Step 1: VOTE! Step 2: Reward Yourself With These Decadent Vegan Treats

We’ll all be hoping for the best as we head out to the polls on Election Day, so why not reward ourselves for taking action to change the world? As we wait for the returns to come in, we’ll need some plant-based sustenance to keep us going. Whether you watch the results with friends or curl up by the radio with your cat, we’ve got the perfect plant-based indulgences to treat yourself to after you’ve cast your vote.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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1. Apple Pie
Voting is as American as … vegan Apple Pie! Bake up this twist on the original the night before the election, and dig in after you’ve cast your vote.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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2. Screamer’s Pizza
Elections may make you want to scream, so give yourself the ultimate pat on the back for voting by rewarding yourself with hot, cheesy vegan pizza overflowing with plant-based toppings, like these slices served up by Screamer’s Pizzeria.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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3. Poppyseed Pancakes
If you’re casting your vote early in the day, go ahead and reward yourself with a stack of fluffy Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes for breakfast. After filling up on a few of these, you may even forget your worries about results.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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4. Fried Chick’n
After casting your vote, you’ll need a major dose of sustenance, such as Veggie Fam’s Fried Chick’N Sandwich with heaps of coleslaw and pickles, to keep you going through the returns.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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5. Tofurky Sandwich
Tired from all of the anxious energy of Election Day? An quick-and-easy sandwich stacked with seasoned Tofurky Deli Slices, lots of veggies, and your favorite condiments may be just what the doctor ordered.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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6. Homemade Donuts
Grab a friend and bake up a stack of these vegan donuts after voting. Then cozy up together for some some sweet time together as you watch the returns come in.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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7. Vegan Sushi
Perhaps as the results come in, you’ll be fantasizing of moving to another country. Why not Japan? Even if you don’t make the move, you can use your imagination while indulging in vegan sushi.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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8. Miyoko’s Cheese 
If you’re planning to spend hours in front of the television watching election night results, you’ll want to put out a tray of the very best vegan cheeses. Try Miyoko’s Cheese Wheels in flavors including Sundried Tomato Garlic and Rustic Alpine.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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9. Cruelty-Free Cake 
Why not offer yourself peace of mind this Election Day with a piece of rich, heavily frosted cake? If politics are stressing you out, vegan bakeries such as Vegan Treats have the ultimate remedy.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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10. Crystal Ball Frappuccino 
On Election Day, it may feel like waiting for election results is more than you can take. Perhaps you’ll see those few hours into the future when you gaze into your vegan Crystal Ball Frappuccino.

Maya Gottfried is the Digital Editor for VegNews and author of the books Vegan Love: Dating and Partnering for the Cruelty-Free Gal and Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary.