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Where to Find Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes in Los Angeles

If you’re looking for something almost as sweet as this past weekend’s historical election news, treat yourself to a tasty Tuesday dessert that never goes out of style with some of our favorite places to celebrate National Vanilla Cupcake Day.


RELATED: 11 Places for Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes in Los Angeles

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Yvonne’s Vegan Kitchen

Pasadena Pick Up & Local Delivery

Yvonne’s Vegan Kitchen has goodies in over 50 Southern California stores, with options to pick up from their location in Pasadena on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, or available for local delivery. We love the vanilla cupcakes with classic vanilla frosting or the vanilla with a hint of lemon and raspberry buttercream frosting.

Yvonne's Vegan Kitchen

Baked Vegan Sweets

Long Beach

We wish a cupcake a day would keep the doctor away, but everything in moderation, right? The super cute funfetti cupcakes from Baked Vegan Sweets are a go-to for an afternoon pick-me-up and pair perfectly with their holiday treats.

Baked Vegan Sweets

Cake Girl

Boyle Heights

Whether it’s a classic vanilla with sprinkles cupcake that you’re craving, or something a little more adventurous, Cake Girl has a fun variety of cupcakes to keep guests coming back for more. Pictured here is the Strawberry Churro Cupcake—a vanilla cake filled with strawberry jam, topped with vanilla frosting and cinnamon sugar. A mini churro donut filled with jam tops it off, and it’s totally Instagram-worthy.

Cake Girl

Karma Baker

Westlake Village

There’s something so happy and childlike about rainbow sprinkles, and Karma Baker is easily one of our favorites on any baked goodies list with their extensive and creative menu. This vanilla cupcake is topped with vegan-dyed sprinkles, or dots in this case.

Karma Baker

Erin McKenna’s Bakery

Larchmont & Santa Monica

There’s no going wrong with the sweet and tangy bite of a lemon frosting, and at Erin McKenna’s the vanilla cupcake can be topped with the bright citrus flavor of summer even in these cooler months.

Erin McKenna's Bakery

Real Food Daily

West Hollywood & Pasadena

With multiple locations throughout LA, including a personal favorite stop before a flight at LAX, Real Food Daily has a dessert menu just as delicious as their daily fixings. This petite vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting pairs perfectly with one of their breakfast pizzas or calzones.

Real Food Daily

The Grain Cafe


At The Grain Cafe, they have a few picture-perfect decorated options for your vanilla cupcake treat. Each of their vanilla cake base offerings is topped with vanilla frosting and fresh fruit for that hint of freshness in a yummy handheld indulgence.

The Grain Cafe


Echo Park

Started as a single bakery in Berkeley, and garnering the attention of Shark Tank, Cinnaholic has since expanded to over 43 locations nationwide. While a cinnamon bun isn’t exactly a cupcake, we couldn’t resist adding these baby buns, sold by the dozen, and topped with vanilla cake batter frosting.


Whole Foods

Multiple Locations

Whole Foods coming through with the grocery checkout line option with Rubicon Bakers Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes. Sold in a four-pack, and absolutely delicious on their own, even sweeter is Rubicon’s mission of providing second chances. The company is a certified B Corp, and with each cake, cupcake, muffin and cookie sold, the bakers are getting their lives back on track with support and training.

Rubicon Bakers Whole Foods

Melissa Nowakowski


Melissa has been vegan since 2017 and is a self-proclaimed pizza and doughnut enthusiast. A public relations executive by day—when she’s not scouring New York City and beyond for the next great vegan food and beauty finds—she donates her time to supporting animal rescues, traveling, and spoiling her cat, Waffles.

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