NYC Food Guide: Places to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth (Vegan and Non-Vegan)

Yes, here’s how you can have your cake, organic cookie, vegan cupcake, or egg-free doughnut and eat green it too.

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Sugar-free? Check. Gluten-free? Check. Vegan? Check again. Before The Kind Diet or Skinny Bitch, there was Erin McKenna's pint-sized retro-chic BabyCakes bakery on the Lower East Side, which has been churning out delicious vegan baked goods since 2005.

Favorites: Agave-Sweetened Brownie, Double-Chocolate Crumb Cake, Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf.

248 Broome St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 677-5047
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Birdbath Bakery

Birdbath Bakery is the creation of Maury Rubin, owner of City Bakery, which uses organic ingredients. The green "Birdbath" bakeries showcase walls made of wheat, cups made of corn, and 100% organic ingredients. While we definitely salivate over the green interiors, the Birdbath cookies are also to-die-for.

Favorites: Chocolate Chip Cookie, Chocolate Zucchini Muffin.

Birdbath Bakery
160 Prince Street
145 7th Ave
223 1st Avenue

Cocoa V

I still can't believe it's not dairy! This organic and vegan chocolate shop in a hip strip of Chelsea has the best chocolate cake I've ever sampled. You can make it a date night and eat and drink in the cozy adjacent wine bar or take your treats home for take-away.

Favorites: Double Decker Chocolate Cake, Bon Bons.

Cocoa V
174 Ninth Ave (20th & 21st)
New York, NY 10011
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Doughnut Plant

Photo: Image via SeriousEats

These are not your father's doughnuts. If you haven't had the cake doughnuts from the Doughnut Plant, then you are missing out on one of life's most blissful (and affordable) experiences. This Lower East Side storefront (more locations coming so check their site) cranks out the best all-natural (and with no eggs) doughnuts known to man. My wife and I liked them so much we even had them at our wedding.

Favorites: Tres Leches, Blackout doughnuts

Doughnut Plant
379 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 505-3700

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