16 Gift Ideas to Support Small Chicago Vegan Businesses

16 Gift Ideas to Support Small Chicago Vegan Businesses

Apr 4, 2020 BY: Mohini Patel

Want to send a gift to a family member, friend, or yourself? Support these local vegan vendors by purchasing a gift card or having goodies delivered to your doorstep (contactless)!

Here’s our list of top vegan vendors in Chicago that have you covered on vegan cheese, chocolate, donuts, and more! And don’t forget VegOut as your source for … well ... VegOut shirts!

Baked Goods

Mindful Baking

Order a vegan breakfast sandwich or vegan and gluten-free donuts, flax bread, pizza crust, and more for delivery in Chicago and surrounding suburbs.

Belightful Bakery

Treat boxes full of vegan and gluten-free cookies, donuts, and pop tarts available for pickup and delivery in Chicago. Inquire about special orders for pie, cake, and ice cream sandwiches.

Betty Bot Bakery

Gluten-free, soy-free, and nightshade-free baked treats. Betty bakes everything from cupcakes to savory tarts using seasonal ingredients. Shop is open for takeout and delivery using DoorDash.

La Kai Veganry

Order Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies, Orange Olive Oil Donuts, and more. 20% of proceeds goes to Feeding America & a local Lake County Food Bank.

Pink Pastel Bakery

Mexican baked classics—conchas, flan, and more—with a vegan twist Limited quantities, so get your order in quick.

Tubby's Taste

Tubby’s Taste cookies ship nationwide and locally. Pick from a single flavor box or a variety box containing a rotating seasonal cookie flavor.

Ace Of Wands Bakeshop

Colorful desserts such as filled cupcakes, cakes by the slice, and cookie sandwiches on the menu for personal orders.

Fox Ship Bakery

Quarter Pound Cookies in a variety of flavors, all vegan of course.

Sweet Treats

Tuanis Chocolate

75% Dark Chocolate sourced from Costa Rica in three creamy flavors: Original, Sea Salt & Cocoa Nibs, and Almonds & Coconut Sugar.

Sacred Serve 

One of our favorite ice creams is available in four flavors—Mint Matcha Chip, Salted Caramel Coconut, Saffron Chai Spice and Chaga Chocolate—with Amazon delivery. Or order for pickup (or delivery) at Belli’s Chicago.

Ingrained

Functional raw, vegan and gluten-free bars ready for pickup or delivery with Postmates in Chicago. The menu changes throughout the day so check for available options.

Savory Options

Cheeze & Thank You

Vegan cheese made with soy, nuts or seeds in every form including dips, sauces, spreads, blocks and wheels. The menu is always changing, but be on the lookout for old favorites (we personally love the Queso! ). For contactless delivery in Chicago only.

Twidley Bits

Sweet Jams, fruit butters, pickled veggies, and savory cheese made with fresh ingredients. Email Lauren for contactless delivery or shipping.

Non-Perishable Gifts

The Family Vegan

Brighten your day with upcycled artwork and beautiful cutlery. Check out Instagram for the latest pieces.

Khepri Cafe

Order Lil Bucks, Niloofar Persian Almonds, Nemi Holisticks, and more for contactless pickup.

Crochet Knit 30

Handmade knit hats, scarves, and more are available for free shipping, and for every hat purchased, one is donated to a cause for the homeless.

 

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