Have you ever heard of a Caribbean inspired vegan doughnut? If not, be prepared to have your mind BLOWN. Capitol Hill-based cafe, Bang Up To The Elephant has an eclectic menu inspired by food from Africa, India, South America, the West Indies, Europe and Chine. It’s described as “Calypso” by owner Kevin Delk and is easily a sensation for its unique twist on classics.

Their menu offers a variety of fantastically different options, but the showstopper of the entire restaurant is the donuts. Recent favorites have included a tiger-striped chocolate mango, passionfruit toasted coconut, soursop glaze, spiced cinnamon sugar, tamarind glazed and a spicy curried coconut. Wow!


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Do you want to make your own unique donuts?

Donuts are always good, but vegan donuts with a unique twist are even better. So, if you can’t make it to Denver anytime soon, opt for these tasty treats from our Food Monster App!

Coconut Lime DoughnutsCoconut Lime Doughnuts

In this scrumptious Coconut Lime Doughnut recipe, coconut and lime come together in the donut batter and then again in the glaze.

Raw Chocolate Lemon DoughnutsRaw Chocolate Lemon Doughnuts

If you’re looking for a unique and delicious donut, then these Raw Chocolate Lemon Doughnuts should do. These are made with buckwheat and oat flour. Then spices like cinnamon and nutmeg are added, and topped with a raw, creamy, and lemony frosting.


Coconut Maple Bacon DoughnutsCoconut Maple Bacon Doughnuts

Now, these are definitely unique! These Coconut Maple Bacon Doughnuts are a guilt-free cake style donut, so no frying here, and the bacon simply requires marinating thick coconut flakes in a mixture of soy sauce, liquid smoke, and maple syrup.

If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions! 


Lead image source: Bang Up To The Elephant/Facebook