Brand: BabyCakes NYC
Origin: United States
Babycakes NYC — home of enormously popular gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free baked goods — is the brainchild of Erin McKenna, who is allergic to wheat and dairy. Not long after McKenna opened her shop in 2005 in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, it quickly earned a reputation as one of New York City’s best bakeries. Babycakes' high-caliber healthy treats — featuring garbanzo flour instead of wheat flour, agave nectar and pears instead of processed sugar, and dairy-free bases — proved so popular that McKenna soon expanded to L.A. and Disney World, and has since been featured on Oprah.com and in the New York Daily News and New York Magazine. McKenna got an early start in the food world: as a child, she was in charge of the coupons on her mom’s Saturday morning shopping trips — helping to fill up three carts to feed 12 kids for a week. Now she runs a booming business making gluten-free, vegan hits for the ages!