Featured Image: From top to bottom, Daniela Angeles Galvan sits in front of a display case of pastries, a close up of the dirty chai and caramel apple donuts, VWU junior Kaela Townes enjoys her trip to the bakery. Daniela Angeles Galvan | Marlin Chronicle
In the heart of Virginia Beach, there’s a sweet spot that beckons to all dessert lovers, and it goes by the name of “My Vegan Sweet Tooth.” Founded by the dynamic duo Rob and Tonya Deveau, who have shared over 25 years of marriage, this vegan bakery has become a delightful landmark in the Hampton Roads area, captivating not only vegans but anyone with a penchant for delectable treats.
The story of My Vegan Sweet Tooth is one of familial inspiration. Encouraged by their children, the Deveaus transformed their home-based baking experiments into a full-fledged business in 2010.
By May 2015, the aromatic doors of their storefront swung open, revealing a home for plant-based dessert enthusiasts. Today, the bakery stands tall, having doubled its capacity, infiltrated local shops, and earned its stripes as the best Vegan Bakery in Virginia Beach and one of the top-notch bakeries in the United States.
What sets My Vegan Sweet Tooth apart is not just its commitment to veganism, but also its dedication to supporting local businesses. Nestled within its cozy confines are offerings from various local vendors.
From Crunchy Hydration’s infused carbonated water to Krave Juice’s fresh-pressed juices and Eco Maniac Company’s earth-friendly reusable straws, the bakery is not just a purveyor of sweets but a curator of a community of quality products.
But My Vegan Sweet Tooth is more than just a haven for sweet-toothed patrons; it’s a haven with a heart. The bakery operates with a noble goal – to provide delicious, vegan baked goods to all while channeling tips and donations toward local animal shelters and charities. It’s a place where indulgence meets altruism.
During a recent visit to the bakery, I had the pleasure of meeting the charming staff, including Shift Lead Charity and Kat. Charity, a fitness and animal lover, exuded warmth and enthusiasm, recommending their signature caramel apple donut as a must-try for the season. Her suggestion was spot-on; the donut was a perfect blend of rich flavors, embodying the warmth of autumn.
Kat, a student with a passion for sociology, philosophy and culinary arts, provided exceptional customer service. As a token of their hospitality, I received a complimentary donut, a testament to their commitment to making every visit memorable.
The tasting experience was nothing short of delightful. The dirty chai donut, with its unique herbal undertones, showcased the bakery’s commitment to creative flavor profiles.
The chocolate brownie cupcake, though intense for my taste, would undoubtedly satisfy any chocolate connoisseur. The red velvet cupcake, a classic done right, embodied the essence of a perfect red velvet treat.
Beyond the delectable offerings, the store’s ambiance adds to the overall appeal. Despite its unassuming exterior, the vintage interior exudes warmth, making visitors feel right at home. The cozy atmosphere, coupled with the inviting aroma of freshly baked goods, creates an irresistible allure.
For those unable to savor the treats in person, My Vegan Sweet Tooth offers delivery services. However, due to their popularity, they kindly request a minimum of 48 hours’ notice for all orders and seven days for cake orders, with 14 days advance notice for cakes. It’s a small inconvenience for the taste of perfection.
On their website, My Vegan Sweet Tooth offers a delightful glimpse into their weekly donut schedule, featuring flavors like Cosmic Brownie, Apple Cider, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Maple Braid, Coconut Cream and many more! This rotating menu adds an exciting element, ensuring each visit is a unique and flavorful experience.
It’s not just about sweets at My Vegan Sweet Tooth; their savory offerings are equally noteworthy. Indulge in perfectly cooked tapas, broccoli soup and breakfast sandwiches that promise a culinary journey of exquisite flavors. The bakery also guarantees tasty chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cookies and biscuits, creating a symphony of sweet sensations for every palate.
And let’s not forget the beverage selection! It is cool to enjoy delicious cider or good wine at My Vegan Sweet Tooth. Get your meal started with great iced coffee, chocolate frappé or tea, enhancing your overall dining experience.
What’s even more impressive is the bakery’s commitment to community partnerships. My Vegan Sweet Tooth collaborates with local charities such as “Grateful Meadows,” “The Virginia Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,” “Poplar Spring (Animal Sanctuary)” and “Evelyn’s Wildlife Refuge,” reinforcing its dedication to making a positive impact beyond its doors.
Overall, My Vegan Sweet Tooth is not just a bakery; it’s a destination for those seeking a sweet escape into the world of vegan delights. With its commitment to quality, community and compassion, this establishment has rightfully earned its place as a cherished spot in Virginia Beach. Whether you’re a vegan, a dessert enthusiast or someone with a sweet tooth and a heart for supporting local businesses, My Vegan Sweet Tooth beckons, promising an experience that transcends the ordinary.
They are located at 3916 Virginia Beach Blvd. with their hours of operation being Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can find them on instagram @myvegansweet2th and through their website at myvegansweettooth.com.
By Daniela Angeles Galvan