This new bakery will serve up vegan spins on sweet Southern staples!
Estella’s Vegan Dessert Boutique, Detroit’s first-ever vegan bakery, is set to open this October in Grandmont, VegNews reported. Baker and founder Chantele Jones named the bakery Estella’s after her grandmother, who taught her how to make her first pie.
Since this early start, Jones quickly became a precocious baker and sold pastries in her high school. She’s adapted the same pound cake recipe she once sold in the halls into a vegan version that’ll be available at Estella’s. Jones herself transitioned to a plant-based diet and learned to adapt to vegan baking in her adulthood. She’s committed to educating people about the benefits of vegan living through her business, Estella’s Vegan Cuisine, through which she’s offered catering, group cooking classes, and plant based pop-ups.
The all-vegan bakery will be the first of its kind in Detroit and joins a growing number of prominent Black-owned vegan bakeries across the country. VegNews recently featured Jones’ cookbook, ‘Our Vegan Family Favorites,’ in ‘The Black Vegan Issue,’ which spotlighted the growing and boundary-breaking Black vegan community.
The bakery is set to carry veganized versions of Southern sweets like peach cobbler, banana pudding, and sweet potato and pecan pies. They’ll also have seasonal specials like cider donuts and sweet potato pecan muffins.
You’ll be able to find it at 19120 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223.