10 Seattle Vegan Dessert Spots you should visit

Here are the 10 Seattle Vegan Dessert Spots you should visit when you travel in the Emerald City if you are craving something sweet and vegan. Seattle has a ton of vegan bakeries to satisfy your sugary needs. From delicious cakes to sweet donuts, and rich cookies, there’s something for everyone. There is a also vegan ice cream. Whether you’re a vegan or not, these vegan friendly spots are a must-try!

Let’s explore Seattle’s favorite vegan dessert and pastry spots together!

🍪Cinnamon Works: Seattle’s historic bakery in Pike Place Market

Since its establishment in 1983, Cinnamon Works has been crafting delightful, sweet treats for the Seattle community. Being considerate about dietary restrictions, they offer a range of vegan, sugar free and gluten free options, ensuring everyone can satisfy their sweet tooth.

Their menu boasts an array of cookies, muffins, quick breads, and rolls. Among their vegan selection, the standout choice is undoubtedly their giant cookies. I opted for the Chocolate Chip Cookie – a soft dough cookie with milk and white chocolate chips blending wonderfully together. You can also get old favorites like Snickerdoodle, or the Oat Raisin. Obviously, with this 6-oz. size you can share the cookies with friends or keep them for the next day.

The wonderful Chocolate Chip Cookies at Cinnamon Works
Have a bite!

If you’re craving something different, go for the Lemon Blueberry Scone, Lemon Poppy Bite or Cinnamon Roll with maple syrup frosting. Or the Chocolate Banana Marble Quick Bread in addition to the Almond Poppyseed Muffin. As you can see, there are plenty of choices for you.

Vegan pastries at the famous takeaway counter tend to sell out quickly before closing time so go early. You may also find some lines when you get there. Cinnamon Works opens Thursday through Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. Check their website and social media accounts for updated opening hours, updated menu, and offers.

🍪Askatu Bakery: a downtown hidden gem

Askatu Bakery is a true blessing for individuals with food allergies. Nestled in the heart of Belltown, this sweet bakery opened its doors in 2019 with a mission to serve artisanal allergen free baked goods.

Prepare to be enticed by an array of vegan desserts when you step into this cozy little shop. Tea cookies, banana breads, cupcakes, truffles, hand pies, and customized cakes are just a glimpse of the delightful offerings available. If you like bread, you can find 1/2 loaf and regular baguettes, as well as sourdough bread. You can ask for their baking mixes as well.

The bakery’s inspiration arose from the founder’s personal experience of wanting to provide treats for her children, who also struggled with severe allergies. Drawing from her Asian heritage, she explored ingredients not commonly used in Western cuisine, resulting in innovative solutions for crafting sweet indulgences without the usual allergenic ingredients.

Askatu's oatmeal raisin whoppie pie
Eat the cream first!

I highly recommend trying the Oatmeal Raisin Whoopie Pie. Sandwiched between two crunchy and sweet cookies lies an airy cream filling that can only bring memories from your childhood. Pair it with any of your caffeinated favorite beverages, and you are good for the afternoon. Other appealing cookies include Ceci Butter, Ginger Softia, and N’Oreos – a new take on the traditional cookie.

Askatu opens daily from 10 am to 3 pm except Sunday. You can find Askatu’s delightful creations at Queen Anne Farmers Market every Thursday from 3-7:30 pm during this summer season. If you are an out-of-towner, you can buy some of their sweet treats from their Etsy shop and have them delivered to your home. Check their Facebook page for updated opening hours, updated menu, and offers.

Traveling to Seattle for desserts or somewhere else in the world? Check our travel shopping guide here

🍩Mighty-O Donuts: A pioneer in Seattle’s vegan donut scene

Mighty-O Donuts is a beloved vegan bakery in Seattle with over 20 years of experience. They were the first to introduce vegan donuts to the city, and they have been a staple of the vegan community ever since. Their donuts are made with fresh, organic ingredients and are baked to perfection. If you love cake donuts, you will not be disappointed with Mighty-O Donuts.

Mighty O Donuts is one of the 10 Seattle Vegan Dessert Spots you should visit

Prepare your taste buds for an extraordinary range of cake donuts, ranging from the delectably “naked” and “topless” to the lusciously glazed. My favorites? the Nutty Vanilla, a chocolate cake iced with peanuts, the Topless Chocolate, just plain, and the French Toast, made with spiced cake with maple glaze. The choice is limitless at Mighty-O Donuts.

And if you are not there for the donut, there are also twists, bars, and seasonal O Rings. Better yet, you can grab a bag of their Mini O’s for the on-the-go mini sweet pleasure.

Mighty-O Donuts has shops around town from downtown Seattle and Capitol Hill to Ballard and Greenlake. They all open early at 6 am but closing times differ. Check their website for opening times and menu updates.

🍩Dough Joy: The most colorful vegan donut shop in town

Dough Joy sign on the wall

Dough Joy is a donut shop that truly lives up to its name. From the moment you walk in, you’re greeted by a burst of color and a warm, friendly atmosphere. The walls are painted a cheerful pink, and the baristas are always smiling and happy to help. And of course, the donuts are the star of the show. They’re fresh, delicious, and made with all-natural ingredients. Whether you’re a longtime donut lover or you’re just looking for a sweet treat, Dough Joy is sure to leave you feeling happy and satisfied.

Dough Joy Donuts featuring its great selection of donuts

With a great choice of donuts, which one you should get? I recommend the French Toast, a maple icing topped with cinnamon and powdered sugar on their fluffy ring; Bavarian Cream, filled with creamy vanilla filling and topped with house made chocolate icing, and the seasonal Sour Watermelon, comprised of sour watermelon icing topped with a green drizzle and granulated sugar for the sour gummy experience.

