Echo Park: Vegan Ice “Cream” at KindKremeMar 21 2011 · 6 comments · Desserts, Echo Park, Vegan, Vegetarian
I guess you can’t really call it ice “cream”, but the raw vegan desserts at KindKreme will most likely con your cravings into submission.
Taking up half of the Sunset Blvd. storefront most recently occupied by Mooi, this is the small vegan chain’s third Los Angeles location. Also sharing the new space is Sage Organic Vegan, a full-service restaurant (from the owners of Millie’s) that’s already earning heaps of praise—the Jamaican Jerk Burger is suppose to be out of hand. But we went strictly for some scoops.
The flavors available during my visit—honey chai, banana chocolate swirl, chocolate salted caramel, ginger basil among them—made for some tough choices. But, I eventually settled on chocolate and caramel apple, both of which were rich, creamy and very satisfying. The well-rounded texture is created by non-dairy bases of coconut, almonds, almond milk and cashews. I guess that also makes this stuff nutritious. Yes!
Kindkreme offers a full ice cream parlor menu of sweet treats, including banana splits, shakes, smoothies, waffle sundaes and the particularly promising IceKream Sandwich, made with Babycakes cookies. Cold-pressed coffee is also on offer along with a showcase of chocolate-covered strawberries, truffles and precious-looking layered cakes that could easily star in some dessert fantasy. What, you don’t have those?
By my estimation, the only downside is the price. The portion you see here goes for $3.99, and that isn’t so bad considering how nice it is to sit in the space, which is all hardwood and picture windows. But, I’m not sure if all the natural light in the world could justify $10 brownie sundae. I’ll stick with a couple of scoops.
KindKreme/Sage Vegan Bistro (Map It)
1700 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026