Let’s face it, sugar is delicious. Cakes, ice cream, chocolate, and sprinkles – they’re all so sugary and sweet, but also fattening and counter-productive to a ketogenic diet. But what if I told you that you could have your cake and eat it too?
The ketogenic diet involves reaching a state of ketosis. This state is achieved by reducing the amount of blood sugar in our bodies so that we have to rely on alternative forms of energy instead. This energy, or ketones help to reduce weight, improve mood, and increase overall health. Although this seems like we have to cut back on our favourite desserts, you actually just have to cut back on sugar.
Here are three restaurants in Vancouver that hold back on the sugar and help you achieve ketosis without giving up those desserts you love.
Vegan Pudding Co.: Known as the one and only vegan custard pudding store in Vancouver, Vegan Pudding Co. is a small walk-up window located at 422 Richards Street. They offer vegan, organic, white sugar free, dairy free, egg free, soy free, and gluten free custard in a variety of flavors to include vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, matcha green tea, and black sesame. The containers are also biodegradable so you’ll be able to enjoy your dessert guilt-free. They also last a week refrigerated so be sure to stop by and stock up!
Edible Flours: If you’re craving chocolate chip cookies or savoury cakes during your keto diet, look no further than Edible Flours. Here, all the baked goods are baked on-site and made dairy-free and egg-free with the option for gluten and soy-free goods. Located at 2280 West Broadway, Edible Flours is a small café with an open-concept kitchen so you can watch the bakers and pastry chefs bring your delicious creation to life. The menu has everything your sweet tooth could ever crave from cookies to cakes and cupcakes.
Fairy Cakes: Found on 3586 Fraser Street, Fairy Cakes Cupcakes is the source for all of your fluffy and delicious cake needs. Their cakes are 100 percent vegan, dairy-free, egg-free, and nut-free and do not even allow those products into their facility. Their number one goal is to provide the sweets you crave on whatever food-restrictive diet you partake in. You can even order custom decorated cakes for any magical moment in your life.
You no longer have to suffer without desserts in your diet. Simply head to one of these spots for a healthy balance of diet and dessert.