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Seattle Vegan Bakery Guide: 10 Epic Dessert Spots

Updated January 29, 2024

If you’re in Seattle and craving decadent donuts stuffed with Bavarian cream, buttery pastries, or even gluten-free sweets, then you better go to a different city — I am kidding! Can you even imagine if you found an article that started and ended like that? 

What a sugar buzz kill!

Worry no more because Seattle has incredible vegan bakeries, donut shops, and even ice cream to satiate your sweet tooth. 

Seattle is one of the most vegan-friendly cities in the US. You can start the day with a glazed apple cinnamon fritter and end it with a giant scoop (or two) of brownie-packed chocolate ice cream! Of course, in between those outings, there are plenty of other excellent vegan restaurants that you must check out. 

But first, you’ve got to memorize every sinful bite of this Seattle vegan bakery guide!

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The Best Vegan Bakeries in Seattle to Visit

#1 Dough Joy 

Location in Capitol Hill & West Seattle 
As soon as you step inside Dough Joy, you will think you’ve died and gone to vegan donut heaven! This is the second fully vegan donut shop in Seattle, and it’s jaw-dropping! Once you pick that jaw up off the floor, you will have a difficult decision.

Do you indulge in the fan-favorite Bavarian cream donut topped with chocolate or maybe the raspberry-filled Berliner topped with powdered sugar? Then there’s the French toast donut with maple and cinnamon icing! Good luck deciding — we say go big and get a dozen! That way, you won’t miss one tasty bite. 

a glass dessert case filled with rows of vegan donuts topped with pink and chocolate icing, powdered sugar and glaze at dough joy in seattle

#2 Mighty O Donuts

Multiple locations throughout Seattle
If you love a good ole fashion cake donut, you can’t skip visiting one of Seattle’s best vegan donut shops! Mighty O has been creating a fully vegan lineup of donuts for over 20 years — well before Seattle’s vegan food scene developed.

Here you’ll find a drool-worthy lineup of chocolate cake donuts topped with vanilla glaze, coconut, and peanut butter! In addition to their specialty cake donuts, they also have a small selection of yeast-raised and seasonal donuts; each location has a different menu, so if you’re looking for something specific, be sure to check before you go!

#3 Lazy Cow Bakery

3418 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
This moo-free bakery in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood is concerned with the welfare of all living beings. Using its worker-centric business model, the team behind the bakery advocates for the liberation of all forms of exploitation for animals and humans — hoping to show guests that a vegan lifestyle is a foundation for justice for all on this planet. Inside the simple bakery, you’ll find a fantastic lineup of freshly made pastries — chocolate, ham and cheese, almond, and plain croissants, along with cinnamon rolls and gluten-free treats. 

After enjoying your treat, head around the corner on N 36th Street to check out the giant Fremont Troll hiding under the Aurora Ave. bridge. 

one golden vegan croissant held in front of the lazy cow bakery sign in seattle

#4 Askatu Bakery

2209 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
For those who can’t have gluten, soy, peanuts, or other nuts, this bakery is for you! Aside from being fully vegan, this spot is free from the top eight common allergens (wheat, dairy, soy, eggs, nuts, peanuts, fish, and shellfish, as well as corn, rice, yeast, and potatoes) — amazing, right?

Get ready to enjoy slices of fluffy cake, creamy tarts, whoopie pies, and more! In addition to a treat or two, they also sell a variety of baking mixes so that you can create their breads, muffins, cookies, and more at home!  

vegan and gluten free strawberry and cream cake topped with whole strawberries and cream at askatu in seattle
Credit: Askatu Bakery

#5 Cinnaholic

816 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
This shark tank-funded vegan cinnamon roll shop has been growing like crazy since it received funding back in 2014 — there are bakeshops all across the US! If you haven’t enjoyed one of these plant-based cinnamon creations, you’re in for a memorable experience — these aren’t your grandma’s cinnamon rolls!

