Salivating for something creamy and sweet but animal products are off your radar? Well, gone are the days where vegan options were practically non-existent. In recent years, we’ve seen the vegan industry boom with new, authentic and delicious options on offer for our vegan consumers and we are pumped about it! To help you track down the tastiest vegan delights, here’s a list of some of Brisbane’s very best.
Veganyumm – Everton Park
What could be better than a bakery that’s devoted entirely to vegans? Veganyumm is a dessert bakehouse located in Everton Park and claims the title of “Brisbane’s first only all-vegan (dairy-free and egg-free bakehouse)”. Treat yourself to a spectacularly designed treat as you grab an extra hot coffee and lap up the dainty café vibes. But be warned, your choice won’t be easy! Veganyumm is practically overflowing with edible joy. Try their aesthetic vegan carrot cake or their seriously delightful rocky road cheesecake for a well deserved indulgence. This is an absolute must-do for your morning treat.
The Little Vegan & Co
The Little Vegan & Co is practically an edible art museum for vegans. The home-based baking business makes custom cakes, cheesecakes, cupcakes, cookies, macaroons and other delicious treats are catered to the finest vegan foodies. With picturesque floral designs and magnificent pastel colours, it will leave you deliberating whether to frame or devour! Gluten free? Fear not! The Little Vegan & Co has gluten free options for you! Buy a box of six little cakes and choose out of an endless selection of desired flavours, including Belgium Chocolate, Vanilla and Raspberry or Lemon Poppyseed. You even get to choose your own decorations, so go on, add some salted caramel popcorn or some fresh edible flowers while you’re at it. Needing a cake for a special occasion? With custom designs on offer, you can rest easy knowing the job will be done well.
Looking for a soft, creamy ice-cream but can’t eat dairy? Nothing in the supermarket aisles that satisfies your tastebuds? CocoWhip is your answer. With ice-creams made from natural coconut water, coconut oil and other nutritious ingredients, you won’t look anywhere else after you taste this. Choose from Acaiwhip or The Original Coconut and we guarantee you’ll be revelling in the ice-cold goodness on offer at CocoWhip. And to top it off (literally), you can choose from a large selection of add-ons such as nuts, fruits, and other toppings to complete your dessert. You can check them out here.
Charlie’s Raw Squeeze
With plant based raw, gluten free and refined-sugar free options, Charlie’s Raw Squeeze will ensure you get your daily dose of antioxidants and tastebud satisfaction in one! Specialising in their fresh smoothies and juices as well as their unique Squeeze Bowls and salads, Charlie’s puts thought and love into their vegan and gluten-free treats. Just ask for the selection of Charlie’s Rawsome treats and you’ll be greeted with a range of magnificent options. As well as the set menu, there are also daily specials including Two for One Tuesday, where you will get two smoothies/juices for the price of one, or Pancake Wednesday, where you’ll get a delicious stack of vegan pancakes for half price! If you’re not already on your way over to Clayfield, we’ll just say this: Charlie’s Raw Squeeze is the pick-me-up you’ve been searching for and is definitely worth a try.
The Green Edge
The Green Edge – a 100% vegan and cruelty free café and grocery store – is your one-stop shop for all things vegan. Shop online or visit their store in Windsor to explore their unbelievable range of vegan produce including snacks, sweets, cheeses, and of course, desserts! The Green Edge is always dishing out new pancake and waffle specials so pop in regularly to try their new creations. You can check them out online for a broader selection of vegan treats and you’ll be left amazed – this place has it all! We bet your baskets are filling up already.
Also on the hunt for fresh fruit and veg? Check out these markets on the Northside and Southside!