More Vancouver Vegan Bakeries
While there is likely much fanfare about the upcoming debut of Edible Flours’ retail bakery in Vancouver (at least there is in my mind, anyway), I’m willing to bet that there are some local bakeries in Vancouver some of you don’t know about.
Here is a run-down of the Vancouver area-based confectionaries that are 100% vegan. If you know of anyone that should be included here, please send me an e-mail at epicurvegan [at] gmail [dot] com and I’ll happily add them to the list!
100% Vegan Bakeries – Vancouver
While they’ve been making their amazing dairy-,
egg-, wheat-, gluten-, and soy-free organic, whole grain sweets with unrefined sweeteners out of their own kitchen for almost a year now, bakers Paul Briggs and Ali Neville have decided to take the leap into the retail world and open up shop in Vancouver’s Kitsilano area in the spring of 2011.
Snail House Bakery
Karina, the self-titled “vegan baker extraordinaire”, has some serious toot behind her horn. In addition to her delectable cakes, cookies, and cupcakes, she also offers soy- and wheat-free options. Go ahead and fund her chocolate habit by sending her an order – her way with chocolate truffles will have you swooning.
Sprout Vegan Bakery
Although Sprout is one bakery I’ve yet to indulge my sweet tooth with, Ashley McLean’s chocolate ice cream cake, ginger pear cheesecake, and adorable mini-cheesecake bites look simply amazing. And to make things even sweeter, she picks up her baking supplies and delivers her orders using bicycles and co-op cars.
I’ve yet to meet Stephanie Burlton and taste her baked delicacies, but the sound of her Campfire Cupcakes with their sweet mix of graham, vanilla, and chocolate has definitely gotten me day dreaming. Her brio bars, which she describes as raw energy bars, come in several lip-smacking flavours, including chocolate chip cookie dough and peanut butter banana brownie.
Established in 1995, this is the original VeganMania and the first vegan bakery in Vancouver to sell its goods at local farmers markets and through made-to-order phone and email requests. Although proprietress Christa Trueman, the goddess of all things vegan and cakey, is on a hiatus from selling her wares, let’s hope someday she’ll once again be bustin’ her luscious booty in her industrial kitchen.