A Visit to Kelly’s Bake Shoppe

by Maggie on April 24, 2014

Kellys Bake Shoppe Visit

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Pete and I have traveled many distances to find good places to eat – he knows that I love nothing more than checking out local restaurants and bakeries when we’re on road trips. The catch? They’ve got to be gluten-free and veg friendly.

Last month we went to Florida for a little getaway. On our way to the airport we hit up Kelly’s Bake Shoppe and Lettuce Love Café, both in Burlington, Ontario. I had heard about Kelly’s Bake Shoppe and the café many times via social media. Both places were on my must-visit list.

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Kelly and her daughter Erinn are the dream team behind the bakery and café. Their story is a heartwarming one – a mother and daughter dynamic duo who are making healthy gluten-free and vegan living easier for so many people (their bakery is also nut-free).   When we visited, I was lucky enough to meet Kelly.  It was a bit of a fan-girl moment for me.

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My kids loved Kelly’s Bake Shoppe.  They had so much trouble narrowing down their selections – we were limited because we were on our way to the airport. In the end they chose donuts and cupcakes!  Of course.

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My favourite were the Skinny Cookies – sweetened only with roasted bananas.  Oh my, they were heaven.

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And if you make it to Kelly’s, you must slide around the corner and check out Lettuce Love Café – their gluten-free and vegan restaurant.  We had two amazing meals there (one on our way and one on our way home).  The kids even enjoyed their meals, which can sometimes be difficult when we stop at vegan restaurants.  Michael, café manager, took fantastic care of us – his big, bright smile welcomed us both times and he made sure to make us feel like regulars.

Kelly’s Bake Shoppe and Lettuce Love Café are two spots that are definitely worth the drive to Burlington.  We’re about 3 hours away, but I know we’ll be back!  I am dying to get back this Summer for their vegan soft serve ice cream.  Oh yes indeed!

 


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Susan April 24, 2014 at 10:25 am

Ok so when you come in the summer, you will have to let me know! Kelly’s is our bakery of choice! Nick loves their Snickerdoodle cookies and I am a huge fan of the Skinny cookie as well :)

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Maggie April 25, 2014 at 6:24 am

For sure Sue! We can’t wait to go back – how far are you guys from the Bakery?

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Susan April 30, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Not far at all :). Just the other side of Burligton so only a few minutes down the highway

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Maggie May 1, 2014 at 10:11 am

Lucky you guys :)

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Shirley @ gfe & All Gluten-Free Desserts April 24, 2014 at 10:31 am

Wow, that all looks and sounds great! LOVE the photos of the kiddos! I think that any establishment that writes on a chalkboard like that has a magical vibe. Seriously.

xo,
Shirley

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Maggie April 25, 2014 at 6:25 am

Thanks Shirley :) It definitely has a magical vibe, don’t you just love the chalk board? I want one like that for my kitchen! xo

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char eats greens April 26, 2014 at 9:20 am

Great review! Love going to Kelly’s whenever I’m in the area. (Luckily, my grandparents live in Oakville, so I always combine my visit to see them with mile high brownies haha!) Makes me want to open my own vegan bakery where I like (an hour away from Kelly’s!!)

Your kids are adorable, by the way!!!

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Maggie April 27, 2014 at 6:46 am

Ahhh thanks Char! You are lucky to have grandparents so close! And to have Grandparents to visit :) I have dreams of opening my own gf bakery too! Thanks Char,
Maggie

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