Finding vegan croissants is the main goal of my holidays, and if you find good ones on your first morning it really takes the pressure off the rest of the vacation. Enter Dolce Vita, a charming little pasticceria in Bergamo.
There’s a lovely little outdoor terrace, and a seriously tempting display cabinet inside full of cakes and pastries. We would have loved to stay for a sit down and leisurely breakfast, but we were hurrying for a train so just had to get something to takeaway. The staff mostly spoke Italian, and mine is a little rusty, but I understood that all of the pastries were vegan, though they do have dairy milk for hot drinks (preventing it from being an all-vegan place).
We got these incredible chocolate croissants to eat on the train – though I cannot in good conscience recommend eating them on public transport as they are extremely flaky! Oh, they were divine – one of the culinary highlights of the trip. They were filled with chocolate spread and were just delicious.
We also got two plain croissants to keep for breakfast the following day, and they kept very well indeed. Again, the pastries were flaky, buttery and delicious.
I think Bergamo is well worth a visit for the charming old town up the hill…but mostly for this place! Add it to your itinerary, you won’t regret it!