Restaurant Review: Eggloo (East Village)
Last week I was invited to visit Eggloo, which is an ice cream shop that specializes in Hong Kong style egg waffles, which are used as cones to wrap around your ice cream of choice. Eggloo is not a totally vegan establishment, but for the past couple months they've been doing a vegan takeover at the beginning of every month, exclusively at their East Village location on 147 Avenue A. It's great to see a non vegan restaurant taking strides to promote plant based eating!
While previously only offering the vanilla flavored vegan waffle cone, this month they introduced "it's choco-lit," new vegan chocolate waffles and fillings, so I had to give it a try. I got the chocolate waffle cone filled with caramel fudge ice cream, topped with chocolate sauce and graham crackers. You also get the option to get a filling inside the waffle, such as diced almonds or dried blueberries, but I opted out. There are noticeably fewer topping options than the non vegan menu, and even though many of the toppings listed on the full menu appear to be vegan (such as the Oreos and coconut flakes) they're not given as options for the vegan takeover.
Overall the waffle was great, but I couldn't really taste the caramel or fudge in the ice cream, although it's not made in house so that's not exactly Eggloo's problem. They are not stingy with the toppings either, which I appreciate because you get a LOT of ice cream and waffle. This is definitely a dessert you might want to share with someone because I couldn't finish it on my own.
I would definitely recommend you give Eggloo a visit! I'm really happy to see them branching out and giving vegans the chance to try their food. It's also conveniently located in the middle of a vegan mecca, just a minute's walk from Superiority Burger and Confectionary, so you can also go for lunch before!
Let me know below what you think of Eggloo. Would you try it? What restaurant would you like me to review next?