The Best Vegan Bakeries in San Diego
From donuts to bread, cakes to cookies, we’ve rounded up the best vegan bakeries and dessert shops in San Diego. Scroll down to find a shop near you or choose an online bakery and have their delicious desserts delivered right to your doorstep!
There are more than a baker’s dozen vegan bakeries in San Diego – both brick and mortar and online! Here’s our list of the best plant-based, vegan bakeries in San Diego County – give them all a try:
San Diego Vegan Bakeries + Desserts
Donut Panic (Mission Valley)
Pick up a dozen vegan cake, yeast-raised or filled donuts at Donut Panic, and everyone will be so pleased. Stick with a classic plain cake or glazed donut, or branch out and try a maple “bacon”, lemon lavender, churro or bavarian “creme” donut.
Donut Panic, 6171 Mission Gorge Rd., San Diego
Hazel + Jade Bakery (Hillcrest)
Everything at Hazel + Jade Bakery is vegan, even down to the sugar, which is bone-char free. Their extensive menu includes pastries, cookies, cinnamon rolls, holiday pies and order-ahead birthday, wedding and special occasion cakes.
Hazel + Jade Bakery, 3852 Fourth Ave., Ste 100, San Diego
Kula Ice Cream (Sorrento Valley)
Kula Ice Cream is San Diego’s first gluten-free, vegan ice cream shop with a wide range of delicious flavors. You can even order custom ice cream cakes with layers of ice cream or gluten-free, vegan-free cake and ice cream for your next celebration.
Kula Ice Cream, 9883 Pacific Heights Blvd, Suite F, San Diego
Maya’s Cookies (Mission Valley + San Marcos)
Known as America’s #1 Black-owned gourmet vegan cookie company, Maya’s Cookies storefronts in Mission Valley and San Marcos features freshly baked cookies and local artisan products for purchase. You can also order Maya’s Cookies online and ship anywhere in the U.S.
Maya’s Cookies, 4760 Mission Gorge Place, Suite G, San Diego | 250 N. City Dr. #8, San Marcos
Maya Moon Collective (Normal Heights)
San Diego’s first cacao cafe and community collective, Maya Moon Collective offers custom-made dessert orders featuring raw cacao sweetened with natural ingredients like honey, maple syrup and agave. All dessert items are gluten-free and their ceremonial drinking cacao is also 100% vegan.
Maya Moon Collective, 3349 Adams Ave., San Diego
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SPLIT Bakehouse (La Mesa)
SPLIT Bakehouse started as a wholesale bakery in 2018 and opened its first storefront in early 2021. Popular SPLIT bakery items range from pastries to croissants, muffins and cookies, plus whole “cheezecakes”.
SPLIT Bakehouse, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr. #219, La Mesa
Starry Lane Bakery (Hillcrest)
Starry Lane is a dedicated top 10 allergen-free bakery, which means there is no gluten, eggs, dairy, soy, nuts in any of their bakery goods. You can order many holiday sides in advance like stuffing, rolls, pies and desserts, along with custom cakes, cupcakes, pies, pastries and breads.
Starry Lane Bakery, 3925 4th Ave, San Diego
Peace Pies (OB)
Peace Pies is a live and raw food restaurant in Ocean Beach. All menu items are gluten-free and soy-free. You can pick up fresh desserts daily like Coconut Cream Pie, bars and brownies and “Conscious Cheesecake”.
Peace Pies, 4230 Voltaire St., San Diego
Trilogy Sanctuary (La Jolla)
Stop into this healthy haven for a slice of raw carrot cake or vegan, gluten-free ice cream cookie sandwich, or order ahead for a dozen organic and vegan cookies, muffins or brownie bites.
Trilogy Sanctuary, 7650 Girard Avenue, 3rd Floor and Rooftop, La Jolla
Yummy Cupcakes (Encinitas)
Order a custom vegan or vegan, gluten-free dozen from Yummy Cupcakes in Encinitas for your next special occasion. Flavors include classic chocolate, vanilla, pumpkin pie, apple pie, peanut butter and cookies n’ cream.
Yummy Cupcakes, 1514 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas
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San Diego Online Vegan Bakeries + Desserts
Looking for a unique party favor, wedding favor gift or a fun dessert for your next celebration? Order custom-decorated, vegan sugar cookies from Blackbird’s Cookies! You can order a portrait cookie of yourself, your dog, friends + family or a beloved movie character like Jack Sparrow. Blackbird’s Cookies are shipped across the U.S. or you can arrange for local pickup.
Visit: Blackbird’s Cookies
Order freshly-baked vegan cookies and delicious vegan breads (gluten-free versions also available), and “Grammy” will drop them off on your doorstep (for free!) every Friday afternoon within a 20 mile radius of El Cajon. Grammy’s Bakeshop is also at the weekly Santee Farmers Market on Wednesdays and at events all over the County.
Visit: Grammy’s Bakeshop
Moon Milk Baking Co.
Order holiday-themed vegan cookies and dessert boxes plus regular vegan cookies by the dozen like vegan choco churro cookies or vegan strawberry white chocolate cookies.
Visit: Moon Milk Baking Co.
Photo: Plantiful Kitchen
All of the baked goodies from Carlsbad-based Plantiful Kitchen are vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free. Plantiful’s Sesame Seed Bread is also keto and paleo-friendly, very hearty and filling! Other baked goods include vegan Ferrero truffles, holiday bread and vegan cookies.
Visit: Plantiful Kitchen
Snopel’s Inspired Bakeshop
Snopel’s specializes in traditional, classic sweets and desserts with 100% vegan ingredients. Popular items are vegan cupcakes with signature buttercream, bundt cakes, banana bread, brownies and fruit tarts.
Sweets By Victoria
Sweets By Victoria has a diverse offering of organic vegan baked goods to enjoy everyday or for a special occasion. From Cardamom Pistachio Rose Babka to Kale Cheddar Savory Scones, Cheesecake Bars to Baked Donuts, there is a perfect treat to suit your savory tastes or sweet tooth. Plus, seasonal pastry boxes are available to order for pick-up or delivery.
Visit: Sweets By Victoria
Tracy’s REAL Foods
Tracy, a former software engineer turned baker, bakes up delicious plant-based baked goods for fans all over San Diego. Fan favorites are Tracy’s gluten-free, vegan cookies, buckwheat-based crackers and granola, and pumpkin oat muffins.
Visit: Tracy’s REAL Foods