What Vegan Items Can You Find At A Pastry Shop

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Are you considering switching to a vegan diet, or have you already made that choice? Years ago, that decision may have meant you had to forego certain foods, especially sweets, quite a sacrifice for those with a sweet tooth. Fortunately for you, alternative, healthier diets have become more commonplace. To cater to the trend, businesses like our very own Southern Bay Bakery pastry shop in St. Pete, Florida, have begun adding vegan options to their custom cakes. 

We’ve compiled a list of assorted items found in most vegan-friendly pastry shops to show you that you can have your cake and eat it, too, when switching to vegan.


Table Of Content:

  1. Custom Cakes and Cupcakes
  2. Vegan Donuts
  3. Vegan IceCream
  4. Vegan Cookies
  5. Vegan Bread
  6. Vegan Pancakes
  7. Vegan Scones and Croissants

  1.   Custom Cakes and Cupcakes

Cakes are a staple item on a bakeries menu and perhaps one of the most craved items on a vegan’s mind. Luckily, many bakeries now offer a vegan option for their cakes and cupcakes made from vegan-friendly alternative ingredients like vegan butter and almond milk, amongst other options. Southern Bay Bakery offers a custom cake service that includes wedding cakes, so should you find their vegan options limited, you can always place a custom order and have the perfect cake made to order.

  1.   Vegan Donuts

The favorite of cops everywhere, paste shops have figured out the alternative option for vegan cops looking to get their fix with their coffee. Vegan donuts are made with plant-based milk and egg substitutes, using alternative glazes like caramel, powdered sugar, or vegan chocolate. Even large chains, like Krispy Kreme, have gotten into the action with vegan donuts popping up on their menu.

  1.   Vegan Ice Cream

The defacto dessert that made use of dairy milk was also one of the first items to receive a vegan option. And why not? Ice cream is one of the most popular desserts in the world, and it’s no surprise that bakeries would be keen to offer vegan replacements with non-dairy milk substitutes. Like donuts, some big brands like Ben & Jerry’s have gotten on the bandwagon to avoid turning away vegan customers.


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  1.   Vegan Cookies

While we think Girl Scouts still need to get in on the action – cookies are another alternative staple in some pastry shops. These (traditionally) round, crumbling sweets come in a range of flavors and sizes, making them a good pick for any vegans looking to satisfy their sweet cravings.

  1.   Vegan Bread (yes, really!)

While most or all bread would be vegan, a lot of commercially sold bread, like those in supermarkets, includes milk and eggs. Variants of bread like milk bread (It’s in the name) or pain de mie also contain ingredients like milk. Most bread is vegan-friendly, so you usually do not need to worry about it too much. Consider asking at the counter what ingredients go into the next loaf you pick up at the pastry shop.

  1.   Vegan Pancakes

You can pick up delicious vegan pancakes at many vegan restaurants or pastry shops, providing a compelling choice when craving the breakfast favorite of a stack of pancakes, bacon, butter, and maple syrup.

  1.   Vegan Scones and Croissants

These baked treats can be either sweet or savory and are popular in most modern bakeries. Pastry shops use plant-based butter to prepare these delicious treats so that vegans don’t miss out on the finer things in life. You can’t have high tea without scones and croissants, after all.



As you can see, going vegan doesn’t mean giving up on the baked goods you love. While they won’t taste exactly like they used to, the alternatives can more than satisfy the sugary (or savory) cravings you may be seeking. Hopefully, this makes the transition to vegan an easier choice. All you have to do is to find a pastry shop near you. There’s more good news if you’re in or around the St. Pete, Florida, area. Southern Bay Bakery is delighted to provide vegan alternatives as part of our custom cake and holiday pie service! Get in touch and let us know your preferences, and we’ll whip up the tastiest vegan treat you’ve had.


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