*HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAS CLOSED IT’S RETAIL STORE AS OF MARCH 2006*
Happy Happy Happy
157 Allen Street
Over the last few months we’ve heard plenty of good things about Happy Happy Happy Bakery on the LES. In fact, we received a lot of very emotionally charged emails about it. After a long stretch of crazy work schedules, we finally made the trip downtown to sample their wares. This bakery only produces gluten-free, wheat-free, lactose/dairy-free, yeast-free, hydrogenated fat-free, and preservative-free goods. And without all of that, they still manage to create very tasty treats! Ingredients are all natural and the kitchen has never ever been exposed to evil gluten, dairy, or yeast … they don’t even offer cow’s milk with coffee, only home-made soy and almond milk! Many items are also vegan.
Shown above are the French Madelines. Kelly’s favorite. These cookies can be used in a beautiful presentation for afternoon tea, and no one would guess that they’re gluten and dairy free! Delicious, with a perfect slight crispiness on the outside and soft and cake-y on the inside. Pictured below is the Fudgy Blackout Cake … on their menu it’s referred to as ‘an intense chocolate treat’, which is an understatement. If a serious chocolate brownie fix is something you’ve been wanting to check off of your ‘to do’ list, then check it off, baby! I actually had to sit down for a little while to rest after I finished mine.
There is a generous selection of cakes available. I also enjoyed the Howling Bog, a pumpkin cake with dried cranberries, cinnamon and walnuts. And, there are cupcakes (pictured left) .. tasty, pop-in-your-mouth-size with chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry icing. There’s plenty more in the way of cookies, tarts and scones. Special occasion layered cakes can be made to order, and they’ll even omit certain ingredients upon request, if possible. Happy Happy Happy will start to ship their goods next month! Sign up for their mailing list to receive the official announcement.
Well friends, it looks like we have ourselves a Manhattan GF bakery at last.
And this makes us more than just a little happy …