If you are looking for gluten free and vegan baked goodies in Kansas City, look no further than Brody’s Bakery. Here you can find unique flavors like Black Cherry Butterballs and Banana Chocolate Chip Squares. All of the ingredients used are 100% organic (the few exceptions are clearly noted), which means you can feel good about giving in to your need for the sweet stuff.
It isn’t only vegans and members of the gluten free elite that can satisfy their sweet tooth, Brody’s knows that there are a lot of special food needs, and makes a point to offer special orders for each one. Orders are placed by email, giving each customer the chance to get exactly what they need.
Brody’s Bakery is owned and operated by Katie Olson. Katie is passionate about her bakery and the needs of her clients. Cross contamination is a natural concern when it comes to a bakery that is not 100% gluten free. When this was brought up to Katie, she responded with, “Right now I rent space in a certified kitchen and unfortunately it is not a gluten-free facility. I do however have two sets of EVERYTHING, down to the measuring cups and even two separate mixers to ensure there is no cross contamination. Being gluten free myself I definitely understand worries about cross contamination and take it very seriously.”
Katie’s passion for our four-legged friends, particularly pitbulls, adds another unique perspective to Brody’s bakery. Along with running her bakery in high style, Katie also volunteers for Missouri Pitbull Rescue and is one of the lovely women featured in Pinups for Pitbulls; a non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for pitbulls and all bully breed dogs.
Katie says, “There is a belief in Hinduism that whatever you're eating carries a bit of the "state of mind" of the person who made it, and I truly believe this. I hope that the compassion and kindness that I try to carry with me comes out in my desserts and I hope that above all else I can help to remind people that 'living without' can always be delicious! "
We can all hope that this is the case. Katie has indeed seemed to have tapped into the “sweet life”. Anyone who is willing to fill her plate with such caring and compassion is certainly a great person to help fill dessert plates everywhere.
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