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14 Must Try LA Vegan Bakeries & Ice Cream Spots

Updated February 15, 2024

Los Angeles has everything — iconic Hollywood glamour, gorgeous beaches, and of course, one of the best vegan food scenes in the world! Seriously, I found everything that I could possibly want and more in LA, including epic sweet vegan treats!

There are many vegan and vegan-friendly bakeries, ice cream shops, donuts, and more in LA — once you see all the options, your first thought will be, OMG, I don’t have enough time!

It’s true unless you’re planning to move there or live in LA, there is no way you’ll make it everywhere, but this fantastic lineup will help you prioritize where to start your sugar rush first!

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Must-Try Vegan Bakeries in LA

Whether you need to fuel an action-packed sightseeing itinerary or just need a treat, these 14 vegan bakeries and ice cream spots will ensure your sugar high never ends! Some of these spots are also gluten-free and soy-free friendly!

#1 Chaumont Vegan

145 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
You can’t skip this spot! This fantastic French vegan bakery creates an outstanding assortment of light and buttery pastries to tantalize your senses! You’ll find a whole lineup of perfectly golden croissants from traditional to exotic charcoal and raspberry, as well as cream-filled Danish, beautiful cakes, cinnamon rolls, and much more. In addition to sweet options, they also have savory pastries — it’s hard to say no to a jalapeno cheese roll!

This is also one of the best spots in Los Angeles for vegan breakfast options!

golden vegan croissant topped with powdered sugar and a green spring at chaumont vegan in LA

#2 Just What I Kneaded

2029 Blake Ave #104, Los Angeles, CA 90039
It’s going to be hard to walk out of this charming vegan bakery and only buy one thing! Their pastry case is always filled with popular sweets and seasonally-inspired options like fluffy cinnamon rolls covered in cream cheese frosting, brown sugar pop tarts, chocolate peppermint brownie cookies, cinnamon sugar twisty donuts, and more!

On top of the sugary sweets, they also serve breakfast and lunch!

three vegan pop tarts topped with light-colored icing, a picture of earth, an alien, and one says fri-yay at just what i kneaded in LA
Credit: Just What I Kneaded

#3 Erin McKenna’s Bakery

236 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004
1415 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
If you’re vegan and gluten-free, this spot has your name all over it! This bubblegum pink bakeshop proves that you don’t need gluten to have a sweet time!

Their menu features a little bit of everything — buttercream-topped cupcakes, chocolate-dipped cookie sandwiches, donuts, and custom cakes. They also have fluffy bagels and biscuits you must not miss!  

vegan and gluten free cinnamon roll held with one hand in front of the erin mckenna bakery sign in LA

#4 Cake Girl

2100 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033
If you’re vegan and gluten-free or soy-free (or both), this bakeshop will be your happy place! You’ll find a massive lineup of delicious cupcakes like strawberry churro, cookies and cream, and cream-filled (think a Hostess cupcake but better), along with baked donuts, cookies, and brownies. They also offer custom cakes if you’re looking to go big! 

overhead shot of four lines of vegan chocolate cupcakes topped with little white icing swirls at cake girl in LA
Credit: Cake Girl

#5 Bakers Bench

727 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Almost everything at this little Chinatown bakeshop is vegan! You’ll always find a mouthwatering lineup of light and fluffy vegan croissants and cookies. They accept online orders for a small selection of items, but you’ll find more in person. The shop is currently only open Friday – Sunday.

three racks filled with golden brown vegan croissants at the bakers bench in LA
Credit: Baker’s Bench

#6 Cinnaholic

2134 Sunset Blvd Suite E, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Would you believe there is a shop dedicated to vegan cinnamon rolls?! This jaw-dropping cinnamon roll shop has taken everyone’s favorite simple morning treat and made it epic!

If you’re not into creating your own sweets, start with one of their signature cinnamon rolls like the cookie monster (cream cheese frosting with cookie dough, chocolate chips, and chocolate sauce) or go wild and create your own with a huge list of frostings and toppings. 

one large vegan cinnamon roll topped with thick cream cheese frosting and candied nuts at cinnaholic in LA
Credit: Cinnaholic

#7 Donut Friend

543 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Donuts are absolutely your friend when they’re vegan! This LA vegan donut shop fries up an incredible lineup of decadent donuts daily. You’ll find a creative mix of flavors like Youth Brulee (Bavarian cream-filled donut topped with bruleed sugar), Green Teagan and Sara (Matcha green tea glazed donut with black sesame seeds), and Custard Front Drive (Bavarian cream-filled, chocolate-topped donut).

