News

Pastry Chefs Name Vegan Desserts Top Trend for 2018

The country's top pastry chefs are adding vegan ice cream sundaes topped with fluffy whipped coconut cream, and other vegan desserts, to restaurant menus next year.

A recent feature in media outlet National Restaurant News highlighted the top dessert trends of 2018—wherein several pastry chefs named vegan desserts as a rising trend for the coming year. “I'm not 100-percent sure about the upcoming dessert menu just yet,” Washington DC-based upscale bistro DBGB executive pastry chef Kelsey Burack said, “but I do see a tropical passion fruit sorbet and coconut ice cream sundae with a fluffy whipped coconut cream on top.” Angela Garbacz, pastry chef at Nebraska-based Goldenrod Pastries, also foresees developing more vegan dessert recipes in the coming year. “I see a shift from using a lot of gums, stabilizers, and substitutes to using more whole ingredients,” Garbacz said. “For example, instead of using egg replacers in vegan recipes, we are trying to make recipes that just work well without eggs.” The pastry chefs’ predictions are consistent with those made by market research companies such as Baum + Whiteman, which predicted plant-based foods would be a “mega-trend” in its “Food & Beverage Forecast” report published in October.

Photo courtesy of Garrison McArthur Photographers

More News

LA Times Says to Follow #plantbased on Instagram Now

The publication advises readers to take advantage of the new Instagram feature by following the growing trend of plant-based foods.
Read More »

Dole Creates Star Wars-Themed Blue Vegan Smoothie

Fruit and vegetable brand Dole draws inspiration from Star Wars' Millennium Falcon for its new, and very blue, coconut milk-based vegan smoothie.
Read More »

Vegan Billboard Goes Up in Times Square

Catskill Animal Sanctuary’s billboard campaign, placed in one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world, encourages people to go vegan this holiday season.
Read More »

Budget Vegan Beauty Brand Hits Drugstores

Unilever's eco-friendly beauty brand, Love Beauty and Planet, is set to debut in January.
Read More »

Stephen Colbert Confirms Jon Stewart is Vegan

The compassionate comedian is officially vegan and has the abs to prove it.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »