Keto-friendly, gluten-free bakery opens Tuesday in downtown Greensboro | eat
But people who don’t stick to a keto diet are unlikely to notice that the candies lack the ingredients they are used to in baked goods. Wesselink said one reason she decided to open a keto bakery was because of the overwhelming support from friends and family for not sticking to the diet but still enjoying the goodies.
“There were enough people who said, ‘Why don’t you try it?'”
She quit her previous job as office manager to devote herself to baking in September 2019, bake her products in a local, hourly-paid industrial kitchen and sell the baked goods at the Triad Farmers Market. She also managed to get her products in some local stores, including Cupcake Cuties in Wallburg.
It wasn’t until she and her husband called about the “For Rent” sign at 601 S. Elm St. in downtown Greensboro that she thought the bakery dream could become a reality.
For the time being, the Wesselins operate from a small part of the 2,000 square meter shop. They wait to see how business goes amid the COVID-19 pandemic before expanding into the larger space, which they envision with ample seating both indoors and outdoors. In the meantime, all orders are for take-away and cash only.
Wesselink said she’ll offer a handful of signature products every day, including chocolate and blueberry muffins, whoopie pies, and peanut butter and chocolate crackle bars. Each day, she said, there will be around 12 different goodies for people to choose from, changing seasonally and while experimenting with recipes. Hearty delicacies also find their way onto the menu. Most items cost around $ 4, Wesselink said.