Monday, May 19, 2008

To the East Coast Coffeecake

This East Coast Coffeecake is another test recipe for Isa Chandra Moskowitz's Crack of Noon brunch cookbook. I made the Jam Swirl variation with local black raspberry jam, and put it in a gift basket for a friend recovering from surgery. I know when I'm down and out, freshly baked sweets are a plus!

East Coast Coffeecake with Black Raspberry Jam Swirl


I thought the title of the post was appropriate, with my immediate vacation to NYC and all. I'm amusing to be vacationing somewhere I grew up nearby, but even though I went vegetarian at a young age and lived on Long Island, I didn't try a vegetarian restaurant in NYC till I was in college. I'm now making up for lost time.

So far on the list to dine (I'll be doing some other things too, I assure you) is: Red Bamboo in Brooklyn to meet up with PPKers, including Bazu!, Snice (either one, I've been to the one on Manhattan), Penny Licks, Candle Cafe (went years ago), Buddha Bodai, Foodswings, Teany (years ago) NY Dosas cart and Hangawai. And a few non-veg specific places as well, like Mamoun's Falafel and Indian on 1st ave.
Let me know if I'm missing something!
NYC is amazing, and thank goodness for Supervegan.com, the PPK and Menupages for helping me figure some things out!

Jam Swirled.


Right before sifting with powdered sugar......
Who needs Entenmen's?


See you!

38 comments:

jenny said...

It's too bad that 'Snice just switched up it's menu to carry the chicken Ceasar wrap in lieu of the chicken pot pie wrap - both are good but the potpie wrap is ridiculously delicious!

Don't forget to go to Gobo while you're in town!!!

The swirl is amazing, I love how it looks!!!

Cherie said...

Just for a gourmet raw food experience and excellent salad, I would go to Pure while you're there! www.purefoodandwine.com

Vegyogini said...

When is the meet-up?

VeggieGirl said...

Oooh, the black-raspberry jam addition to that coffee cake sounds AMAZING!!

Sounds like you have some great restaurants lined up for your NYC trip!! Yum!!

Catherine said...

Holy shit, that's an amazing looking coffee cake! Amen to "Who needs Entenmann's, anyway!"

elizabet said...

jess,
i recommend:
counter for brunch
candle 79
pure food and wine
anjelika's kitchen
kate's joint
(but the ones you have selected are great too!)
HAVE FUN!!!

coulditbeseitan said...

for real, when's the meet-up? i'm in the city for a while!!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

HOW FUN! I'm wicked jealous, but excited I'll be seeing you very soon!

anna/village vegan said...

Yum!! have fun in NYC!

Banana-head Pancake said...

mmmm..Sacred Chow for brunch. So tasty.

And Viva Herbal Pizza...they now offer Teese cheese! And vegan whoopie pies.

Now I am hungry...
Have a great trip!

sarchan said...

I'm jealous of you impending trip, and anxiously await an NYC food re-cap. I stopped by the dosa cart when I as in NYC over the summer and it was so worth it. Penny Licks looks amazing!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Thanks you guys! Elizabet, I totally added Counter for brunch on the list - thank you especially!

vegyogini & coulditbeseitan - check out pandacookie's thread in the square of the PPK to RSVP and more info - the meet up is on the 25th at red bamboo in brooklyn. hopefully see you!

Cherie - I will dine raw somewhere, I vow..

Sarchan - It'll be my first time at the dosa cart, I'm stoked for a picnic lunch with it..

VeganFabulous said...

The East Coast Coffee Cake is da bomb!

Have a great trip! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Vegan Von Vittle said...

That coffee cake looks so good!

Claire said...

check out sacred chow and blossom while you're there, too!

JENNA said...

you are going to have many good eats while in nyc. i'm jealous and i'm just a quick car ride or train ride away. can't wait to hear all about it.

Ruby Red Vegan said...

the swirled jam looks gorgeous! you're really working up my appetite for the crack of noon with all these coffee cake photos! have fun on your nyc trip - i'm super jealous of all the vegan goodness and can't to hear about the city and all your meals. (pretty please, take lots of photos!)

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

Have a great trip. All the vegan options in NYC are amazing. Also, at the Brooklyn Museum I recommend The Dinner Party - a highlight of my last trip.

Vegan Invasion! (Ashley Nicole) said...

That jam swirled east coast coffeecake looks AMAZING. Isa is on a roll with all of these awesome recipes, I can't wait for her new cookbook!

Bianca said...

I almost want to get sick so you can make that cake for me! Looks so great! I really need to vacation in NYC soon. I've never been, and I'm sure I would just freak over all the vegan options.

Animal-Friendly said...

jam and coffee cake= AWESOME

All of these little teasers from Isa's new book are killing me!

Sam said...

Oh yum! Each recipe I hear about from Isa's new book makes me even more eager to get my hands on it! That looks great!

eatavegan said...

I second Sacred Chow, and not just for brunch; they've got a great nighttime atmosphere!
And as long as you're hitting up Foodswings, Taco Chulo is in the same neighborhood and has the best and biggest burritos -- tons of vegan ones, and they're happy to veganize the rest. And now they've got Falafel Chula too, if Mamouns isn't enough!
Have fun!

Kumudha said...

Oh! The cake looks so tasty.

Urban Vegan said...

Looks wonderful....Isa can never write enough cookbooks.

NYC? I'll be there on Saturday! Hope you have a great, great time, Jess!

bazu said...

Hurry up and get here- I can't wait for the meet-up!

Safe travels!

DJ said...

That coffee cake looks so delicious with the jam swirls - my mouth is watering!

Vegan_Noodle said...

You are too sweet to give that coffee cake to a friend!

Oh, and your list looks full of the same places I want to try when I go in July. Can't wait to hear about your experience!! What about Blossom? I've heard that place was good too....

Carrie™ said...

Ummm, I believe I'm recovering from surgery as well and that cake would certainly speed things along.
OK, I made that up, but that cake looks so good, I was willing to lie.
Have a blast in NYC. Bring back lots of pictures and lots of stories.

Carrie™ said...

Oh, and say hi to Bazu! You guys are going to have such a good time.

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Cherry said...

I can't wait for her cookbook to come out! Have fun in NYC.

Shannon said...

Caravan of Dreams in the East Village is my favorite vegan place in NYC. The menu is huge (with a very significant selection of raw food items), the food simply amazing, and the atmosphere fun and colorful. They were great about hosting my 30th birthday dinner in December!
www.caravanofdreams.net/

Tami said...

Hope you have a wonderful vacation and that you take lots of pictures. All the restaurants sound amazing.

Beautiful coffee cake!

Have fun!

Vivacious Vegan said...

Wow. Isa never ceases to amaze me. That coffee cake is incredible.

Have fun in NYC! Can't wait to see pics when you return.

destinyskitchen said...

Wow, Jess, that looks fabulous! I'll have to try that with one of my coffee cake recipes, to snaz it up.

Almost Vegetarian said...

I adore coffee cake. And I haven't had a good one in years.

But this one, oh, this looks like a dream.

Now, where is my cake pan?

Cheers!

CeciLiA said...

Hi there, just discovered your blog - I'm hooked already! That coffeecake looks sooo delicious, you're so talented! Have fun at new york city, I really want to go there one day, please do right out a review of the restaurants when you get back - so I'll know where to go and what to order when I'm rich enough to go there one day :0) Have a great trip!!!!