by Nikole Weber
For those who have special dietary needs, or those who are a bit more health conscious than the average dessert connoisseur, Orange County offers vegan, gluten-free and organic bakeries. Don’t worry, while these shops skip some of the staple ingredients for sweets, the flavor and quality of the desserts are not compromised.
VEGAN: The Donuttery
The Donuttery in Huntington Beach is not only known for its huge selection of donuts, it’s also gained popularity for carrying dozens of vegan donut flavors to choose from. While most stores who offer alternative desserts carry only one or two selections, this donut shop is a vegan’s paradise.
17420 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA
GLUTEN-FREE: Sensitive Sweets
Not only is Sensitive Sweets safe for the gluten intolerant, this bakery also promises that all of its treats are dairy-free, egg-free, soy and nut-free, and vegan. If you’re one of those people whose food allergies or health constrictions make buying food difficult, look no further than Sensitive Sweets in Fountain Valley. Not to mention you can order pastries online!
17431 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA
ORGANIC: Luscious Organic Desserts
This dessert company sells its products both online for delivery and carries them in various stores around Orange County, such as Mother’s Market in Santa Ana and Laguna Niguel. All of the ingredients are natural and organic, and all of the sweets are made by hand in small batches. Visit their website to find the nearest location to buy their healthy pastries!
Luscoius Organic Desserts