Finding the perfect vegan dessert on the go can be tricky, so we have picked out the best vegan bakeries in the UK to get those vegan sweet treats.
Got a sweet tooth? Join us as we take you on a tour across the UK to discover delicious vegan bakeries serving up mouth-watering plant-based pastries, pies, cakes and cookies.
1. Vida Bakery
139 Brick Lane, London, E1 6SB
Photo © Vida Bakery
Nestled in the heart of East London, Vida Bakery is a charming, vibrantly coloured vegan bakery that offers a wide range of indulgent and wholesome treats.
Vida Bakery started when co-founder Dani, who is coeliac and vegan, struggled to find sweet options matching her dietary needs.
She began adapting existing recipes to create delicious treats she can enjoy, this lead to their first store opening in 2018.
Vida Bakery is a haven for those with food allergies as all of their bakes are 100% free from dairy, eggs, and gluten – not that you’d be able to tell as their bakes are simply incredible!
2. Vegan Antics
70 High Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0BH
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Established in 2015, this little bakery is packed full of beautifully decorated, larger than life vegan treats. Their forever expanding range including rocky road, cakes, flapjacks, vegan cookies, pastries and much more and is available for delivery across the UK.
Vegan Antics are also committed to being eco-friendly by using bio-degradable and recyclable packaging when possible.
3. Vegan Cakery
22 The Wranglands, Fleckney, Leicestershire, LE8 8TW
Photo © Vegan Cakery
This award-winning bakery was established with the dual purpose of producing highest quality vegan cakes, pastries and treats, while also raising as much money as possible for a variety of animal charities and sanctuaries.
They’re well known for their fabulous vegan afternoon teas, which come with all the trimmings of a classic British high tea.
Their cakes are available for delivery and click & collect, so treat yourself to their wide range of vegan cakes, including Battenberg, cookies, vegan brownies and doughnuts.
132, Central Market, 134-136 St Mary St, Cardiff CF10 1AU
Photo © The Naked Vegan
Located in the heart of Cardiff, this charming vegan bakery offers a wide variety of mouth-watering treats, all 100% plant-based and cruelty-free.
From classic cakes and cupcakes to more adventurous flavours like matcha and lavender, The Sweet Vegan Bakery has something for every sweet tooth.
Plus, they offer a selection of gluten-free and sugar-free options to accommodate all dietary needs. With its cosy atmosphere and friendly staff, The Naked Vegan bakery is a must-visit for any vegan foodie looking to indulge in some guilt-free treats.
130 Holloway Road, London, N7 8JE
Photo © Cookies & Scream
Delighting customers with its superb vegan bakes for over 10 years, Cookies & Scream is not only fully a vegan bakery but is also entirely gluten-free.
This renowned vegan bakery located in North London is famous for its delicious and innovative range of sweets, but they also offer a selection of savory vegan options like sandwiches, soups, and salads.
Their baked goods range from classic cookies and brownies to thick Scream Shakes made from their specially developed sauces blended with either a cookie or brownie.
Greenwich Market, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 9HZ and 48-50 Monson Way, Tunbridge Wells TN1 1LU
Photo © Rubys of London
Artisan bakery Ruby’s of London specialises in creating beautiful and delicious vegan cakes, cupcakes, and other confections. Not only that, but they specialise in creating spectacular free-from bakes that are gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free and free from refined sugars.
Customers travel from near and far to visit Ruby’s store at Greenwich Market for her delicious goodies. In fact, the bakery has proved so popular that it’s opened a second location in Tunbridge Wells.
Their cakes are made with high-quality, organic ingredients and are decorated with stunning edible flowers and intricate designs, making them a real showstopper.
Baker Ruby believes in the importance of the handmade element of baking, therefore everything is freshly made to order, exclusively for you. You can also order Ruby’s brownies, cake, cupcakes and doughnuts online to get them sent straight to your door.
Order online for collection from Thornton Heath, London
Photo © Vegan Sweet Tooth
If you’re looking for a vegan bakery that specialises in decadent desserts, look no further than Vegan Sweet Tooth – the first and only artisan Italian vegan patisserie, bakery, and deli in the U.K.
This beloved bakery offers an impressive selection of sweets, from classic cakes and brownies to creative flavor combinations like salted caramel and peanut butter and jelly. All of their treats are entirely vegan and made with high-quality, organic ingredients.
