Happy International Women’s Day! We invite you to celebrate with us by supporting vegan businesses owned by women (today and every day). Our editor Lezlie and her four-year-old daughter Eleanor have tried delicious sweet treats from 8 women-owned vegan bakeries for the occasion, and are happy to share their experience with you. All bakeries are fully vegan and ship nationwide.
8 Women-Owned Vegan Bakeries That Ship Nationwide
If there’s one thing that I love, it’s dessert. In fact, it is probably my favorite meal of the day. My four-year-old daughter has inherited the sweet gene, as I like to call it, and the two of us personally taste-tested this list of women-owned vegan bakeries for you. Each time we finished a cookie we high-fived and said “girl power”, no joke (okay, half-joking). On a serious note, these talented bakeries also ship their goods nationwide. So, browse the list and support a delicious women-owned business, or two.
Products tried: Maple, Cereal Killer, Cookie Munstah
Khloe Hines birthed Huungry Bunny out of the pandemic, which is something to celebrate in itself. Her mission was to make sweet and soft vegan treats, and that she did. Each creative flavor is skillfully balanced, you can’t go wrong selection-wise.
Eleanor’s Favorite: Cereal Killer
Lezlie’s Favorite: Maple
Products tried: Double Chocolate Chip
I must admit I was excited to try Southern Roots by Cara Pitts since it’s from my hometown of San Antonio, TX. We tried the Double Chocolate Chip and it did not disappoint. If the rest of the selection is as tasty as this cookie was, Southern Roots will be firmly planted for years to come.
Products tried: Superfood Crackers + Black Truffle Goatless Cheese, Thin Mints, Chocolate-Covered Donut, Ginger Date Molasses Cookies, Cranberry Macadamia Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Brownie Cookies, Sugar Cookies
Yvonne’s Vegan Kitchen had been on my radar for years since she’s located in the Los Angeles area. After trying her masterfully crafted products, I only wished I tried them sooner. Yvonne Ardestani is a gifted artist and her passion for vegan cuisine shines through each bite. She has a beautiful selection of baked goods as well as some of the best vegan cheese on the market. I dare you to find a better one than her Black Truffle Goatless Cheese.
Eleanor’s Favorite: Thin Mints
Products tried: London Fog, Compost, Chocolate SFB, Double Chocolate, Sugar Cookie, Sunflower Butter
Jennifer Thai has created a solid selection of allergy-friendly vegan cookies through her bakery, Awesome Bites Co. I love that her motivation was finding a solution for her young daughter’s allergies. We tried her unique flavors and enjoyed each one. The only complaint from my daughter is that we didn’t eat her muffins too.
Eleanor’s Favorite: Sugar, Sunflower Butter
Lezlie’s Favorite: London Fog, Compost
Products tried: Brown Sugar Butterscotch, Caramel Pecan, Famous “Everything Cookie”
Maya’s Cookies is not only woman-owned but also America’s #1 Black-Owned gourmet vegan cookie company. Maya Madsen has perfected vegan cookies, with awards to prove it. Each cookie is soft, chewy, and perfectly sweet. You honestly can’t go wrong with any flavor you choose, it was hard for my daughter and me to choose a favorite. The packaging is lovely and will make any sweet lover smile.
Eleanor’s Favorite: Famous “Everything Cookie”
Lezlie’s Favorite: Brown Sugar Butterscotch
Products tried: Peanut Butter & Jelly Bar, Coffee Cake, Mini Donuts, Donut Cake, Coconut Blast Cake, Almond Caramel Slice, Keto Brownie, Protein Bar
Giselle Shah, Founder & Creator of Giselle’s Vegan Kitchen is an ethical vegan who shares that she started her company because she wanted a place where she was comfortable with every ingredient in her dessert. Her focus is the combination of deliciousness and health and I would add beauty to the equation. All of the ingredients used are organic, and I personally appreciate that they are low glycemic. These goods will satisfy your sweet tooth but satiate as well.
Products tried: Peanut Butter, Cookies & Cream, Oatmeal Raisin, Chocolate Chip
A quarter-pound vegan cookie? Say no more. We had to try. These thick and chewy vegan cookies are the creation of Renee Ferriell, who believes in her product so much she quit her day job to give Foxship Bakery her all. After finishing the entire pink box, we decided we believe in it too. These cookies are delicious.
Eleanor’s Favorite: Chocolate Chip
Lezlie’s Favorite: Peanut Butter
Whether you are looking for a special delivery to a loved one or yourself, because why not treat yourself – this list has something for everyone. We love to support entrepreneurs and we love to support women. This time and space we find ourselves living in have created the need for goods to be delivered. It’s also created the desire to shop small and support small businesses, starting with dessert.
Article by Lezlie Mitchell.