Do you remember my spectacular friend Emma? She’s the one who got married in a red polka dot dress, the one who lives in Belgium, the one whose sister I’m often mistaken for when we’re together. (I wish we could be together more often but, well, Belgium.)
Whenever I travel, Emma never fails to send me recommendations for delicious vegan desserts I should track down. I always respond to these recommendations with excitement, and then… don’t quite follow through.
Until now. Until she ordered me to visit Sticky Fingers, an all-vegan café and bakery of extravagance here in Washington, D.C.
Until this splendiferous vegan chocolate brownie happened.
I can’t even.
There aren’t words.
Perfectly rich gooey soft chewy crackly-top chocolate-chip-studded salty-edge silken dense vegan incredibleness.
And this is coming from someone who normally wants nothing to do with chocolate-flavoured baked goods. I usually want my chocolate straight-up, in bar or block form. No more, no less.
But I couldn’t say no to this brownie. To seeing whether it could compare to the definitely-not-vegan chocolate brownies of my childhood.
Dear heavens, it compared. It definitely compared. And exceeded. All hail the vegan joy.
Thank you, Emma. One day we’ll visit Sticky Fingers (and Lulu’s Sweet Apothecary) together. And that day will be marvellous beyond imagining.