Next time a tapioca pudding craving hits, consider stopping by Victory Garden on Carmine Street. Here they do a Chia Seed Parfait ($7.50) where hydrated chia seeds take the place of tapioca balls and cashew milk replaces the usual whole milk (or coconut milk for Asian desserts). The result is a creamy, somewhat nutty pudding sweetened with a light hand of agave nectar and your choice of two toppings. A blueberry and raw cacao combination is most popular, but I'm partial to the blueberry and crumbled halva pairing. Very few places in this city offer halva as a topping, so don't miss out.
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