Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Sweet treats in Brighton

There are loads of cafes in Brighton where you can pick up a slice of vegan cake but recently some new options have been added to the list.

Infinity Foods has started selling cakes made by The Heavenly Cake Company.


I chose the gluten and wheat free Double Chocolate cake, I've been trying to cut down on the amount of wheat in my diet and I was interested in what gluten free cake would be like. All the cakes from The Heavenly Cake Company are vegan and (with the exception of the gluten and wheat free cake) contain spelt flour rather than white refined flour. They even do an agave sweetened sugar free cake for diabetics or those on a low GI diet.

The icing on this cake was awesome, some of the best fudgy icing I've ever tasted. I enjoyed the flavour of the cake but I wasn't so into the dense texture, next time I'm going to try one of their spelt cakes.


I'd heard a rumor a while back that my favorite of the big supermarkets, the Co-op, had started selling vegan donuts. After traipsing around 3 different locations I'd almost given up when I heard they'd been spotted at the Co-op on Lewes Road. Well of course I headed straight there to see if I could find any...


...they even say vegan on the packet! Amazing and totally worth eating some wheat for! Since going vegan I've eaten baked mini donuts and sprinkle covered ring donuts but not proper jam donuts. They were exactly as I remembered and 5 donuts for 69p well that's a bargain I'm going to find hard to resist!

Whilst I was at the Co-op I also stumbled across these, also vegan, apple lattice squares.


I obviously couldn't resist picking up a box. Whilst not as awesome as the donuts they were still an exciting find. I also spotted vegan apple pie but decided that enough was enough for one day.

It's great that such a mainstream supermarket is not only making vegan goodies but actually labeling them as such.

I have a friend coming to stay from New York this week and we have a lot of eating planned, I'm most excited that I'm finally getting to go to Terre a Terre, just look at that menu, yum.

22 comments:

  1. ooh I still haven't searched out a local co-op to find donuts. I think there's one in the next town!!

    I love using spelt flour in cake, but agree that gluten free baked goods are a bit dense (at least the ones I've made are haha).

    HAve fun at terre a terre, i'm going there in september and can't wait!!

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  2. Vegan donuts! Yum! And that fudgey icing does look delish! Also, love that kitty cat plate.

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  3. oh yummers!! i've been looking for some good danishy type treats...and that restaurant... ooh...

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  4. That Cake looks fantastic. I'm SO checking out the Co-op when I'm over next week!

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  5. ooooh that cake. I'll never forget the cake I had in Brighton- I'm jealous of all the fun and food you and Michelle are going to share!

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  6. Sometimes I wished I lived in Brighton. Both for the environment and the vegan/vegetarian food outlets.

    Thanks for sharing your vegan finds.

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  7. I still get so excited when I see a Co-op, the donuts are so good!
    I've also had jam filled iced buns from there before, but can't find them anymore :( Shame because they were the BEST!
    I really enjoyed some cake by the Heavenly Cake Company at the Vegan Fayre- was it sold in the shop or cafe?x

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  8. Okay, I'm coming to visit for the donuts (& the jojo-love)!

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  9. Artichoke Zine I picked up the cake at the Infinity Foods store, they have loads of different flavors and even do whole cakes for about £9.

    Melisser I will buy you loads of donuts if you come to Brighton!

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  10. Lucky you! That seems like a cool grocery store. The donuts look like sugary perfection!

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  11. Oh my gosh! Heaven!
    I already wanted to visit Brighton someday but now, it's much more pressing!

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  12. OHMYGOSH! Vegan donuts! I want to move to Brighton!

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  13. It's so cool that you can find vegan treats so easily where you live!

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  14. What an awesome little company! I love small businesses like this... Especially when their products look so delicious. Check out that incredible crumb on the cake!

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  15. Vegan apple lattice squares? That sounds very, very good! Great that you have so many vegan options when it comes to cake.

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  16. vegan jelly donuts? you're a lucky lady! i would love to have a donut again!! haha i must find a co-op around here with them...

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  17. nice stuff. that fudge does look awesome!

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  18. randomly stumbled across your blog by googling 'vegan brighton' and you work in punktured, right? excuse me sounding like a stalker but i swear you pierced me. :)

    anyway, reading your blog has got me so excited about moving to brighton next month! haha. i'm currently just vegetarian rather than vegan (though i do only eat limited amounts of dairy) but i've been seriously considering the switch when i move.

    you've basically just convinced me so ta! :)

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  19. If some of those doughnuts accidentally fell into your suitcase and somehow wound up meeting my belly by accident, I wouldn't complain. Just sayin'. You have the best food!

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  20. Oh my gosh!!!! Vegan donuts! I'm GOIN TO THE COOP! :D

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  21. There is a doughnut shop in Portland, Oregon that makes vegan doughnuts. They are the most amazing creations I ever ate. You would never know they were vegan, that is how good they are. The shop is called Voodoo Doughnut.

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  22. Gauri Radha गौरी राधा27 June 2011 at 02:17

    That cake with icing looks amazing :)

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