The Chicago Diner, Except in Madison

Somehow, despite my shameful silence, my blog is getting a consistently decent number of hits every day. Thank you! And I’m sorry for the quietness. I don’t exactly feel burnt out from VeganMoFo, but I do feel… well, distracted. There are lots of other exciting things happening in my life and my friends’ and family’s lives, and blogging has fallen by the wayside. But! Eating, of course, is still very much center stage (if you’ll pardon my mixed metaphors).

Recently I’ve realized that despite living in Madison for just about three years, I still don’t know all of its veg-friendly secrets. And to think I consider myself pretty savvy when it comes to finding vegan eats! But I didn’t know about Bloom till I moved to Middleton this summer, and S and I just made our first trip to the Asian grocery store and discovered its hidden treasures (fresh tofu! rice noodles galore! those black sesame seeds that are inexplicably absent from every other grocery around here!).

And I only recently discovered that our Whole Foods carries pre-made sandwiches and sliced desserts from the Chicago Diner. Desserts like this amazing mixed-berry cheesecake:

Three-quarter view of a rich purple cheesecake topped with blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries.

The Chicago Diner by way of Madison.

We’ve also tried two chocolate layer cake slices, one layered with peanut butter cream and the other with a rich, fudgy ganache-like frosting. Delicious, but a little too heavy for me, which prompted my choosing the cheesecake this weekend. Thatย was perfection – creamy, fresh, and just light enough to keep me from feeling queasy. The perfect accompaniment to an episode of Star Trek. ;)

What fun discoveries have you made yesterday?

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