November 16, 2010

Le Pain Quotidien

Le Pain Quotidien is a great place for vegans.  They have various vegan pastries and everyday they have a vegan soup of the day, along with lots of other great options.

During my last trip to New York, I stopped by LPQ and asked which pastries were vegan, for some reason they weren't marked.  I was told the Pumpkin Muffin (pictured below) was vegan.  It was amazing.  So flavorful, light and fluffy.  The next day, I went into another LPQ, where the pastries were labeled, and the Pumpkin Muffin was not labeled vegan.  I have now confirmed that it is NOT vegan.  Now, I understand, everyone makes mistakes.  I don't think in any way that the LPQ employee was trying to trick me into eating something non-vegan.  However, the only image I have to show you is of a non-vegan muffin.  I apologize for this, and normally I wouldn't include it in a post.  But this is the only negative experience I have ever had at an LPQ and I feel it deserves a post.  Their soups, hummus, tofu scrambles, curry tofu sandwiches and other vegan pastries are all incredible.  I love restaurants where you can get good vegan food quickly.  

So even though this particular muffin is not vegan (again, I'm sorry but this is the only image I have), their vegan pastries are just as delicious and look just as good.  

And lucky for us, Healthy Happy Life has a recipe for a vegan version of this muffin. 


Lauren said...

Ugh, I hate when that happens! Thanks for the heads up- and vegan pastries sound awesome at all times!

sarah-mai said...

I know...but normally their pastries are all clearly marked so it hopefully won't happen to anyone else!