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4 Shops in Metro Detroit for Vegan & Gluten-Free Desserts


It might be impossible to find someone in the world that doesn’t love a good dessert. We all know desserts tend to be loaded with calories, sugar and other non-nutritional stuff, but they TASTE. SO. GOOD. For those of us with regular sweet tooth cravings that are adhering to a gluten-free and/or vegan diet, we know the struggle of finding our fix. The good news is that you don’t have to look far in Metro Detroit for your next delectable treat.

D’Vine Cookies & Dough

Specializing in using organic, free-trade chocolate and non-GMO cornstarch, D’Vine Cookies & Dough in Ferndale’s Rust Belt Market is the place to find some of the most wholesome cookies around. Many of their cookie flavors are gluten-free and vegan, such as peanut-butter chocolate chip, oatmeal chocolate chip, double chocolate and oatmeal cranberry pecan. You can even order a “sampler” box of gluten-free and vegan cookies to try a few flavors. They also make an excellent gift for your gluten-free/vegan friends!

Ale Mary’s Beer Hall

Originally used as the banquet hall for neighboring Tom’s Oyster Bar, Ale Mary’s Beer Hall recently added an entire vegan menu to exist alongside their regular menu. The best part about this vegan menu is that, yes, it does include desserts. They have three flavors of vegan milkshakes (berry pleasure, chocolate chip cookie, banana & chocolate) and you can even add a shot of Razberi Stoli or Meyers Rum for $5. There is also a gingerbread-lemon-blueberry cake and a bumpy cake from Safflower Street that is gluten-free.

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Sugar Kisses Bakery

Located in Berkley, Sugar Kisses Bakery is a pastry shop that specializes in gluten-free baked goods. Here, you can find gluten-free cupcakes, muffins, scones, cookies, brownies, lemon bars and more. They also make a slew of dairy-free desserts, too!

Avalon International

This bakery uses 100% organic flour and makes delicious vegan cookies, bars and cakes. Stop in and try the vegan Old Redford oatmeal raisin cookie or the vegan granola bar. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, order the vegan Cadillac Square chocolate cake, the vegan Cass Avenue carrot cake or both! Avalon says that their vegan treats are the “fastest-growing part of our sweets line.” After one bite, you’ll taste why.

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