In search of a vegan-friendly way to satisfy your sweet tooth? From creamy cheesecake to melt-in-your-mouth chocolate, the region is earning brownie points among plant-based foodies.
Whether you have a restricted diet or just want to try something new, the Tri-Valley is proving that you can have your (vegan) cake … and eat it too.
Pleasanton’s Meadowlark Dairy boasts all the charm of an old-school ice cream parlor, making it a delightfully surprising spot for non-dairy options. Try the pineapple soft-serve during its limited run in the summer, or go for the strawberry and orange flavors year round. Up the road, in Danville, ice cream and fro-yo establishment Bloo Grape Organic Swirls whips up coconut milk confections that also get the vegan stamp of approval.
The only strictly vegan spot in the area, Blossom Vegan serves a variety of Asian dishes, and an impressive dessert menu—all made fresh daily. With options like Oreo cake, caramel flan, and almond pumpkin cheesecake, this restaurant is what vegan dreams are made of.
For special occasions or an indulgent snack, the chocolatiers at Danville Chocolates have a variety of handcrafted treats made from vegan-friendly dark chocolate. (Try the popular dark chocolate sea salt bark, and you won’t be disappointed.)
By Sarah Schultz
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