Saturday, January 11, 2014

Sprinkles Cupcakes

Next month I'm going to visit Phoenix for the first time since I moved to Boston a year and a half ago.  I lived there for five years, and I really miss it, especially this time of year, with the snow and frigid temperatures in this part of the country.  I haven't seen my friends or students since moving, although of course we have kept in touch, and I can't wait to be back in the Southwest for a few days.    

There are lots of great vegan/veg-friendly restaurants in Phoenix, and one thing I have missed in particular is Sprinkles Cupcakes.  I know I've mentioned this before, but Sprinkles is a high-end cupcake shop with a few locations around the country.  There is a store-front in Scottsdale, not far from where I lived in Central Phoenix.  Over the summer I went to the one in New York, and biting into that vegan red velvet cupcake took me right back to the days when I would buy my students Sprinkles cupcakes to celebrate their birthdays.  It was kind of a big deal.  Each student would select the cupcake of his or her choice from the menu.  Kids waited all year for this.  Anyway, I wish they had more vegan choices, but red velvet is the only one at the moment.  They also carry gluten-free red velvet.  The cake is perfect and rich and the frosting is so-sweet and some kind of vegan cream cheese and it's unbelievable.  A friend from out of town once claimed he was going into a sugar-induced coma after eating one of these cupcakes.

I can't wait.

V is for Vegan.

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