East coast vegans, particularly Northeast coast vegans, even more specifically, metro NYC vegans know the glory that is the bakery Vegan Treats. Veg News has rated it Best Bakery and Company of the Year, Time Out New York has sung its praises, and vegans far and wide salivate at the mere mention of it.
Founded by Danielle Konya, Vegan Treats (in Bethlehem, PA) has been the premium purveyor of vegan baked goods for over ten years. They have perfected the art, in fact. Konya, an ethical vegan, had a mission of making not only delicious vegan cakes, but vegan cakes that are better than any other cake – vegan or not. She succeeded, and with flying colors, having won Best Overall at PBS’s Feast of Sweets, beating out over fifty non-vegan bakers!
Their most famous dessert, from my perspective is their incomparable Chocolate Peanut Butter Bomb Cake. A fantastically moist chocolate cake, topped with peanut butter whipped deliciousness, entirely enrobed in chocolate and drizzled with peanut butter. It. Is. Divine. It even won the approval of my discerning carnivore brother-in-law!
We got to visit the hallowed bakery on our way to my parent’s house over Memorial Day weekend (they live in Central PA). After oogling and giggling and sixty dollars later, we walked out with a selection of mini-cakes, cannolis and donuts. Being that I have had the Peanut Butter Bomb cake many times before, I was most impressed and delighted with the Boston Cream Donut that I quickly devoured. Yes, VEGAN Boston Cream! See photos below for all the vegan baked goods glory! (Pardon the appearance of the Bomb cake! It kind of exploded on the car ride!)
Have you had Vegan Treats? What is your favorite thing you’ve had from there?