Cinnamon Snail, Cinnamon Donuts

Sometimes the universe astounds me: I’ve had really good food, really shitty food, and just plain ehh food at more brick-and-mortar restaurants than I can count. So I didn’t really expect too much from a vegan food truck– I mean, if a permanent building with a permanent kitchen can’t even turn out a decent entrée, why should I expect a food truck to?

The typical scene at the Cinnamon Snail truck at lunchtime, sometimes even more mobbed! Rightfully so!
The typical scene at the Cinnamon Snail truck at lunchtime, sometimes even more mobbed! Rightfully so!

Luckily, the Cinnamon Snail truck proved me wrong. Not only did they prove me wrong— but I think I died and went to vegan dessert heaven! Best of all, they were giving out free donuts– and I fully indulged, duh!

Coconut, Cinnamon & Plain Donut –

I had three of their many flavors of donut: coconut, cinnamon pecan and plain.

Clockwise from left: coconut, plain, and cinnamon pecan donut.
Clockwise from left: coconut, plain, and cinnamon pecan donut.

Coconut was by far the most moist, but the cinnamon pecan was also incredibly delicious: the contrast of the pecan with the sugar glaze and cinnamon tasted great when dipped in Silk. The donut base was a bit dry on the cinnamon one though.

Donut tower time! You can see that the cinnamon one (middle) is drier on the inside than the rest.
Donut tower time! You can see that the cinnamon one (middle) is drier on the inside than the rest… the plain (top) one is more cake-y.

The plain donut was also stellar, and not as dry as the cinnamon one was. Overall, at $2.00 a donut, it is a bit pricey but a good treat for sure!

So good to dip, munch, dip, munch and mmmm...
So good to dip, munch, dip, munch and mmmm…

Carrot Rating – Near Confection Perfection

Pink Lady Pastry – 

This pastry was my favorite of the batch— it reminded me of those Entenmann’s cheese danishes, except waaaay better.

Pretty to look and and even prettier in my stomach!
Pretty to look and and even prettier in my stomach!

The pastry body was flaky, buttery and had some sugar crystals sprinkled atop it, which really upped the flavor quotient. The filling was a delicious combination of vegan cheese-danish creme and raspberry jam, which was a bit tart and played well against the sweetness of the overall pastry. I think I probably could have eaten 15 of these, though I probably really shouldn’t…

Carrot Rating – Can't complain! You're the best of the best!

 

Apple Turnover – 

A vegan apple turnover is like the unicorn of the vegan world— I really haven’t seen them at all in any retail stores, though admittedly, you’d probably need to go to a specialized vegan baker anyway.

 

Vegan apple turnovers are so hard to find, so I was more than happy to see this being offered at the CST!
Vegan apple turnovers are so hard to find, so I was more than happy to see this being offered at the CST!

Anyway, this turnover was almost as great as the Pink Lady pastry– it was just as flaky, dusted with sugar and delectable as it looks in the picture!

You could tell that the pastry was freshly made, since the apple filling just had that freshly-baked taste. I gobbled it up in the record time of .0004 seconds… it wasn’t big enough to satisfy my apple-turnover deprived self.

Awesome to pair with a steaming cup of earl grey. I think I need to start finding recipes for my own, I can’t schlep over to the CST each time I crave these…

You can tell they skimped out on their yummy filling with this pastry cross-section... I want moar!
You can tell they skimped out on their yummy filling with this pastry cross-section… I want moar!

The only thing I wish was that there was more filling, as it seemed like there was only 3 tablespoonfuls worth. Still, the taste was stellar and I would definitely buy it again.

Carrot Rating – Near Confection Perfection

Now if only the CST team would just become my private chefs slaves for life, I would be forever happy and never hungry. A girl can dream…

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