Monday, January 28, 2008
This morning I stopped by Cafe Chocolat, a really cute, hip chocolate place in north Palm Springs.
When the store owner offered me a bite of milk chocolate fudge, I declined and said, "Actually, I'm vegan. But do you think you could help me find some chocolates without dairy?"
He walked around the entire store with me, reading labels and making suggestions. I ended up with the dark spicy Aztec bar from Lake Champlain Chocolates (so zesty!) and a big delicious dark bar from Nirvana Belgian Chocolates, made with blueberries and Acai fruit (antioxidant goodness!).
When I was about to leave, the owner said, "I'm so happy you came in. I've never really taken the time to read the labels before, and now I'll know what to say when other vegans come into the shop."
Hooray for supportive local shops! I'll definitely encourage my friends to go there.
It was an excellent morning. And then the rest of the day was filled with breathtaking rainbows, making a good day even better.
Cafe Chocolat is located at 515 N. Palm Canyon. Call (760) 320-8889.