With more people switching to a plant-based diet these days, vegan bakeries specializing in local cuisine have begun popping up across the country. It has never been easier to eat vegan without compromising on taste or convenience. Traditional foods like beignets and biscuits are re-made without eggs, dairy, and meat, but still have all the cultural significance of their non-vegan counterparts. If you’re hungry, stick with me as I round-up five vegan bakeries in the U.S. with a knack for local snacks. Unfortunately, carbs are still included!
Parlour Bakery in Fort Lauderdale
The new Parlour Bakery has managed to bridge the cultural gap for Fort Lauderdale vegans by introducing their take on the Cuban speciality: the Guava and Cheese Pastelito. Usually paired with a cortadito (Cuban coffee), this flaky pastry is as close as you can get to Havana on short notice. If you’re wondering if it’s any good, just know that Parlour’s pastelito is abuelita-approved! Other Latino-inspired offerings available at this unique bakery include the churro donut and a veggie tamale.
Reverie Bakeshop in Dallas
If you think of the South, you think of barbecue and biscuits. Reverie Bakeshop, in the great state of Texas, chose to vegan-ize the latter and serve it warm around a piece of fried “chik’n”. Only available on Saturdays, the locals know to scoop up their vegan honee butter biscuit sandwiches early or they will have to go without! More Dallas favorites that can’t be missed are the sausage with cheese kolaches and Texas-sized apple fritters.
Seed Restaurant in New Orleans
Nestled in the heart of New Orleans, the Seed Restaurant, whose tagline reads “Garden based plus NoLa taste”, does not fail to deliver in traditional cuisine that celebrates the local culture. Although this place is not a bakery, they had to be included in this round-up because of their oh-so popular vegan beignets. Fried and covered with powdered sugar, these beignets are a must if you visit the Big Easy. Be sure to try out their vegan version of the classic po’ boy sandwich and spicy gumbo soup too.
Breakaway Bakery in Los Angeles
Fight your cravings for Sticky Buns at the LA joint, Breakaway Bakery. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and GMO-free, the Breakaway Bakery gets rid of all the junk, but still manages to keep all the flavor. They bake everything from scratch, so it’s easy to see why their famous seasonal sticky buns sell out everyday. So if you’re in the mood for this sweet treat, you’ll need to pre-order early. You also can’t go wrong with their vegan challah bread and molasses cookies.
Vegan Divas Store in New York
The Big Apple got sweeter after the Vegan Divas set up shop in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Their claim to fame is their babka, a sweet cake with Israeli roots. Baked fresh daily, the babkas are melt-in-your-mouth goodness. And now non-local vegans can still eat their babka fill because the Vegan Divas delivers to all 50 states. Don’t forget to order the Vegan Diva’s take on the red velvet cupcakes or olive oil corn muffins.