Food & Drink

We'd Go Vegan Just for Violet Sweet Shoppe

Seattle's first all-vegan bakery

violet sweet shoppe!

We recently got vegucated and are taking the vegan lifestyle for a spin.

While everyone has something to say about our protein intake, we’re more concerned with how to satisfy our sweet tooth.

Violet Sweet Shoppe is a good place to start. Crystal Rice and Michael Chinn’s all-vegan bakery and cafe relocated to Seattle from San Francisco in 2011 — which is basically the best thing since fresh-baked, sliced bread.

Don’t expect hippie-dippy munchies made from hemp milk and chia seeds. Rice crafts from-scratch pastries and desserts that are as pretty as they are tasty. The crowd favorite is the Opera Cake with thin layers of espresso-soaked vanilla cake, espresso cream filling, and layers of dark chocolate ganache.

violet sweet shoppe!

Treats such as chocolate chunk cookies, coconut raspberry cakes, chocolate truffle tarts with fresh raspberries, and lemon tarts with fresh fruit are unlike anything else you’ll find. The bakery also stocks locally made greeting cards, candies, and even ice cream sandwiches in the summer.

It takes the cake.

Violet Sweet Shoppe, 3612 Northeast 45th Street (206-523-3711 or violetsweetshoppe.com).

Photos: Courtesy of Violet Sweet Shoppe

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3612 NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98105