Friday, December 16, 2011

Bakery Month #1: Vegan Treats

1444 Linden Street
Bethlehem, PA  18018
Tue - Thu:
10:00 am
9:00 pm
Fri - Sat:
10:00 am
10:00 pm
10:00 am
5:00 pm

Their Famous Peanut Butter Bomb
No time for your own holiday baking?  This month will feature just a few of the area's bakeries who may assist you in the remaining days of December.  Decadent treats with a purpose.  Vegan Treats' dessert & baked goods may be "cruelty free, dairy free, & cholesterol free," yet they are full of excellence.  My skeptical spouse, affected by the term, “vegan,” has become a huge fan—calling their Boston cream doughnut, personal-sized cheesecakes, and infamous “peanut butter bomb,” amongst the best desserts he has tasted.  We are blessed to have one of their bakers as a personal friend, who consistently feeds us with the latest goodies.

What does "vegan" mean, you may ask?  Veganism is a type of diet that excludes all animal-derived products.  Most vegans, including the owner of this nationally-known bakery, engage in this form of eating as animal rights activists.  How does one make a cake, cookie, doughnut or cheese cake that actually tastes good without the use of dairy products?  Hence, the mysterious delight of Vegan Treats.  Vegan or not, don't hesitate to experience for yourself. 

One might consider Vegan Treats a secret of the Lehigh Valley, located on an unassuming side street in Bethlehem.  However, this successful establishment busily supplies restaurants, bakeries, stores, and even vegan celebrities around the country.  Mainly a take-out business while seating is limited with 2 high tables, it still provides a fun place for a date with a friend, served with cute hot pink, black and white plates & napkins.  You'll want to bring a partner so you can get a sampling of more than one item.  For the dairy-free diets or vegans who miss ice cream, Vegan Treats also provides a delicious soft serve soy ice cream.  Their menu also includes gluten-free options.

My favorites? Wow:  Hard to decide between the peanut butter bomb, the coconut bun and the dozen options of cakes and cheese cakes.  Vegan Treats also serves specialty & wedding cakes.  It's not too late to place a Christmas order while simultaneously showing kindness to an animal.


  1. I've been wanting to visit their bakery. I had a taste of their desserts at VegFest this summer. Delicious!

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