Cruelty Free Deliciousness! The Best Vegan Bakeries in the United States

Living in the United States can be a good thing when it comes to vegan options, and if you live in a fair-sized city, you'll generally have a vegan bakery
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Living in the United States can be a good thing when it comes to vegan options, and if you live in a fair-sized city, you’ll generally have a vegan bakery nearby, or at least a bakery with vegan options. Vegan baked goods have no dairy, eggs, or any other animal product in them, and in a few of the following cases they use healthier ingredients (e.g. gluten-free flours in place of white flour, flax seeds in place of eggs, and agave in place of white sugar). Here are a few of the top-rated vegan bakeries, from LA to D.C.

5 Sweet Treats Bakery

1444 Linden St, Bethlehem, PA, 18018

Having catered to Alicia Silverstone, Daryl Hannah, Joan Jett, Rory Freedman, and even Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich, founder Danielle Konya has made a name for herself winning pastry contests against non-vegan bakers and having people schedule their days around the delivery of her donuts! She delivers her goods to Baltimore, New York City, D.C. And Pittsburgh, so get over to her site to see where (and what!) she’s delivering near you.

4 Sticky Fingers Bakery

1370 Park Rd NW Washington D.C., 20010

Sticky Fingers has made big news with vegans across the country due to their advertising and excellent marketing. The owners have won countless awards, appeared on television, authored a book and opened a chain in South Korea. Their bakery has now expanded to include a cafe, and ships treats nationwide, so LA people, get your hopes back up and head over to their website to get your fingers sticky.

3 JAM Vegan Bakery, LA

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Not an actual location to go sit and eat, JAM Vegan Bakery is a personal order bakery that attends events in LA with their treats as well. Check out their site to look at their delicious cupcake options or head over to an event to get a few pre-pared. The fact that they use sustainable packaging is a major plus!

2 Flying Apron

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3510 Fremont Ave N Seattle, WA 98103

Being Seattle’s only vegan, gluten-free bakery makes this their best of both worlds! Using transparency in their business allows for visitors to feel confident in their food choices, which range from sweet treats (a HUGE array) to salads and soups. You won’t be disappointed with your treat or meal here!

1 Babycakes

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Multiple Locations

Oh, Babycakes how we love you! With 2 amazing cookbooks, and every healthy substitution for every ingredient that you can think of, it is shocking how amazing the pastries are here. Gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, egg-free and with icing made of coconut oil and agave, this bakery is a clear winner in terms of healthy substitutions for virtually every ingredient, taste and price. Whether you’re gluten-intolerant, diabetic, on a diet, or simply want to keep it healthy, this bakery will satisfy you while keeping the guilt down. The décor and ‘feel’ of the Babycakes bakeries are lovely, warm and welcoming, so if you happen to live in or near LA, NYC or Orlando, make it a point to head to one of their well-placed locations.

As most vegans know, going vegan doesn’t mean we can never eat anything fun again – with all the new options springing up all over the nation, it is getting easier and easier to be vegan. As you most likely know, make sure your food is as organically and locally grown as you can find it, and make sure to get your leafy greens, vegetables and fruits in – subsisting on the healthiest of sweet treats will still make you unhealthy! Make sure these are once in a while, not the diet itself and you’ll be perfectly fine.