A vegan cheese and dessert bar recently opened its doors in Birmingham, Michigan.
Called Planthropie, the new bar held its grand opening last month. The company uses “kind ingredients” to craft its desserts, artisanal cheeses, and other foods.
“We are a conscious brand on a mission to create the purest food as art and medicine. We handcraft wholesome desserts, and artisanal cheeses that are completely plant-based,” the company wrote in a post on Instagram last month.
“We ethically source the highest quality organic and raw ingredients found on Earth,” its website reads. “We celebrate the abundance and healing power of Earth, we do so with kindness to our health, all living beings and the planet.”
The company’s creations are organic, free of preservatives, and mostly raw. The bar is located at 135 Pierce Street. It is currently temporarily closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Vegan Sweet Treats Galore
Planthropie isn’t the only plant-based business offering sweet treats to open its doors this year.
Earlier this month, the all-vegan Valhalla Bakery held its soft opening. The bakery is located in the Grand Central District of St. Petersburg, Florida. It previously held pop-ups and shared space in multi-vendor food hall Baum Ave Market.
The bakery creates egg- and dairy-free cupcakes, cakes, cinnamon rolls, turnovers, cookies, and much more. This is the second Valhalla Bakery to open. The first is located in Orlando, Florida.
London bakery Dough Bakehouse launched its new vegan range earlier this month. The bakery and café—located in Herne Hill, south London—was founded by Carina Lepore, the winner of last year’s series of BBC’s “The Apprentice.” She received a £250,000 investment from British business magnate Lord Alan Sugar.
Vegan Cheese Shops
For a decadent, plant-based charcuterie, there are also countless vegan artisanal cheese shops around the world.
Willicroft, Amsterdam’s first vegan cheese shop, opened its doors last fall. The new plant-based store offers a range of healthy, vegan, cashew and tofu-based cheeses.
Hailed as the first dairy-free cheese shop, Vromage opened its doors in Los Angeles in 2014. Vromage offers high-quality, aged cheeses made from nuts.
New York City-based vegan cheese shop Riverdel sells dairy-free cheese from top brands like Miyoko’s and Violife. It also carries a number of artisan brands, including Portland, Oregon’s Vtopian and New York’s Cheezehound. Riverdel relocated to the Essex Street Market in Manhattan last year.
The U.K. got its very first 100 percent, plant-based cheesemonger, last year. Located in Brixton Market in South London, La Fauxmagerie offers an array of vegan cheeses for every purpose, including melting, grating, and spreading. La Fauxmagerie also sells a range of plant-based bread and preserves.