Some people are on the fence about going vegan because they don't want to give up everything delicious in the world. These people have clearly never tried vegan cheesecake ("gâteaux faux-mage"), because if they did, let me tell you, they wouldn't be on the fence. There wouldn't even be a fence. The power of cheesecake transcends all lifestyles, friends. But I digress. If you've never tried vegan cheesecake, or brownies, or cupcakes - well, you're kind of late to the game and you're also depriving yourself of tasty, healthy treats. But don't get too sad. We got you covered. Read on for 8 Places To Get Vegan Sweets In Montreal.
1. Sophie Sucrée
Vegan ice cream. Vegan cookies. Vegan cakes. Vegan everything! Seriously, Sophie Sucrée is like a hidden treasure trove of vegan delights. Scratch that. Sophie Sucrée is a treasure trove of delights, period, regardless of whether or not you're a vegan. Protip: try the chocolate/raspberry cupcake. Try not to fall in love. Fail miserably.
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3. Café Venosa
Café Venosa is great because not only can you enjoy a variety of delicious vegan treats (uncheesecake, anyone?), but you can enjoy your vegan dessert while playing with one of their cats. Yup. Café Venosa puts a vegan spin on Montreal's recent pet café trend - which actually makes a lot of sense. Delicious desserts? Adorable cats? Why are you not running to Café Venosa right this second?
4. Pâtisserie Petit Lapin
The majority of the treats at Petit Lapin are vegan (including the cake pops!) And all of them are super delicious. As if that isn't cause enough to get yourself down there, all of the sweets are allergen-free. Meaning if you have allergies to eggs, sulphites, soy, or wheat, then you're in luck. Get yourself down there and buy a cupcake to celebrate.
Photo Cred - Vegan Rapide
5. Vegan Rapide
Okay. For one minute, let's put aside the fact that they have some awesome desserts. Let's focus on their convenience factor, which is a solid 10 because not only is Vegan Rapide a restaurant, but it also delivers. Yup, that's right. Craving a delicious slice of vegan chocolate cake? Bam. Call them up. Problem solved. Or you can stroll down to their location on Sherbrooke and enjoy an out of this world vegan fruit tart. Whatever you want, friends. The possibilities are endless.
6. Aux Vivres
At this point in the game, Aux Vivres is probably one of the better known vegan restaurants in Montreal. And with good reason. Not only are their meals top-notch, but their desserts? Out of this world. Seriously. Skip dinner and head straight for their Uncheesecake or Cashew Cream Pie. Thank me later.
7. La Panthère Verte
Honesty hour, you probably know Panthère Verte for their delicious falafels. But if you've never tried their desserts, then you're missing out. Big time. S/O to their Double Trouble brownies for being the reason I wake up in the morning.
8. Léché Desserts
There are only about two things in the world that are better than donuts: gourmet donuts, and vegan gourmet donuts. Luckily, Léché Desserts offers both. Not all of their gourmet donuts are vegan, but the Sugar and Spice and Lime Coco flavours are. And come on - those are the best ones.