Queensland, we’ve got your vegan sweet treats covered*.
Dessert lovers, you don’t need dairy (or eggs) to make these sweet treats taste awesome. Who said vegan food was boring and taste-free? Being vegan (and enjoying sweets, in moderation of course…wink) has never been easier and no animals are harmed - it's a win-win!
*This is by no means an exhaustive list, just some of our favourites.
Image: Cloverley Cupcakes
Salted caramel, jaffa, strawberry shortcake – are you drooling yet? These cupcakes are delicious, free from artificial colours and flavours and made with fresh, local ingredients. They make cakes too so all of your special occasions are covered. Trust us, they’re delicious! Find out more here.
Gourmet. Donuts. Get them at the Boundary Street Markets every Friday night from 4pm. They feature a flavour of the week and the menu always includes glazed beauties like salted caramel and strawberry white chocolate. Disclaimer: they’re addictive and they sell out quickly. More info here.
Image: Raw and Peace
Ames Starr is Australia’s most creative raw chef, delighting her customers with choc chip cookies, chia porridge and even wagon wheels (yes, really. They’re deeelicious). You can find her at the Northey Street Organic Markets every Sunday, 6am – 11am. More info here.
Image: Little Prague Delights
You can have a little taste of Prague in these gorgeous cupcakes. Flavours include red velvet and chocolate peanut butter pretzel. Get them at the Boundary Street Markets on Friday nights from 4pm. Note: Not all cupcakes are vegan but there are plenty of vegan cupcakes available that are clearly marked. More info here.
At Charlie’s Fruit Market (Everton Park, Brisbane) they’re turning the fruit and vegetables from the store into smoothies, squeeze bowls and nice-cream. While you’re there, you can also pick up some daiya (vegan cheese) and other vegan products.
Image: Holistic Mamma
You can get facial AND a cupcake at this Organic Café & Beauty Bar at Dayboro, away from the big smoke. They have plenty of vegan options on their menu including cupcakes, donuts, smoothies and raw cakes.