In addition to their delectable desserts, Vegan Sweet Tooth also offers savory vegan options like sandwiches and quiches, perfect for a quick lunch or snack.
Skirving St, Shawlands, Glasgow G41 3AA
Photo © Honeytrap Bakery
Glasgow-based Honeytrap Bakery’s baked goods are so beautifully made they almost look too good to eat!
Each sweet treat is truly a work of art and brilliantly showcases vegan baking at its finest.
Alongside its spectacular sweet treats, which range from elegant tarts to custard buns and cream-filled doughnuts, the bakery offers a selection of savoury options too.
They even offer gluten-free options so no one has to miss out on getting their sugar fix.
22 Lower Hillgate, Stockport SK1 1JE
Photo © Hillgate Cakery
Hillgate Cakery is proud to make vegan cakes for everybody.
This vegan bakery and cafe offers a superb selection of vegan cakes, chocolates and other treats – including refreshing vegan beers!
Plus, you can even stock up on your favourite vegan groceries while you enjoy a slice of cake as they have a well-stocked selection of vegan products like cheeses, chutneys, and meat alternatives for sale.
10. Alex Gooch Baker
45 Whitchurch Rd, Cardiff CF14 3JP
Photo © Alex Gooch Baker
Artisan bakery Alex Gooch Baker is a must-visit bakery for anyone looking for the ultimate artisanal bread and vegan baked goods.
Located in Cardiff, this vegan bakery is dedicated to using traditional baking techniques and only the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients to create their delicious and unique offerings.
Alex Gooch’s breads are renowned for their depth of flavour and unique textures, with options like sourdough, or the seven-seed malthouse.
Their selection of sweet treats includes everything from classic croissants and cinnamon rolls to more unique offerings like croncs ( a ball of laminated pastry rolled in cinnamon sugar with chocolate centre) and chocolate almond croissants.
With its cosy and welcoming atmosphere, Alex Gooch Artisan Baker is the perfect place to relax with a cup of coffee and a freshly baked treat, or to pick up a loaf of bread to take home.
253 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6AH
Photo © Knead A Little Love
Knead a Little Love is a cosy and charming vegan bakery located in the heart of London’s Bethnal Green.
If you need a mid-morning pick-me-up, Knead A Little Love really is the place to go!
This family-run vegan bakery launched in 2020 and specialises in creating truly decadent doughnuts which you can enjoy with a reviving cup of coffee or refreshing smoothie in their cute café.
Sisters Jess and Becca hand make their entire range of sweet treats in-house and offer an array of seasonally changing flavours for you to enjoy year-round.
3, 5A Sciennes, Newington, Edinburgh EH9 1NH
Photo © Considerit
If you’re looking for true vegan indulgence, Edinburgh-based bakery Considerit is the place to be!
This ethical bakery proudly challenges perceptions of vegan food with its mouth-watering selection of hand-baked goods, which includes doughnuts, chocolate, and even ice cream.
As if that wasn’t enough, they even offer spectacular milkshakes for you to enjoy on the go as you take in the sights of Edinburgh.
Considerit handcrafts its tasty array of goodies each day to ensure they’re of the highest quality, and the menu is ever-changing to embrace seasonal flavours.
However, not only are they master bakers, but they’re also a dab hand at chocolate making too! In the bakery, you’ll find bags of delicious handmade vegan chocolate to take home and enioy.
39 Parnie St, Glasgow G1 5RJ
Photo © TheDorkyFrench Vegan Bakery
A newcomer to Glasgow’s thriving vegan scene, TheDorkyFrench Vegan Bakery is a fully vegan bakery run by French baker Marlène Mamia.
Although it only opened in summer 2023, the bakery is already making a name for itself with its flaky, laminated croissants and elegant patisseries.
The bakery offers customers ‘a taste of France’ with plant-based pastries such as croissants, Not Ham and Cheeze Croissants, and pain au chocolat. You can even grab a drink to enjoy alongside your freshly baked goods as hot drinks are available, as well as one or two cold savoury options.
Giving customers a truly authentic French experience, the bakery uses traditional French flours and premium ingredients to craft its spectacular baked goods.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth then you need to check out our ultimate guide to vegan sweets!
Featured photo © Ruby’s of London