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Finding the very best vegan bakeries in London is not that easy; a lot of bakeries now offer vegan cakes, brownies, cupcakes, cookies, and vegan birthday cakes without any animal products inside. It seems like finding completely eggless cakes in London has become easier, and that’s all the more important since the vegetarian and vegan population is ever-so-growing.
Heck, even I eat more and more plant-based on a daily basis.
So far, I have only talked about the best vegan doughnuts in London here on The Working Line, but I’m actually building these little guides for myself as much as for you, so when I want to find dairy-free and eggless cakes in London, all I have to do is come back to the guides I’ve written and choose the perfect little bakery to enjoy decadent little cakes.
That’s why in this guide, I will also talk about some of the best gluten-free bakeries in London, or at least mention when gluten-free cakes are available for purchase.
15 Best Vegan Bakeries in London: Vegan Cakes, Cupcakes…
I have selected only the best vegan bakeries in London for this guide; there are many more out there popping up almost on a weekly basis. I am finding little by little that I have stomachaches when eating animal products; I don’t know whether it’s my stomach or the quality of foods we can find in London, but one thing is for sure, when I eat plant-based, I feel better.
If for any reason you’re looking for vegan cakes in London, you’ll find here all you need for your cupcakes, brownies, and vegan birthday cakes! And if you’d like to learn more about London in general, here are a few guides on The Working Line I’ve written for you:
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To help you out, I’ve split this guide into three parts:
- the best vegan bakeries in London also offering gluten-free cakes
- the best bakeries in London also offering vegan cakes and cupcakes
- and the best vegan cake delivery in London
Best Vegan Bakeries in London
Best Vegan Bakeries in London: Ruby’s of London
Located in the quaint Greenwich Market, Ruby’s of London is one of the best vegan bakeries in London if what you’re after are vegan birthday cakes. The flavors are incredibly inventive at Ruby’s, and of course, there’s much more than layer cakes on the menu.
In addition to stunning, creamy birthday cakes and mouthwatering brownies, Ruby’s of London also makes some of the best vegan cupcakes in London, and I did mention the cute pastel bakery in my guide to the perfect spots to find vegan doughnuts in London as well. Red Velvet, Dark chocolate raspberry, vanilla, or lemon, the flavors are many at Ruby’s of London.
Best Gluten-Free Bakeries in London: Cookies and Scream
Cookies and Scream on Holloway Road near the Islington Central Library is one of the must-visit vegan bakeries in London, just because they make absolutely everything you could wish for. Not only will you find at Cookies and Scream some of the best vegan cakes in London, eggless and dairy-free, but their recipes are gluten-free as well.
Vegan cupcakes, doughnuts, completely vegan brownies, and pies in a cute bakery make for the perfect morning if you’d like to have a little vegan brunch in London with your other half. And since Cookies and Scream is one of the only gluten-free bakeries in London, it’s definitely an address to have on your bucket list.
Best Vegan Bakeries in London: Vida Bakery
At Vida Bakery, located close to Dark Sugars on Brick Lane, you’ve got a completely vegan and gluten-free offering of cakes, cupcakes, and birthday cakes as well. It’s hard to miss this colorful little vegan bakery in London since its window shop is so colorful, and well, the inside is even more welcoming.
It’s really their vegan birthday cakes that attract the attention when you’re on the street, by of course, since you might not eat an entire birthday cake on your own, I have a feeling their cookies, brookies, rainbow cake slices, and vegan cupcakes will get you plenty satisfied on your first visit there.
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Vegan Cakes in London: Cutter & Squidge
Cutter & Squidge is one of the very interesting vegan bakeries in London for the fact that not only do they offer some of the best vegan cakes in London but they’re also located right in the heart of Soho, on the famous Brewer Street. That’s one of the most easily accessible vegan bakeries whether you want to find vegan, dairy-free, or gluten-free cakes.
In addition to their stunning, oh-so-stunning vegan birthday cakes and little sweet treats, Cutter & Squidge also has a secret Potions Room. Ring a bell? The Harry Potter-inspired Potions Room is perfect for a completely vegan afternoon tea in London, and you can even book the entire room for birthday parties, business, and hen parties.
Best Vegan Bakeries in London: Veganise It Bakery
Veganise it Bakery near Eltham Palace bring utter greediness into each of their vegan cakes. That’s truly one of the best vegan bakeries in London we have there since they have managed to take the classic flavors of Biscoff, Nutella, and Oreo biscuits and twisted them in such a way that we’ve got here some of the best vegan cakes in London.
I first mentioned Veganise it Bakery in my guide to the best vegan doughnuts in London, and they’re a true, fluffy treat to try if you’re after the most flavorful vegan doughnuts for your treat (cheat) day.