They also have donut holes, better known as small Brown Bites, in case you want a small treat!

a white box filled with six vegan donuts topped with pink and yellow icing, chocolate and bruleed sugar at donut friend in LA
Credit: Donut Friend

#8 Moody Vegan

5101 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
You won’t be in a bad mood after stepping foot in here! The dessert case at this sweet shop is filled with fudgey brownies, chocolate chunk cookies, decadent blondies, but the sweets don’t stop there! In addition to a delightful bakery lineup, they also have ultra creamy and irresistible milkshakes and sundaes! I don’t know how anyone could say no to their Chocolate Tripp — a warm brownie topped with chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce! I bet you’re drooling!

a white pastry box filled with vegan cookies and brownies from the moody vegan in LA
Credit: The Moody Vegan

Vegan-Friendly LA Bakeries

#9 Ladurée

311 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Oh, la, la! One more macaron shop! This patisserie is tres chic and vegan-friendly! You’ll find this spot right in the heart of bougie Beverly Hills! In between window shopping and celeb spotting, stop here to enjoy beautiful vegan and gluten-free macarons and a selection of vegan chocolate pastries.

The macaron flavor lineup is terrific; I suggest you get a box to sample a variety of flavors like passion fruit, coffee, rose, salted caramel, and more.

a white box with five multi colored vegan and gluten free macarons from laduree in LA

#10 Fōnuts

8104 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
If you’re a donut lover trying to skip fried food or be a little healthier, you’ll want to pop into this vegan-friendly donut shop! All the donuts at this spot are always baked to create a “better for you treat!”

You’ll always find multiple vegan options like Black and White (half dark chocolate glazed, half vanilla), vanilla latte, lemon, and more! Some of the options are vegan and gluten-free too!

three baked vegan donuts topped with yellow icing, cinnamon sugar, and chocolate with nuts at fonuts in LA
Credit: fonuts

The Best Spots for Vegan Ice Cream in LA

Now that you know all of the vegan bakeries in LA that you need to check out, let’s move onto ice cream! Whether you’re in the mood for vegan soft serve or a decadent sundae, these spots have what you need!

#11 Dear Bella Creamery

1253 Vine St # 12, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Get ready to be a kid in a candy store at this vegan ice cream shop! You’ll find the most creative mix of house-made flavors, from black sesame and honeecomb to traditional faves like chocolate chip cookie dough, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Sandwich those scoops between freshly made cookies, stuff them in a loaded sundae, or whip them up in a creamy milkshake — endless options!

three vegan milkshakes in glass cups next to eachother and topped with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, strawberry sauce, and nuts with a colorful polka dot background behind them
Credit: Dear Bella Creamery

#12 Ginger Divine Ice Cream

12550 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Tucked in Culver City, this vegan-friendly ice cream shop creates decadent handcrafted ice creams. Their flavors rotate to include seasonal inspiration, but you won’t want to miss their rich dark chocolate peanut butter cup flavor! This creamy chocolate ice cream is peppered with their house-made peanut butter cups and Guittard chocolate! They also usually have house-made chocolate dipper ice cream pops too!

#13 Wanderlust Creamery

3134 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
7920 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
This vegan-friendly ice cream shop always has a creative mix of globally-inspired flavors that might give you wanderlust — don’t expect anything boring or lackluster here! You can’t go wrong with a scoop of sticky rice and mango or passionfruit cacao inspired by Brazil!

#14 Yoga-urt

2211 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
If you love soft serve, you can’t miss this vegan creamery! You’ll always find six of the creamiest soft serve flavors swirling when you walk in their door, with favorite flavors like salted caramel Zen, key lime, and peanut butter prana (they make over 30 different flavors). You can enjoy them in a cup or waffle cone loaded with decadent brownies, chocolate, or superfruits! If soft serve isn’t your thing, they also have yoga-urt shakes, ice cream sandwiches, kombucha floats, and more!

two vegan waffle cones filled with vanilla softserve and lemon and topped with pistachios and purple sprinkles at yoga-urt in LA
Credit: Yoga-urt

More Vegan Travel Planning Help

Whether you’re looking for more spots in Los Angeles with amazing vegan food or plan to head to other vegan-friendly California cities, I can help! Check out these guides and articles to help with your travel planning.

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About Author

Rebecca is the founder of the vegan travel company Veggies Abroad. In 2021, she bid her 15-year career goodbye and ventured into the world of ethical business with the launch of a vegan travel blog (the one you’re reading!). As the blog flourished, Rebecca expanded her vision to encompass personalized travel planning services and launched Veggies Abroad's inaugural vegan tour to Thailand, marking the beginning of many more eco-conscious, plant-powered adventures to come. Follow her adventures on Instagram or Facebook @veggiesabroad