Bang Up to the Elephant offers at least three different varieties of doughnut each morning, in addition to its vegan Dirty Banana Balz. Doughnuts are made fresh so they change daily, but recent hits have included tiger-striped chocolate mango, passionfruit toasted coconut, soursop glazed, spiced cinnamon sugar, tamarind glazed, and spicy curried coconut.
As far as inspiration for flavors goes, Delk says the team is enamored of tropical drinks at the moment, which is inspiring their creativity. “We're also playing with future selections that will play off cute plants and cuddly animals,” Delk says, after the Easter Bunny doughnuts were a huge hit.
Doughnuts are $2 each for breakfast, but drop to $1 after 5 p.m. “Happily, we've learned to make these doughnuts to be just as tasty as non-vegan doughnuts, so there's no looking back,” Delk adds.
And if you’re not in the mood for a doughnut, the menu has plenty of other plant-based options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A seitan Cubano, a jackfruit roti (a flatbread common in the Caribbean but with origins in India) and a pimento-wood-smoked jerk seitan are just a few of the spicy options that can be ordered vegan.