Behind each of these businesses is a talented, inspiring woman doing amazing things for the vegan community.
This Women’s History Month, we’re shining a light on women-owned vegan businesses across the country. In this article, read about 14 amazing women-owned Los Angeles vegan bakeries, ice cream shops, and dessert pop-ups. From donuts, cookies, and pop-tarts to ice cream and soft serve, this list covers it all!
This OG vegan pop-up is owned and operated by the oh-so-rad Heather Kuklin. With a menu of vegan, gluten-free ice cream, cookies, brownies, and more, Madame Shugah always covers your dessert needs!
If coffee, pastries, and breakfast sandwiches are your vibe, then pay a visit to this adorable bakery owned by Justine Hernandez! The pastry case is full of confections like cinnamon rolls, scones, pop-tarts, and cookies. Just What I Kneaded also offers savory dishes such as biscuits, breakfast sandwiches, and soups.
Echo Park, Glendale, & Santa Monica
Melissa Schulman is the entrepreneurial queen behind this vegan soft serve empire! Since opening in 2015, Yoga-urt has become a favorite among Los Angeles foodies—vegan and non-vegan. The menu includes a full lineup of vegan soft serve flavors and toppings, milkshakes, soft serve pies, and seasonal specials.
Westlake Village & Nationwide Shipping
Celine Ikeler changed the allergy-friendly baking game with her bakery Karma Baker. Operating out of Westlake Village for walk-in and pickup orders, in addition to offering nationwide shipping options, Karma Baker makes life sweeter for those who eat vegan and gluten-free. With a full menu of cakes, brownies, cookies, cupcake jars, pies, tarts, and donuts, there’s something for every person and occasion.
Baked Vegan Vixen makes some of the most creative and nostalgic vegan treats in all of Southern California! From funnel cake and pop-tarts to slutty brownies and circus animal cookies, owner and pastry chef Brittney Brook is throwing it back—vegan style!
Beverly Hills & Santa Monica
Specializing in French-style viennoiserie, Chaumont Vegan offers a unique variety of plant-based items for the Los Angeles vegan scene. Owner Laila Abddaim has perfected the recipe for vegan croissants of all flavors, tarts, danishes, pain suisse, and other droolworthy pastries that will transport you directly to France.
Hollywood & Costa Mesa
This adorable vegan, gluten-free ice cream shop is home to some seriously epic flavors—Cookie Monsta, Black Sesame, and Taiwanese Pineapple Cake, to name a few. In addition to creating decadent desserts, co-owners Alice Cherng and Belinda Wei often partner with other small businesses in Los Angeles on limited-edition ice cream flavors and food pop-ups at Dear Bella Creamery. Good vibes all around!
Pickup in Pasadena & Nationwide Shipping
After attending Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, working in professional kitchens, and going vegan and gluten-free, Yvonne Ardestani branched off to start her own business. The result? Yvonne’s Vegan Kitchen, a booming allergy-friendly bakery that offers cakes, cupcakes, donuts, cookies, pies, cheese, crackers, and more.
Boba is super on-trend right now. Thanks to Megan Rebecca Avila, plant-based foodies are covered on the vegan boba front. This pop-up’s most popular beverage? Horchata Boba, featuring housemade oat milk horchata with brown sugar boba.
Nicole Allen founded Baked Vegan Sweets at just 19 years old. What began as an in-house micro-bakery has turned into a bustling storefront in Long Beach! Customers can choose from a variety of baked goods, including Ding Dongs, Rainbow Chip Cookies, Chocolate Cupcakes, Tres Leches, and more.
Pop-Up & Nationwide Shipping (Downtown LA location coming soon!)
Want something sweet to pair with your afternoon tea? Order a box of vegan macarons from Verón. Founder Shera Fournier makes her Parisian treats using vegetable starches instead of egg whites. In a variety of flavors and colors, these macarons are sure to brighten your day.
Amber Rose Martinez founded this vegan dessert pop-up with motherhood as one of its core values. Mama Chingona Vegana’s current offerings include Rosewater Matcha Bunz and Pop-Tarts in Lemon Berry, Lychee Rose, Maracuya & Vanilla Bean, and Breakfast Tea flavors.
Chef Macha Eliad wins us over with her glorious vegan tarts every time! With flavors like Pistachio Apricot, Praliné-Chocolate, Lemon Meringue, and Raspberry Pistachio, it’s no secret we’re obsessed! Maison Macha also offers croissants, cakes, cookies, and other French-inspired desserts.
The Sticky Cinnamon Pecan Babka from Katerina Kugel’s vegan micro-bakery is what dreams are made of. We’re talking about layers of ooey-gooey bread with a sweet brown sugar-pecan filling doused in cinnamon syrup. Who else is drooling?