BREAD and pastry baker The Artisan Bakery, in Dukes Road, Acton, has created a fully vegan range of morning pastries in response to a growing interest in responsible eating.

Customers now have the option to buy plant-based pastries, including croissant, pain au chocolat and pain au raisin.

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Six months of development has created the range using soya milk, rape seed oil and sustainably sourced palm oil in place of dairy products. Initial taste tests with customers have exceeded all expectations.

CEO Andrew Murray said: “Our breads have always been vegan. With the huge trend in flexitarianism and responsible eating, coupled with the fact that high-quality vegan pastries are incredibly elusive, it made sense for us to try to answer that gap by experimenting with our pastries.”