Eating vegan requires some thinking: sussing out hidden animal and dairy products, taking your stand about honey, and making sure you get enough protein. But vegan baking is even trickier. It’s hard to substitute anything for eggs, butter and cream. We suggest you leave sweet baking to the pros, like the French often do. Salt Lake is lucky to have a number of vegan bakeries turning out gorgeous pastries. Fool your carnivorous friends. Here are our four top picks for vegan goodies:

  1. Passion Flour Patisserie: Vanilla bean shortbread cookie with pomegranate frosting, Croissant aux amandes filled with almond cream and topped with sliced almonds. 165 E 900 South, SLC, 385-242-7040
  2. Eva’s Bakery: Not entirely vegan, but great vegan options. Kouign-amann, a crusty exterior with a soft doughy center, buttery flavors of folded sugar throughout. A dark chocolate cookie topped with powdered sugar. 155 Main St, SLC, 801-355-3942                                      
  3. City Cakes & Cafe: Seasonal fruit tart with a flaky crust, vanilla cream, topped with fresh fruit and powdered sugar. A vanilla layered cake with a sweet vanilla bean frosting. 1860 S 300 W Ste D, SLC, 801-359-2239
  4. The Big O Doughnuts: Blueberry lavender doughnut topped with a housemade raspberry glaze with a tofutti based cream cheese frosting and sprinkled with fresh lavender. 248 W 900 S, SLC, 385-770-7024

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