Yes. Even Vegans can enjoy the best pastry of the Mardi Gras season.
It’s THE dessert of Mardi Gras. King Cakes are simply cinnamon-filled bread cakes. You can fill them with just about any sweet filling like strawberries and cream cheese, apples, pralines and even coconut and chocolate. Lately, several savory king cakes have hit the market like the Boudin King Cake and the Muffuletta King Cake. For those who are Vegan though, these cakes have been off limits. Until now. Now you can partake in a Vegan King Cake while looking out on the Red River.
With more and more people wanting healthier options, Chef Libby Patterson-Smith at Salt Cafe in the Shreveport Aquarium experimented and created a Vegan King Cake! It tastes very much like a regular cake but without the any of the eggs and dairy products. Instead she uses coconut milk, maple sugar and Vegan butter. Even the frosting is made with coconut milk, salt, powdered sugar and vanilla.
Chef Libby’s inspiration was the fact that almost no one in town carried a Vegan option and that she wanted something on the menu for everyone. The Vegan King Cake remains on the menu at Salt Cafe until Ash Wednesday but you can enjoy plenty of other Vegan offerings throughout the year. Check out the menu and find out the hours of operation on their website. They even post a weekly Vegan-to-Go menu which features recipes from Sunbutter Pad Thai, Red Lentil Chili to a Luna Burger.
Visit Salt Cafe inside the Shreveport Aquarium in downtown Shreveport on the banks of the Red River. The entrance to the restaurant sits on the north side.
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