Who doesn’t love a delicious baked good? But before you visit a bakery, there are some things you knead to know. Many baked goods use eggs stolen from caring mother hens who’d rather dust-bathe than be exploited for a cookie. Other items are made with butter, milk, or other “ingredients” taken from miserable animals on farms. Thankfully, such products are easily avoided because of the ever-growing availability of animal-friendly ones. When you visit a vegan bakery, you get all the deliciousness without supporting cruelty. PETA traveled from coast to coast to find spots to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Fall in Loaf With a Vegan Bakery Near You
Santa Monica, California
Get a taste of Paris in Los Angeles when you try the croissants at this French-inspired bakery.
Toluca Lake, California
Empanadas, conchas, cookies, and plenty of pastries await you at this small bakery in North Hollywood. The Guava Danish is a must.
Los Angeles, California
Whether you’re craving something savory or sweet, this 100% vegan café and bakery has, like its name suggests, just what you need. It also has a small market section for you to browse.
Be the star of the office with a preordered tray from this bakery and café. Grab something for yourself from the case while you’re there.
This shop has a large menu of breakfast scrambles, sandwiches, and salads in addition to its decadent baked goods. The strudel is an excellent choice.
If you like doughnuts, you won’t want to miss Seattle’s only 100% vegan shop. Flavors vary, so arrive early to get your pick.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Croissants and tartes are just a few of the tasty treats waiting for you at this vegan bakery and café.
Coffee may be the star of the show at this spot in Phoenix, but the pastries deserve just as much attention.
Cupcakes and cookies are just a couple of the delicious delights at this bakery. Try the kolache for something unique.
San Antonio, Texas
The volcano cakes are a must—and you don’t have to travel to San Antonio to get them, since the bakery ships nationwide.
New Orleans, Louisiana
There’s more than just bread at Breads on Oak. This bakery also offers biscuits, cookies, and brioche doughnuts.
This woman-owned bakery offers an extensive menu of delectable vegan treats ranging from brownies to whoopie pies. No matter what you choose, it’s sure to impress.
Brooklyn, New York
The Brooklyn-based bakery serves several savory snacks in addition to its positively perfect pastries.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Virginia’s first 100% vegan bakery has delicious desserts ranging from cookie sandwiches to gluten-free doughnuts. If you don’t live nearby, you can have a number of My Vegan Sweet Tooth’s baked goods shipped right to your door.
Orlando and St. Petersburg, Florida
You’ll find pies, cupcakes, and cookies galore at this Florida bakery. Not planning a trip to the Sunshine State anytime soon? Get some goodies shipped to your door!
This bakery is 100% gluten-free. Choices include doughnuts, cookies, cakes, savory sandwiches, and an option for the dogs in your life.
Coral Gables, Florida
In addition to its full menu, this award-winning spot offers a large selection of French-inspired baked goods. With multiple types of croissants, cookies, macarons, doughnuts, and other delicious choices, you’ll want to visit again and again.
You’ve never seen cinnamon rolls like these before. Order one of the chain’s specialty rolls, such as the Campfire S’mores, or get creative and customize your roll by choosing from the vegan frosting and topping options available.
With so many choices, it’s impossible to include every vegan bakery there is—but hopefully this list will get you started. If there isn’t a spot near you, there are plenty of places that’ll ship delicious desserts right to your door—or you can make your own delectable vegan baked goods at home using common store-bought ingredients, including some you may already have in your cupboard.