Italian Bakery Launches Vegan Cheesecake Delivery Service

Courtesy of Sirabella's

Courtesy of Sirabella’s

Despite the fact that the delis and restaurants of NYC offer up (almost) everything a hungry Manhattanite could want, plant-based cheesecakes still haven’t made it onto most menus.

But thanks to Sirabella’s, dairy-free versions of this famous dessert can now be delivered straight to doorsteps nationwide.

The company, based in New Jersey, makes its cheesecakes with lactose free cream cheese, vanilla, sugar, and lemon juice, complete with a crumb bottom. One of the founders (Marc Sirabella) is vegan and the other lactose intolerant (Avi Strauss), so they decided to create a dessert that was accessible to everyone.

“We had one thing in mind, to replicate New York style cheesecake for the vegan and lactose intolerant consumers,” says Strauss, the company’s president. “Our vegan cheesecake is sized to what you would expect from an Italian bakery, has a rich creamy New York style texture, and a delicious golden graham cracker bottom.”

Sirabella’s offers a traditional New York-style cheesecake ($39.95), plus strawberry, chocolate, cherry, blueberry and raspberry varieties ($44.95 each). Each cheesecake offers 12 servings.

The company enlisted lots of taste testers to insure the product was top notch — and none of the lucky foodies were vegan. The founders wanted to make sure the cheesecakes appealed to everyone.

“We are from the New York area which has some of the pickiest and most spoiled cheesecake consumers,”says co-founder Sirabella. “They loved the creaminess of our product, the texture, the thickness of the crust, and the fact that it tastes like the real thing.”

Eventually, they hope to work with bigger businesses, Strauss adds. “Like most start-ups, it’s hard to break into the brick and mortar stores in the beginning.  However, we believe in a short period of time after we have proven that we can build a strong customer base, popular stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s will give us that opportunity.”

Sirabella’s is based out of New Jersey, but offers nationwide delivery, so even Californians are in luck. When those dessert cravings strike, you can visit VeganCheesecake.net to order.

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Hannah Sentenac, Editor-in-Chief

Hannah Sentenac, Editor-in-Chief

A wizard of words, lover of all living things and vegan mac ‘n cheese master, Hannah is the Editor-In-Chief and Founder of LatestVeganNews.com. Her writing has appeared in Live Happy magazine, the Miami New Times, OneGreenPlanet.com, MindBodyGreen.com, and numerous other publications and websites. She’s obsessed with Cocowhip, Just Mayo and Dandies marshmallows, and is totally addicted to the outdoors. You can reach Hannah directly at hannah.sentenac@gmail.com.

8 Responses

  1. j says:

    Though it may be LACTOSE free, if it still uses whey protein, it will not work for all those that need to be 100% DAIRY FREE.

  2. ethical vegan says:

    It is vegan, therefore, 100% dairy-free.

  3. Theresa says:

    Their site says vegan, lactose free, dairy free. I think they write lactose free to appeal to those that are not vegan but can’t tolerate lactose. http://vegancheesecake.net

  4. billyraayn says:

    Lactose free is not equal to dairy free

  5. Edith says:

    I heard it contains palm oil, therefore, it is not vegan. Unless you consider destroying a habitat for many species and causing the extinction of the Orangutan in order to procure a product that will save a couple of pennies, vegan. It would be great if another oil like coconut oil and be used instead then I would certainly want to order some.

    • Brien says:

      That certainly has ethical bearings, but does not exclude it from fitting the definition of vegan: “using or containing no animal products.” I think what you mean is that it isn’t environmentally sustainable (due to said use of palm oil).

      The full list of ingredients is found on their site: https://vegancheesecake.net/pages/faq

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