Friday, April 22, 2016

The Best Vegan Sweet Potato Pie in Philadelphia

Half slice of Rekhati Bakes Sweet Potato Pie topped with So Delicious Coco Whip and slivered almonds. Pumpkin spice tea on the side.
With PAFA's 115th Annual Student Exhibition just around the corner (installation day is next weekend) and a thesis presentation completed (I was beyond nervous yesterday), my paintings are well under way for the biggest live audience ever seen thus far. To have been borne from mind, written in diaries, realized onto canvas, these paintings will be breathing colorful black woman narratives into the beautiful Hamilton building's second floor Annenberg Gallery. It is an unimaginable thing. Thrilling excitement tingles inside. Nerves have reached fever pitch (literally-- I'm sick as a cat right now). Still, I am ready. Ready and confident.
For the past few weeks, I have had another little sweet tooth obsession. Hint: it isn't doughnuts.
Govinda's sells many wholesale vegan desserts from Dottie's Donuts to Vegan Treats. Rekhati's Bakes' sweet potato pie is no exception to the rule.
Light, moist sweet potato puree tastes like splendorous remedy airily coated in warm cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg spices. Glorious meld-- that is pure sweet potato-- sinks into delicious crust that is neither too salty, too crumbly, or too dry. The balance is quite romantic alone. Adding So Delicious Coco Whip and slivered almonds gives accentuated details to an already decadent remix.
I may be stressed out, but always remember that spelled backwards is desserts. Every now and then, a vegan deserves a good vegan dessert. Period. 

True goddesses all hail pie. I crown thee.
Right amount of cream, perfect amount of pie.... *sighs*
Too beautiful to eat right?


  1. What an exciting time for you! How amazing! I'm glad you did something nice for yourself. That pie looks so beautiful with the Coco-whip and slivered almonds! I can't wait to hear about the Exhibition!

    1. Thank you so much!!! I will be posting about the ASE very very soon. I'm delighted to debut six paintings on the blog/artist website. The sweet potato pie was a much needed treat. I hope Rekhati continues making them. What a divine treasure!