Best Vegan Bakeries in London: Nama Café & Cake House
Located super close to Crystal Palace Park, where you’ll see huge statues of dinosaurs, Nama Cafe & Cake House is a stunning spot whether you’re looking for the best vegan bakeries in London or just a cool vegan brunch spot. On the menu, are plenty of amazing treats for whoever is seeking some of the best plant-based cakes in the city – lots of gluten-free cakes are available for order too.
Since Nama Cafe & Cake House is a completely vegan bakery and cafe, you’ll be able to sit there and enjoy life for a moment while tasting the best vegan cheesecake and carrot cake around, in addition to delicious coffee.
Their all-day dining menu is also very interesting since it includes a completely vegan Full English breakfast crafted from tofu and vegan sausages. And if you’d ever like to have a vegan afternoon tea in London, that’s also the place for that, after a good walk at Crystal Palace Park.
Best Vegan Bakeries in London: Humbledough
Humbledough is another kind of vegan bakery that is very easily accessible from Central London. Located in Shoreditch’s Boxpark, Humbledough offers delicious vegan cookies and raw cookie dough pots that are incredibly flavorful. A lot of different flavors are available; maple roast pecan, Black Forest gateau, strawberries and cream…
With two branches in London, one in Shoreditch and the other one in Croydon, Humbledough has been an institution of raw cookie dough for a few years now. One of the best vegan bakeries in London, it does not offer sit-in, but what could be better than ordering one or two fresh vegan and gluten-free cookies before taking a stroll in nearby Shoreditch and Brick Lane?
Best Gluten-Free Bakeries in London: Romeo’s Sugar Free Bakery
Located on Blackstock Road near Finsbury Park, Romeo’s Sugar Free Bakery is probably one of the best vegan bakeries in London if you also need to find gluten-free cakes. There, you’ll be able to have either breakfast or your own vegan brunch, with delicious bread, cakes, and savory quiches that are available to eat all day long.
Romeo’s Sugar Free Bakery is especially interesting if you’re doing keto or need to follow a low-sugar diet in addition to removing animal products from your diet. Some of the best eggless cakes in London, in an utterly cute vegan bakery perfect for anyone who would like to try a completely vegan brunch in London.
Best Gluten-Free Bakeries in London: Organic Livity
Organic Livity is located on Brick Lane, near all the best markets in Shoreditch, and they offer everything you might wish was available in terms of vegan cakes in London a few years ago. Organic, completely vegan, and fresh, Organic Livity’s cakes make it one of the best gluten-free and vegan bakeries in London.
It’s not simple vegan cupcakes and brownies we’re talking about here; with Organic Livity, the most exciting French pastries like Lemon meringue pie and Paris-Brest are turned vegan, gluten-free, and as delicious, if not more, than the classics. Also, if you’re ever looking for a vegan afternoon tea in London, Organic Livity is your spot.
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Best Vegan Bakeries in London: Knead a Little Love
Close to all the best charity shops in Bethnal Green and to Brick Lane as well, Knead a Little Love is a newcomer on the London vegan bakery scene. Founded by two sisters, Knead a Little Love bakes delicious vegan and gluten-free cakes daily, and they are some of the best vegan cakes in London – for real.
From vegan brownies to vegan croissants and, of course, some of the most delicious vegan doughnuts in London, you’ve got all you need there.
At Knead a Little Love, there are a few seats available both inside and outside, which means that when the sun is out, you can sit and take your time to enjoy their fabulous vegan cakes while sipping a good old oat latte. So far, Bethnal Green didn’t have a vegan bakery that delicious, and with Knead a Little Love, there’s definitely a gap that’s been filled. Perfect for a little vegan brunch on a Saturday morning.
Best Bakeries in London Offering Vegan Cakes
Best Vegan Bakeries in London: Arapina Bakery
Arapina Bakery, dubbed a ‘healthy lifestyle bakery’, offers some of the most delicious vegan cakes in London in Greenwich. It is not a completely vegan bakery, but it does offer lots of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free cakes so it caters a bit to everyone who would like to follow a healthier way of living.
On the menu, are amazing vegan croissants, salted caramel cookies, fruit tarts, and even gluten-free and vegan macarons. If you’re looking for a gift for your beloved, heart-shaped vegan macarons are available at Arapina Bakery, one of the only vegan bakeries in London offering this sweet treat.
It’s good to note that most of the vegan cakes are also gluten-free, making Arapina Bakery one of the coolest vegan bakeries in London for whoever has these specific dietary needs. The Italian names of the cakes are funny, and remind me greatly of the feeling I have when paying a visit to Italian coffee shops in London; a nice touch from Arapina Bakery in my opinion.
