Pastries from Penny Licks
How can these fantastically delish looking goodies possibly be vegan, you ask? I have no idea. They sure a heck didn't taste vegan, they tasted as though they were packed with the finest, freshest butter, eggs and cream. The creation at the top left is their peanut butter bomb, which is just so rich the only possible explanation is that their baker sold their firstborn to Satan to get the recipe. Here's a review from a local, and another from Serious Eats New York.
Penny Licks is a little teeny cafe-bakery at 158 Bedford in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, right smack in the center of hipster heaven, a place so hip it's already over. But don't tell that to the throngs of prettily-mussed young people on the street crowding into the great little bookstores, bars and cafés.
Also not to be missed in the area is Uva Wine Shop, with great recommendations and a fascinating, off-the-beaten-track selection; the Bedford Cheese Shop (most definitely not vegan!); and Verb Cafe which had the best decaf espresso my honey has ever tasted, and in fact still dreams of.
Superior coffee from Verb