This is a special guest post from Kenny Torrella of Murfreesboro. Kenny is head of MTSU student organization Raiders Against Animal Cruelty and an all-around cool dude. So, take it away Kenny!
Who says veganism has to be a sacrifice? When I heard that there was a bakery in town that was interested in offering vegan options, I gave them a few vegan cookbooks, ran over the basics of vegan baking, and set up a taste-test meeting for a week later.
I brought the best vegan baker I knew, a vegetarian food-lover, and our non-vegetarian friend nicknamed “Cupcake. They had already set up a mountain of vegan donuts and desserts for us to test–glazed, jelly-filled, apple fritters, raspberry glazed brownies, and more. They nailed it! Everything tasted perfect–the donuts were just how I remember them and the non-vegans couldn’t believe they were eating vegan donuts that tasted just like regular donuts.
In only 3 weeks they went from having no vegan options, to having a huge vegan menu. Here’s what they have that’s vegan: glazed donuts, chocolate glazed donuts, jelly-filled donuts, donut holes, apple fritter donuts, cinnamon twist donuts, raspberry glaze brownies, chocolate glaze and peanut-topped brownies, coffee w/soymilk, hummus + pita plate, tomato soup, a grilled vegan-cheese sandwich … and they’re still experimenting to expand their vegan menu! Some days they don’t have certain donuts but they’re open to requests and suggestions.
My review: like I said, all of the vegan donuts taste just like regular donuts. It’s magic. The brownies are great, too. The hummus is made from scratch and is really good. The grilled vegan-cheese sandwich is really good–it’s hard to get vegan cheese to taste like dairy cheese so it’s not the best thing I’ve ever had, but I’d order it again. I don’t like the tomato soup, but tomato soup just isn’t my thing anyways. I’m also not a coffee drinker but my friends like it (it’s roasted in Nashville).
If you’re planning on making the trip to Murfreesboro, make sure to call in advance to see if they have some vegan goodies left (sometimes they sell out before the day ends). Though, they will hold them for you if you ask!
Get Sconed Bakery
1875 Memorial Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130