Why slave over a hot oven when you can visit one of the best vegan bakeries in Winnipeg? From a doughnut shop with a rotating menu of 47 vegan flavours (sign us up!) to adorable hand-decorated sugar cookies, these are peak fancy baked goods you’ve got to taste. And if you’re planning a visit to another major city in Canada any time soon, click here to see our ultimate list of the best vegan bakeries across the country.
Cocoabeans Bakeshop & Café
Find it: 774 Corydon Ave., cocoabeansbakeshop.com
The low-down: As Manitoba’s first entirely gluten-free resto, this intimate eatery has mastered the art of vegan baking, too. From delicious cookies to hearty muffins, something here is bound to satisfy your sweet tooth—sans dairy and eggs.
Prices: From $4 each
What to order: The gingerbread cranberry muffin ($4) with pumpkin purée, molasses, dried cranberries and seasonal spices is a substantial snack packed with fall flavours.
Find it: 669 Stafford St., sweetimpressions.ca
The low-down: The minute you open the door of this beautiful bakery, you’ll feel like you stepped inside a Pinterest mood board. With menus printed in calligraphy, brightly coloured confections and a freakin’ doughnut wall, the interior decor is almost as chic as the sweet treats.
Prices: $1.08 to $6 each
What to order: The adorable (and totally Instagram-worthy) hand-decorated vegan sugar cookies ($6 each), which come in a variety of sweet designs. We love the colourful flowers and the seasonally apropos watercolour leaves—they’re almost too cute to eat.
Find it: 326 Broadway, ohdoughnuts.com
The low-down: With a rotating daily menu, this sustainable doughnut shop is frying up gourmet vegan creations in a variety of cavity-inducing combinations (we mean that in the best way possible).
Prices: $3 to $4 each
What to order: Over 47 flavours can be made vegan (NBD), but we’re currently drooling over the dark chocolate pretzel, hibiscus glaze and lemon rosemary.