When it comes to plant-based sweets, we’ve got all of the goods with none of the bad. With Tacoma Boys and H&L Produce’s wide selection of vegan desserts, you can “treat yo’ self” while treating your body—and the environment—right.
Considering going vegan? You’re not alone! Veganism is a rising tide in the United States today, and Washington State is among the frontrunners. Why the upswing in numbers of people making this somewhat counter-cultural choice? The reasons are numerous and all pretty great. Some choose a vegan lifestyle in protest and to prevent animal cruelty. Others see the health benefits of a plant-based diet. Still more see the impact animal products and byproducts have on the environment, and are interested in doing their part to reduce that carbon footprint. Maybe you find yourself in one of these camps and go all vegan all the time. Or perhaps you’re not so hard core, but still like to make occasional vegan choices here and there. Either way, the question of sweet treats remains: What’s a vegan to do when he or she wants a dessert without all the dairy and guilt?
Lucky for you, Tacoma Boys and H&L Produce has the answer. Lots of answers, actually! As your local specialty food store, we work with local companies who are committed to the things you care about, and have already gone about asking the same question. And they’ve come up with some delicious and convenient solutions to the desert problem. Many of the vegan products we carry are locally produced, and most of our partners go above and beyond to source their products responsibly. So you don’t have to compromise your morals or disappoint your taste buds. We’ve rounded up some of the best vegan treats you can find on our shelves any time!
Tacoma Boys’ Best Vegan Treats
Olivia Superfree Blueberry Lemon Muffins
Want a quick and delicious breakfast on the go? Grab a carton of Olivia Superfree Blueberry Lemon Muffins! Olivia Superfree is a local company, based right here in Washington. From dinner rolls to apple pie, they’re experts at creating food that actually tastes good. In addition to being vegan, they also avoid common allergens found in most foods. Besides muffins, in our freezer section, you’ll find their cupcakes (Double Chocolate and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough), fudge brownies, and pie (Dutch Apple and Blackberry), all vegan, all ready to serve at your next summer gathering!
PNW Cookie Peanut Butter cookie
If you love the soft melt in your mouth texture of a great peanut butter cookie, you’ll love this peanut butter cookie from the PNW Cookie Company! PNW Cookie Company makes gluten free, soy free and vegan cookies right here in the PNW! Not a peanut butter lover? No problem! On our shelves, you’ll find Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate, Molasses, Oatmeal & Raisin, and Snickerdoodle flavors, and they’re all certified began! So, stock up and enjoy a locally made cookie that fits your lifestyle like peanut butter fits with jelly!
Divine Pie Oregon Berry Cheesecake
Love cheesecake? Love PNW grown berries? Well then, this vegan cheesecake is the treat for you! Divine Pie is a woman started and owned bakery based in Oregon. They specialize in dairy-free, gluten-free desserts. This includes their Oregon Berry Cheesecake as well as Key Lime Pie and Chocolate Hazelnut pie, which you’ll find in our gluten-free refrigerated section.
Chloe’s Oatmilk Salted Caramel Pops
If you crave ice cream, but struggle to find a vegan option that’s worth eating, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by Chloe’s Oatmilk Caramel Pops. At 110 calories per pop, you won’t be breaking the calorie budget by indulging in this sweet and savory combo. Perfect as a mid afternoon summer snack, this pop won Delicious Living’s Consumer Choice Gold Award in 2020. Join the club and enjoy this guilt-free summer treat!
Eat PastryⓇ Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
You know how your mom said not to eat the cookie dough or else you’d get sick? You did anyway back then, and you can do it again now, but without the impending risk of salmonella. Eat Pastry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, found in our refrigerated section, is made without eggs and with heat treated flour, so it’s safe to eat raw. If you INSIST on baking it, it also makes delicious cookies, but…why? The dough is better, and we all know it. And this dough has the added benefit of being completely vegan. So grab a spoon and dig in.
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth, Vegan Style!
Whatever your reason for making the admirable choice to go vegan, you shouldn’t be penalized with sub-par desserts or treats. And with Tacoma Boys and H&L Produce, you don’t have to! With a great selection of vegan products, we’re confident you’ll find your new favorite vegan treat at one of our locations. Stop in today and ask one of our store associates to point you in the direction of some of our amazing vegan options!