23.07.2019 [ Localiiz ]
Where to Get the Best Vegan Desserts in Hong Kong
The Vege Lab
The Vege Lab founder Yuki first developed an interest in plant-based baking when she went on an academic exchange to Sydney, Australia in 2017. She had already been following a vegetarian diet, and decided to teach herself how to bake. The Vege Lab is the fruit of her labours, and she now sells about 15 different types of sweet vegan treats on her site in addition to supplying local coffee shops with desserts.
We got to try one of The Vege Lab’s most whimsical creations, The Lawn, a 5-layer cake made to look like a meadow on a spring day. The base was a solid dark chocolate cookie crust, followed by a vegan frangipane (almond cream filling), a refreshing jam of chia seed and mixed berries, a divinely smooth dark chocolate tofu mousse, and finally topped with a matcha pistachio crumble to replicate grass and locally-grown edible flowers. The Lawn definitely had the “wow” factor, perfect for your foodie friends whose cameras eat first. We also got to sample their vegan madeleines and butter cookies—the Earl Grey cookie pairs especially well with, you guessed it, a cup of Earl Grey.
We love how much care The Vege Lab team puts in developing their desserts; butter seemed irreplaceable, but Yuki and her team developed a homemade vegan butter made of rice oil, organic coconut oil, and organic soy milk for The Vege Lab’s goodies. The team is also hard at work creating vegan croissants, a challenging enough pastry when made regularly.
How to order: Order directly via The Vege Lab website. Be sure to check the site for monthly updates before you make an order as available menu items and pick-up/delivery times may change