In 2010, we traveled around the world, making stops in South America, Europe, Africa, India, Canada and the United States. We ate a lot. I mean, A LOT.

Lately, as we’ve been getting closer to home, we’ve started reflecting on some of best and most interesting food we ate this year. I thought it would be fun to do a roundup of all of the awesome vegan desserts we sampled. It wasn’t easy, but John and I managed to agree on a top 10. Without further ado, I present to you our top 10 vegan desserts of 2010….

Top 10 Vegan Desserts

1. Granita

Vegan Granita

Enjoyed at Orazio Condorelli in Acireale, Sicily, Italy (Blog post to come)

2. Banoffee Trifle

Banoffe Trifle from Manna V

Enjoyed at Manna in London, United Kingdom

3. Caramel Pot

Caramel Pot de Creme

Enjoyed at Provence Mediterranean Grill in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Blog post to come)

4. Cookie Dough Peanut Butter Shake

Cookie Dough Peanut Butter Shake

Enjoyed at the Chicago Diner in Chicago, Illinois (Blog post to come)

5. Black Forrest Cake

Vegan Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cake) from Cafe Vux

Enjoyed at Cafe Vux in Berlin, Germany

6. Jaffa Cake Cupcake

Vegan Jaffa Cake Cupcakes

Enjoyed at Ms. Cupcake in London, England

7. Peanut Butter Bomb by Vegan Treats

Vegan Peanut Butter Bomb Brownie from Atlas Cafe

Enjoyed at Atlas Cafe in New York, New York

8. Mighty-O DonutsMighty-O Donuts

Enjoyed at Mighty-O Donuts in Seattle, Washington (Blog post to come)

9. Coca Chocolates

Coca Chocolate (Vegan)

Enjoyed at Coca Shop, Cusco, Peru

10. Cream Horn

Vegan Soy Whipped Cream Horn from Country Life

Enjoyed at Country Life in Prague, Czech Republic

Honorable Mentions

In no particular order, I’d also like to showcase 26 additional desserts that made a good impression on us. OK, good is an understatement. These are all unique, special desserts that would be a huge treat to enjoy any day of the year.

For each dessert, I’ve linked the related blog post and included the city and, when available, the name of the restaurant or store where we found each sweet creation. You’ll notice there are some desserts I haven’t blogged about yet, which just means you can look forward to reading about many more sugary adventures.

Here are the runners up…nom nom nom…

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A. Valsoia ice cream (all products) – Italy

B. Hazelnut ice cream – Tanne B Eis Salon, Berlin, Germany

C. Crème brûlée – La Mano Verde, Berlin, Germany

D. Speculoos spread – Ghent, Belgium

E. BonBar coconut bar – Utrecht, The Netherlands

F. Hazelnut stroopwafels, Dublin, Ireland

G. Booja Booja ice cream – Dublin, Ireland

H. Fry’s chocolate bars (peppermint and orange) – Kinsale, Ireland

I. Lyme Regis orange marzipan bar – London, England

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J. Orginal Blackfriars Flapjack – Holland & Barrett, London, UK

K. Chocolate truffles – Coca V, New York, NY

L. Sundae – Lula’s Sweet Apothecary, New York, NY

M. Acai bowl – Florianopolis, Brazil

N. Carmel crunch doughnut – Baby Cakes, New York, NY

O. Homemade vegan brigadeiro – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

P. Wine ice cream – Cafayate, Argentina

Q. Pecan roll – Atlas Cafe, New York, NY

R. Soft serve ice cream – Lula’s Sweet Apothecary, New York, NY


S. Theo Peanut Butter Buddies – Theo Chocolate Factory, Seattle, WA

T. Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups – Sidecar, Seattle, WA

U. Late July Dark Chocolate Covered Peppermint Sandwich Cookies – Sidecar, Seattle, WA

V. Raw pecan caramel pie from the Sweet Gratitude cookbook – Made by Bitt of Raw, Seattle, WA

W. Hazelnut (rice milk) and chocolate gelato – Bar E Snackbar Capriccio, Taormina, Sicily, Italy

X. Caketastrophe Dillos (Twinkies) – Sidecar, Seattle, WA

Y. Yours Truly cones by Tofutti – Sobeys, Halifax, NS

Z. Eggnog and gingerbread cupcakes – Pink Sugar Cupcakery, Victoria, BC