Vegan Options Available at Toronto's First Doughnut Cone Shop
A few days before Valentine’s Day, Toronto became home to its first doughnut cone shop, Eva’s Original Chimneys, located at 454 Bloor Street West. While doughnuts usually need to have the word ‘vegan’ in front of them for anyone to assume they are free of animal products, after checking out the website, I realized that the dough used for the chimneys is vegan and that there are also a few vegan-friendly options featured as well. If you’re like me and have never heard of this sweet treat beyond a quick Google search, they are described on the website as:
“Freshly baked Hungarian bread-like pastries that have a satisfying crunch on the outside and a light fluffy dough on the inside. They have a hollow, cylindrical shape and you can pull them apart like a spiral as you eat.”
The ingredients of the baked chimneys, or kürtőskalács in Hungarian, are unbleached flour, organic coconut milk, organic cane sugar, sunflower oil, lemon, fresh yeast and sea salt. The $7 chimney cakes come in four vegan options, including golden glaze, cinnamon sugar, coconut, and walnut, and customers have the choice of adding apple jam, the only vegan spread, for an additional dollar. The chimney cones (pictured above) feature coconut whipped cream as the vegan soft serve option, and some of the vegan cones include Eva’s Apple Crumble, Berrylicious, Thai Mango Sticky Rice, and Team Coco, with the prices ranging from $9 to $11 (taxes included).
As coffee and sweet treats tend to go hand in hand, Eva’s Original Chimneys also serves Reunion Island Coffee, with both soy and almond milk made available. The shop is open daily from 11am to 10pm, and while I hope more vegan soft serve options are made available (coconut whipped cream seems like it would be very heavy), if this is the future of the ice cream cone, my sweet tooth is definitely intrigued!
Photo Credit: Eva’s Original Chimneys Facebook