Vegan Doughnuts in London: Crosstown Doughnuts
I have mentioned Crosstown Doughnuts in my guide to the best vegan doughnuts in London; their vegan sourdough doughnuts are something out of a dream. The first time I ever ate at Crosstown Doughnuts was a lime and coconut vegan doughnut if I remember well, and I thought it was absolutely perfect – I actually didn’t know I was eating a vegan doughnut, to be honest.
Crosstown Doughnuts has vegan doughnuts available in all of their branches, and while they’re not all vegan, they have a fully plant-based shop in Marylebone, where all of the doughnuts are vegan. Maybe that’s not a bakery as you’d understand it, with the cute little vegan cupcakes and wooden decor, but that place makes some of the best vegan doughnuts in London, and it deserves to be mentioned for the seasonal doughnuts as well.
Vegan Cakes in London: Hummingbird Bakery
The Hummingbird Bakery is probably one of the only vegan bakeries in London that I’ll mention here today, that is not completely vegan. However, they do have a lot of amazing vegan cupcakes that range from vanilla to red velvet, chocolate, and lots of amazing vegan birthday cakes as well.
The Hummingbird Bakery has a few branches across London; the ones I’m accustomed to are situated on Portobello Road, near all the best cafes to work in Notting Hill, and Old Spitalfields Market. Utterly cute with their pinkish brown decor, The Hummingbird Bakery’s vegan cakes taste delicious even with their eggless and dairy-free recipes. A must-try in London.
Vegan Cupcakes in London: Lola’s Cupcakes
Lola’s Cupcakes, like Crosstown Doughnuts and the Hummingbird Bakery, is not a completely vegan bakery in London, but their collection of vegan cupcakes is otherworldly. I have tried both the non-vegan and vegan doughnuts at Lola’s Cupcakes, and they’re both delicious; you can barely taste the difference.
The upside of Lola’s Cupcakes is that they have branches all over London, from Covent Garden to King’s Cross, Selfridges, and even Canary Wharf. The first time I ever ate something from Lola’s Cupcakes was from their cart at London Bridge, close to the Pret a Manger I love so much. There are fewer options at London Bridge for those looking for vegan cupcakes, that’s true, but they’re still freshly made and stunningly colorful.
From Red Velvet to Fudge and Lemon Raspberry, Lola’s Cupcakes probably offers more vegan cupcakes in London than any other bakery. Also, if you’re looking for gluten-free cakes and vegan birthday cakes, they have a lot on offer, and they’re all more beautiful than the previous ones.
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Best Vegan Bakeries in London: Heart of Cake
Heart of Cake is probably one of the most underrated and best vegan bakeries in London, and a female-run solo business. Located just a few minutes away from Stoke Newington, one of my favorite areas in London for all its independent shops and cute little cafes, Heart of Cake bakes some of the best vegan cakes in London.
On the menu, are vegan cookies, macarons, cupcakes, and some stunning wedding and vegan birthday cakes as well. The flavors at Heart of Cake are really different from those you would find in lots of vegan bakeries in London.
Maraschino cherry, coffee and walnut, maple pecan, or spiced cinnamon – there’s everything you need in terms of vegan cakes at Heart of Cake, no matter the season. It’s also one of the only spots to offer vegan macarons in London. However, be aware this is a collection-only business.
Best Vegan Bakeries in London: Kake Kwerk
Located in Angel, not too far from Old Street, and some of the best cafes to study in Shoreditch, Kake Kwerk is one of the most underrated vegan bakeries in London. Kake Kwerk was established by founder Cheryl in response to health issues caused by an animal-based diet.
On the menu, are vegan cupcakes, cookies, and even vegan birthday cakes, giving us a way to reduce dietary inflammation caused by the consumption of animal products.
Like Heart of Cake in Stoke Newington, Kake Kwerk is a vegan cake delivery in London, so you can’t eat in, but for office parties and occasions, that’s definitely one of the bakeries to have in mind.
15 Best Vegan Bakeries in London: Vegan Cakes, Cupcakes…
There you have them, all the best vegan bakeries in London, offering delicious vegan cakes, cupcakes, brownies, cookies, and more! There’s only so much we can try to fit into our stomachs, sadly, but if you’ve got time to try them all little by little, these are amazing spots to get the most delicious vegan pastries, with a colorful touch!
Later on, I will write more specifically about places for the best vegan brunch in London, vegan cupcakes, brownies, cookies, and more delicious vegan delicacies, but for now, you’ve got the best here!
Until next time!
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