Gone are the days when being vegan meant settling for a sad-looking salad on the menu and not much else. As more people have embraced a cruelty-free, plant-based diet, the variety on offer has skyrocketed. From fine dining to street food, vegan options are everywhere.
Perhaps best of all, indulgent and creative bakeries have popped up to meet demand, offering amazing treats that are delicious on top of being vegan. You certainly don’t need to be vegan to appreciate the mouth-watering options on offer at these fabulous and fearless bakeries – absolutely everyone can appreciate their cakes, cookies and more.
Peacefood Cafe – New York City, New York
A deliciously sweet menu that nourishes your mind and body? Yes, please! If you’re looking for a sweet treat in the Big Apple, you really can’t go past the peaceful, sugary oasis that is the Peacefood bakery and cafe.
Just try to resist the temptation of all those vegan doughnuts, pies and cakes. Go on; we dare you! If you’ve got more willpower than us, they also do savory meals, too.
Address: 460 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York 10024
Dulce Vegan Bakery & Cafe – Atlanta, Georgia
There’s something the south always brings to the table, freshly baked cakes – and that includes vegan cakes, too. Just take the mouth-wateringly delicious options on offer at Dulce Vegan Bakery in Atlanta, Georgia.
The menu changes seasonally to take advantage of the best produce, but it’s always sugar-free and utterly delicious. The lemon raspberry cake is a particular treat. Check out our post about other great Atlanta eats.
Address: 1994 Hosea L Williams Dr NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30317
Capital City Bakery – Austin, Texas
They say everything is bigger in Texas – and Capital City Bakery has clearly gone one better with their fabulous vegan bakery. Not only are their delicious treats cruelty-free, but they’re also environmentally sustainable – even their cake boxes are locally sourced and recycled.
Head down to check out their yummy offerings like a s’mores cake. And with the good they do for the planet, it’s (almost) guilt-free!
Address: 2211 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, Texas 78702
Beet Box Bakery & Cafe – Denver, Colorado
Are you the kind of person who prefers savory to sweet? Is your favorite bakery treat a satisfying wrap rather than an indulgent mud cake? If so, you’ll love the variety Beet Box Bakery & Cafe offers.
Whether you’re all about carbs or all about sugar, they’ve got you covered with their delectable menu. Oh, and most of its gluten-free too. Winning!
Address: 1030 E 22nd Ave, Denver, Colorado 80205
Pixie Retreat – Portland, Oregon
Anyone who says vegan food is boring clearly hasn’t set foot in the wonderland that is Pixie Retreat. Calling itself a “laboratorie and makery,” you just know it’s going to be good (and creative).
Pixie Retreat certainly delivers – the indulgent desserts are the stuff sweet dreams (and dentists’ nightmares) are made of. The chocolate chip cookie dough with almond milk is basically happiness in a cup.
Address: 1670 SE 3rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97214
Erin McKenna’s Bakery – Los Angeles, California (also NYC & Orlando)
Vegan, gluten-free, kosher, sensitive to allergies and absolutely delicious? Great work, Erin Mckenna! Just about everyone can enjoy the incredibly awesome cakes, macarons and more on offer at this pastel paradise.
So, grab a few friends and head down to find out what all the fuss is about. You certainly don’t need to be vegan to be won over by this all-around awesomeness.
Address: 236 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, California, 90004
As you can see, if you’re craving something sweet and vegan, there are options all over the country! The only problem is deciding what you’ll try first!