This past weekend, my husband and I made a somewhat spontaneous decision to spend our Sunday at Smorgasburg, an indoor food market in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that I’ve been wanting to visit for, oh, forever. I’d heard that the market was full of awesome vegan food options, so we arrived hungry and ready to eat. After inhaling my first vegan Bahn-Mi sandwich (from The Regal Vegan stand), I stumbled upon the amazingness that is The 3 Nuts Coconut Cashew Butter.
It’s not often that I love something so much that I feel the need to scream it all over the internets, but this butter is something special. When I discovered that it’s produced locally here on Long Island, I became an even bigger fan.
The ingredients are vegan, gluten free, and simple: cashews, coconut oil, shredded coconut, agave, coconut extract, salt, spices. And with food, simple is best. And despite its uncomplicated ingredient list, it’s rich and buttery, sweet (but not cloyingly so), and straight up addictive.
I spread this over some sprouted wheat toast this morning for breakfast, but I’m also planning on adding a spoonful or two to my morning smoothies and oatmeal. It would also make for a sinfully delicious, healthy snack spread all over some Granny Smith apple slices. Or you can take a page out of my book and eat it out of the container with a spoon, giving your dog tastes between bites (Sonny approves).
You can purchase Coconut Cashew Butter at Smorgasburg, or you can head on over to The 3 Nuts website to either A) order directly online or B) search for a location near you to buy their butters (they are in several stores and farmers markets in the area). The 3 Nuts also produces several other flavors, including Original Peanut Butter, Honey Roasted Peanut Butter, Cookie Dough Peanut Butter, and Salted Caramel Peanut Butter (I’m fairly certain that several of these are not vegan, so always best to read the labels if you are avoiding dairy!).
Stay warm, friends!