If it means consuming hot cinnamon doughnuts, red velvet cupcakes, brownies, shortbread and shakes with a clear conscience, we'll consider converting (vegans can still eat ice-cream, right?). Zeitgeist Mylk Bar opened on Gould Street, Bondi, last week and if the out-the-door queues are anything to go by, these are vegan treats that really do taste as good as they look.
Zeitgeist Mylk Bar is the brainchild of Bondi local Grace Watson (who happens to be dating Joe Pagliaro, co-owner of that other new vegan-friendly hotspot, COFFEE). "The Mylk bar combines my two passions, food and animal rights," Watson tells us. "The food is so delicious that there's no need to include ingredients that cause harm to animals."
As well as the strawberry, chocolate, vanilla and apple pie flavoured mylk shakes (made with a house blend of almond and macadamia mylk), Watson is dishing up raw and vegan treats including coconut brownies, Znickers bars (her plant-based take on the Cadbury fave) and cheesecakes (sans the cheese). She also bakes raw, vegan and gluten-free birthday cakes to order - the vegan in your life needs the peanut butter and jelly cake covered in raw peanut butter cups, znickers and berries for their next celebration. On second thoughts, don't we all.
Zeitgeist Mylk Bar, 43 Gould Street, Bondi Beach.