12 Places to Pick up Vegan Christmas Desserts in Los Angeles
Vegan hot chocolate bombs, cookies for Santa, and peppermint-flavored everything! We love the holidays for many reasons, but the seasonal desserts might take the cake for us––get it? We’ve scouted out the most fun and festive vegan holiday desserts in LA. Deck the halls, grab your oat milk, and get ready for sweetness overload!
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Hello Cake Girl
This allergen-friendly bakery is decking the shelves of their shop in festive goodies! Their seasonal offerings include ginger spice cupcakes, peppermint chocolate and cinnamon apple donuts, gingerbread, shortbread, jam print, and peppermint chocolate cookies, and lemon cranberry loaves. You can also pick up a DIY Gingerbread Person Kit to decorate your cookies at home with the fam. Pre-orders must be placed online at HelloCakeGirl.com by December 17th for pickup on the 23rd or 24th.
Donut Friend’s new ice cream shop, Creamo, is breaking in the holiday season with their limited-edition GingerBraid flavor. It’s a vanilla base soaked with housemade gingerbread cookies that gives off a toothsome ginger and molasses flavor. Get it in a cup, cone, or donut, and deck it out in all your favorite toppings.
Baked Vegan Vixen
Are you on the lookout for those trendy hot chocolate bombs? Baked Vegan Vixen has them! If you haven’t scrolled through Instagram or TikTok recently, these new treats are a hollow ball of chocolate filled with marshmallows. When you pour steamed milk over the chocolate bomb, it melts and becomes hot chocolate, revealing the marshmallows inside. Sounds glorious, right? Other holiday confections from this pop-up enlist Christmas-themed pop-tarts, Santa-style slutty blondies, sugar and gingerbread cookies, caramel apple pie crumble, cinnamon roll apple pies, funfetti cinnamon roll cupcakes, and Christmas tree snack cakes in the style of those nostalgic Little Debbie snacks.
What’s one of the best holiday traditions? Cookie-decorating contests! Order Cafe Gratitude's DIY Holiday Cookie Kit, grab your fam, and get ready to put your decorating skills to the test. The cookie kit comes with nine pre-baked vegan and gluten-free gingerbread cookies as well as red, white, and green frosting. The frostings are colored naturally with beet juice and matcha powder––how cool is that? The cookie kit is available for nationwide shipping at CafeGratitude.com.
Baked Vegan Sweets
Baked Vegan Sweets will fill your dessert table with the most festive and flavorful vegan confections—including eggnog cheesecake, chocolate silk pie, peppermint bark brownies, and more! Want something a bit more interactive? Pick up their DIY ugly sweater cookie decorating kits or take-and-bake cookie dough. Aside from pre-orders, there’s a limited number of festive treats available at the bakery during normal business hours. Stop by early and stock up before they run out.
Downtown LA and Highland Park
Who said eggnog was only for drinking? If you stop by Donut Friend before Christmas, you can pick up their holiday special––The Eggnogstic Front. It's a donut filled with eggnog-spiced Bavarian cream, topped with vanilla glaze, and finished with a Christmas tree pattern on top! Donut Friend also has red-, green-, and white-sprinkled donuts and a candy cane-coated mint cookies and cream flavor.
Two Birds Baking Co.
Hapa Cupcakes in Fullerton and Delivery
Chocolate and vanilla cupcakes are a thing of the past at this bakery! They’re sprucing things up with more interesting and delicious Christmas flavors like gingerbread, eggnog, peppermint hot chocolate, and peppermint red velvet. They’re vegan, gluten-free, and utterly scrumptious.
Are you planning to pick up holiday tamales from Gracias Madre? Then you’ll want to add some of their delectable vegan pies to your order! The plant-based paradise is offering three flavors––raw mocha cheesecake, Tuscan apple cake, and maple-spiced coffee cake. Holy yum! Orders must be placed by December 20th for pickup on the 23rd.
Monty’s Good Burger
Echo Park, Koreatown, Beverly Grove, and Riverside
What’s shakin’ at Monty’s? A new holiday milkshake, of course! Their limited edition gingerbread cookie shake is flavored like the iconic Christmas cookie, mixed with sprinkles, and topped with whipped cream. It’s available until December 20th, so act quickly!
Karma Baker is your one-stop shop for vegan holiday treats! From frosted snowflake cookies and Santa-themed donuts to Christmas cake pops and full-sized cakes and pies, this vegan and gluten-free wonderland has something for everyone! They’re even open on Christmas Eve from 10am to 2pm for your last-minute dessert needs.
Toluca Bakery & Cafe
Where are our pan dulce lovers at? Probably in line at Toluca Bakery & Cafe! The vegan-friendly panaderia has shelves full of tasty treats. This season, you can pick up vegan Christmas conchas, tree-shaped polvorones, and ginger cookies topped with frosting and sprinkles. We’re drooling!
Erin McKenna’s Bakery
Larchmont and Santa Monica
We can always count on Erin McKenna’s Bakery to serve scrumptious sweets for every occasion! Right now, their holiday offerings include gingerbread cookies, snowflake-shaped sugar cookies, and a wide variety of other confections. Stop by and see what all the buzz is about!
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