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More Vancouver Vegan Bakeries

February 16, 2011

Peanut butter banana cupcake (Sweetpea Bakery)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

Edible Flours
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.

Sustainably Sweet
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.

VeganMania!
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.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Gabrielle permalink
    February 16, 2011 3:05 pm

    Thanks for his, Nicole! I totally didn’t really know about most of these.

    Did you know that the “man cakes” have bacon in them? So gross. It’s all I can think about when I walk by Pink Sugar and has effectively kept me from going back.

  2. February 16, 2011 7:20 pm

    Hey Gabrielle: I was wondering about the man cakes. I mean, everything else seems to be vegan, so I thought maybe Pink Sugar was just using some sort of liquid smoke. And when they mention Baileys, I thought perhaps they had made their own version. You know, how some people don’t like making up kitschy names for cheese and the like, so they use the usual names instead. Seems strange since it seems to fly in the face of what they imply by the info on their “Food for Thought” page. It’s a bit disappointing too – it’s like “we’re vegan except for the bacon!” Then again, they don’t say they’re vegan, other people do. They just say they’re dairy- and egg-free. I’ll update the posting to remove them.

  3. Gabrielle permalink
    February 16, 2011 7:43 pm

    I know. It’s just such a bummer and so unnecessary. I’m not at all the kind of vegan who won’t set foot in non-vegan establishments, but the Pink Sugar thing just feels like a stab in the back to the (sizable!) vegan community in Victoria who supported them.

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