London's Camden area is a pretty vegan-friendly place. There's a Loving Hut up there, and InSpiral, a cafe whose breakfast I've enjoyed before, along with a few omni places that serve up vegan food. There's one vegan place up there that I've been meaning to try for a while: Cookies and Scream.
Cookies and Scream is a little vegan and gluten free bakery tucked away in Camden Market, which sells cookies (the name was a giveaway, right?), cakes, milkshakes, coffee and all that jazz.
It's open til 6ish, but when we passed through a couple of days ago a couple of hours before closing time, it looked like people had been panic-buying vegan baked goods.
And who could blame them? These bad boys are freaking delicious.
Check this one out:
It's called a Donnie Darko, and it's a great big fat chocolate cookie with mint chocolate on top. It came as a bit of a surprise when I uploaded the picture about that Cookies and Scream is gluten free. I wouldn't have known from the Donnie Darko, with all its cakey goodness.
But, for love at first sight, feast your eyes on this gorgeous hunk of baked goods:
This is the Chewy Wookee - a brownie-like base covered in a slab-like topping of chocolate and hazelnuts. It was also large enough to be found on Google Maps, which meant that I got to whittle away at it for three days until I gave it and ate the last large hunk in one go with a bucket-sized cup of tea, thereby giving me a chocolate high that cut through a hangover of epic proportions.
I'm already planning another visit to Cookies and Scream in the very near future. Next time, I'm going to get up early and beat the other panic buyers to those sweet, sweet cookies.
Cookies and Scream
Camden Lock Place
0208 444 9944