My husband is a pretty great guy. I know I've definitely said that before, but it's worth mentioning again. My husband and I took a road trip yesterday, and he drove a little over an hour to take me to a bakery. Not just any bakery though. This is Vegan Treats, an all vegan bakery that was rated one of the top ten vegan bakeries in the world, by American Express! Do you know how huge that is? This is a vegan bakery beating out all other bakeries, including non-vegan bakeries, to be one of the ten best! I couldn't wait to see the goodies they had to offer! I follow them on Instagram and basically drool over every post!
The trip there wasn't bad. It took about an hour and ten minutes and we had a toll up and a toll back. Which, I live in Pennsylvania, why do I need to pay a toll to go higher up into Pennsylvania? I get crossing over states, but within state? And if it was like $1-$2 sure, but this toll was $5.05 each way! I digress. Either way, at the end of the day, paying the tolls were so worth it for this place!
I was so overwhelmed walking in because there was goodies everywhere! They had an area of Easter baskets set up filled with Easter candy. They had a cookie bar full of big cookies in jars. A case full of mini cakes of all different kinds and flavors. Soft serve ice cream. Pastries. They had two tables, and some seats around the cookie bar. They were that vintage 1950s style red seats. I really loved the atmosphere of the place!
The girls that worked there were extremely helpful and so very sweet and friendly! They were knowledgable about all the products. They explained to me what everything was, and offered a sample of certain things. My husband and I tried a sample of their version of a Twix bar and even he was amazed it was vegan. It tasted just like a Twix! My husband and I settled on some Monkey Bread to eat there, then he bought me a bunch of goodies to take home!
The Monkeu Bread was unreal. It was so soft and fluffy, perfectly sweet, and the icing drizzle on top was just perfect. My husband couldn't believe it was vegan. When the sweet girl rang me up, she accidentally charged me twice for two Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel doughnuts instead of one, which she was apologetic for and offered me a refund, which I declined because I was just fine taking another doughnut lol. I really can't say enough good things about the staff! As someone who works in customer service, I know that that is everything for a business. Without that, it doesn't matter how good your products are, or what you have to offer, without the right people selling it, it's nothing. Vegan Treats absolutely hit the mark with their staff!
Deciding what to take home was really a challenge. I wanted one of everything! I knew that wasn't feasible, so I began the difficult task of choosing what to take home! After much debate, I finally made my choices!
Here was my take home goodies: 2 Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Doughnuts (I had one for breakfast today, it was amazing), a chocolate and peanut butter egg wrapped in cute little Easter foil, two speculoos eggs in a cute little pink box, two "Betterfinger" bars (as recommended by one of the sweet girls working there), two Twix like bars, a chocolate covered carrot shaped rice crispy treat, and a pack of dark chocolate and white chocolate little bunnies. All of this, including the Monkey Bread and a Snapple for my husband, was $46.50. I can imagine you're probably blown away by that price. Here's what you have to remember about vegan products: they're specialty items. Until the world wakes up and realizes that vegan is the way to go for the animals and the environment, the ingredients and the time and the effort it takes to make all vegan items is costly. It's not like every day I'm going to vegan bakeries and buying Easter themed candy, it's once a year! All things considered, with everything I got, the greet customer service, the atmosphere, the comfort in knowing I can eat literally everything there, and the experience and adventure my husband and I got to go on togehter, I thought the price was fair. You're not just paying for a doughnut, or a piece of candy, you're paying for compassion.
This is a company that's passionate about what they do. I'll be a Vegan Treats fan for life! And it absolutely won't be my last trip there! If you're not already, follow them on their Instagram and on Facebook. If you don't live in the area, they sell certain products on their website that you can order as well! Check them out, and you won't be disappointed!
Happy Eating and Happy Shopping!