From delectable doughnuts to delicious cakes and indulgent bakes, here is our pick of the tastiest and best vegan bakeries in London
Words Jada De Cinque
Our pick of the best vegan bakeries in London
Cookies & Scream
Having originally opened in Camden Lock, Cookies and Scream has relocated to north London’s Holloway Road. They have a mouth-watering selection to get stuck into including warm cookies, super moist brownies to over baked pies and doughnuts. Every product is dairy, egg, wheat and gluten free – made from the finest ingredients available. The Oatmeal Hombre packed with gluten-free oats and chocolate chips is a must try.
Rubys of London
Rubys of London makes the list for its offering of vegan pastries. Specialising in products free from wheat, gluten and refined sugars, pastry addicts will fall in love with the gluten-free hazelnut banana bread, lemon and blueberry poppyseed layer cake, the classic carrot cake and vanilla, and raspberry and pistachio cupcakes – pure indulgence!
Ms Cupcake has given their cupcakes a spin so that they’re entirely vegan-friendly and totally irresistible. Every product is 100% free from eggs, dairy and animal products. Indulge and enjoy the wonders of a pretzel cupcake featuring a caramel sponge with hidden caramel sauce inside, chocolate and caramel flavour icing topped with a salted pretzel. Or, go for something light and uplifting with the zingy lemon cupcake. Throughout the month, Ms Cupcake is serving exclusive cupcakes in their Brixton store each day. £1 from each sale will go directly to Veganuary, to support all the work they do.
The Humming Bird Bakery
Baked fresh every morning across London, the Humming Bird bakery offers the finest pure and original American cakes and baked treats. Choose from cupcakes, layer cakes, brownies, whoopie pies and an array of desserts that will satisfy your taste buds. Known for its iconic red velvet, rainbow multi-layered sponge cake and artistic and delicious creations, The Humming Bird’s top favourite plant-powered vanilla and red velvet vegan cupcakes are admired by vegans and non-vegans alike.
Cupcakes and Shhht
Cupcakes and Shhht originally launched in Camden Market and has since opened a cafe in Elephant & Castle. The ethos lies in creating natural, honest and 100% vegan desserts. Delicious and decadent goods are freshly baked and decorated and will have you swooning at just one bite. Try any one of their range of cupcakes, brownies or cookie sandwiches. Our favourite is the popular salted chocolate, peanut butter, hazelnut gooey vegan and gluten-free brownie, topped with a flavour of your liking.
100% vegan and utterly delicious! Vida Bakery makes vegan desserts that are fun and truly marvellous. Treat yourself to their new tasty selection of cakes – delightfully warm dark chocolate and cherry cake, gooey peanut butter marble brownie cake and the ever-popular earl grey and lemon cake. If you’re a marshmallow lover then you must take away a slice of Vida’s smores cake.
Vegan Sweet Tooth
Located at The VEGarden in Streatham, Vegan Sweet Tooth offers appeasing cravings in the healthiest ways. From organic cakes to sugar-free, gluten-free and soy-free pastries, Chef Giancarlo Roncato takes on classic cakes and gives it a gourmet, vegan and healthy twist. For those looking to curb their sweet tooth, this is the go to. Check out their vegan and vegetarian cooking classes so you can try the desserts out for yourself at home.
Verawinika Vegan & Raw Cakes
VERAWNIKA’S Raw & Vegan cakes are delicately created and baked by two friends, Veronika and Kamila. With them, there’s no need to go out in the cold because VERAWNIKA’S Raw & Vegan cakes are delivered straight to your doorstep. Everything is artisan raw and vegan, plus they’re gluten, dairy, soy and egg-free. The ultimate highlight is the raw vegan mango and passion fruit slices which are made with a blend of nuts and berries, passion fruit, mango, freeze-dried passion fruit powder, pink Himalayan salt and coconut cream.
Norma & Nama
Join dynamic duo Norma & Narma for a delicious afternoon treat. This artisan vegan bakery in Camden Market serves cakes, cookies, baklava, chocolate truffles, croissant and sandwiches – all 100% vegan. Anyone nuts about nuts will want to pick up the Vegan Rocher – an absolute delight comprising roasted hazelnuts wrapped in a hazelnut and cocoa cover.
Looking for a sweet treat? Look no further. Organic Livity serves warm bakes and delicious pastries that are handcrafted, organic, vegan-friendly and gluten-free. Indulge in a classic tart, frangipane pear pecan caramelised with coconut sugar. This dessert is topped with fresh raspberry and tantalises taste buds with its signature chai seed crust. If you’re craving more of a cake option, don’t hesitate to taste Organic Livity’s mouth-watering organic purple carrot cake.