With many Montrealers going the meat-free route when it comes to their diet, we've been able to share some of the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in the city countless times.
But then comes the topic of more sweeter and dessert-type food that many vegans across the city wish they could enjoy equally as much as everyone else.
With ingredients for these sweets having to be not only meat-free but also void of any dairy or eggs (and any other animal-based products for that matter) finding places that fit the criteria is a bit more difficult.
TL;DR Looking for some vegan pastry and dessert spots in the city? Look no further! Below are all of the best shops, bakeries and cafés across Montreal that offer 100% vegan sweets.
Fear not, vegans. As you now have a comprehensive list of all the vegan bakeries, cafés and pastry shops across Montreal that you can visit for the most delicious dessert items!
Needless to say, everything below definitely needs to be put on your bucket-list for must-try dessert locations across the city.
Not only does this adorable café offer an abundant list of dairy-free milk to choose from for your dream cup of coffee, but all pastries at this spot are 100% vegan. Seriously, from the croissants to danishes, the delicious pastry options that are both egg and dairy-free are super hard to come by!
Where: 2051 Rue de la Montagne
Pâtisserie Petit Lapin
This bakery is an absolute dream - from donuts to cupcakes, cakes and macarons all totally plant-based and vegan! Petit Lapin is perfect for ordering birthday cakes or party desserts, or even just a tiny visit to treat yourself. To make things even better, the bakery is also gluten-free, low sugar and free of the top 10 most common allergens.
Where: 342A Victoria Avenue
This vegan, gluten free and soy free bakery is the place you need to go to pick up all of your favourite desserts an snacks. Order delicious creations such as gorgeous cakes and their super popular maple cookies! Audacieuse Vanile partners with a ton of vegan cafés and stores in Montreal, so keep an eye out whenever your sweet tooth is calling.
Where: 3910 Wellington Street
Three words: vegan ice cream. Yes, the soft serve of your dreams is totally available at this shop in Montreal. Not only do they sell cold treats, but you can also stock up on vegan brownies as well! Needless to say, this is a place you'll have to visit during a hot summer day in the city.
Where: 2225 Avenue Bennett
Probably the most well known vegan pastry shop in Montreal, this place has it all! From tarts to scones, cheesecake to brioche cinnamon buns, anything a vegan dreams of can be found in this shop. Hopefully, you're okay with gaining a few pounds, because you won't be able to stop visiting the pastry shop all summer long.
Where: 167 Ave des Pins E
Café dei Campi
Let's face it, you haven't had a pastry until you've gone to Café dei Campi. A gathering place for vegans and non-vegans alike, enjoy both a sit-down meal and scrumptious pastries all without meat, dairy or eggs!
Where: 1360 Rosemont Boulevard
Looking for your vegan chocolate fix? Look no further. Some of the most elegant and delicious plant-based chocolate and other sweets can be found a this Montreal shop. As if it couldn't get any better, you can even get a box of chocolate in some pretty cool designs and shapes, making it the perfect gift to your special vegan someone or an occassion to really treat yourself!
Where: 22 Avenue Duluth E
Yes, vegan doughnuts. And not just any vegan doughnuts, but mouth-watering creations you won't even be able to tell are void of the typical dairy and egg baking products! Not only that, but you'll also be able to enjoy cupcakes and brownies as well. What more could you ask for?
Where: 640 Courcelle St
This vegan grocer and bakery offers quite a few sweets that have arrived just in time for the warmer weather. Enjoy their signature cheesecakes as well as a wide selection of ice cream flavours that will help you escape that summer heat.
Where: 151 Rue Gounod
This cupcake shop does not only sells cupcakes! Prepare yourself for vegan doughnuts, cakes and even vegan creme eggs available just in time for Easter! This is also the perfect place to order a birthday, anniversary, or other celebration cake to be shared amongst vegans and non-vegans.
Known for being the first ever vegan Italian restaurant in all of North America, you better believe this place has some of the best desserts and pastries in all of Montreal, if not in all of Canada. From classic biscottis to coffee cakes and more! Vegan Italian food has never been more traditional and delicious.
Where: 1335 Rue Beaubien E
Home of the vegan and gluten-free two-bite brownies, swiss rolls, pop tarts and more unique creations, every dessert item you've missed since going vegan is available right here! They also serve some pretty hearty meals, so fill-up before you chow down on some of the most decadent pastries and desserts around.
Where: 3027 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Located in the Plateau, Café Tuyo is serving up pastries that make you feel like you're still being relatively healthy while you're enjoying them! Choose from banana bread, muffins, cookies and even turnovers. Don't forget to pair it with a soothing turmeric latte or fruit smoothie.
Where: 370 Marie-Anne St E
Indulge in some classic vegan desserts while enjoying the live music at Café Résonance. Don't forget to try the iconic gluten, soy an nut free chocolate brownies topped with pumpkin seeds and coconut caramel. Seriously, it'll become your brand new guilty pleasure.
Where: 5175A Av du Parc
Have you ever thought that there would be such a thing as a vegan rice Krispy square that's also gluten-free? Well, look no further than Café São. They also sport some of the most delicious vegan butter tarts, muffins, cakes and more! Enjoy some pastries on their outside seating area this summer or venture indoors for more fabulous foods.
Where: 2210 Avenue de Lorimier
Although not considered entirely vegan, L'artisan is totally dairy and gluten free. You can find the most classic and traditional French desserts and pastries with a pretty incredible spin. There's also no better place to stock up on gluten and dairy free baguettes, giant chocolate eggs, turnovers, éclairs and more!
Where: 7700 Rue St-Hubert
So, what vegan pastries and desserts will you be picking up next?
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