Cinnamon Girl Brings Vegan & Gluten-Free Treats To Park Slope

PARK SLOPE – A 1/3 outpost of Cinnamon Girl has opened at eighty-sixth Avenue inside the storefront that formerly housed Muscle Maker Grill, Fiat Café, and Cubana Café.

The bake keep/café/grocer debuted at 277 Nostrand Avenue in Bed-Stuy in 2010, with a 2nd region opened at 583 Flatbush in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens about 4 years later.

“We wanted to open something healthful in up-and-coming neighborhoods,” explained co-proprietor Siri Larsen. “It was the idea to have primary precise foods for underserved neighborhoods.”

Larsen’s business accomplice, Red, founded Red Mango Bakery—a wholesale bakery focusing on vegan purple velvet and carrot desserts—about 15 years ago in Crown Heights. Shortly after, he wanted to branch out into retail and joined forces with Larsen. “We started out off with a variety of greens,” she told Bklyner on a recent morning, noting that each one three shops regularly inventory kale, apples, tomatoes, and avocados. “Things that humans want on each day foundation,” she brought.

The pair carries sparkling produce into their menu services inclusive of their vegetable patties and spinach and cheese croissants.

Along with culmination and vegetables, the shelves of the Park Slope Cinnamon Girl well show coffees, teas, juices, goodies, pasta, jams, milk, ice lotions, sauces, condiments, and private hygiene merchandise—much like a bodega but with fitness-conscious manufacturers. Larsen notes that they paintings with numerous nearby vendors and farmers however no longer solely. “It’s New York in the end. It’s a big hub of exchange,” she said. Larsen is at the start from Sweden at the same time as Red hails from Trinidad.

While the Bed-Stuy and P-LG outposts serve La Colombe espresso, the Park Slope save offers Counter Culture. Larsen stated that the three shops have varying customers that order different things. For example, in Bed-Stuy, the more youthful shoppers prefer avocado toast and beer even as in P-LG and Park Slope, the more circle of relatives-oriented customers favor the desserts and baked goods.

All 3 Cinnamon Girl locations offer candy and savory baked objects—made with traditional ingredients as well as gluten-free and vegan options. “Our croissants [plain, almond, almond/chocolate, ham & Swiss] are popular. Our vegan cinnamon rolls are without a doubt famous,” Larsen said of the brand new shop. All the baked goods are crafted from scratch in the kitchen of the Park Slope region and disbursed to the other shops.

Some of the gluten-free items available in Park Slope include desserts [blueberry, apple/raisin/bran, pumpkin], a crispy peanut butter bar, a chocolate chip, and walnut cookie, a lentil hand pie, and a gratin made with millet, kale, and broccoli.

“The vegan stuff is pretty a whole lot half of what we do,” stated Larsen, listing the style of vegan desserts, cupcakes, desserts, scones, cinnamon rolls, and a new maple pecan roll, all made sans animal merchandise. She noted that the vegan breakfast cookie with dried cherries and almonds and sweetened with dates is a pleasant dealer in addition to their peanut butter, double chocolate, and cranberry oatmeal cookies.

For heartier fare, Cinnamon Girl additionally makes quiche, sandwiches, and soups.

Opened in mid-April, the inviting save, designed by using Swedish company UglyCute with mint green and yellow coloration palette, functions an imperative island showing the baked treats and could soon offer a handful of tables and chairs. The business proprietors also are ready on permits in an effort to upload outside seating and promote beer and cider both to take domestic or to drink alongside your meal.