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Hello and welcome to the first post of the year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I apologize for posting later in the week than usual. I've been super busy with a Tahoe trip I took last weekend and a lot of other craziness.

Anyways, getting back on track, I really wanted to share this deal for Cinnaholic on Living Social. It is one of my favorite dessert places in the Bay Area. Cinnaholic sells vegan cinnamon rolls! They taste fantastic, I can't tell the difference between these or non-vegan cinnamon rolls. Being vegan means these rolls do not contain dairy or eggs. I personally don't mind eating those things, but it would certainly be a plus for someone who has a more restrictive diet.

There are a variety of frosting flavors and toppings so you can customize your own cinnamon roll. The portion size is large and the roll is soft and fluffy like a cloud of sweet, sugary goodness. Best eaten right away when they're nice a warm. My favorite frosting/topping combination is the vanilla frosting with cookie dough. Remember it's vegan so no worries about raw egg in the cookie dough! I've also tried the s'more one which comes with graham cracker bits, marshmallows, and mini chocolate chips atop vanilla frosting. Both pictured below.

Cookie Dough & Vanilla Frosting


The shop has a casual atmosphere. There are only a few tables and chairs though, so I'd take this to-go and eat outside especially if you're in a group of more than two people. It's located close to UC Berkeley and the Downtown Berkeley BART Station. Street parking only with metered spaces so parking can be difficult in the area.

The Living Social deal is buy $6 and get $12, so half off. I would highly recommend it and rate the restaurant 5 stars.