Thinking of going vegan but can’t quite give up your sweet tooth? Yes, traditional desserts are usually made with eggs and dairy, but the good news is that more and more bakeries are offering vegan options too.
Whatever your reason for going plant-based – health, environmental or ethical – vegan bakeries are exploding in the 852, meaning you don’t have to go far to indulge in your favourite desserts. Here are our picks of the best vegan cakes in Hong Kong and where to get ’em:
1. The Cakery
If you have a sweet tooth but want to satisfy it healthily with vegan cakes in Hong Kong, look no further than The Cakery. They make scores of amazing keto, gluten-free, paleo, low sugar and – of course – vegan sweet treats, including croissants, swiss rolls and bespoke cakes. With their focus on health, The Cakery takes the “guilt” out of “guilty pleasures!”
Our fave: Black sesame cotton cake.
The Cakery, Shop 124, Lee Garden Two, Causeway Bay and Shop 303, Landmark, Central, as well as selected City’Super locations, Landmark shop: +852 6683 3833; Lee Garden Shop: +852 2816 1838
2. Bien Caramélisé
This Kowloon bakery is committed to creating their confections with natural ingredients and no animal products, while sourcing produce from local small businesses. Many of their creations are topped with edible flowers, making for ethereal desserts!
Our fave: Chocolate, banana and hazelnut cake.
Note: They only accept orders through Whatsapp/ Email and orders must be made at least 72 hours before collection!
3. Koke Lab
Koke Lab is a Hong Kong online-based vegan pastry shop founded in 2018 that offers a range of vegan cakes. According to the founder, her treats are inspired by nature, which is seen in the earthy tones of many of the creations, and are the stuff of dreams.
Our fave: Three-layered vegan sesame mocha mousse cake.
Koke Lab, Flat 12, 10/F, Shing Yip Industrial Building, 19-21 Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon (their studio), + 852 5722 4452
4. Vege Lab
After becoming a vegetarian and then learning to make desserts without eggs and dairy, founder Yuki created The Vege Lab to not only create delicious foods, but also to share the concept of caring for the environment. The team creates their tarts, cookies and cakes with organic ingredients, making them a top choice for vegan cakes in Hong Kong.
Our fave: Vegan Victorian Earl Grey Cake.
The Vege Lab, Room S, 10/F, Everest Industrial Centre, 396 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong, +852 5332 6500 (Whatsapp only).
5. Sweetpea Cafe
Sweetpea Cafe creates a plethora of jaw-droppingly sugar- and gluten-free beautiful cakes, and while not all of them are vegan, those that are happen to be some of their most popular cakes.
Our fave: Sweet potato and coconut cake.
Sweetpea Café, 4 Shin Hing Street, Sheung Wan, +852 3689 7269
6. Vego Coffee
While this cafe offers brunch options, their Hong Kong vegan cakes are the cherry on top. The selection changes daily, but you can safely assume that whatever you’ll get will be delicious and planet-friendly. Plus, the cafe is pet-friendly!
Our fave: Vegan durian cake.
Vego Coffee, Shop 7B, 154–156 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 6808 3768
7. JOMO Coffee & Cakes
JOMO makes traditional cakes, as well as vegan cakes in Hong Kong. Their range of vegan cakes are simple, but no less yummy – made without animal products and refined sugars, they’re sure to please even the most adamant of chocolate lovers!
Note: Place your order three days in advance!
Our fave: Vegan carrot cake.
JOMO Coffee & Cakes, Shop D, 3 Sam To Lane, 4 Water Street, Sai Ying Pun, +852 2762 0258
8. Sweet Secrets
Started in 1999, Sweet Secrets is a stalwart of the Hong Kong confectionary scene. They offer food for a variety of diets, including keto, gluten-free and vegan. They have an extensive menu of cupcakes, cookies and cakes which are free of refined sugar, soy, eggs, nuts and dairy. Plus, they’re happy to make anything on order. They’re now only available online.
Our fave: Beetroot chocolate cake.
9. Bake to Basics
Bake to Basics make classic dessert items like cakes and cookies, but they’re by no means ordinary. Made without animal products and refined sugars, and low on the Glycemic Index (GI) scale, Bake to Basics offers healthy (and delicious) alternatives to dessert foods, including delicious vegan cakes in Hong Kong.
Our fave: Vegan Hojicha black sesame cake.
Place your order through their official website.
10. Bomb Cakes Hong Kong
Bomb Cakes makes handcrafted vegan cakes that are jaw-droppingly gorgeous and colourful. They take classic flavours like chocolate and vanilla and turn them into cakes that are anything but classic. In short, their rainbow-coloured vegan cakes are the bomb (sorry, we had to)!
Note: Pre-order your cakes three days in advance!
Our fave: Vanilla dreams rainbow cake.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order, or send them a Whatsapp message at +852 5334 7784.
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