Levain’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies Are Now Vegan

Pastel cookware, kitchen organization products, and new pizza ovens mean spring is here, y’all. This month’s installment of What’s New welcomes a fresh season and features new treats for the eye (fetching table linens for Easter) and stomach (vegan cookies from Levain Bakery). As a reminder, some of these items we’ve tried, but some are so new that we haven’t gotten our sweaty little hands on them yet. Regardless, all of the products mentioned are from brands that we know and love. Whether you’re in search of a gift for your favorite dinner party host or you just like to keep your pantry on trend, consider this a timely shopping guide.

Ooni’s new electric pizza oven

If you’re considering joining the Ooni pizza oven camp, this is your sign to take the plunge. (Associate food editor Kendra Vaculin did, and hasn’t looked back.) The company just introduced the Ooni Volt 12, its first all-electric indoor and outdoor pizza oven. Other Ooni models require outdoor space and are fueled by either wood, charcoal, or gas. But with the Volt 12, you just plug it in, switch it on, and pizza’s up. —Tiffany Hopkins, commerce writer

Ooni Volt Electric Pizza Oven

Oxo Refrigerator Organization

If you, like me, watch and admire every fridge organization TikTok that arises on your FYP, then you’ll appreciate Oxo’s new refrigerator organization line. It features a variety of clear, modular storage bins, undershelf drawers, and shelf risers—some of which are adjustable—in addition to an egg tray and beverage mat. Available in four and eight-piece sets, it’s a great place to start if you need some help sorting out your fridge chaos. You can also customize it by purchasing individual pieces and combining them however you want. —T.H.

OXO 8-Piece Fridge Organization Set

Vegan, gluten-free Levain cookies

Thick, gooey, and clocking in at a third of a pound, Levain’s beefy chocolate chip walnut cookies are a New York institution. And now, after 28 years, the iconic bakery is offering a vegan, gluten-free version of the quintessential treat. Made with chunks of walnuts, semisweet vegan chocolate chips, and creamy, cashew-based butter, you can expect them to taste just like the original (but a little more crumbly). I’ll be picking mine up from the bakery, but they are also available for nationwide shipping via their website. —T.H.

Vegan, Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies

Joanna Buchanan Bow Napkins

Blame fashion’s recent lust for oversize collars and gigot sleeves, blame the Gohar sisters, but the tableware trends I’m seeing lately are veering toward the ornate and ornamental. Case in point: these linen napkins from Joanna Buchanan. A strip of fabric is sewn onto the back so you can adorn your napkin with a decorative bow. Do your napkins need bows? No. But Simone Rocha is literally gluing bows onto her models’ faces, so embrace the zeitgeist. —MacKenzie Chung Fegan, senior commerce editor

Bow Linen Napkins

Monochrome Nalgenes

And speaking of fashun, Nalgene’s latest drop leans into the monochrome trend. Collect them all and never again will you commit the faux pas of not matching your water bottle to your outfit. —M.C.F.

Nalgene 32oz Monochrome Waterbottle

Zara x Pasta Grannies Collab

Watching Nonna Leondina hand roll her garganelli made me covet this acacia gnocchi board. In a new collab between Zara Home and Pasta Grannies, Nonna Leondina, Nonna Maria, and Nonna Nadia show us how to prepare three of their favorite homemade pastas accompanied by all the tools needed to make them, from a ribbed rolling pin that will transform a sheet of dough into perfect linguine to an acacia-handled mezzaluna that makes quick work of a pile of herbs. If you’re looking for warming stories, stunning photography, and some lovely grannies, I highly recommend stopping by. —T.H.

Round Pasta Mold

Acacia Gnocchi Board

Pistachio KitchenAid cookware

Like everyone else in the world, I’m very into pistachio right now. Yes, the nut, but also the flavor and the color. So it’s no surprise that I’m loving KitchenAid’s new 12-inch cast iron skillet and 6-quart Dutch oven, both in a soft, pastel green hue. They have an enameled cast-iron finish for max durability, superior heat retention, and easy maintenance. —T.H.

Pistachio KitchenAid Enamel Frying Pan

Emile Henry Ceramic Dutch ovens

In search of a heavy-duty Dutch oven that isn’t…heavy? Look no further. The new Emile Henry Sublime Dutch oven is made entirely from ceramic and weighs up to 35% less than similar-size cast-iron Dutch ovens—a boon for those like reviewer Juliette K., who says, “It’s light enough for my arthritic hands.” It’s heat safe up to 930°F and can be used in the oven, on the stove, or even on the grill. Choose between 4-qt, 6-qt, and 7.5-qt. sizes.  —T.H.

Emile Henry Sublime French Ceramic Dutch Oven

Brooklinen Laundry Care

We were big fans of the Laundress’s stain bar—until all the products were recalled due to potential contamination with dangerous bacteria. Could Brooklinen’s new laundry care line step in as a replacement? We’ve yet to test their hypoallergenic stain remover on our dish towels and tablecloths, but if it’s as good as their linen sheets, they’ll have found a new customer. —M.C.F.

Essential Detergent

Stain Remover

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