VBaked is a Vegan (Plant-Based, Nut-Free) Commercial Kitchen in the Historically African American Central District Neighborhood in Seattle, WA. We have housed several plant-based businesses, in the past and we are known for our delicious baked goods under the name, Brown Sugar Baking Company.
I created VBaked in 2011 because, I wanted to build a baking kitchen for plant-based businesses, owned by people of color, living in the Central District. However, due to rising cost of living and gentrification, quite a few of the small cottage food businesses have moved far north but more have moved far south.
Seattle has become unaffordable for micro-businesses. To make up for the financial and resource gaps for people of color, the Central Area Collaborative and the City of Seattle, specifically OED, has stepped in to offer a helping hand. Thank goodness because the citizens of Seattle and the Central District Community deserves awesome micro-businesses to thrive.
Seattle is city full of people who love to eat great food from locally grown restaurants, food trucks and farmer’s markets, drink freshly roasted and hand-pressed coffee, and purchase items from small creators who support the planet in sustainable ways. This makes me so proud to be apart of a community that values their local businesses.
SO who am I?
I am a creator of awesome plant-based food. I enjoy baking more than anything however, my super power is creating delicious comfort plant-based dishes that satisfy your soul. My goal is not to mimic the taste of traditional animal-based products but to create familiar tastes and textures using non-traditional local plant-based ingredients.
I am also, the owner and operator of Brown Sugar Baking Company.
Currently, Brown Sugar Baking Company is able to receive 1 or 2 customers per week due to the renovation of VBaked and the medical sabbatical I am currently taking.
While I am on sabbatical, I will be posting info on current events and topics, pictures of the progress of the commercial space, and recipes that will help feed our soul through out the winter months.
Have an Amazing October!!!