Kindfood & Kelly’s Bake Shoppe

A few years ago a new restaurant called Kindfood (Note: Kindfood was rebranded as Lettuce Love Cafe in late fall 2013) opened in Burlington. It was vegan, gluten free and organic – a totally new kind of food for this city. I was really excited to check it out when it opened, but after stopping in and talking to the owner, I found out they used a lot of nuts and that it probably wouldn’t be safe for me because of my allergies. I was bummed!

Kindfood Burlington, Ontario (now called Lettuce Love Cafe)

Lettuce Love Cafe on Urbanspoon

But fast forward a few years later – Kindfood is now booming with business and has made some changes and new additions. On December the 8th of this year they opened Kelly’s Bake Shoppe, a vegan, gluten-free and nut-free bakery also in downtown Burlington. And while Kindfood itself still uses some nuts in its dishes, they’ve become more careful about keeping them separate, meaning it’s now safer for me to eat there.

So yesterday I went there with one of my best friends Allyson who shares my dining tastes – and my brain! We understand each other so well, so we always have really fulfilling conversations when we’re together.

While we were catching up, I enjoyed the Buddha Bowl which contained organic brown rice, grilled sweet potato, diced red onion, avocado, cilantro, diced tomato, almonds, sunflower seeds, basil, olive oil, and tamari. I also added some marinated tofu on top for extra protein. It was delicious!

Afterwards we decided to wander down the street to Kelly’s Bake Shoppe (check out the gallery on the website and prepare to drool!) to get ourselves a little treat. I was a bit overwhelmed by all the choices! How do you choose between gingerbread cupcakes, chocolate mint cookies, snickerdoodle cookies, and mile high brownies?!

Kelly's Bake Shoppe Burlington, Ontario

Kelly's Bake Shoppe on Urbanspoon

After much deliberation I decided on the chocolate peppermint cookie, since I love that flavour combination. And it did not disappoint!

Kelly's Bake Shoppe Burlington, Ontario - Chocolate peppermint cookie

I’m already excited for my next visit to Kindfood and Kelly’s Bake Shoppe. I have a feeling they’re going to be seeing a lot more of me from now on!

Cupcakes, cookies, brownies or muffins – which is your favourite?


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9 Responses to Kindfood & Kelly’s Bake Shoppe

  1. man that tofu dish looks bomb!

  2. Cupcakes are definitely my favorite cause you get a muffin plus frosting ;) Both places look really cute. I love seeing individually owned places. They're always so unique!

  3. Everything looks so good! I would be alll about that bakery – yum!

  4. yum yum yum!I am either a cupcake or a muffin girl!

  5. Oh my drool, lots of yum! I love finding new tasty eats and especially places that will accommodate food sensitivities! I don't know that I would have been able to choose just one thing from that bakery… A to-go box?!

  6. So nice to see a business evolving to meet the needs of it's customers! Since I don't have many issues with food allergies, I forget how hard it can be for you guys who have to be leery of nearly everything you catch sight of. That cookie looks fantastic! Gotta love the combo of chocolate and mint!Cookies! All day, every day! :D

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