Estellas Vegan Bakery attracts raves on Detroit’s westside
The line was almost out the door at Estella’s Vegan Dessert Boutique in Detroit’s Grandmont-Rosedale Park.
DETROIT (FOX 2).– The line was almost out the door at Estella’s Vegan Dessert Boutique in Detroit’s Grandmont-Rosedale Park.
“We were just looking for a vegan place to eat and we came across it,”Taylor Railey.
A group from Chicago was present to enjoy the sweet treats with neighbors.
“I’d never had vegan food before, vegan desserts,”Denedra. “I’m like, hmmm this is new to me. I’m gonna stop and try this.”
Estellas is open from noon to 6 on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. Chantele Jones sells her confectionary concoctions without animal products – a cause that is dear to her heart.
Jones was diagnosed in 2012 with an autoimmune disorder. She changed her diet which led to a change in her life.
“Before where I had to be on a lot of medication and they suggested surgery, all that has gone away,”Jones stated. “I definitely attribute that all to my diet.”
The name of her shop an homage to Chantel’s grandma.
“She’s the one that taught me actually how to bake when I was 6 years old,”Jones stated.
She’s taken the spirit and flavor of home-style cooking to vegan delights, delivering an undimmed flavor profile that should excite any palate.
“You can’t tell it’s vegan at all,”She spoke. “It still has all the flavor and taste, just none of the animal products,”She spoke.
Her choice of community was a deliberate one, as she wanted to bring plant-based meals there. Her pop-ups did well and that was just the beginning.
The bakery is open from noon until 6 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Jones is a mother to four children and, like many moms, must balance work and family. She is also the author and seller of a vegan cookbook, which she sells in the bakery as well as online.