A friend of mine asked me about vegan sweet treats she could take as a hostess gift, which got me thinking that this would make an ideal blog post. I’ve focused on locally-made vegan treats.
Rousseau Chocolatier provides some good vegan options for chocolate bonbons. Dark chocolate is usually vegan, and those filled with nuts or fruits would be fine. Another option is the dark chocolate bars.
Springhouse makes exclusively vegan products. For sweet goods, the following would all be suitable:
- Cashew cheesecake: strawberry, Blueberry, Mango Pineapple, Mocha or Maple Almond. The cheesecake is usually sold by the slice, but you can order a whole cheesecake.
- Chocolate almond bar: one of their most popular products.
- Caramel brownie bar
- Lemon bar
- Mint chip bar
Sweet Hereafter Bakery always has one daily vegan cheesecake. I’ve tried every vegan option, and all are delicious. The cheesecake is sold by the slice, but you can order a whole cheesecake. Their vegan options are plentiful:
- Vegan Amaretto
- Vegan Black Forest
- Vegan Carrot Cake
- Vegan Chocolate Oreo
- Vegan Chocolate Raspberry
- Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut
- Vegan Oreo
- Vegan Macaroon
- Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate
- Vegan Strawberry Vanilla
Humani-T Cafe has a good variety of vegan gelato that you can order by the pint. The cafe makes a good chocolate vegan cake that you can order in advance.
Vandal Doughnuts has a large variety of vegan doughnuts. This bakery is extremely popular and often has long queues of customers waiting outside the door, and for good reason, as their doughnuts are delicious. Vegan options include:
- Vegan cookie monster
- Vegan raspberry lemon
- Vegan Oreo twist
- Vegan apple fritter
- Vegan homer
- Vegan Boston cream
- Vegan chocolate and peanut butter
- Vegan strawberry vanilla
- Vegan harbour fog
- Vegan lemon square
- Vegan cinnamon twist
- Vegan blueberry fritter
The Petite Baker is run by a friend of mine. Elizabeth can make custom vegan cakes for any occasion.
Luscious Desserts is an exclusively vegan bakery that makes a variety of cupcakes, cakes, macarons, and chocolates.
Big Life in Dartmouth makes a variety of vegan cookies, including:
- Vegan spelt date squares
- Vegan spelt raisin cookies
- Vegan spelt chocolate chip cookies
Wild Leek has a variety of vegan baked goods that you can order, including brownies, cupcakes, and cookies. Wild Leek is exclusively vegan.
The Heartwood restaurant has a variety of vegan desserts and treats. I’m not sure whether you can order in advance, but a quick phone call should sort that out. Options include:
- Cocobanana pie
- Carrot cake
- Mocha almond cheesecake
- Peanut butter cheesecake