You can still indulge in vegan desserts without the guilt by trying any of these sweets that are gluten-free, dairy-free, low in sugar and calories
Keeping healthy doesn't mean you'll have to completely give up desserts, sometimes it just means a few tweaks to your eating habits. Stop holding back when you're craving sweet treats because there are plenty of choices within Metro Manila, even for those who are counting calories, watching their sugar intake, or even lactose and gluten intolerant. Thanks to these vegan desserts, you'll finally get to indulge (semi) guilt-free.
Whether it's cake, ice cream, brownies, cookies, or even a vegan snickers bar — you'll find these vegan dessert choices irresistible just by taking one look at them!
1. Sonja's Cupcakes
From the master of cup cakes herself comes your latest plant-based find. Sonja Ocampo of Cupcakes by Sonja has just launched a brand new menu of vegan, sugar free cupcakes that come in three flavours: red velvet, vanilla, and chocolate. While they are vegan and sugar free, trust us when we say they are full of flavour.
2. Healthy Bean
Healthy Bean cooks up a variety of plant based, vegan sweets that are sure to help all of you lactose intolerant eaters and sweet tooths looking for some healthier alternatives. Their Nutella vegan donuts are nutty, chocolately and creamy too. They are made with almond flour, topped with crushed hazelnuts and sweetened with coconut sugar or monk fruit.
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3. Super Scoops
If it is ice cream that you are after then Super Scoops is for you. This home-grown brand has won accolades and is known for their creamy vegan ice-cream that is made with a coconut base. In fact, they also proudly support Filipino coconut farmers too.
4. Power Stash
From vegan strawberry short cake, lemon lavender cake to dark chocolate truffle mousse cake and wide selection of cookies, what's not to love? If you are a fellow cookie monster, try Power Stash's double dark chocolate cookie (which can be made sugar free), the “Biscoff Bomb” or the Pistachio o’ Matcha.
5. Simply Healthy
You can now enjoy a delectable slice of cake without dairy, gluten, or too much sugar! Simply Healthy's vegan homemade cakes will let you enjoy dessert guilt-free since they always use local organic ingredients. The cakes are also garnished with fruits like strawberries and blueberries that are bought from local farmers from Baguio, Benguet, and Trinidad.
6. Cake Ni Maria
Don't pull away from celebrating with something sweet! Have your cakes' appearance and sugar level customised by Cake ni Maria. Their vegan cakes are hand-painted and sculpted based on any design you'd like to have.
If you're not all that concerned with calories or sugar and just want a dairy-free batch of chunky vegan cookies, then you'll love Mamaizing. You can even customise the vegan cookies with nuts — from walnuts, almonds, pistachio, pecan, to cashew nuts!
8. Earth Desserts
These brownies from Earth Desserts are as healthy as it can get — it's refined sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and egg-free! Their vegan brownies are available in various flavours: fudgy brownies, double choco brownies, gluten-free brownies, and even a brownie brittle.
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9. Thrive Vegan Pastries
Craving dessert or just need a pre-workout snack? Thrive Vegan Pastries makes these tasty and crumbly raw energy balls. These are made with homemade peanut butter, gluten-free oats, and goji berries coated with dark chocolate!
10. Ambassador's Ice Cream
Try a spoonful—or a whole cup—of Ambassador's Ice Cream. It's just like your favourite ice cream with the same flavours you often crave for, but vegan! There's cheesecake, vanilla mega, tsokolate tablea and more!
Marahuyo's galak bars are just like snickers but nuttier and vegan! These chocolate bars are gluten-free and have no preservatives. These galak bars are made of peanuts, nut butter, oats, coconut, dates, agave, and dark chocolate.
12. Green Bar
Aside from Green Bar's many savoury treats you can also indulge in vegan brownies, cakes, revel bars, crinkles and even egg tarts (on occasion).
13. Wholesome Table
Have you heard of mochi donuts? Look no further, Bianca Elizalde of Wholesome Table concocted a special recipe with her family while in lockdown. These tasty treats are not only delicious but they look fabulous too.
14. Corner Tree Cafe
This concept pioneered the vegan and vegetarian movement in the country and is known for their dark chocolate Toblerone mousse. Corner Tree Cafe also has a salted caramel chocolate torte, banoffee pie, carrot cake and more. Check out their full menu to satisfy all your savoury and sweet needs.