Manhattan is home to some of the hottest vegan restaurants. But if you’re looking to try the best vegan dessert in NYC, Willow Vegan Bistro is the ultimate destination to satisfy your sweet tooth. From creamy cheesecake to freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, here’s what you’ll find on Chef Guy Vaknin’s newest plant-based menu that will make you want to order dessert first!
Willow offers a variety of vegan desserts with upscale plating. Learn more below, and visit us today for dine-in, delivery, or takeout!
Vanilla Bean Cashew Cheesecake
People travel near and far to the Big Apple to experience an authentic slice of New York-style cheesecake. At Willow, we’re breaking all the rules when it comes to this classic dessert!
Instead of a graham cracker crust, our cashew and yogurt-based cheesecake filling is nestled inside of a crumbled chocolate chip cookie crust. The topping is also non-traditional. Instead of a raspberry or blueberry sauce, our vegan cheesecake is expertly drizzled with rich, hot fudge.
Since you can’t have too much of a good thing, each plate is garnished with a trio of chocolate coconut truffles. The best part about this dessert? It’s the perfect size for one person, which means you don’t have to share!
Bananas Foster Cake
This may be New York, but you can still “let the good times roll” with our best-selling dessert. Created by the head chef of the iconic Brennan’s Restaurant in New Orleans, Willow’s bananas foster cake is a slice of southern comfort.
Chef Guy pulls out all the stops for his veganized version. To start, ripe bananas are caramelized and then flambéd in a rum sauce fit for Mardi Gras. Next, a scoop of our vegan vanilla bean ice cream is spooned on top of the cake. Finally, for the pièce de résistance, we add a drizzle of strawberry coulis.
If you’ve never had bananas foster, it’s hard to describe how amazing these flavors taste when they all come together. Luckily, you can experience it for yourself without traveling to NOLA!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet
Chef Guy’s spin on the chocolate chip cookie is the definition of unique. This classic cookie features the power couple of the dessert world: chocolate and peanut butter. Since nothing warms the soul quicker than that fresh-out-of-the-oven feel, we bake our vegan chocolate chip cookie in an individual skillet. We then top it off with a generous scoop of rich and creamy vegan chocolate ice cream, a decadent drizzle of peanut butter sauce, and a sprinkling of peanuts and sea salt.
Vegan Ice Cream
Willow’s vegan ice cream will simply melt all your troubles away. Here’s the scoop: our chocolate and vanilla bean coconut-based ice cream is so rich and creamy, you won’t believe it’s dairy and egg-free. The only thing left to decide is how many scoops you want! Also, most of the desserts at Willow are served with one of our ice cream flavors, so why not have your cake and eat a scoop, too!
Visit Willow in NYC!
We invite you to try the best vegan dessert in NYC at Willow Vegan Bistro! The next time you have a sweet tooth, stop by our restaurant at 199 8th Avenue. You can also place pickup or delivery orders online!