Vegeata is a popular vegan food stall found at vegan markets across Joburg. They make giant gourmet doughnuts that will put popular franchises to shame. Favourite flavours include Saffron Vanilla Creme Brulee, Chocolate Ganache S'mores, Peanut Butter Caramel and the newest addition, the Ice Cream Sundae. But be warned, these huge doughnuts can be quite tricky to wrap your mouth around. Vegeata's doughnuts are available at The Fussy Vegan, both branches of Jackson's Real Food Market, Plant Powered Patisserie, Fruit & Roots and at various vegan markets.
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The menu at this vegan restaurant in Bedfordview features a wide range of sweet treats, including Belgian Waffles, Gourmet Milkshakes, Chocolate Mousse and Traditional American Apple Pie. While all of these are sublime, we're suckers for the vegan Lemon Meringue. This deconstructed dessert features lemon cream, a sweet dough crumble and orange peel. This bright sweet treat is perfectly paired with a strong cup of tea or a spicy Red Cappuccino.
Contact details: 011 524 7603 | 147 N Reef Rd, Bedfordview | Facebook Page
Craving a deliciously rich slice of chocolate cake? Then head over to Melt Chocolate in Bryanston. This chocolate heaven creates some of the best artisan chocolate products in all of Joburg, from chocolate fondue to handmade chocolate truffles. Try their Vegan Chocolate Cake with layers of rich dark chocolate sponge, smothered in fudgy chocolate icing and crowned in chocolate shards. Beware, once you've tried it, you'll keep coming back for more.
The Plant Powered Patisserie is a newly opened bakery and deli based in Rivonia. They mostly provide themed cakes for events but they also have a small deli on site where you can grab a quick snack of sweet treat. Despite not having been opened for long, this patisserie already has a following of regulars. And these regulars are enthralled with the Carrot Cake. This three-layered treasure is thickly covered in creamy icing, making this the ultimate indulgence when you're craving a sweet treat.
Vegans on a health kick will be delighted by the desserts and puddings offered at Free Food*. This is because all of this restaurant's offerings are free from meat, dairy, eggs, gluten, wheat, sugar and preservatives. Their dessert options range from vegan milk tart to decadent stacked pancakes. But if you only try one thing, let it be the moreish Coconut Tartlet. This mini tart is made with coconut mylk, sweetened with agave syrup, cocooned in a sweet date and coconut crust.
The Greenside Cafe, tucked away in the leafy suburb of Greenside, specialises in clean dining that is good for the body and the environment. Their menu offers a few raw options, such as the Raw Maple Cheese Cake. As their menu proclaims, this is "raw food at its best". If you're still craving extra sweetness after tucking into this decadent pud, then add in Angela's Decadent Hot Chocolate to your order. This Paris-style hot drink, made with Belgian chocolate, is bound to cure any cravings.
Contact details: 011 646 3444 | 34 Gleneagles Rd, Greenside | https://www.thegreensidecafe.co.za/
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