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Vegan Mango Cheesecake from Cosmic Cafe
becfree Posted at 2006/07/20 9:41pm reply to

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OMG!!!!!!!!!! I had the Vegan Mango Cheesecake from Cosmic Cafe (they don't make it themselves) last night. We ate there before going to see the bats on Congress. It was soooooooooooo flipping awesome! I ate it in about 5 seconds.

I hate that they served it with whip cream on the side. (you order vegan all night, then they serve your dessert with whip cream on the side. LOL.)

I plan on going back just for that next time. Yum! You may want to call ahead to make sure they have it, as I think they get it from a place in Dallas.

bec
roamingvegan Posted at 2006/07/25 4:37pm reply to

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i've had that too, it really was great. i think it's my second favorite dessert in austin after the chocolate silk pie at kerbey lane south. i thought they had vegan whipped topping at cosmic?
Jacob Posted at 2006/07/25 4:55pm reply to

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> i thought they had vegan whipped topping at cosmic?

uh-oh
roamingvegan Posted at 2006/08/02 12:29am reply to

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>> i thought they had vegan whipped topping at cosmic?
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>uh-oh

don't say that, jacob!
karen Posted at 2006/08/02 9:46am reply to

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well.... I don't know about austin, but the cosmic cafe in dallas serves a "non-dairy" whipped cream with their "non-dairy" cakes. sounds sketchy to me...

the non-dairy cakes used to be called "vegan"... I asked them why the name change, and they said too many people didn't know what "vegan" meant.

But yeah, I freaked out when I ordered a vegan cake to-go and they added a side of whipped cream... I tipped off the lady at the counter that if someone orders "vegan" cake, they might want to 86 the whipped cream- she said the whipped cream was vegan as well... (I didn't know vegan whipped cream was available at the time) I asked her where cosmic purchased it from- and her response was something to the effect of "any old grocery store"... YIPES!! I asked her if she knew if it was specifically vegan, and she said it was "non-dairy".... ugh. I told her just because something is labeled "non-dairy" doesn't mean that it is free of milk products entirely (i.e., casein)... so I would ask.

just sayin'
Ross Posted at 2006/08/02 11:28am reply to

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yikes...that's not too reassuring...

like i used to use non-dairy creamer when i first went vegan, but didn't realize until several months later that non-dairy creamer almost always has dairy in it
Jacob Posted at 2006/08/02 12:24pm reply to

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>yikes...that's not too reassuring...
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>like i used to use non-dairy creamer when i first went vegan, but didn't realize until several months later that non-dairy creamer almost always has dairy in it

It's always good to read the ingredients first awesome
Ross Posted at 2006/08/02 1:51pm reply to

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being the only vegan i knew at the time in rural west texas, i took more things at face value. i was much more ignorant of what goes in foods at the time.

besides, when i had it was at a coffee shop, and i simply asked for non-dairy creamer, assuming by its name that it would not have dairy. it was later when i actually saw a container of it and looked at the ingredients that i found out.
Jacob Posted at 2006/08/02 2:35pm reply to

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>well.... I don't know about austin, but the cosmic cafe in dallas serves a "non-dairy" whipped cream with their "non-dairy" cakes. sounds sketchy to me...
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>the non-dairy cakes used to be called "vegan"... I asked them why the name change, and they said too many people didn't know what "vegan" meant.
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It sounds like they realized that it wasn't vegan.  If they were worried about people not know what vegan was, but wanted to sell the the non-dairy population, they could have said "non-dairy and vegan" on it.  It's getting harder and harder for me to trust restaurants that don't have their ingredients listed.  That's one thing I love about Casa de Luz.  Not only do they have an open kitchen so everyone can see what the cooks are doing, but they also have recipe books in the corner of the restaurant so you can read all the ingredients and know how to prepare the food. happy
becfree Posted at 2006/08/02 7:09pm reply to

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cosmic cafe still offer a VEGAN chocolate cake and VEGAN cheesecake. If they are lying, I will be pissed. I hate liars!

bec
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