that are non-hydrogenated, and, in addition to being 100% vegan, they’ll soon be offering gluten-free and sugar-free options. The most exciting news happened when Megan spilled the beans about the croissants. That’s right… they will be offering the only vegan croissants in New York.