I recently received an email from Corey asking where he could find some good vegan desserts for his wife in Denton. What a great guy! It seemed like the kind of information that everyone could appreciate, so here are some ideas for all of you sweet tooths out there! All of these have been well tested by my own husband, who loves sugary treats.
Rusty Taco has fried fruit tacos that are light and sweet. Think of a fried hand pie. The flavors vary, and usually include apple, peach, or cherry. They come with a little cup of honey, so keep that in mind depending on how you feel about eating honey.
At Banter you can find cookies made by our friends at the Denton Vegan Cooperative. Usually you will find either these oatmeal raisin goodies or the always satisfying chocolate chip cookies. Grab one when you order your vegan frito pie and just try and save it until after your meal! We can never wait that long! Mine is pictured here with a soy latte. You can also find their treats at Big Mike's Coffee.
Denton Vegan Cooperative also has their baked goods available at the Denton Community Market. The menu changes weekly, but do get a brownie when they're offered. They're the best! You can also special order from them by the dozen.
My non-veg friends agree: the best vegan cake in town is found at the Cupboard Cafe. It's there about 50% of the time, so take my word for it: grab it when you see it. Do not think twice! You never know what flavor they'll have, or whether it will be sliced cake or cupcakes. They will also take special orders! You can also find cookies and muffins making random appearances. Look in front of the glass case between the cafe and salad bar, or by the cafe cash register.
How about some breakfast for dessert? Or dessert for breakfast? Either way, Seven Mile Cafe has amazing cinnamon rolls. I often take home a half dozen when I eat there so we'll have dessert or breakfast later. FYI, all of their cinnamon rolls are vegan. For another twist, try the vegan cinnamon roll pancake! It's too sweet for my taste, but my kids love them. Pancakes come in regular and vegan, so be sure to specify.
*Seven Mile recently added nondairy ice cream to their menu! That means they will make you a VEGAN MILKSHAKE in one of several flavor options. So exciting!*
Another vegan sweets vendor at the Community Market is Vegan Delights. My husband never misses buying a bag of the lemon cookies. They are great summertime treats! They also take custom orders online, so check out their website.
Ok, this is completely unfair because they don't open for a few more weeks, but one of the best locations in town for dessert in Mean Greens on the UNT campus. (See me profess my love here.) At every meal there is dessert, which varies every day. The online menu is helpful, but doesn't always reflect what is served. Some past desserts we have enjoyed greatly: rice crispy treats, cupcakes, cobblers (cherry, peach, apple, chocolate), cookies, cake, and pudding with a dollop of whip. They also have a soy soft serve machine! Sometimes it's vanilla, sometimes it's vanilla and chocolate and the swirl in the middle. Remember, it's all you can eat, and that means you get to try ALL of the desserts!
There are some other places to get desserts, but I don't have photos of these. Try the poached banana in coconut cream or the sweet rice and mango (seasonal) at Andaman. Hannah's Off the Square has a daily sorbet. Yogurt Fusion also has nondairy sorbet. Top it off with vegan candies. Not sure which ones to pick? Here's a list to get you started. Or, take that list or this one to Atomic Candy on the square and go crazy!
So much sweetness in Little D! Enjoy yourselves and thanks for making kind choices and supporting local!
Did I miss something? Please let me know in the comments or via email. Thanks!