If you’re an adventurous cinnamon roll lover, you may want to create your own with various sinful toppings like peanut butter frosting and brownie bites! But if you’d rather leave the creating up to the bakery pros, you can choose one of their delicious signature rolls. A couple favorites include the Cookie Monster (cream cheese frosting with cookie dough, chocolate chips, and chocolate sauce) or Campfire S’mores (marshmallow frosting with graham cookies, marshmallows, and chocolate sauce). 

If these options weren’t enough, they also have scoops of rich cookie dough, brownies, cookies, and Baby Buns (their famous cinnamon rolls, just smaller). 

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

#6 Flying Apron Bakery 

4709 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
This vegan bakery is outside of downtown Seattle, but if you have a car, it’s worth the drive, especially if you’re gluten-free! The lineup of vegan and gluten-free sweets is unbelievable. Usually, if you’re gluten-free, you’re stuck with one option; here, you can enjoy colorful sprinkle-covered cake donuts to seasonal cupcakes topped with a variety of tasty buttercreams.

On top of an epic bake-good lineup, they also have a ton of savory eats like pizza, pot pies, scrambles, and more — the perfect spot to come for a complete meal!

Vegan-Friendly Bakeries in Seattle

These bakeries often have fantastic vegan options — the perfect spots if you’re trying to please a group.

#7 Hot Cakes

Locations in Capitol Hill and Ballard
It’s hard to say no to a molten chocolate cake or ice cream cookie sandwich, but only if it’s vegan, right?! This vegan-friendly bakery specializes in fudgy lava cakes filled with gooey chocolate and caramel.

Their menu is super well-marked and includes a vegan and gluten-free chocolate cake with caramel, salted toasted cashews, and vanilla ice cream. If you’re more interested in an ice cream cookie sandwich, they have two vegan topping options sandwiched with vanilla ice cream and chocolate chip cookies. 

#8 Nuflour Bakery 

518 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
Another allergen-friendly bakery! If you’re gluten-free and vegan, you might want to wander to this Capitol Hill spot. Their everyday lineup of gluten-free treats generally always has a couple of vegan options like muffins, oat cookie sandwiches, brownies, and more. If you have your eye on something specific, make sure you reach out before you go!

one vegan and gluten free oatmeal cookie sandwich with a thick layer of white butter cream in the center held in front of the nuflours bakery in seattle

#9 Cinnamon Works

1536 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
Right in the heart of Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market (if you want to explore more of the market, check out this plant-based food tour) is this popular vegan-friendly bakery with many tasty options! You’ll find chocolate chip walnut cookies, chocolate banana marble bread, cinnamon rolls, and more. Since it’s in a very busy spot, they usually run out of all of their vegan treats, so don’t dilly dally getting over there, or you might be disappointed. 

Vegan Ice Cream Shop in Seattle

#10 Frankie & Jo’s 

Multiple locations throughout Seattle 
If you love ice cream, you can’t leave Seattle without visiting this vegan, soy-free, and gluten-free shop — it’s one of my absolute favorites! All of the creamy coconut milk-based flavors deserve a standing ovation — sometimes coconut milk isn’t the best ice cream base, but whatever Frankie and Jo are doing, they’re doing it right!

The house-made flavors are anything but boring; a few faves include Jamocha Chaga Fudge (dark chocolate ice cream infused with coffee, almonds, and Chaga mushrooms), California Cabin (smoked vanilla and pine ice cream with black pepper cardamom shortbread cookies), or Salty Caramel Ash (dry-burned caramel with activated charcoal and sea salt).

Whatever you choose, make sure you don’t skip loading up your favorite flavors in one of their house-made maple vanilla waffle cones — I promise you won’t be disappointed. 

rebecca gade sawicki holding a vegan waffle cone filled with a scoop of chocolate and a scoop of peanut butter ice cream at frankie and jos in seattle

Vegan Travel Help in The Pacific Northwest

Whether you’re exploring more of Seattle or heading to hip Portland, we’ve got you covered! Check out these other tasty guides and articles for the absolute best adventure.

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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