Finding vegan desserts can be challenging when seemingly everything sweet contains milk, butter or eggs. Luckily, the Valley has a wide range of vegan bakeries and restaurants. Check out these 10 affordable desserts for when you’re craving a sugary, plant-based pick-me-up.
Chocolate Hazelnut Pie ($7)
At the Giving Tree Cafe, chocolate lovers can indulge their sweet tooth with a rich and creamy pie stuffed with crunchy hazelnuts in every bite.
2024 N. 7th St., Phoenix givingtreecafe.com
Banana Cupcake ($3.95)
If you’re in the mood for something tangy, stop by Urban Cookie Bakeshop for a moist banana cardamom spice cake topped with vanilla bean frosting and banana chips.
2325 N. 7th St., Phoenix, urbancookies.com
Chia Pudding ($8)
The Coronado PHX offers a twist on traditional chia pudding with a coconut milk base covered with fruit compote, fresh fruit and granola.
2201 N. 7th St., Phoenix, thecoronadophx.com
Strawberry Cashew Smoothie Bowl ($11.15)
Who says you can’t have dessert for breakfast? Check out this filling treat topped with bananas, granola, chia and hemp seeds and drizzled with a blueberry cream sauce at Whyld Ass.
4810 N. 7th St., Phoenix, whyldass.com
The Kid ($5.75)
Believe it or not, frozen treats don’t need to include ice cream! Try this delicious combination at Balboa’s: a frozen banana dipped in dairy-free chocolate and coated with rainbow sprinkles.
2036 N. Gilbert Rd., Mesa, hellobalboas.com
White Donut ($4.25)
Stop by My Gal, Sal Bakery & Cafe for a classic white donut with vegan glaze and sprinkles.
15820 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix, mygalsal.com
tSmores tSoynami ($6.50)
Check out Nami Vegan Sweets and get all the perks of the camping atmosphere without having to set up a tent. Choose from vanilla, chocolate or swirl soy ice cream topped with vanilla wafers, chocolate syrup, toasted marshmallow syrup, and marshmallows.
2014 N. 7th St., Phoenix, tsoynami.com
Margarita Cupcake ($30 for two dozen mini cupcakes)
When it’s too early for a real margarita, order from Positively Frosted to satisfy your craving with this sweet treat made with tequila, lime juice, zest and a sprinkle of margarita salt.
BH Rolls ($36/dozen)
Drop the frozen cinnamon rolls from the grocery store and visit Bear and the Honey Specialty Bakery. The popular cinnamon rolls are made of unrefined sugar cane, coconut sugar, flour, yeast, cinnamon and topped with a lemon-vanilla glaze. Try them in original or pumpkin.
3613 N. 5th Ave., Phoenix, bearandthehoney.com
Flourless Chocolate Cake ($8)
You’ll always have room for dessert with this cake at True Food Kitchen. Made with caramel, almond, vanilla ice cream and cacao nib, there will be no need for a takeout box.
2502 E Camelback Rd., Phoenix, truefoodkitchen.com/locations/phoenix