Food & Drink

Manchester’s best vegan treats and delicious desserts

Although these desserts are plant-based, they certainly don’t compromise on taste.

Daisy Bradbury Daisy Bradbury - 18th June 2021

Greater Manchester is filled with venues serving up some of the most mouth-watering desserts – and many of them are actually vegan.

If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth – you desperately need to try out these indulgent vegan desserts found across the boroughs.

We’ve put together a list of some of our favourites right here.

Ditto Bakes

You no longer have to miss out on fudgey, flavourful brownies if you’re vegan – Ditto Bakes is creating a selection of to-die-for desserts.

Baked by Emma, a vegan lifestyle influence based in Manchester, these sweet treats are posted to all UK postcodes, so you don’t need to miss out even if you have strayed far from the city.


From party rings, jammy dodgers and lotus biscuits amongst many more, you’ll have a difficult time choosing just one of the delicious flavours!

The Cheesefake Company

If you’re looking for a summer’s day treat or a perfect barbecue dessert, The Cheesefake Company’s vibrant cheesecakes are the way forward.


These light and creamy desserts are 100% plant-based and baked in Prestwich, offering authentic-tasting ‘cheesefakes’ that don’t compromise on flavour or texture.

Whether you opt for the healthier fruit toppings or go all-out with their rich and indulgent alternatives, there’s no denying that these cheesecakes are a must-try.

Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

Based in Afflecks, Ginger’s Comfort Emporium is renowned for wacky and wonderful ice cream flavours, but did you know they also have some vegan offerings?


The inventive vegan flavours include Chorlton Crack (salted caramel and peanut butter), Campari & Coconut, and Lemon Treacle Tart – you certainly won’t find ice creams like this elsewhere!

Whatever you fancy, the variety of vegan flavours mean you don’t have to miss out on a delicious and refreshing ice cream during the current heatwave.

Ice Shack

Ice Shack

Ice Shack is the north’s first fully vegan dessert parlour based in Withington, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint!

There’s not just one or two vegan options here – the venue offers every flavour under the sun in the form of ice creams, milkshakes, cakes, truffles and pastries.

This is an essential stop during the summer months, although beware: After one visit you won’t be able to resist returning a handful of times to try every flavour!


Freaky Shakes

Freak Shakes are the ultimate indulgent dessert – you seriously can’t beat a milkshake stacked with your favourite cakes, cookies and ice-creams.

Based in Failsworth, Freaky Shakes is bringing this to vegan customers so no one has to miss out on these indulgent treats.

Available both in-store and on Deliveroo.

Leafy Creams

Some people assume that a vegan diet is mostly leafy greens but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Indeed, Leafy Creams is proving it: Adding a sprinkle of sweetness with their gourmet artisanal cakes.

This independent bakery is serving delicious plant-based bakes across the Manchester region, focusing on high-quality taste and jaw-dropping designs.

The cakes are astounding and deserve to be a pride of place during a birthday or anniversary celebration, although we won’t judge you if they’re also your sweet-tooth fill on a casual weekday evening.