Just because you’re living a plant-based life doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an odd cake or two!

There are so many great places around the country that are embracing alternative diets, whether it’s vegan, gluten free or a pegan diet (it’s on trend for this year in case you hadn’t heard!) to make sure that everyone can enjoy themselves when dining out.

We’ve already covered places that are great for vegan dining in general, so now we’ve decided to list some great places for vegan treats. Check them out below and let us know what you think.

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Buttercream Dream, North King Street, Dublin 8

Buttercream Dream is one of Dublin’s best plant-based bakeries. Based in a commercial kitchen, Buttercream Dream is owned by Lauren, a vegan herself, who decided to set up the bakery after realising that health-based treats didn’t fill the gap left by dairy-filled baked goods. In the past year, Buttercream Dream has been popping up at various markets around Dublin, as well as appearing on shelves in Avoca, Fresh supermarkets and Supervalu. Keep up with Lauren on Instagram or at the Buttercream Dream website.

Mish.Mash, Capel Street, Dublin

Mish.Mash is a lovely café that serves lots of delicious goodies, including healthy soups and toasties. Alongside some non-vegan offerings, Mish.Mash serve up a great range of house-baked, plant-based treats. We recently saw some vegan madeleines appear on their Instagram that look just as good as the normal variety, so we’ll definitely have to pop back in for a visit soon to check them out. Check out Mish.Mash here.

Camerino Bakery, Capel Street and Merrion Square East, Dublin

Camerino Bakery is a gorgeous spot, so if you haven’t been then you need to try it ASAP! While we think their raspberry cheesecake brownies might be the best we’ve ever tasted, their vegan treats are also fantastic. You can find their nutty vegan fudge in both stores (which goes very well with an oat milk coffee) and they often have plant-based cookies available too! Check out Camerino Bakery’s fab website here.

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Bliss Bites Bakery, Galway

Bliss Bakery makes amazing vegan cakes and treats to order. Based in Galway, they’ve also done a range of pop-ups and cookery demos over the past few months (including one at TGO falafel), so we’re looking forward to seeing what they have planned for the next few months. If you’re not looking to order a cake, you can find their treats at McCambridge’s Café and Food Hall in Galway.

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Crumbs Vegan Bakery at 387 Ormeau Road, Belfast

Crumbs and 387 Ormeau Road are both completely vegan, so this sounds like a perfect match to us! Crumbs Vegan Bakery makes cakes and treats for market stalls and wholesale. 387 Ormeau Road is a vegan cafe serving up ‘sausage’ rolls, soups and salads alongside their selection of Crumbs Bakery treats. This café is a great spot to get a bite to eat, before enjoying some of Crumbs Bakery’s delicious treats.

Eathos, Baggot Street, Dublin

Eathos is a fabulous healthy café on Baggot Street. All of their food is perfectly Insta-worthy, but it’s their patisserie that gets us really excited. Alongside their delicious regular treats, they usually have a fantastic selection of vegan treats available. We love that their food usually caters to every type of diet, so if you’re in the area, make sure you try their vegan oat, date, almond and peanut cake!

Sweet Beat, Sligo

Sweet Beat is the vegetarian café of our dreams – their plant-based, vegan-friendly food caters to every appetite. If you’re looking for some vegan inspiration, then you should check out their Instagram feed, as it’s full of gorgeous treats that will make your mouth water. They also offer a range of foods to suit other alternative diets, so it will definitely suit everyone. 

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The Natural Foods Bakery, Cork

The Natural Foods Bakery has three locations in Cork; one in Blackrock Village, one on Paul Street and they’re in Fitzgerald Park everyday too. The bakery produces lots of savoury sandwiches and breads, but it’s their sweet treats that are truly impressive: they produce everything in-house, while using as much local and organic ingredients as possible. While not everything is vegan, they have lots of homemade options to keep you satisfied – just get there early before they sell out!

The Old Fire Station, Limerick

If you’re looking for a vegan treat in Limerick, then The Old Fire Station should be your first port of call. Everything in this restaurant is vegetarian and most are vegan too, so there are definitely lots of options for plant-based folk. While you can find lots of savoury options at The Old Fire Station, their sweet treats are a definitely a highlight: their scones look like they’d be perfect with a cup of tea! Keep an eye on their Facebook for updates.

Póg, Dublin

Póg, which opened in 2014, has two locations in Dublin, one on Tara Street and the original on Bachelor’s Walk. Healthy, but decadent is the name of the game at Póg and their weekend brunch menu reads like a millennial dream. For vegans, we would recommend you try the vegan waffles with coconut cream, chia jam and cashew butter or their special vegan afternoon tea, but you can’t really go wrong with any of their sweet vegan options!

What's your favourite vegan sweet treat? Let us know in the comments below.