As long-standing believers of the ‘see food, will eat’ diet, we know that cutting back on the good things in life is a torture like none other. Let’s not do that to ourselves. When you’re out and about and want a bite of a sweet treat, order these healthier options instead.

Chocolate Almond Mousse at The Village Shop

Photo source: The Village Shop

Photo source: The Village Shop

The Village Shop in Bandra puts all their attention on making healthy, vegan food. Try their chocolate almond mousse which has no dairy, is fully vegan and hence eliminates any heavy cream quotient from it, and they use jaggery for the sweetness instead of sugar. Check out their other dessert options too.

Price: INR 275

Clockwork Orange at Bombay Salad Company

Who knew that salad places made such good dessert? You definitely must try The Clockwork Orange at Bombay Salad Copmany which is an orange sponge cake with a dark chocolate mousse. Another feel-good and taste-good dessert to try here is the oat-chia pudding.

Price: INR 220

Chocolate Zucchini Cake by Healthy Treats

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Photo source: Healthy Treats

Healthy Treats is a nutrition and health-oriented bakery that does traditional desserts right. Must try their gooey chocolate cake with quinoa and blended zucchini, at 550 calories for half a kg of cake. Another signature by them is the dark chocolate and orange cake.

Check them out on Facebook here.

Dimaag ki Dahi by Foodgasm

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Photo source: Foodgasm

At this health cafe on the lane of Doolally in Bandra, have delicious desserts that won’t wreck your diet. While we have heard great things about their raspberry rhubarb split, a healthy fix for your sweet tooth would be Dimaag ki Dahi – a baked yoghurt which is then garnished with a yum mango compote.

Price: INR 190

Cocoa Pick Ice-Cream at Flat Tummies

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Photo source: Flat Tummies

The cocoa pick ice-cream from here is everything you don’t expect from a delicious ice-cream – healthy. It is absolutely gluten-free, sugar-free and get this, has no cream or dairy content in it either.

Price: INR 200 for 200 ml

Sugar-free Ice-Creams at Papacream

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Photo source: Veganbaking.net via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Papacream, the crazy ice-cream parlour that makes hummus ice-cream has something for the health-conscious too. Have a go at their sugar-free chocolate ice-cream.

Price: INR 120 a scoop

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake at Kaboom

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Photo source: lobsterpastalady via Kaboom

Craving chocolate but don’t want to smear your diet with butter? Get yourself a slice of the chocolate olive oil cake at this happy and energetic eatery, Kaboom. It is gluten-free and dairy-free, yet will fulfil all hunger hankerings too.

Price: INR 120

Oatmeal and Raisin Cookie at The Yoga House

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Photo source: The Yoga House Mumbai

There’s something about The Yoga House that makes you feel that even the air you breathe there is healthier, so naturally when it comes to food, we know that it’s got to be right. When a cookie craving is too strong, forgo the little choco chips and ask for an oatmeal and raisin cookie instead. We know that the one here is pretty good.

Price: INR 60 a piece

Carrot Cake by Vegan Bites

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Photo source: Vegan Bites

Vegan Bites not only makes low-calorie meals for our lunch fix, but also has an array of healthy cakes and desserts to choose from. Try their carrot cake, which people swear by. Find out more about them here.

Price: INR 1,750 for a kg

Pumpkin Pie at 212 All Good

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Photo source: 212 All Good

212 All Good is a great option when you just want a completely healthy meal, made delicious from homemade, raw ingredients. Even their desserts, including this pumpkin pie are gluten-free, dairy-free and uses raw sugar as a sweetener. They have other interesting desserts too such as a pina colada cake, and an orange and almond cake made from almond flour.

Featured photo source: Flat Tummies