I visited New York City a few weeks ago to attend the 21st Annual Urbanworld Film Festival. Prior to attending, I had a scrumptious breakfast in Brooklyn (my love Champs Diner). Afterward, due to the word of mouth, I came to Chicky's General Store to acquire Artisa Dough, a black owned doughnut company ran by Chef Shalom otherwise known as The Meditative Chef. His sophisticatedly crafted, uniquely conceived doughnuts contain no sugar, purely sweetened by plant-based nature. This charming quote on the site:
"Artisadough is plant-based art on a plate and our gift to you."
Now I didn't have the best customer service experience at Chicky's, and doubt that I'll return soon, but Chef Shalom's doughnuts are worth remembering. I had walked to the C Train station with two grease dripping bags, these sweets sweating in the intense, unexpected heat. So thus, they lost their original beautiful appearance, a little of the taste, but not their yummy potential.
The Pumpkin Chai Spice Latte doughnut, which I hungrily devoured during the film premiere of sci-fi, urban fantasy Brown Girl Begins, was absolutely delicious. I thought it genuinely mimicked the overall cake doughnut appearance and flavor, filled with tis the season sweetness, that distinctive pumpkin taste my tastebuds love and cherish. In the darkness, I mourned the loss, wishing to have bought only this doughnut, as opposed to wanting to try everything, but that's the vegan way-- giving all vegan treats an equal chance.
|Unfortunately, the frosting of this Pink Lemonade donut melted away in the bag. Still good and yeast-y. Although, I think most of the Pink Lemonade flavor was supposed to be in the frosting.|
|Mexican Chocolate Doughnut.|
|The creative, out of this orbit Purple Haze (very, very delicious) had Thai blue flowers and Madagascar vanilla-- definitely my second favorite. The flowers provided amazing flavor (that of which I didn't expect).|
|Two doughnuts melting onto one another. I learned not to carry around doughnuts in the heat. As you have witnessed, none of the doughnuts really looked like they came from the store.|