The Tastiest Local Vegan Treats
Holidays often mean lots of dairy- and gluten-laden indulgences. Do you want to partake in something sweet without the subsequent bloat? Here are our favorite vegan treats with wholesome ingredients that will leave you feeling satisfied but not swollen.
Lick Honest Ice Creams (pictured)
This season’s new flavor is Mamee's “Milk” Punch. A vegan take on a Southern holiday tradition, the combination of brandy, rum, coconut milk, and vanilla is perfect for a cozy winter evening by the fire.
Pumpkin Spice Kokonut Yogurt
Truly the most quality coconut yogurt out there, we’re proud that Kokonut calls Austin home. They make their yogurt from scratch using fresh whole coconuts and use only housemade fruit jams and organic maple syrup to sweeten. A seasonal favorite, Kokonut’s pumpkin spice yogurt is the perfect creamy holiday treat—top with pecans, cranberries, or your favorite festive addition. Now available at Royal Blue, Wheatsville, Snap Kitchen, Mañana Coffee, and Juice Society.
Curcuma’s “Golden Fat Bomb”
After enough requests from ketogenic and HFLC enthusiasts, Rachel has done it again with this new healthy addition to her Ayurveda-inspired menu. Sweetened with only a small amount of lucuma powder, this golden fat bomb will keep your blood sugar stable any time of day. With healthy fats like coconut butter and cashews, this functional treat will provide satiety while reducing inflammation thanks to the inclusion of the therapeutic spice, turmeric, that gives the treat its golden hue! Rose cacao truffles, an established favorite, are also delicious for those of us who enjoy a little natural sugar from dates.
Hibiscus Mint GoodPop
This light popsicle is a healthy choice to satisfy that post-lunch craving or to accompany seasonal beverage. Try the Hibiscus Mint Julep for the perfect holiday brunch cocktail: Combine 1 Hibiscus Mint GoodPop, 1 cup crushed ice, 1.5 ounces bourbon, and 2 ounces water.
Grab one of these delights this holiday season, and spread the holiday cheer by supporting local and ethical vendors!