Dough Joy announces the new weekly favors each week – when I checked for the time of this blog post writing, the results came as such: Guava & Strawberry filled donut, and a new take on the vegan Cinnamon Roll. And if you crave something savory, go for the Everything But the Bagel that comprises a frosted donut with the popular bagel seasoning and a cream cheese center -the perfect match of sweet and savory. Next time, I will get the Strawberry Milkshake – it has sprinkles on top!

French Toast Donut from Dough Joy
This is what I had

Dough Joy currently has two locations, one in Capitol Hill and a second in West Seattle. If you visit the West Seattle Dough Joy shop, be prepared to be surprised. Dough Joy is a one-stop shop for both donuts and plants! You can grab a delicious donut, an iced latte that comes with a mini donut on top, and then move to the tables surrounded by beautiful and much alive green plants. Better yet, you can pick out a new plant to take home.

Whether you’re looking for a sweet treat or a new addition to your plant collection, Dough Joy is the perfect place to visit.

Dough Joy’s West Seattle shop is open Thursday to Sunday 8 am-3 pm & Mon 7 am- 2 pm. The shop in Capitol Hill is open Thursday to Sunday from 8 am to 2 pm. Very often they close earlier as they sell out fast. As always, I recommend checking their website and IG account for updates.

Apricot Thumbprint was the first pastry I have ever had from Flying Apron. I found it in a local grocery store 10 years ago and I still remember it. Juicy and soft, it was the perfect vegan and gluten free pastry treat.

Flying Apron, a local vegan and gluten free cafe in Seattle

Flying Apron is a beloved Seattle gluten free bakery that has been serving plant-based and vegan options for sweet treats for years. Visit and you will find a delightful array of muffins, pastries, cookies, cinnamon rolls, donuts, pies, and cakes on the counter daily. They are made with alternative flour combinations and organic sweeteners as agave, maple syrup, and evaporated cane juice.

There are also cakes and cupcakes available for same-day purchase and typically have a chocolate and non-chocolate option for sale. You can order your customized cake or cupcake as well. Find relevant information here for custom orders.

Flying Apron opens in West Seattle Wednesday through Sunday from 9 am-5 pm. The Fremont shop is for pick-ups only.

☕🥐Lazy Cow Bakery: a cozy and airy plant-based café in Fremont

This sweet and simple vegan bakery is in the Fremont neighborhood and has quickly become a local favorite. They make delicious vegan pastries and are 100% plant-based.

This is an image of the apple cinnamon crumble cake on a counter
So sweet!

You will definitely find one-of-a-kind desserts and pastries in Lazy Cow Bakery. Churro croissants are popular for everyone, lavender shortbread, strawberry shortcake, fruit tarts, apple cinnamon crumble cakes, and even tiramisu! I recommend the Plain Croissant that is a simple pleasure. I also had a rather generous slice of the Apple Cinnamon Crumble Cake – rich, sweet, and crumbly. Pair your pastries with a strong espresso to moderate the sugars or with a glass of their house-made horchata. You can also order your customized cakes so you can enjoy a vegan birthday party.

Although the airy café attracts local freelancers and curious passersby, Lazy Cow Bakery is more than just a bakery. It is also a community gathering place and a mutual aid organization. Casa del Xoloitzcuintle is a non-profit organization that provides food, clothing, and other essential services to people in need. By supporting Lazy Cow Bakery, you are supporting Casa del Xoloitzcuintle and helping to make a difference in the community. So, not only are you getting delicious treats, but you are also doing something good for others.

Lazy Cow Bakery opens Wednesday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm. Check their website for updates.

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Don’t forget the local grocery stores

Although there are dedicated plant-based pastry spots in Seattle, you can also find vegan desserts in local grocery stores. One is the PCC Community Markets, Seattle’s premier organic grocery store that is community-owned and locally grown. PCC is well known for its organic focused products and its high-quality produce.

The PCC bakery will satisfy the sweet tooth individuals as well as those who prefer a plant-based pastry. You will find a great selection of vegan cookies and baked goods from Chocolate Chip Cookies to Cherry Scones and a few refrigerated vegan desserts.

Vegan cookies you can find at  PCC Community Markets

PCC has 15 stores in the Seattle Metropolitan area. The downtown location at 1320 4th Ave is open from 6 am to 9 pm. Usually pastries and baked goods sell out before 6 pm so go early.

Whole Foods Market offers an incredible selection of vegan cookies, croissants, pastries, and donuts including Vegan Blueberry Scones, Chocolate Donuts, and Date Filled Mamoul Cookies. I recommend the plain croissant which is tasty and rich without being too buttery. Take a look at the pictures below to find your favorites!

You will find Whole Foods Market in various locations in Seattle. The South Lake Union location is the closest to the downtown area. Whole Foods stays open up to 9 pm in all locations but pastries sell out fast!

A tray of vegan pastries in Whole Foods
Which one would you get?

You will find a limited selection of vegan pastries and desserts in smaller bakeries mostly catering for the gluten free market like Nuflours Bakery and Hot Cakes, a favorite spot for chocoholics. If you visit, try their vegan Gooey Brownie Cake or the Other Chocolate Chip.

As you can see, there are many vegan pastries to choose from in Seattle. With so many delicious options, you’re sure to find something you love. Grab a pastry or two and enjoy! And don’t forget to share this article with your vegan friends so they can enjoy too.

Do you want to make a vegan dessert? Try this Vegan Dulce de Leche recipe and this Chocolate Chia Pudding from our site

Did you visit any of these Vegan Seattle Desserts Spots? Capture a snapshot of your vegan dessert from Seattle and share it with us on Instagram by tagging @theistravels or using the hashtag #wedesserts. We can’t wait to see it!