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Best Vegan Bakeries in Brooklyn

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Our guide to the best vegan bakeries in Brooklyn features a guest contributor, Sonia who is based in New York and has been on a plant-based diet for years and a completely vegan diet for over a decade. 

For years, I worked slinging coffees, cakes, and sandwiches at a little café in Norman, Oklahoma. While we were considered a vegan friendly (not purely vegan) restaurant, all our cakes, pies and cookies were vegan – always. I would get such a giggle out of customers who had a certain idea of what “vegan” was, and would stand there – gob smacked- by the massive triple layer lavender cakes, stacks of cowgirl cookies, and massive trays of brownies.

They would sometimes ask, “these are vegan? What are they made out of?”. To which I would smile, and reply, “Sugar, flour, and fat – just like any other cake!”

Vegan baking has come so far, even just in the decade I have been vegan. Many bakeries now carry at least one vegan cupcake option, and some more vegan-friendly or strictly vegan bakeries push the limits on what is available when you’re struck by a sweet tooth attack.

Here are some of my top picks for the best vegan-friendly bakeries in Brooklyn. For more vegan meals around the city, check out the best vegan restaurants in NYC for more options!

Vegan-Friendly Bakeries in Brooklyn

Simply Sweet

 

 
 
 
 
 
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2106a Avenue U, Sheepshead Bay

Simply Sweet’s mission is…simple. Delicious handmade sweets made with simple, raw, and nutrient-dense ingredients. If you have never had a slice of raw vegan cake– prepare to be surprised.

Try a slice of their Pie in the Sky – a creamy blend of hazelnuts, dates, shredded coconut and cashews, sweetened with maple syrup create an unbelievably decadent slice of heaven.

Or, grab a little bite of nostalgia with their Like Snickers. Peanuts, dates, and shredded coconut topped with a shiny chocolate ganache and topped with crushed peanuts.

Since everything is made lovingly by hand daily, some items do run out of stock later in the afternoon. So, stop by and grab something truly special from this beautiful vegan bakery in Brooklyn, where the food makes you feel as good as it looks.

Brooklyn Whiskers 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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37 Box St, Greenpoint at Magick City & 1037 Broadway, Bushwick

A Brooklyn staple with a cult following, Brooklyn Whiskers has more than made a name for themselves in the world of vegan baked goods. This café touts themselves as the “neighborhood vegan outpost” and for good reason.

This Brooklyn vegan bakery features all your favorite baked treats, including massive cinnamon rolls with candied pecans, fruit Danish, chocolate croissants, brownies, doughnuts and more.

On the savory side, try the Polenta Melt – Grilled polenta, house vegan sausage, cheddar, avocado, and tomato on an English muffin. Or, how about the Carolina – Charleston style barbeque jackfruit with an apple and carrot slaw on pressed focaccia.

If you are thinking of planning a party, why not call in a custom order for a dozen cookies, or a custom cake. You’ll soon understand why Brooklyn Whiskers is really the cats meow!

Cinnamon Girl 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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80 6th Ave, Park Slope

Bakeries more than a place to grab a slice of cake, or a cup of coffee. Truly special ones can also serve as hubs for their communities.

Cinnamon Girl is so much more than a vegan friendly bakery in Brooklyn. The owner’s mission is to provide a wholesome space where both basic pantry staples, and delicious treats, can be found in underserved neighborhoods.

This vegan friendly bakery in Brooklyn provides fresh produce, pantry items, condiments and personal hygiene products – very much like a bodega, but with an emphasis on health-conscious brands. Some of their most popular baked goods include enormous vegan cinnamon rolls, cookies, muffins, and scones.

The vegan breakfast cookie is a perfect little take along breakfast, with cherries and almonds and sweetened with dates. So, stop in, grab a vegan hand pie to go, and support this lovely bakery.

Dun-Well Doughnuts

 

 
 
 
 
 
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222 Montrose Ave, Bushwick

If you’re looking for a real doughnut shop experience, that just happens to be vegan, Dun-Well Doughnuts fits the bill. Cozy atmosphere, friendly staff, and a pastry case to die for, this place has it all.

The Dun-Well team really lets their imagination run wild with their doughnut flavors including; peanut butter and jelly, creamsicle, maple French toast, and more.

Truth be told, I love trying the new and unexpected, but I tend to judge a place based on their plain cake doughnut – and this place delivers!

They also have an array of soft serve and hard ice-creams available – so… doughnut Sunday anyone? Grab a dozen assorted, a matcha late, and revel in the amazingness that is Dun-Well Doughnuts!

Seitan Rising Vegan Cafe

 

 
 
 
 
 
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2 Morgan Ave, Bushwick

Some places just have it all together. Walking into Seitan Rising, you are greeted by all the sights and smells of a classic New York deli and bakery.

All your favorites are here, including house made vegan pastrami, potato salad, macaroni salad and more, all available fresh and by the pound.

Besides their amazing vegan deli, Seitan Rising boasts some of the most phenomenal baked goods imaginable. Decadent cakes, pies, cupcakes, pastries, and bars – all vegan, all delicious.

Stop in and try their Pizza the Hut sandwich. A fresh made focaccia, stacked high with green and red peppers, mushrooms onions, tempeh sausage, vegan mozzarella and smothered in homemade marinara.

Add a slice of their blood orange coffee cake topped with a maple glaze and see why this vegan bakery in Brooklyn had amassed such an incredible following.

Clementine Bakery

 

 
 
 
 
 
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395 Classon Ave, Clinton Hill

Clementine Bakery in Brooklyn is truly a gem. Founder Elle Barton’s passion for community, sustainability, and fresh seasonal ingredients culminates in this charming and low-key vegan bakery.

Stop by for a bout of people watching on their street side patio, and enjoy everything one of the best vegan bakeries in Brooklyn has to offer.

Try their vegan Tempeh Reuben, with tempeh bacon, Violife mozzarella, kraut, and house made 1000 island dressing. Or, try the Goddess Bowl, with sauteed zucchini, kale, chickpeas and avocado topped with a creamy goddess dressing.

Whatever you choose, don’t forget to save room for dessert. Gluten free cupcakes, slices of their amazing cakes, doughnuts, cookies and more are all available, and waiting for you now!

Don’t miss Izzy Rose in the evenings, brought to you by Elle Barton is this fun evening haunt serving up plant-based cocktails.

Le Petit Monstre

 

 
 
 
 
 
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82 Washington Ave, Brooklyn Navy Yard

A second restaurant experience from the owners of Clementine, Le Petit Monstre is a vegan patisserie “with imagination.” Decadent Parisian patisserie, prepared without the use of animal products, this vegan bakery in Brooklyn offers a selection of goods so delicious and beautifully prepared, you’ll find yourself stopping by again and again.

From traditional pastry like Pain au Raisin, Croissant, and fresh Tart au Fruix, to unconventional Koign Amann, and Cruffins, there is always something more to explore.

Apart from pastry, the café menu is out of this world. Stop by for a café au lait and an exquisite French toast that has to be seen to be believed.

A house-made French baguette, dipped in vegan batter, pan-fried to perfection and served with pecans, maple syrup, and mixed berries.

Or, if sweet isn’t your thing, try their Lobst-ah Salad. Hearts of Palm, house “old bay” cucumber, romaine and lemon pepper oil on a toasted baguette. Truly, no matter your choice your day will be significantly better for stopping by.

Happy Zoe Vegan Bakery 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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102 B Nassau Ave, Greenpoint

While lots of bakeries offer a selection of vegan items, it’s an absolute joy when you stumble across a place where everything is on the table, literally.

Happy Zoe Vegan Bakery is a dream come true. Decadent cheesecakes, pastries, special order cakes, gluten free and vegan doughnuts and more – it’s difficult to not be overwhelmed with the range of options.

Try one of their amazing vegan stuffed crepes, with tofu “egg”, bacon, and spinach. Or, how about a slice of their incredible Vegan and Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake.

Planning a party? Why not call 48 hours ahead and order a specialty custom cake or cheesecake from one of the best vegan bakeries in Brooklyn. You’ll be glad you did!

Sofia & Grace Cookie Company

 

 
 
 
 
 
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163 Ralph Ave, Bushwick

Founded in 2017, family-owned bakery Sophia & Grace Cookie Company has quickly become a go to for all your favorite baked treats.

Owner Sholanda Vazquez channels love, and memories of cooking with her grandmother into everything she serves. Read more about the story behind her business in her Black Owned Brooklyn interview.

This vegan friendly bakery in Brooklyn features an array of vegan cookies served daily. From red velvet, to matcha chocolate caramel, and many more, you’ll be sure to find a cookie to satisfy even the sweetest tooth.

While not a completely vegan establishment, the bakery has a number of options, both sweet and savory, to satisfy your craving. Be sure to try their vegan empanadas, or one of their delicious grilled paninis!

Chez Alex

 

 
 
 
 
 
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72 Ralph Ave, Bushwick

Cozy, eclectic, and delicious, Chez Alex has earned its reputation as a fixture of the neighborhood. While the menu does feature some animal products, all their soups, salads, and, most importantly, pastries are vegan.

Many other items can be made vegan with small modifications. The bright storefront offers street seating and some indoor space, but the small size makes this a perfect call ahead, grab and go spot.

Stop in for breakfast and grab the signature Alex breakfast sandwich – Tofu Chorizo Scramble, with avocado and tomato- on one of their vegan croissants.

Their bakery case is always stocked with an array of vegan cookies, muffins, turnovers, and scones. This little gem can’t be missed!

This is also down the street from Toad Style, one of the best vegan restaurants in Brooklyn too!

Little ChoC Apothecary

 

 
 
 
 
 
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141 Havemeyer St, Williamsburg

New York’s first 100% vegan and gluten free creperie may seem like a unique addition when talking about the best vegan bakeries in Brooklyn, but the Little Choc Apothecary most definitely makes the list.

With a focus on local, natural, and sustainable ingredients, Little Choc Apothecary bakes love and compassion into every order. Sweet or savory, they have what you’re craving.

Try the Garden of Eatin’ crepe, with apple, avocado, kale and a fresh mint basil pesto. For something sweet, their strawberry and house made vegan clotted cream is a crowd pleaser.

This cute shop features a sweet outdoor patio, smoothies, fresh pressed juices, a large tea selection, and an extensive organic wine list. Swing by and see what makes this little local creperie and wine room so special.

Terms of Endearment

 

 
 
 
 
 
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135 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg

Impeccable pastry, delicious stuffed croissants, romantic setting, and out of this world hospitality? Could you imagine a more perfect place to spend an afternoon with a special someone, or catch up with some friends?

Terms of Endearment has all of that and more. This charming café and bakery feature all your patisserie favorites: beautiful croissants, Danish, palmier, and more.

Try their Fig & Prosciutto sandwich which features house made fig jam, prosciutto, greens and scallion cream cheese on an enormous croissant.

The chefs’ daily specials are always something to look forward to, like their Double Baked Chocolate Croissant filled with cherry jam and pistachio frangipane.

Or, the Crème brûlée croissant filled with Dulche de Leche Caramel. Sure to charm and satisfy, this little treasure truly is one of the best vegan bakeries in Brooklyn.  


Wait! That’s not all, there are more vegan options sprinkled throughout our guide to the best pizza in NYC! Check it out!

And let us know if we missed your favorite vegan bakery in Brooklyn in the comments below!

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